Interview: Sascha Dikiciyan [Composer]

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 …

SamInterview: Sascha Dikiciyan [Composer]

Interview: Microsoft Audio Production Director – Mike Caviezel

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: …

SamInterview: Microsoft Audio Production Director – Mike Caviezel

Interview: Artist – John Dahlbäck

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 …

SamInterview: Artist – John Dahlbäck

Interview: Blue Microphones CEO – John Maier

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 …

SamInterview: Blue Microphones CEO – John Maier

Interview: Artist – Trifonic

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 …

SamInterview: Artist – Trifonic

Interview: Artist – Walden

Walden is a teenage producer from Australia who has been making a rise in the world of electronic music, thanks to his melodic house music. I put the 19 year-old on the stands to learn more about his production techniques and breakdown one of his tracks, “Ciaco”.

SamInterview: Artist – Walden

Interview: Artist – Andre Sobota/Bungle

Given his adept mastery of progressive and tech house, Andre Sobota has been able to carve out his own sonic lane, where he reigns free of any other copy-cat producer, as his synth sounds and drum hits remain one of the most distinctive I’ve heard. When he’s not releasing music on multiple labels under his real name, he’s churning out …

SamInterview: Artist – Andre Sobota/Bungle

Interview: Icon Collective Co-Founder – Christopher Wight

It’s common for aspiring electronic music producers to type in something like “EDM schools” or “music production school” into a search engine, hoping to find some kind of institution that can offer them a chance to spend their otherwise dreaded schooldays learning something that they can use in their future music careers. 

SamInterview: Icon Collective Co-Founder – Christopher Wight

Interview: Parrot CEO – Henri Seydoux

Leading the world in the manufacturing of bluetooth products is Parrot, a French company with a famed focus not only on wireless car systems, but also multimedia and entertainment products, with their line of headphones, speakers, and the flying AR Drone.Yes, flying. At the head of Parrots operations for the past 20+ years is the company CEO, Henri Seydoux, whom …

SamInterview: Parrot CEO – Henri Seydoux

Interview: Propellerhead CEO – Ernst Nathorst-Böös

Although users of FL Studio were bound to be happy when I interviewed the CEO of Image-Line Software, I suspected that other DAW users might have become expectant of receiving similar insight into the workings of their respective software manufacturers. Rightly so, as I’m not the one to leave stones unturned. Of equal interest to me was how another acclaimed …

SamInterview: Propellerhead CEO – Ernst Nathorst-Böös

Interview: Artist – Morten

Following Steven Slate’s inaugural article, I got the chance to speak with the Danish chart topper, Morten. You may know this signee of PRMD Records for his progressive house sensibilities on tracks like “Look Closer“. Aside from house music, he’s also branched out into trap, hardstyle, and other genres, and has taken the time to share some of his studio …

SamInterview: Artist – Morten

Interview: Mixer – Steven Slate

It’s been a month in the making, and admittedly a little longer than I expected, but the first few articles for our Producer’s Corner are finally coming in, and I can at last kick things off with providing some solid content for the producers out there. Here’s the first one, courtesy of Steven Slate.

SamInterview: Mixer – Steven Slate

Interview: Slate Digital + Slate Pro Audio CEO – Steven Slate

There are 2 companies based in California that I’ve been keeping my eyes on for quite some time. They’re run by a guy who has quite some experience in the music industry, in everything from recording and mixing to engineering, hardware manufacturing, and plugins creation. He’s been pushing out a range of hardware and software products for some years now that …

SamInterview: Slate Digital + Slate Pro Audio CEO – Steven Slate

Interview: Rob Papen

The producer’s among you will be quite acquainted with the name Rob Papen. Whether you use his products or not, the breadth of his name is far-reaching in the world of music production, with hundreds of artists having spoken highly of his products, from Armin Van Buuren to Skrillex. I decided to approach this software giant, to find out some …

SamInterview: Rob Papen

Interview: XLN Audio – Lars Erlandsson [Product Manager]

Another big-name software company is up for interviewing, for all the producers out there! This time, I sat down with the Swedish VST manufacturer, XLN Audio, and got some  insight into their history and product-line, consisting of 2 main software instruments, Addictive Drums and Addictive Keys. The company’s Product Manager Lars Erlandsson, did me the honors of answering my questions.

SamInterview: XLN Audio – Lars Erlandsson [Product Manager]

Interview: Utku S

After having talked to the sample pack store, Loopmasters, about their website and products, I decided to shift my focus slightly towards the actual creators of these samples and loops. These people spend days, if not weeks, putting together the sounds which we hear in many a Beatport charter, and play a huge part in putting some of your favorite …

SamInterview: Utku S

Interview: Loopmasters – Matt Pelling [Director]

This is another one for all the producers out there! Following my previous interviews with software companies like Image-Line and Ohm Force, I decided to change course slightly, and focus on another important aspect of today’s electronic music production: samples and loops. I thought it a good idea to have a talk with one of the main men at the …

SamInterview: Loopmasters – Matt Pelling [Director]

Interview: Ohm Force Lead Developer – Raphael Dinge

Any producer of dance music should already be reading this first paragraph with excitement, as the name of the company in question can clearly be seen in the title above. Ohm Force is the name of the French software manufacturers that brought us everything from high-end distortion plug-ins like Ohmicide, to free filters like Frohmage, and even vintage remakes like …

SamInterview: Ohm Force Lead Developer – Raphael Dinge

Interview: JustGo Music – CEO, Justin Golshir

Whether we’re fans of electronic or creators of it, we all want to find the most efficient way to keep abreast with artists and our favorite music. Sure, social media has come a long way in making it easy to stay updated with what’s going on, but the plethora of social media platforms that exist for different reasons can spread …

SamInterview: JustGo Music – CEO, Justin Golshir

Interview: SOL REPUBLIC – Scott Hix

Whether you’re a regular consumer, producer or DJ, there’s not much fun to be had if you can’t hear the music the way that you’re supposed to. So in order to gain some insight into the world of headphones, I tracked down the leaders of one of the hottest consumer headphone companies in the world: SOL REPUBLIC.

SamInterview: SOL REPUBLIC – Scott Hix