Interview: Philippe Weiss [Mixer]

(Photo Credit: Sebastien Kohler) Philippe Weiss has been earning his living for over 25 years as a mix engineer, with a career path that’s taken him from Switzerland to Paris to New York and London. With a cast of clients that stretch from independent artists like Selah Sue to superstars like Madonna, I knew that he would have loads to …

SamInterview: Philippe Weiss [Mixer]

Interview: Riksmixningsverket’s Engineer/Mixer – Linn Fijal

Many of my latest interviews have taken place in London, but as music tends to move you from place to place, the predictable future will have me featuring talks with people and studios in Sweden, a country whose music output has been quite significant for the past 20+ years. A studio founded by ABBA’s Benny Andersson, Riksmixningsverket, is located in …

SamInterview: Riksmixningsverket’s Engineer/Mixer – Linn Fijal

Interview: Mixer/Producer – Tom Gittins

The music that has come out of the UK has played a key role in shaping the course of world culture for centuries, with the 20th century having brought us various forms of rock sub-genres and acts that are fixtures of our times still. But not all important music has to be delivered to us through mainstream channels like radio …

SamInterview: Mixer/Producer – Tom Gittins

Interview: Red Bull Studios London Studio Manager – Brendon Harding

The fact that Red Bull has been able to so successfully permeate the world of music, through their live events, seminars, record labels, print media, video and more, is a mind-blogging feat, considering that they’re primarily a seller of energy drinks.

SamInterview: Red Bull Studios London Studio Manager – Brendon Harding

Interview: Mixer/Engineer – Joe Tortorici

During my college years, long past, one of the few pleasures of an otherwise arduous and mundane period was to enroll in Audio I and II classes, which allowed my interest in music to briefly overlap the normally unbearable experience of academics. Lying at the core of why these classes proved to be enjoyable was the teaching provided by Joe …

SamInterview: Mixer/Engineer – Joe Tortorici

Interview: Audio Engineer – Blake Harden

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As much as I tend to talk to mixers, it’s important to remember that studio engineers play an equally 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 of urban music, from Usher, Tech N9ne …

SamInterview: Audio Engineer – Blake Harden

Interview: Audio Engineer – Adam Hawkins

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 & Blu” and Regina Spektor’s “Far”. 

SamInterview: Audio Engineer – Adam Hawkins