Chris Godbey: recording and mixing Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience

Chris Godbey Inside Track Sound on SoundMy Inside Track article in the January 2014 issue of Sound On Sound magazine features engineer and mixer Chris Godbey giving details of the recording and mix of Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, Vol 1,  2013’s best-selling album. The article is also published in the main German and Japanese music technology magazines, by a curious coincidence both called Sound & Recording.

Below an additional photo of Chris Godbey, as well as full-size screen shots of the sessions for the two hits from the album, “Mirrors” and “Suit & Tie,” which the magazines didn’t have space to publish. You can also download all the screen shots as a zip file, so you can inspect them in detail at your convenience.

Chris Godbey in New York

Chris Godbey in New York

Download all screen shots in one zip file

Download all screen shots in one zip file

Mirrors pre-stem drums and music Pro Tools session

Mirrors pre-stem Pro Tools session – drums and music section of session

Mirrors pre-stem music session

Mirrors pre-stem session – music section

Mirrors pre-stem session vocal section

Mirrors pre-stem session – vocal section

Mirrors pre-stem session vocal section 2

Mirrors pre-stem session vocal section 2

Mirrors edit window of stem session part 1

Mirrors edit window of stem session part 1

Mirrors edit window of stem session part 2

Mirrors edit window of stem session part 2 – lead vocals

Mirrors edit window of stem session part 3 - bvs

Mirrors edit window of stem session part 3 – bvs

Mirrors outro outline

Mirrors outro pre-rerord outline

Mirrors outro session

Mirrors outro session

Mirrors lead vocals and delay throw

Mirrors lead vocals and delay throw

Mirrors background vocal chain

Mirrors background vocal chain

Suit & Tie stem session

Suit & Tie stem session

Suit & Tie delays

Suit & Tie delays

Suit & Tie snare chain

Suit & Tie snare chain

4 thoughts on “Chris Godbey: recording and mixing Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience

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  2. This would’ve been so much better with actual audio clips as examples. Kind of cool seeing screenshots of the project file, but it doesn’t *really* teach anything? Just shows how complex it is, without explanation.

  3. Please where can I study audio engineering/ production like this great Chris Godbey? – a verified institue that supports online learning. Thank you Paul

    • Hi Abara, I don’t know much about online courses, so your Google search is as good as mine. But I know that there are a number of web sites that offer DAW-specific online courses, for example http://www.pro-tools-expert.com. There obviously is also an enormous amount of free stuff available online, like videos, articles, and tutotials. The Sound on Sound web site is a great place to start, and also check out all episodes of Pensado’s Place. Good luck!

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