Interview: Audio Engineer – Blake Harden

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As much as I tend to talk to mixers, it’s important to remember that studio engineers play an equally important role in helping artists reach their musical goals. After all, no-one wants to mix a botched recording. That’s where the likes of Blake Harden come in, an engineer with experience across a wide spectrum of urban music, from Usher,┬áTech N9ne … 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: SubPac/StudioFeed CEO – John Alexiou

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The SubPac is a product that quite a number of people within the world of electronic music and hip-hop are buzzing about, and when I came across it myself, it seemed like something from the future. But apparently the future has arrived, as the service this product provides to musicians is one that may become a game-changer for many.

SamInterview: SubPac/StudioFeed CEO – John Alexiou

XLN Audio Artist Bundle Giveaway

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Hopefully everyone has gotten a chance to read my XLN Audio interview by now, and have gotten up to speed with their newly released Addictive Drums 2. To help mark this release, I’m teaming up with XLN to give away an Artist Bundle for AD2, which allow the winner to choose any 2 Adpaks, 2 Midipaks and 2 Kitpiece packs!

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Giveaway: Crytek Game

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After having talked at length with Crytek’s Audio Team, I was given the chance to partner with the company to further spread the word of their awesome work by giving my readers the chance to win any one of their games. So listen up:

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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: XLN Audio Product Manager – Lars Erlandsson [Addictive Drums 2 Release]

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You may have already seen my interview with XLN Audio from last year, where I spoke with their Product Manager about the company’s origins and their popular drum plugin, Addictive Drums. Well, they’ve just recently put out the sequel, titled Addictive Drums 2, so me and Lars Erlandsson once again had a talk about XLN and their new release.

SamInterview: XLN Audio Product Manager – Lars Erlandsson [Addictive Drums 2 Release]

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

SamInterview: Mixer/Producer – Peter Malick