Interview: Artist – His Majesty Andre

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After my talk with John Dahlback, I took some time off from my Producer’s Corner to work on interviews and other content. But now I’m back, and taking the reigns for this article’s subject is His Majesty Andre. The Italian producer has always exhibited superb sampling skills, so I figured it would be a good idea to focus on some … Read More

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Interview: iZotope CEO – Mark Ethier

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iZotope’s influence as a plugins manufacturer extends beyond the music-making world, into the lands of audio repair, post-production for film and sound design for soundtracks. Despite its current repute, however, the company had its humble start in the dorm room of some students at MIT. I reached out to one of those students, now the company’s CEO, Mark Ethier, and … Read More

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Interview: Waves Vice President Of Sales & Marketing – Mick Olesh

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In the world of digital mixing, Waves is king. It’s hard to argue that the Israeli manufacturer of music-related software is anything but a pioneer and major advocate of digital music tools. Famous for it’s hundreds of mix plugins, and partnership with the most famous names in the music engineering world, Waves products are used by musicians and producers all … Read More

SamInterview: Waves Vice President Of Sales & Marketing – Mick Olesh

Interview: Sascha Dikiciyan (Sonic Mayhem) [Composer

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Our series of video game-themed interview continues. We recently had a talk with the man responsible for a wealth of game music for some of the famous titles on the planet. Tron, Mortal Kombat, Beowulf, Mass Effect 2 and 3, Borderlands 1 and 2, GI Joe, God of War 2, Splinter Cell, Quake, and Dead Rising 3 are just a few … Read More

SamInterview: Sascha Dikiciyan (Sonic Mayhem) [Composer

Interview: Microsoft Audio Production Director – Mike Caviezel

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As anyone under the age of 30 should know, the new generation of video game consoles are upon us, with the Xbox One arriving shortly. Being not only electronic music enthusiasts, but avid gamers also, I racked my brains for a way to do some coverage on video game-related music content, and after a short while the answer was clear: … Read More

SamInterview: Microsoft Audio Production Director – Mike Caviezel

Interview: Open Labs CEO – Cliff Mountain

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At the recent DellVenue event, the Texas based music product manufacturers, Open Labs, and made their new sequencer available for public use, in partnership with Dell, Music Unites and Intel. Though I attended and found that it defied all expectations, I had prior to that had a chance to talk with Open Labs CEO, Cliff Mountain, about his company and … Read More

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Interview: Artist – John Dahlbäck

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John Dalhbäck is the latest to be featured in the Producer’s Corner. The Mutant Records label boss has a track record which speaks for itself, and has one of the most prolific releases habits of any of his peers. Needless to say, I was happy to shoot him questions about the gear he uses, his studio practices, and how he … Read More

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Interview: Blue Microphones CEO – John Maier

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Blue Microphones is to the audio world what Volkswagen is to car buyers: fast-growing, creatively engineered and designed, and starting to be known by everyone in the business. They’ve been a source of some of the most distinctive microphones on the planet for over a decade, and have experienced a boom in success ever since their current CEO, John Maier … Read More

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Interview: Artist – Trifonic

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After having made his way into my interview section, Trifonic makes a natural continuation of his relationship with Speakhertz by talking to me about his music-making and production. As someone who’s brand of electronic music falls outside the mainstream festival favorites, it’s likely that you’ll find a sea of unconventional production advice, which you’ll be able to apply to you … Read More

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Interview: Artist – Walden

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Walden is a teenage producer from Australia who has been making a rise in the world of electronic music, thanks to his melodic house music. I put the 19 year-old on the stands to learn more about his production techniques and breakdown one of his tracks, “Ciaco“. PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE Can you tell me what of some of the most useful … Read More

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Interview: Artist – Andre Sobota/Bungle

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Given his adept mastery of progressive and tech house, Andre Sobota has been able to carve out his own sonic lane, where he reigns free of any other copy-cat producer, as his synth sounds and drum hits remain one of the most distinctive I’ve heard. When he’s not releasing music on multiple labels under his real name, he’s churning out … Read More

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Interview: Icon Collective Co-Founder – Christopher Wight

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It’s common for aspiring electronic music producers to type in something like “EDM schools” or “music production school” into a search engine, hoping to find some kind of institution that can offer them a chance to spend their otherwise dreaded schooldays learning something that they can use in their future music careers.

SamInterview: Icon Collective Co-Founder – Christopher Wight

Interview: Parrot CEO – Henri Seydoux

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Leading the world in the manufacturing of bluetooth products is Parrot, a French company with a famed focus not only on wireless car systems, but also multimedia and entertainment products, with their line of headphones, speakers, and the flying AR Drone.Yes, flying. At the head of Parrots operations for the past 20+ years is the company CEO, Henri Seydoux, whom … Read More

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Interview: Propellerhead CEO – Ernst Nathorst-Böös

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Although users of FL Studio were bound to be happy when I interviewed the CEO of Image-Line Software, I suspected that other DAW users might have become expectant of receiving similar insight into the workings of their respective software manufacturers. Rightly so, as I’m not the one to leave stones unturned. Of equal interest to me was how another acclaimed … Read More

SamInterview: Propellerhead CEO – Ernst Nathorst-Böös

Interview: Artist – Morten

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Following Steven Slate’s inaugural article, I got the chance to speak with the Danish chart topper, Morten. You may know this signee of PRMD Records for his progressive house sensibilities on tracks like “Look Closer“. Aside from house music, he’s also branched out into trap, hardstyle, and other genres, and has taken the time to share some of his studio … Read More

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Interview: Mixer – Steven Slate

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It’s been a month in the making, and admittedly a little longer than I expected, but the first few articles for our Producer’s Corner are finally coming in, and I can at last kick things off with providing some solid content for the producers out there. Here’s the first one, courtesy of Steven Slate. PART A – Mixing Regardless of … Read More

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Interview: Slate Digital + Slate Pro Audio CEO – Steven Slate

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There are 2 companies based in California that I’ve been keeping my eyes on for quite some time. They’re run by a guy who has quite some experience in the music industry, in everything from recording and mixing to engineering, hardware manufacturing, and plugins creation. He’s been pushing out a range of hardware and software products for some years now that … Read More

SamInterview: Slate Digital + Slate Pro Audio CEO – Steven Slate

Interview: Rob Papen

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The producer’s among you will be quite acquainted with the name Rob Papen. Whether you use his products or not, the breadth of his name is far-reaching in the world of music production, with hundreds of artists having spoken highly of his products, from Armin Van Buuren to Skrillex. I decided to approach this software giant, to find out some … Read More

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Interview: XLN Audio – Lars Erlandsson [Product Manager]

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Another big-name software company is up for interviewing, for all the producers out there! This time, I sat down with the Swedish VST manufacturer, XLN Audio, and got some  insight into their history and product-line, consisting of 2 main software instruments, Addictive Drums and Addictive Keys. The company’s Product Manager Lars Erlandsson, did me the honors of answering my questions. … Read More

SamInterview: XLN Audio – Lars Erlandsson [Product Manager]