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Philippe Zdar's fingerprints can be found all over critically-acclaimed music releases from the last 25 years. From beat-making to producing and mixing, his credits extend from French rappers like MC Solaar to Grammy winners like Phoenix. In addition to working...
As my travels took me across Spain to the city of Palma, in Mallorca, I continued to keep an eye out for studios to talk to. With some help from Google, the most locale-centric name of Palma Music Studios popped...
Whilst attending a gear demonstration by Burl Audio at Sonic Vista Studios last week, I was able approach the founder of the company, Rich Williams, for an interview. I had always heard glowing comments on the performance of Burl products, and...
Whilst digging around Discogs for names of people who had worked on my favorite albums, I came across Adam Hawkins as one responsible for engineering and mixing projects like Gary Clark Jr's "Blak and Blu" and Regina Spektor's "Far".  That was...
Having relocated to Ibiza for the summer has allowed me to establish a connection  with some of the leading studios on the island, one of which is Sonic Vista Studios, run by Henry Sarmiento, a New York native, whose breadth...

Philippe Weiss [Mixer]

(Photo Credit: Sebastien Kohler) Philippe Weiss has been earning his living for over 25 years as a mix engineer, with a career path that's taken him from Switzerland to Paris to New York and London. With a cast of clients...
Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas' contributions to the alt-rock-meets-blues outfit known as Mutemath have been a defining part of the bands success. Although he's recently signed out from his role as bass and guitar player, he's still keeping active in the world of music...
Though I had originally reached out to Barcelona-based producer and studio owner, Marc Molas Carol, to talk about his studio, El Tostadero, it turned out that the venue had been closed down, and his music affairs were being relocated into a new building...
It was fondness for the music of Plumb that sent me looking for an interview with producer Matt Bronlewee, who has been a mainstay in the band's music from day one. The former member of Christian rock band Jars of...
It's been a while since I last talked to any studios, but after having relocated to Barcelona, I figured I'd start reaching out to the recording spots around. First up is Angel Sound Studio.  Having moved into a new venue in...

Beatnick Dee [Producer]

In the world of beats and crate-digging, the LA-based Beatnick Dee is a well-established figure who's output ranges from sample packs to studio albums. As both the acclaimed crate-digger behind the "International One Shots" series of sample packs, and...
The alternative rock scene of the late 2000s has etched it's mark on music history for producing a wave of both commercial successful and critically lauded bands, be it Daughtry, The Cab, Parachute, The Airborne Toxic Event or Augustana....
Despite having spoken to EA DICE's Andreas Almström not too long ago, I found that there was more to learn about the inside of DICE's audio team. So I reached out to Ben Minto, the company's Sound Director, asking...
Los Angeles-based brothers Daniel and Andrew Aged formed their music duo in 2010, and released their acclaimed "no world" debut album in 2013. Prior to that, the brothers had already built up resumes of touring and session work in...
As I'm still in Sweden, my series of game audio interviews with the local studios continues, with Avalanche Studios being my latest interviewee. Magnus Lindberg is responsible for the audio work that goes on there, and took the time...
I came across The Daydream Sound (TDS) on Youtube, whilst browsing for videos of sampling equipment. Upon finding out that he was a not only a beatmaker, but also a producer and sampler aficionado, I had to ask for...
You may have never heard of Pole Position Production, but if you're even slightly immersed in the world of video games, you've heard their work. The list of AAA franchises they've been involved with¨ can be made long. Wolfenstein,...
ThinkSpace is an online music school for students interested in composing for games, films and TV, that offers tutoring from established composers and industry insiders. In conjunction with the recent expansion of their range of Masters Programes, I was...
In the wake of the success of Remedy Entertainment's "Quantum Break" video game, which was released last month to glowing reviews, I was able to chat with the game's BAFTA-nominated Finnish composer, Petri Alanko. The 46 year-old has already tasted...
After taking a break from doing game audio-focused interviews, I've gotten back into talking to my favorite companies in the industry. Here's an interview I did recently with one of Stockholm's gemstones in the world of game developers, DICE. You...