INTERVIEWS

Engineer Peter Moshay chooses Radial for Live From Daryl’s House

Engineer Peter Moshay chooses Radial for Live From Daryl’s House

Since 2007 Daryl Hall has opened up his home to host a diverse selection of contemporary artists who walk in the front door bringing their instruments and their musicianship ‘A’ game. A sample of artists who have come to jam and dine with Hall include Jason Mraz, Cee-Lo Green, Shelby Lynne, Joe Walsh, Booker T, Blind Boys of Alabama, Rob Thomas, Train and Smokey Robinson. 

Vance Powell talks iZotope RX Audio Repair Suite

Vance Powell talks iZotope RX Audio Repair Suite

Three-time GRAMMY-winning producer, mixer and recording engineer Vance Powell is a dyed-in-the-wool analog purist. He also happens to know what it takes to make great records. His unique, analog-centric style enhances every track he touches — from collaborations with local Nashville bands to major releases like the acclaimed Jack White album Blunderbuss. Although his studio approach is analog all the way, Vance likes to leverage modern technology—like iZotope’s RX audio repair suite—to achieve sonic perfection. He talked with us about what it’s like being an analog guy in a digital world—and revealed how he and Jack transformed some unfortunate studio mishaps into unique tones that might leave you wondering, “how did they get that sound?

TYR relies on accurate performance of the Equator D5s

TYR relies on accurate performance of the Equator D5s

With its bass heavy, dance oriented grooves and the extensive use of synthesis and digital sampling, electronic music has a large and loyal following. Such is the nature of TYR, whose music has been featured on Billboard’s ‘Next Big Sound’ chart as the #9 fastest accelerating artist across the web. TYR’s music has been well received by genre icon Moby and his following keeps growing. Quality production is central to TYR’s music and the studio reference monitors used during production need to be accurate and robust. That’s precisely why TYR relies on his D5 monitors from San Diego, CA-based Equator Audio.

Def Leppard rocking out with the Presonus ADL-700s

Def Leppard rocking out with the Presonus ADL-700s

Having worked with UK rockers Def Leppard in the studio and as concert front-of-house engineer for well over a decade, Ronan McHugh has had ample opportunity to try out lots of different gear with the band. McHugh has been using the new PreSonus ADL 700 tube channel strip to record the band’s first studio album since their 2008 Songs from the Sparkle Lounge, and he gives the channel strip high marks all around.

New Serato Icon Artist: Just Blaze – Interview

New Serato Icon Artist: Just Blaze – Interview

The latest addition to the Serato Icon Artist Series is Just Blaze. Just Blaze is an artist who evolves. He has seamlessly blended his career as one of Hip Hop’s most influential producers with his ongoing career as a DJ, which in 2014, is stronger than ever. His ability to adapt and his hunger to experience and take advantage of what’s new, have kept Just Blaze at the cutting edge of music.

Benny Rietveld and his Radial FireFly light up Vegas Strip

Benny Rietveld and his Radial FireFly light up Vegas Strip

Almost 24 years ago bassist Benny Rietveld ended his tenure with Miles Davis and made the move to join team Carlos Santana. At the time of the move it was unlikely Rietveld knew how Santana would reignite his own career, garner mass appeal on popular radio and clean up at the Grammys with the “Supernatural” project. Netherlands born, Hawaii raised Rietveld took a chance, put in almost a decade of commitment to Santana (prior to “Supernatural”) and now enjoys a career so diverse it satisfies his many and varied interests. He also serves as musical director for Santana.

Snow Patrol very happy with the Focusrite Forte Interface

Snow Patrol very happy with the Focusrite Forte Interface

When touring the world, any great band uses the time in between concert performances for doing work on the next album, release. Whether they’re making demos to share ideas with bandmates, or working with talented friends to help them further their careers, they still need the facility to make recordings quickly and at high quality — because we all know the first take is often the best.