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Sie Medway-Smith has been able to thrive for two decades in the music industry as a freelance producer and mixer that has worked with both established acts like Massive Attack, Björk and Depeche Mode and newcomers like TALA. Thanks to some help from...
Whilst Native Instruments and Scarbee tend to make waves in the world of virtual instruments, it's worth noting that Pettinhouse has been around for almost ten years, providing its own version of such products. This Italian company, operated by...
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...
Most producers are familiar with the software behemoth known as Native Instruments, which will have led them to also become acquainted with Scarbee, whose sample libraries take up a chunk of NI's production package, Komplete. Scarbee is responsible for some highly...
One of the few pleasures of an otherwise arduous college life was to enroll in Audio I and II classes, which allowed my interest in music to briefly overlap with academics. The teaching of those classes was provided by Joe Tortorici....
As regular consumers of entertainment media, most people 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 The Fast And The Furious, to music videos for...
Having enjoyed the soundtrack for The Social Network movie, I tracked down the guy who mixed the record, Michael Patterson. But I would later find out that he also mixed "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" soundtrack, as well as...
Clint Bajakian is currently working at Pyramind in San Fransisco, but his career has seen him taken him from the likes of Sony Entertainment to LucasArts. With Pyramind's growing name as a destination for music education and contracted audio work...
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...