• Interview – Philippe Zdar [Mixer/Producer]
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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, and offers tutoring from established composers and industry insiders. In conjunction with the recent expansion of their range of Masters Programmes, 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...
Whilst conducting an interview at Riksmixningsverket in Stockholm, Linn Fijal pointed out one of her favorite pieces of gear, the Looptrotter Monster Compressor. Thus began my research on this relatively unknown audio company, of which I've become a big...
Joe Bagale, also known as Otis McDonald, is a San Francisco-based producer and artist whose music has gained significant traction on Youtube. Despite having a home studio setup like so many others, it's interesting to see how his music...
During my time in London, I happened to come across a goldmine of a place called Tileyard. It's the work-place and home of a multitude of indie and major label-affiliated professionals in the entertainment industry. Tom Fuller was one of...
A studio founded by ABBA's Benny Andersson, Riksmixningsverket, is located in Stockholm's Skeppsholmen, and is managed by Linn Fijal. I went by the studio recently to chat with her about what goes on at there and what it's like...
The online cloud-based mastering service known as LANDR has taken the audio world by storm since it's launch in May of 2014. Less than a year and a half later, it's already become a disruptive force that has captured...
Hundreds of producers and engineers make their living by working alongside underground bands that are self-funded and mainly need studio time to record their first releases. Based in Warwickshire, Tom Gittins works out of his Monochrome Productions studio to help...
XLN Audio remains the most interviewed company on Speakhertz, and for good reason. Their flagship product, Addictive Drums, is a huge favorite of mine, and they continue to expand upon it's appeal with the release of packs like United...
In addition to being a member of his own multi-platinum band, Garbage, Butch Vig has brought his production abilities to enough acclaimed albums by the likes of Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Foo Fighters, to be firmly cemented in music history....
Sie Medway-Smith had told me about Pablo Clements' synth haven of a studio, Toy Rooms, so I went looking for it on Miloco's website. Covered with synths, keyboards, guitars, drums, and vinyl records, it's quite the hidden gem of a studio,...
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...
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...
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...

Hugh Worskett [Producer]

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...
Fabrice Gabriel has risen to fame within the audio world as an essential part of Steven Slate's team. As the technical powerhouse behind Slate Digital plugins, like the VCC and VTM, his programming skills have given us a number...

Darren King [Artist]

You'd be hard pressed to not give Darren King props for being something unique to the world of drumming. Drumming is the back-bone of a lot of music. The sound of his band, Mutemath, is largely characterized by the percussion-work of...