Said it brought out the right harmonics and removed the wrong harmonics: I agree with Abbey
Surely it depends on what is in the mix? YES
There can't be a one-size-fits-all magic EQ setting. RIGHT
one size fits all works for lord alge: I don´t agree. I just see it as a personal way of working, not a "always like this whatever I´m mixing"
Seems like it'd depend on the source material? OF COURSE
These are really low and majick frequencies : I don´t believe in magic
The way I understand it, there is an "assistant" that pre mixes everything ITB for Tom Lord Alge: This is very common practice in many studios all around the world. Again, a way of working.It´s more like a pre-production thing than a pre-mixing, involves lots of things and varies a lot depending on the production.
So all he is doing (allegedly) is sweetening and summing ALL he is doing is mixing. Just that simple.
This Pultec preset... He uses this no matter the song, the key, the tempo, the genre? There´s no preset.I´m not saying, HE says. He uses Pultecs after the compressors just to add bottom ´cos he likes it. He likes the sound of the trafos and many times just pushes the input without eqing. It´s not wrong if you don´t like it just because he does.
As for the magic pultec preset, it's not an all the time thing but it is one that he uses often with mixes coming out of the bedroom. Who says that?
(Vox +/-) being a very common practice Yes it is, but I think it´s a company/client request thing. It´s more like a 0,2dB thing after the mix is done. Any pro will be confident 110% with the vocal level after the mix is done. Sometimes there´s (Bass +/-) too