Artist Stories

Emmy Award winner Jim Fitzpatrick (Family Guy, American Dad) has worked the sound stages of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters and prime-time TV series. We asked him what’s involved in being the last line of audio defense before a film or show hits the public – from having creative fun with a sound, to detailed audio repair.

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Legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, The Beatles) recorded rock’s greatest classics bar none. We talked to Eddie about restoring the final collection of Jimi Hendrix studio recordings, Both Sides of the Sky.

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Supervising sound editor Mark Mangini (Mad Max: Fury Road) and re-recording mixer Ron Bartlett (Life of Pi) have done things in sound design you wouldn’t believe. Find out how they shaped the sonic landscape of Blade Runner 2049 without creating a mere replica(nt) of the original.

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Sound designer Julian Slater (Mad Max: Fury Road, Jumanji) was a major driving force behind Baby Driver’s high-octane soundtrack. We got inside Julian’s head to discuss how he syncopated sound effects and music to drive the story behind the critically acclaimed film.

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Emre Ramazanoglu (David Holmes, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lily Allen) breaks down drumming, engineering, and taking Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds on the experimental fringe of music production for the making of Who Built the Moon?

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How do you breathe life and soul into programmed drums? We hit up producer, mixer and original 80s drum machine master Jimmy Bralower (Madonna, Nile Rodgers, Kurtis Blow, Hall & Oates) for his drum programming secrets.

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Los Angeles IDM, glitch and heavy bass music pioneers the Glitch Mob share their production and mixing advice for epic synths, massive drums and multi-dimensional mixes, while in the studio mixing their third album.

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Are there right and wrong ways to use plugins? Not for uber-vocalist, producer and film composer Mike Patton, who shared with us which plugins he most likes to use – and abuse – in albums with Faith No More, Fantômas and Dead Cross.

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The multi-platinum mixing and recording engineer discusses mixing Rush for 5.1 surround, his tips for mixing large drum sets and multi-amped guitars – and which plugin he’d take with him if he time-traveled back to analog days.

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The vocal producer for Demi Lovato and Adam Lambert reveals his secrets for crafting a killer vocal chain that will make any singer feel comfortable and inspired.

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