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: CEO Of Eiosis – Fabrice Gabriel

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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 of acclaimed emulations of analog gear over the years.

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Interview: Mutemath Drummer – Darren King

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Darren King is the best drummer in the world. There, I said it. Many will disagree, but either way, you’d be hard pressed to not give him props for being something unique in a world that many music fans sadly glaze over. Drumming is the back-bone of a lot of music; certainly Mutemath’s.

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Artist/Producer Interview: Dobie

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After my chat with Sie Medway-Smith, we got to talking about producers in London, and he mentioned that Dobie would be a great guy to talk to, as someone who’s been around for a while, and had tons of experience in the industry. So a few weeks later, I was able to have a sit down with him.

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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: Founder Of Unity Audio – Kevin Walker

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Despite having been a speaker manufacturer for less than a decade, Unity Audio has been able to give established brands a run for their money with it’s line of studio monitors, which can be found in respected audio establishments like Metropolis Studios and AIR Studios, as well as in the homes of several well-known artists.

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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 : Pettinhouse Founder – Andrea Pettinao

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Whilst Native Instruments and Scarbee tend to make waves in the world of virtual guitar and bass instruments, it’s worth noting that Pettinhouse has been around for almost 10 years, providing its own version of such products. This Italian company, operated by Andrea Pettinao, has it’s own range of playable guitar libraries that range from acoustic to electric.

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Interview: Abbey Road Studios Head Of Audio Products – Mirek Stiles

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My quest for more interviews recently took me to Abbey Road Studios, where my friends at Waves had put me in touch with their Head Of Audio Products, Mirek Stiles. A veteran employee of the legendary studio since the 90s, he’s been around long enough to offer some comprehensive insight into the workings of the place, as well as fill … Read More

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Interview: Scarbee Founder – Thomas Hansen Scarbye

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Most producers will at some point become familiar with the software behemoth known as Native Instruments, which will lead them to also become acquainted with a company called Scarbee. With their sample libraries taking up a chunk of NI’s production package, Komplete, Scarbee is responsible for some highly usable software versions of real instruments.

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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: SourceSound – Charles Deenen & Tim Gedemer

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Unless you live under a rock, cut off from the kind of media that billions of people consume daily, you will have been exposed to both Charles Deenen’s (above right) and Tim Gedemer’s work (above left), though perhaps unknowingly. From blockbuster movies like Fast And Furious, to hundreds of film trailers, to music videos for Jay-Z, Beyonce and Britney Spears, … Read More

SamInterview: SourceSound – Charles Deenen & Tim Gedemer