Interview: Greg Archilla [Producer/Mixer]

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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.

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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

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Interview: Mixer/Producer – Tom Gittins

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The music that has come out of the UK has played a key role in shaping the course of world culture for centuries, with the 20th century having brought us various forms of rock sub-genres and acts that are fixtures of our times still. But not all important music has to be delivered to us through mainstream channels like radio … Read More

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Interview: Mixer/Producer – Chris Allen

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Despite the fact that Chris Allen’s work in dance music extends back to before it became a mainstream sensation, he’s not unfamiliar with both critical & commercial success. As the co-producer & engineer of Sonique’s 2000′s smash hit “It Feels So Good”, which spent 3 weeks at #1 in the UK, his place in dance music history is cemented. He’s … Read More

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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: 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: 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: 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: Producer/Mixer – R8DIO

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After having randomly bumped into him at the Vintage King store in LA, I became acquainted with Troy Johnson, aka R8DIO, who was unbeknownst to me a producer and mixer with a background and resume in the music world that was to be envied. After becoming more familiar with one another, talk inevitably led to pro audio, the music biz … Read More

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Interview: Audio Engineer – Jeff Edwards

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Following my chat with Blake Harden, I was able to further dive into the world of audio engineers by interviewing someone who’s experience has taken him from the American MidWest to the South, both as an audio professional and teacher. Jeff Edwards has a credit list that can be made long, covering most of today’s popular urban stars, which gave … Read More

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Interview: Audio Engineer – Blake Harden

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As much as I tend to talk to mixers, it’s important to remember that studio engineers play an equally important role in helping artists reach their musical goals. After all, no-one wants to mix a botched recording. That’s where the likes of Blake Harden come in, an engineer with experience across a wide spectrum of urban music, from Usher, Tech N9ne … Read More

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Interview: Mixer – Tony Maserati

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With a resume that stretches from here to the moon, Tony Maserati hardly needs an introduction for those in the pro audio world. However, for those just getting into it, it might help to mention that he has credits as a mix engineer for everything from classic hip-hop and RnB records of the 90’s by the likes of Mary J … Read More

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Interview: Mixer/Producer – Ken Lewis

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Ken Lewis lacks for nothing in terms of a resume within the music industry. From songwriting to mixing, and being an all-around production powerhouse, his credits are littered all across popular urban music acts like Mary J Blidge, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake, Common, Jay Z and Beyonce, as well as famous names from other genres, like Fun and Krewella.

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