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Every time I find myself in a new city, I go searching for studios to talk to. The first one I found in Paris was OneTwoPassIt. Run by Mathieu, Sylvain and Laurent, it's been around for eight years and has...

Alan Braxe [Artist]

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Alan Braxe's rise to fame came not only as a result of his work with Fred Falke on records like "Running (Intro)" and "Rubicon", but also due to his membership in Stardust and his later solo material and remix...
Raw Man is the solo epithet of Romain Séo, who is also one-half of The Buffalo Bunch, a duo consisting of himself and Paul De Homem-Christo. With releases on both of Daft Punk's personal labels, and remixes for the likes...
Philippe Zdar's fingerprints can be found all over acclaimed music releases from the last 25 years. His credits extend from French rappers like MC Solaar to Grammy winners like Phoenix, and even to his own music projects like Cassius,...
As my travels took me across Spain to the city of Palma, I continued to keep an eye out for studios to talk to. With some help from Google, Palma Music Studios popped up in my browser. Created by Fredrik...
Whilst attending a gear demonstration by Burl Audio alast week, I was able to approach the founder of the company, Rich Williams, for an interview. I had always heard glowing comments about Burl products, and now I had a chance to...
Whilst digging around Discogs for names of people who had worked on my favorite albums, I came across Adam Hawkins as one responsible for engineering and mixing projects like Gary Clark Jr's "Blak and Blu" and Regina Spektor's "Far".  That was...
Relocating to Ibiza for the summer has allowed me to establish a connection with some of the leading studios on the island, one of which is Sonic Vista Studios, run by Henry Sarmiento, whose breadth of abilities spans from live sound and...

Philippe Weiss [Mixer]

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(Photo Credit: Sebastien Kohler) Philippe Weiss has been earning his living for over twenty five years as a mix engineer, with indie clients like Selah Sue and superstars like Madonna. As a fan of the 2011 "Selah Sue" album that he...
Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas' contributions to Mutemath's alternative/blues-rock sound have been a defining part of the band's success. Although he recently stepped away from his role as bass and guitar player, he's still keeping active in the music world by releasing guitar...
Though I originally reached out to Barcelona producer and studio owner, Marc Molas Carol, to talk about his studio, El Tostadero, it turned out that the venue had been closed down, and his music affairs were being relocated into a new building that...
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. The former member of Christian rock band Jars of...
It's been a while since I last talked to any studios, but after having relocated to Barcelona, I figured I'd start reaching out to the recording spots around. First up is Angel Sound Studio.  Having moved into a new venue in...

Beatnick Dee [Producer]

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In the world of beats and crate-digging, the LA-based Beatnick Dee is a well-established figure who's output ranges from sample packs to studio albums. He's both the crate-digger behind the "International Breaks" series of sample packs and the producer...
The alternative rock scene of the late 2000s produced a wave of both commercially and critically successful bands, from Daughtry and The Cab to Parachute and Augustana. Thanks to producer Greg Archilla's work on Safetysuit's 2009 debut album, "Life Left To Go" the...
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 to...
Los Angeles-based brothers Daniel and Andrew Aged formed their music duo in 2010, and released their acclaimed "No World" debut album in 2013. Prior to that, the brothers had already built up resumes of touring and session work in the...
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...
I came across The Daydream Sound (TDS) on Youtube, whilst browsing for videos of sampling equipment. Upon finding out that he was a not only a beatmaker, but also a producer and sampler aficionado, I had to ask for...
As an audio and music production company, Pole Position Production (PPP) has been involved with popular titles like "Wolfenstein", "Medal Of Honor", "Battlefield", "Need For Speed" and "Forza". They've been in the business of providing audio assets for the gaming industry for ten years, as...
ThinkSpace is an online music school for students interested in composing for games, films and TV, and offers tutoring from established composers and industry insiders. In conjunction with the recent expansion of their range of Masters Programmes, I was...
In the wake of the success of Remedy Entertainment's latest release, "Quantum Break", I was able to chat with the game's BAFTA-nominated Finnish composer, Petri Alanko. The 46 year-old has already tasted mainstream game music success after having scored "Alan...
After taking a break from doing game audio interviews, I've gotten back into it. Despite having talked to Ben Minto at EA DICE, I still felt compelled to chat with another one of their employees, Andreas Almström, about his extensive...
Whilst conducting an interview at Riksmixningsverket in Stockholm, Linn Fijal pointed out one of her favorite pieces of gear, the Looptrotter Monster Compressor. Thus began my research on this relatively unknown audio company, of which I've become a fan....
Joe Bagale, also known as Otis McDonald, is a San Francisco-based artist whose music has gained significant traction on Youtube. Despite having a home studio setup like so many others, he's been able to produce some noteworthy music that...
During my time in London, I happened to come across a goldmine of a place called Tileyard. It's the work-place and home of a multitude of indie and major label-affiliated professionals in the entertainment industry. Tom Fuller was one of...
The studio founded by ABBA's Benny Andersson, Riksmixningsverket, is located in Stockholm's Skeppsholmen, and is managed by Linn Fijal. Given my recent move to Stockholm, I had the chance to pass by and chat with her about the work...
LANDR is an online cloud-based mastering service that has taken the audio world by storm since its launch in May of 2014. It offers the opportunity for users to have their music mastered online through the process of drag-and-drop, and...