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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. He's both the crate-digger behind the "International Breaks" series of sample packs, and the producer...
The alternative rock scene of the late 2000s produced a wave of both commercially and critically successful bands, from Daughtry and The Cab to Parachute and Augustana. Thanks to producer Greg Archilla's work on Safetysuit's 2009 debut album, "Life Left To Go" the...
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 to...
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 the...
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...
As an audio and music production company, Pole Position Production (PPP) has been involved with popular titles like "Wolfenstein", "Medal Of Honor", "Battlefield", "Need For Speed" and "Forza". They've been in the business of providing audio assets for the gaming industry for ten years, as...
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 latest release, "Quantum Break", I was able to chat with the game's BAFTA-nominated Finnish composer, Petri Alanko. The 46 year-old has already tasted mainstream game music success after having scored "Alan...
After taking a break from doing game audio interviews, I've gotten back into it. Despite having talked to Ben Minto at EA DICE, I still felt compelled to chat with another one of their employees, Andreas Almström, about his extensive...
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 fan....
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...
LANDR is an online cloud-based mastering service that has taken the audio world by storm since its launch in May of 2014. It offers the opportunity for users to have their music mastered online through the process of drag-and-drop, and...
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 are the developers behind Addictive Drums, a popular music software that offers it's user some of the most sophisticated drum sounds of any virtual instrument. They continue to expand upon it's appeal with the release of recent packs like...
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 place,...
Mike Hedges' resume stretches pretty far, as you'd expect from someone with four decades in the industry. His production and engineering credits are all over the place, be it underground bands, mainstream acts, or movie soundtracks. Even the plugin...