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Jason Graves' resume stretches far, but some notable game and franchises he's scored are "Dead Space", "DmC: Devil May Cry (Virgil's Downfall DLC)", "Resistance: Burning Skies", and the reboot of the "Tomb Raider" franchise. With his music output not seeming to slow...
Moog Music Inc are in possession one of the most powerful and recognizable brands in pro audio and synthesis, respected for their decades of work in creating instruments that have been used in both popular and underground music since...
I recently got the chance to talk to Adam Boyd at Activision, which is the publishing division of Activision Blizzard. With his long-standing position in the game industry as an audio professional, I anticipated that he'd offer some insight into...

R8DIO [Producer/Mixer]

After having randomly bumped into him at the Vintage King store in LA, I became acquainted with Troy Johnson, aka R8DIO, a producer and mixer. Having grown up around Motown legends and later worked with 90s acts like Solange and...
Following my chat with Blake Harden, I was able to further dive into the world of audio engineers. Jeff Edwards has a credit list that can be made long, covering most of today's popular urban artists. As someone who regularly works...
The Recording Connection is an organization that offers up alternatives to traditional music education routes by placing students in recording studios to learn from seasoned engineers and producers. As a part of the bigger entity known as Recording Radio...
Studio engineers play an 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...

Tony Maserati [Mixer]

With a resume that stretches from here to the moon, Tony Maserati hardly needs an introduction. He has credits as a mix engineer for everything from classic 90s music by Mary J Blige and Notorious B.I.G to today's hits like...
The SubPac is a product that people in the electronic music and hip-hop worlds are talking heavily about. By transferring sub-frequencies directly into your body, the Subpac allows for the direct monitoring of low-end content. In order to better...
Ken Lewis is an all-around production powerhouse whose credits are littered across popular music, from solo acts like Beyoncé, Kanye West, Jay Z and Drake, to bands like Fun and Krewella. When my Universal Audio interview led to an opportunity to chat with him, I naturally...
XLN Audio have just recently the sequel to their drum software, titled "Addictive Drums 2", so Lars Erlandsson and I once again had a talk about the company and what can be expected from their new product. If you haven't read...
As someone familiar with Norah Jones' music, I couldn't help but notice the credits on the backside of one her albums. Peter Malick was a producer on her 2000 album "New York City" and  he happened to live in LA, where...
Crytek is behind some of the most acclaimed games of the last two decades, namely the "Far Cry" and "Crysis" series, and with the arrival of a new generation of consoles, they're releasing the Xbox One launch title, "Ryse: Son Of Rome", which...

Phil Tan [Mixer]

Phil Tan is one of the leading names in the world of urban and pop music mixing. His credits extend from 90's hits like Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby" to modern charters like Rihanna's "Diamonds" and newly released...
After having purchased their USB 500 Rack, I was immediately struck by how little I knew of Aphex Audio, who have been around for quite some time and boast a significant product line. So I made my way over...
Although Cakewalk's synthesizer plugin, Z3TA+ 2, is a plugin I knew about, their audio workstation, SONAR, was less familiar me. Even though it's integrated third-party plugins and colorful interface is enough to attract attention from a distance, I seem to have overlooked this...
Universal Audio stands as not only one of the most recognizable brands in pro audio, but also one of the most acclaimed, with both their hardware and software products having ascended to top-tier status in the audio community. At...

Naughty Dog [Audio Team]

It’s fair to say that Naughty Dog haven't made an unsuccessful game since 1996. Starting with the "Crash Bandicoot" franchise, which sold over 40 million copies, and continuing in the 2000s with "Jak & Daxter", which has sold over 12 million copies, and...
As the third-largest game publisher, with an employee count of 2000+ and titles like "Assassin’s Creed" and "Splinter Cell", Ubisoft is one of the behemoths of the video game industry. The latest installment in their Tom Clancy series, "Splinter Cell: Blacklist" happened to be...
Capcom has been around for 30+ years, and has created some of the most iconic video game franchises, like "Mega Man", "Resident Evil", "Devil May Cry" and "Street Fighter". When I attended the recent Game Developers Conference, they were one of...