Interview: Artist – Mr Bill

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Mr Bill is a well known Ableton aficionado, and given his extensive series of tutorials about the software, I thought it would be good to have a quick chat about his use of this DAW. The Australian producer is getting ready to release a new album, and much of his musical glitchiness is accomplished within Ableton Live 9. How did … Read More

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Interview: Artist – Blinders

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Blinders is a guy who rose to fame off of his remix for Axwell, which has racked up over half a million plays. So I shot him some questions about how he want about making it, as well as some production questions in general.

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Interview – PMC Speakers Product Specialist: Ruairi O’Flaherty

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PMC Speakers are in a class of their own. Widely regarded as one of the most high-end speakers on the market, they’ve been gaining serious traction over the last few years, and have ended up in the studios of some major music engineers. I even bought a pair myself! Of particular interest to bedroom producers would be their line of … Read More

SamInterview – PMC Speakers Product Specialist: Ruairi O’Flaherty

Interview: Blizzard Entertainment Audio Team

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Whether you’re one of the 90′s babies who grew up playing Blizzard Entertainment’s iconic games, or a current day teen who just bought Diablo III, it’s quite easy to understand why the company will be going down in history as one of the pioneers of modern-day online and PC gaming. It’s of great interest to me to step outside conventional … Read More

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Interview: PreSonus Quality Assurance Tester – Dominic Bazile

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As you may have figured after reading my interview with Bitwig Studio, it’s not easy to find success with a new audio sequencer. The market is already saturated with heavy competition, from industry veterans like Pro Tools to game-changers like Ableton. But PreSonus were clearly aiming to create a game-changer of their own, with the introduction of Studio One in … Read More

SamInterview: PreSonus Quality Assurance Tester – Dominic Bazile

Interview: 343 Industries Audio Manager – Ken Kato

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The Halo franchise stands as one of the most lucrative, acclaimed and fan-centric media franchises in the world. Having grossed well over $4 billion, it’s been labelled the equivalent of what Stars Wars was for generations past. What does this have to with music, you ask? Well, the score and soundtrack of course! With 7 soundtracks having been released, the … Read More

SamInterview: 343 Industries Audio Manager – Ken Kato

Interview: Olivier Deriviere [Game Composer]

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If you’re a video game fan, you may have spent the holiday season sitting in front of your TV, playing the critically acclaimed “Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag” and it’s downloadable add-on, “Freedom Cry“. If you’re a true fan of the series, you’d also have heard that “Freedom Cry” just came out as a standalone version today. That’s bound to … Read More

SamInterview: Olivier Deriviere [Game Composer]

Interview: Bitwig Technical Support Manager – Dominik Wilms

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For those of you who make music, the term “Bitwig Studio” may be a name that you vaguely remember from a few years back, when it caused a major stir due to being new audio workstation that would hit the market and possibly change the game with it’s fascinating features. However, as years passed by, many wrote it off as … Read More

SamInterview: Bitwig Technical Support Manager – Dominik Wilms

Interview: Dave Smith Instruments Founder – Dave Smith

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Whilst the average music listener may have no idea who Dave Smith is, or why he’s relevant, anyone in the music-making community should make it a point to read up on the man. For over 40 years, Smith has been contributing to the world of music by not only advocating the sounds of synthesizers, but also by pioneering the technology … Read More

SamInterview: Dave Smith Instruments Founder – Dave Smith

Interview: AIAIAI Co-Founder & Marketing Director – Frederik Jørgensen

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AIAIAI’s name might seem like a mouthful to pronounce but it actually sounds just like it looks. The Danish audio manufacturer came onto our radar last year, thanks to their line of headphones, and I’ve been fans ever since I got a pair. They’ve been able to enlist a variety of DJs, producers, labels and more to help with the … Read More

SamInterview: AIAIAI Co-Founder & Marketing Director – Frederik Jørgensen

Interview: Softube Marketing Manager – Henrik Andersson Vogel

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For most music producers in today’s digital environment, Softube is a name that you will most likely have come across at some point. Whether you’ve purchased their own line of products, or seen their logo plastered across the ones that came with your audio workstation, this Swedish company has made it a point to leave a mark in enough places … Read More

SamInterview: Softube Marketing Manager – Henrik Andersson Vogel

Interview: Trailer Composer – Anthony Baldino

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Anthony Baldino is a sound designer and composer who has provided music for a bevy of famous movie trailers, including some of the biggest blockbusters of recent times, from Star Trek and Zero Dark Thirty, to The Avengers and Prometheus. Also, his work has been featured in everything from video games to Superbowl campaigns. Not bad for someone who doesn’t … Read More

SamInterview: Trailer Composer – Anthony Baldino

Interview: Artist – Lucky Star

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Lucky Star is one of my favorite up-and-comers. I recently got the chance to ask him about his music production techniques, and took a look at what went into the making of his “Spectrum” remix.

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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

SamInterview: Artist – His Majesty Andre

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

SamInterview: iZotope CEO – Mark Ethier

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: 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

SamInterview: Blue Microphones CEO – John Maier

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

SamInterview: Artist – Trifonic