Full Sail University Recording Arts graduate/Grammy-winning Mix Engineer Leslie Brathwaite returned to campus in 2011 for the school’s Hall of Fame ceremony. During his visit, he set up shop in the campus flagship recording studio the Audio Temple for a mix session demonstration of Yelawolf’s “Made In The U.S.A.” Two Recording Arts students were selected to be his assistant engineers on the session, and students were able to watch a live broadcast of the session inside the Full Sail Live Venue. In this demonstration, Leslie walks students through his mixing process and offers tips for running a smooth session.
After graduating from Full Sail’s Recording Arts program, Leslie relocated to Atlanta and soon developed a working relationship with acclaimed producer Dallas Austin, with whom he’d assist on such ’90s classics as Boyz II Men’s ‘II’ and Outkast’s ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.’
Since that breakthrough, Leslie’s credits have spanned the world of rap and R&B, and include collaborations with artists such as Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, Ludacris, Akon, Madonna, T.I., Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac, Ciara, and Young Jeezy. In addition to chart success, he has also been recognized with multiple Grammy statues, including nods for his work on the Monica/Brandy single “The Boy Is Mine,” as well as TLC’s multiplatinum album ‘Fanmail.’