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: 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

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Interview: Mixer/Engineer – Joe Tortorici

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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 … Read More

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Interview: Artist – Morgan Page

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With help from my friends at Waves, whose interview I recommend reading, I was able to have a quick Q&A with electronic artist and DJ, Morgan Page, about his work in the plugin world alongside Waves, which has resulted in the release of the Morgan Page EMP Toolbox bundle.

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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

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Interview: Pyramind Creative Director and Senior Composer – Clint Bajakian

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Clint Bajakian is currently working at Pyramind Studios in San Fransisco, but his career has seen him work at conglomerates like Sony to esteemed companies like LucasArts. With Pyramind’s growing name as a destination for music education and contracted audio work for games and films, getting to chat with Clint about his work and workplace was great opportunity.

SamInterview: Pyramind Creative Director and Senior Composer – Clint Bajakian

Interview: Jason Graves [Game/Film Composer]

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Jason Graves’ resume stretches too far for me to fully go through but some notable game and franchises he’s scored are Dead Space 1,2, and 3, Devil May Cry: Vergil’s Downfall, Resistance: Burning Skies, Murdered: Soul Suspect and the reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. With his music output not seeming to slow down, I figured I’d throw some questions … Read More

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Interview: The Recording Radio Film Connection COO – Brian Kraft

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In an age where millennials have been granted the kind of access to music-making technology unseen in times past, the volume of people trying to get into the music industry has soared in the 21st century. One of the popular ways to legitimize such efforts is to treat it with the same regard as one would customary academics pursuits: enroll … Read More

SamInterview: The Recording Radio Film Connection COO – Brian Kraft

Interview: XLN Audio Product Manager – Lars Erlandsson [Addictive Drums 2 Release]

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You may have already seen my interview with XLN Audio from last year, where I spoke with their Product Manager about the company’s origins and their popular drum plugin, Addictive Drums. Well, they’ve just recently put out the sequel, titled Addictive Drums 2, so me and Lars Erlandsson once again had a talk about XLN and their new release.

SamInterview: XLN Audio Product Manager – Lars Erlandsson [Addictive Drums 2 Release]

Interview: Crytek Audio Directors And Composer – Simon Pressey, Florian Füsslin & Borislav Slavov

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The video game developer known  as Crytek is behind some of the most acclaimed games of the 21st century, namely the Far Cry and the Crysis series. With the arrival of the new generation of consoles, they have been one of the first on the scene with their Xbox One launch title, “Ryse: Son Of Rome”, which boasts some of … Read More

SamInterview: Crytek Audio Directors And Composer – Simon Pressey, Florian Füsslin & Borislav Slavov

Interview: Cakewalk CEO – Michael Hoover

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Whilst I’m quite familiar with some of Cakewalk’s synthesizer plugins, I had some catching up to do with their audio workstation, SONAR. From it’s integrated 3rd part plugins to it’s visually appealing interface, there was already quite a lot to attract my attention from a distance. But there was no better way to get acquainted with their products than to … Read More

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Interview: Universal Audio CEO – Bill Putnam Jr

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Without a doubt, Universal Audio stands as not only one of the most recognizable brands in pro audio, but also one of the most acclaimed, with both their hardware and software products having ascended to “classic” status in the pro audio community. At the helm of this growth is Bill Putnam Jr, who recently had a chat with me about … Read More

SamInterview: Universal Audio CEO – Bill Putnam Jr

Interview: Naughty Dog Audio Team

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If you were born before the 90s, I’m hoping that you know about Naughty Dog. After all, their Crash Bandicoot game franchise has sold over 40 million combined copies, their Jak & Daxter series has sold over 12 million copies, and their most recent game, The Last Of Us, which topped everyone’s “Best Of 2013″ list, has sold over 6 … Read More

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Interview: Ubisoft Toronto Audio Lead – Richie Nieto

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As the third-largest independent game publisher, Ubisoft boasts some major titles and achievements, such as an employee count of 2000+, billions of dollars in revenue and acclaimed titles like Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell. The latest installment of the latter title, “Splinter Cell: Blacklist” happened to be developed by their Toronto office, and since I’m ever the audio enthusiasts, I … Read More

SamInterview: Ubisoft Toronto Audio Lead – Richie Nieto

Interview: Capcom Vancouver Sound Designer – Jesse Lyon

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Capcom has been around for 30+ years, and created some of the most iconic video game franchises in history, from Mega Man, Monster Hunter, and Resident Evil to Devil May Cry and Street Fighter. So when I attended the recent Game Developers Conference, they were one of the booths I made a bee-line for, which was being manned by their … Read More

SamInterview: Capcom Vancouver Sound Designer – Jesse Lyon

Interview: Bruce Faulconer (Composer Of Dragon Ball Z Soundtracks)

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Dragon Ball is the 2nd best-selling manga of all time (230+ million volumes sold), and the anime is equally as decorated, given that it’s one of the most influential pieces of media that helped advocate the global appeal of Japanese animation. It was also the most popular series on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, … Read More

SamInterview: Bruce Faulconer (Composer Of Dragon Ball Z Soundtracks)

Interview: Artist – Adventure Club

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For quite some time, I’ve been eager to hear from Adventure Club about how they make their music, and after much behind-the-scenes work, I’m finally been able to present you with the result of my Q&A with one-half of the rising Canadian electronic duo, Christian Srigley.

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Interview: PSP Audioware Founders – Mateusz Wozniak And Antoni Ozynski

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Whilst the name PSP Audioware might not be immediately familiar, chances are that the producers and mix engineers among you will have heard of the Vintage Warmer plugin, which has become something of a revered piece of digital equipment that is both used and abused in the mix-down process. Based in Poland, much of PSP’s product line boast the same … Read More

SamInterview: PSP Audioware Founders – Mateusz Wozniak And Antoni Ozynski