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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...
Hundreds of producers and engineers make their living by working alongside underground bands that are self-funded and mainly need studio time to record their first releases. Based in Warwickshire, Tom Gittins works out of his Monochrome Productions studio to help...
XLN Audio are the developers behind Addictive Drums, a popular music software that offers its user some of the most sophisticated drum sounds of any virtual instrument. They continue to expand upon its appeal with the release of recent packs like...
In addition to being a member of his own multi-platinum band, Garbage, Butch Vig has brought his production abilities to enough acclaimed albums by the likes of Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Foo Fighters, to be firmly cemented in music history....
Sie Medway-Smith had told me about Pablo Clements' synth haven of a studio, Toy Rooms, so I went looking for it on Miloco's website. Covered with synths, keyboards, guitars, drums, and vinyl records, it's quite the hidden gem of a place,...
Mike Hedges' resume stretches pretty far, as you'd expect from someone with four decades in the industry. His production and engineering credits are all over the place, be it underground bands, mainstream acts, or movie soundtracks. Even the plugin...
In the world of both pro audio and music engineering, Eddie Kramer's name is one of legend. Having been the engineer that captured Jimi Hendrix's material, as well as some acclaimed releases by Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and The...
Chris Allen is not unfamiliar with both critical & commercial success. As the co-producer & engineer of Sonique’s "It Feels So Good", which became a hit in 2000, spending three weeks at #1 in the UK, his place in dance music...

Hugh Worskett [Producer]

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Some weeks ago, I came across a track called "Stranger". I thought it was pretty good, and went hunting for the producer. So here we are, with an interview of Hugh Worskett, a London-based music man whose work with...
Fabrice Gabriel has risen to fame within the audio world as the technical powerhouse behind Slate Digital plugins, like the VCC and VTM. He's now making news with his own company, Eiosis, and it's first plugin, the "AirEQ". Below, you can read...

Darren King [Artist]

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The sound of the band Mutemath, is largely characterized by the drumming of Darren King, known for his energetic live perfomances and stage diving. Now that he's released a sample pack through I WANT THAT SOUND, I went about seeking...
Darren King, the drummer from Mutemath, has collaborated with a sample company called That Sound to create his own sample pack. As a recent owner of these samples, I decided to reach out to the company for an interview about their...
In an age where we see more and more professional studios fade away, London's Metropolis Studios has been able to remain standing. Paul Norris and Liam Nolan are currently working as a part of their engineering staff. Thanks to...

Dobie [Artist]

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After my chat with Sie Medway-Smith, he mentioned that Dobie would be a great guy to talk to as someone who has tons of experience in the industry. So a few weeks later, I was able to have a...
The fact that Red Bull has been able to so successfully permeate the world of music is a puzzling feat, considering that they're primarily a seller of energy drinks. Brendon Harding is the Studio Manager at their London Studio location,...
Yoad Nevo has been an in-demand mixer and producer as well as a digital audio guru for over twenty years. With numerous production and mix credits, as well as a major role at Waves Audio, he’s played an active...
Despite having been a speaker manufacturer for less than a decade, Unity Audio has been able to give established brands a run for their money with it's line of studio monitors, which can be found in audio establishments like...
Though Brian Trifon has been featured on Speakhertz before under his Trifonic moniker, my talk with him this time covered different ground since his colleague, Brian White, was included to discuss working at Finishing Move Inc. Their company provides...
With 30+ years in the music industry, Chris Sheldon’s abilities as a mixer and producer are in demand among rock bands across Europe. He’s worked with the likes of Foo Fighters, Oceansize, Garbage and Feeder, and has sharpened his...
Sie Medway-Smith has been able to thrive for two decades in the music industry as a freelance producer and mixer that has worked with both established acts like Massive Attack, Björk and Depeche Mode and newcomers like TALA. Thanks to some help from...
Whilst Native Instruments and Scarbee tend to make waves in the world of virtual instruments, it's worth noting that Pettinhouse has been around for almost ten years, providing its own version of such products. This Italian company, operated by...
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...
Most producers are familiar with the software behemoth known as Native Instruments, which will have led them to also become acquainted with Scarbee, whose sample libraries take up a chunk of NI's production package, Komplete. Scarbee is responsible for some highly...
One of the few pleasures of an otherwise arduous college life was to enroll in Audio I and II classes, which allowed my interest in music to briefly overlap with academics. The teaching of those classes was provided by Joe Tortorici....
As regular consumers of entertainment media, most people will have been exposed to both Charles Deenen’s (above right) and Tim Gedemer’s work (above left), though perhaps unknowingly. From blockbuster movies like The Fast And The Furious, to music videos for...
Having enjoyed the soundtrack for The Social Network movie, I tracked down the guy who mixed the record, Michael Patterson. But I would later find out that he also mixed "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" soundtrack, as well as...
Clint Bajakian is currently working at Pyramind in San Francisco, but his career has seen him from the likes of Sony Entertainment to LucasArts. With Pyramind's growing name as a destination for music education and audio work for games...
Jason Graves' resume stretches far, but some notable game and franchises he's scored are "Dead Space", "DmC: Devil May Cry (Virgil's Downfall DLC)", "Resistance: Burning Skies", and the reboot of the "Tomb Raider" franchise. With his music output not seeming to slow...