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: Matt Bronleewe [Producer]

It was fondness for the music of Plumb that sent me looking for an interview with producer Matt Bronlewee, who has been a mainstay in the band’s music from day one. 

SamInterview: Matt Bronleewe [Producer]

Interview: Greg Archilla [Producer/Mixer]

The alternative rock scene of the late 2000s has etched it’s mark on music history for producing a wave of both commercial successful and critically lauded bands, be it Daughtry, The Cab, Parachute, The Airborne Toxic Event or Augustana. Thanks to producer Greg Archilla’s work on Safetysuit’s debut album, their 2009 “Life Left To Go” adds them to that list.

SamInterview: Greg Archilla [Producer/Mixer]

Interview: EA DICE – Ben Minto [Sound Director]

Despite having spoken to EA DICE’s Andreas Almström not too long ago, I found that there was more to learn about the inside of DICE’s audio team. So I reached out to Ben Minto, the company’s Sound Director, asking for an interview, and he obliged.

SamInterview: EA DICE – Ben Minto [Sound Director]

Interview: Avalanche Studios – Magnus Lindberg [Sound Director]

As I’m still in Sweden, my series of game audio interviews with the local studios continues, with Avalanche Studios being my latest interviewee. Magnus Lindberg is responsible for the audio work that goes on there, and took the time to speak with me about what he does.

SamInterview: Avalanche Studios – Magnus Lindberg [Sound Director]

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

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: DICE Lead Sound Designer – Andreas Almström

After taking a break from doing game audio-focused interviews, I’ve gotten back into talking to my favorite companies in the industry. Here’s an interview I did recently with one of Stockholm’s gemstones in the world of game developers, DICE.

SamInterview: DICE Lead Sound Designer – Andreas Almström

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: CCO of LANDR – Justin Evans

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.

SamInterview: CCO of LANDR – Justin Evans

Interview: Mixer/Producer – Butch Vig

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.

SamInterview: Mixer/Producer – Butch Vig

Interview: Engineer/Mixer – Eddie Kramer

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.

SamInterview: Engineer/Mixer – Eddie Kramer

Interview: Mutemath Drummer – Darren King

Darren King is the best drummer in the world. 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. 

SamInterview: Mutemath Drummer – Darren King

Interview: I WANT THAT SOUND Co-Founder – Paul Mabury

As a major fan of Darren King, the drummer from Mutemath, I was beyond excited to find out that he was collaborating with a sample company called I WANT THAT SOUND to create his own sample pack.

SamInterview: I WANT THAT SOUND Co-Founder – Paul Mabury

Interview: Metropolis Studios Engineers – Paul Norris and Liam Nolan

In an age where we see more and more professional studios fade away, London’s Metropolis Studios has been able to remain standing as a destination for artists, producers and engineers looking for a facility that’s well-equipped to suit their music needs.

SamInterview: Metropolis Studios Engineers – Paul Norris and Liam Nolan

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: Producer/Mixer – Yoad Nevo

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 …

SamInterview: Producer/Mixer – Yoad Nevo

Interview: Founder Of Unity Audio – Kevin Walker

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.

SamInterview: Founder Of Unity Audio – Kevin Walker

Interview: Founders Of Finishing Move Inc – Brian Trifon & Brian White

Though Brian Trifon has been featured on Speakhertz before, under his Trifonic moniker, my talk with him this time covered different ground, particularly since his colleague, Brian White, was on board to talk about their work within the game/film world.

SamInterview: Founders Of Finishing Move Inc – Brian Trifon & Brian White

Interview: Mixer/Producer – Chris Sheldon

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.

SamInterview: Mixer/Producer – Chris Sheldon