Interview: Producer – Joe Bagale/Otis McDonald

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Joe Bagale, also known as Otis McDonald, is a San Francisco-based producer and artist whose music prompted me to reach out for an interview, as it’s uncommon to come across someone with a home studio setup  that hasn’t succumbed to the sonic trends that can be heard across today’s music landscape.

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Interview: Producer – Tom Fuller

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During my time in London, I happened to come across a goldmine of a place called Tileyard, work-place and home of a multitude of indie and major label-affiliated professionals in the entertainment industry. Tom Fuller was one of those.

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Interview: Mixer/Producer – Tom Gittins

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The music that has come out of the UK has played a key role in shaping the course of world culture for centuries, with the 20th century having brought us various forms of rock sub-genres and acts that are fixtures of our times still. But not all important music has to be delivered to us through mainstream channels like radio … Read More

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Interview: Mixer/Producer – Butch Vig

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In addition to being a member of his own mulit-platinum band,  Garbage, Butch Vig has brought his production abilities to enough acclaimed albums by the likes of  Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day and Foo Fighters, to be firmly cemented in music history.

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Interview: Producer/Mixer – Mike Hedges

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Mike Hedges’ resume stretches pretty far, as you’d expect from someone with 4 decades of time in the music industry. As a producer and engineer, his credits are littered all over the place, from working with underground bands to mainstream elite, and even on movie soundtracks.

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Interview: Engineer/Mixer – Eddie Kramer

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In the world of both pro audio and music engineering, Eddie Kramer’s name is one of legend. Having been the engineer that captured Jimi Hendrix’s material, as well as some acclaimed releases by Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, he’s been around for a minute, and continues to have a hand in engineering music by today’s artists.

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Interview: Mixer/Producer – Chris Allen

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Despite the fact that Chris Allen’s work in dance music extends back to before it became a mainstream sensation, he’s not unfamiliar with both critical & commercial success. As the co-producer & engineer of Sonique’s 2000′s smash hit “It Feels So Good“, which spent 3 weeks at #1 in the UK, his place in dance music history is cemented. He’s … Read More

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Interview: Producer – Hugh Worskett

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Some weeks ago, my browsing of music blogs brought a track called “Stranger” to my attention. I thought it was pretty good, and went hunting for the producer. So here we are, with an interview of Hugh Worskett, a London-based music man whose work with independent and major label names alike is garnering him a good reputation.

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Interview: Producer/Mixer – Yoad Nevo

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Yoad Nevo has been an in-demand mixer and producer as well as a digital audio guru for over 20 years. With numerous A-list production and mix credits and a major role at Waves Audio, he’s been playing an active role both on the musical and creative side as well as the technology front. I met up with him at his … Read More

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Interview: Mixer/Producer – Chris Sheldon

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With 30+ years in the music industry, Chris Sheldon’s veteran abilities as a mixer/producer are in great demand among rock bands across Europe. He’s someone who’s  worked with the likes of Foo Fighters, Oceansize, Garbage and Feeder, and has sharpened his mixing and production skills on some pretty  acclaimed albums.

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Interview: Producer/Mixer – Sie Medway-Smith

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With over 2 decades of experience in professional recording Sie Medway-Smith has been able to thrive in the music industry as a freelance producer and mixer that has worked with everyone from legends like Massive Attack, Bjork and Depeche Mode to current up-and-comers like TALA.

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Interview: Mixer/Engineer – Joe Tortorici

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During my college years, long past, one of the few pleasures of an otherwise arduous and mundane period was to enroll in Audio I and II classes, which allowed my interest in music to briefly overlap the normally unbearable experience of academics. Lying at the core of why these classes proved to be enjoyable was the teaching provided by Joe … Read More

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Interview: Mixer/Producer – Michael Patterson

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(photo by Debe Arlook) Being such an avid fan of the Social Network soundtrack by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, I tracked down the guy who mixed the record, Michael Patterson, only to find out that he also mixed “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” soundtrack, some of Limp Bizkit’s best-selling albums, Nine Inch Nails material and was involved in … Read More

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Interview: Producer/Mixer – R8DIO

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After having randomly bumped into him at the Vintage King store in LA, I became acquainted with Troy Johnson, aka R8DIO, who was unbeknownst to me a producer and mixer with a background and resume in the music world that was to be envied. After becoming more familiar with one another, talk inevitably led to pro audio, the music biz … Read More

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Interview: Mixer – Tony Maserati

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With a resume that stretches from here to the moon, Tony Maserati hardly needs an introduction for those in the pro audio world. However, for those just getting into it, it might help to mention that he has credits as a mix engineer for everything from classic hip-hop and RnB records of the 90′s by the likes of Mary J … Read More

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Interview: Mixer/Producer – Ken Lewis

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Ken Lewis lacks for nothing in terms of a resume within the music industry. From songwriting to mixing, and being an all-around production powerhouse, his credits are littered all across popular urban music acts like Mary J Blidge, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake, Common, Jay Z and Beyonce, as well as famous names from other genres, like Fun and Krewella.

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Interview: Mixer/Producer – Peter Malick

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For my latest interview I decided to step into a genre that whilst I occasionally listen to, isn’t my regular cup of tea. I find that roots music has its gems, but as over-compressed pop, rock and EDM gain more real estate in today’s culture, it’s hard to come across names that can capture the attention of the masses. Not … Read More

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