Interview: Max Lachmann – Co-Founder of Pole Position Production

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You may have never heard of Pole Position Production, but if you’re even slightly immersed in the world of video games, you’ve heard their work. The list of AAA franchises they’ve been involved with¨ can be made long. Wolfenstein, Medal Of Honor, Battlefield, Borderlands, Need For Speed, Just Cause, Forza Horizon, Twisted Metal, Batman – you get the point.

SamInterview: Max Lachmann – Co-Founder of Pole Position Production

Interview: Riksmixningsverket’s Engineer/Mixer – Linn Fijal

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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 … Read More

SamInterview: Riksmixningsverket’s Engineer/Mixer – Linn Fijal

Interview: CCO of LANDR – Justin Evans

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The online cloud-based mastering service known as LANDR has taken the audio world by storm since it’s launch in May of 2014. Less than a year and a half later, it’s already become a disruptive force that has captured the attention of the music world.

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Interview: Mixer/Producer – Butch Vig

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In addition to being a member of his own mulit-platinum band,  Garbage, Butch Vig has brought his production abilities to enough acclaimed albums by the likes of  Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day and Foo Fighters, to be firmly cemented in music history.

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Interview: Engineer/Mixer – Eddie Kramer

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In the world of both pro audio and music engineering, Eddie Kramer’s name is one of legend. Having been the engineer that captured Jimi Hendrix’s material, as well as some acclaimed releases by Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, he’s been around for a minute, and continues to have a hand in engineering music by today’s artists.

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Interview: Mutemath Drummer – Darren King

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Darren King is the best drummer in the world. There, I said it. Many will disagree, but either way, you’d be hard pressed to not give him props for being something unique in a world that many music fans sadly glaze over. Drumming is the back-bone of a lot of music; certainly Mutemath’s.

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Interview: Producer/Mixer – Yoad Nevo

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Yoad Nevo has been an in-demand mixer and producer as well as a digital audio guru for over 20 years. With numerous A-list production and mix credits and a major role at Waves Audio, he’s been playing an active role both on the musical and creative side as well as the technology front. I met up with him at his … Read More

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Interview: Founder Of Unity Audio – Kevin Walker

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Despite having been a speaker manufacturer for less than a decade, Unity Audio has been able to give established brands a run for their money with it’s line of studio monitors, which can be found in respected audio establishments like Metropolis Studios and AIR Studios, as well as in the homes of several well-known artists.

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Interview: Mixer/Producer – Chris Sheldon

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With 30+ years in the music industry, Chris Sheldon’s veteran abilities as a mixer/producer are in great demand among rock bands across Europe. He’s someone who’s  worked with the likes of Foo Fighters, Oceansize, Garbage and Feeder, and has sharpened his mixing and production skills on some pretty  acclaimed albums.

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Interview: Abbey Road Studios Head Of Audio Products – Mirek Stiles

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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 90s, he’s been around long enough to offer some comprehensive insight into the workings of the place, as well as fill … Read More

SamInterview: Abbey Road Studios Head Of Audio Products – Mirek Stiles

Interview: Scarbee Founder – Thomas Hansen Scarbye

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Most producers will at some point become familiar with the software behemoth known as Native Instruments, which will lead them to also become acquainted with a company called Scarbee. With their sample libraries taking up a chunk of NI’s production package, Komplete, Scarbee is responsible for some highly usable software versions of real instruments.

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Interview: SourceSound – Charles Deenen & Tim Gedemer

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Unless you live under a rock, cut off from the kind of media that billions of people consume daily, you 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 Fast And Furious, to hundreds of film trailers, to music videos for Jay-Z, Beyonce and Britney Spears, … Read More

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Interview: Mixer/Producer – Michael Patterson

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(photo by Debe Arlook) Being such an avid fan of the Social Network soundtrack by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, I tracked down the guy who mixed the record, Michael Patterson, only to find out that he also mixed “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” soundtrack, some of Limp Bizkit’s best-selling albums, Nine Inch Nails material and was involved in … Read More

SamInterview: Mixer/Producer – Michael Patterson