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Whilst digging around Discogs for names of people who had worked on my favorite albums, I came across Adam Hawkins as one responsible for engineering and mixing projects like Gary Clark Jr's "Blak and Blu" and Regina Spektor's "Far".  That was...
Relocating to Ibiza for the summer has allowed me to establish a connection with some of the leading studios on the island, one of which is Sonic Vista Studios, run by Henry Sarmiento, whose breadth of abilities spans from live sound and...

Philippe Weiss [Mixer]

(Photo Credit: Sebastien Kohler) Philippe Weiss has been earning his living for over twenty five years as a mix engineer, with indie clients like Selah Sue and superstars like Madonna. As a fan of the 2011 "Selah Sue" album that he...
Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas' contributions to the alt-rock-meets-blues outfit known as Mutemath have been a defining part of the bands success. Although he's recently signed out from his role as bass and guitar player, he's still keeping active in the world of...
Though I originally reached out to Barcelona producer and studio owner, Marc Molas Carol, to talk about his studio, El Tostadero, it turned out that the venue had been closed down, and his music affairs were being relocated into a new building that...
It was fondness for the music of Plumb that sent me looking for an interview with producer Matt Bronlewee, who has been a mainstay in the band's music from day one. The former member of Christian rock band Jars of...
It's been a while since I last talked to any studios, but after having relocated to Barcelona, I figured I'd start reaching out to the recording spots around. First up is Angel Sound Studio.  Having moved into a new venue in...

Beatnick Dee [Producer]

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...