2013 marks the bicentenary of the birth of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi, and to honour the occasion, the Fondazione Teatro La Fenice decided to perform Verdi’s famous opera ‘Otello’ in the stunning outdoor environment of the 15th century courtyard of the Palazzo Ducale, in the heart of Venice. The event revived a tradition of presenting outdoor performances at the Ducal Palace that ran from 1949-67, and the work itself is a passionate tribute to the city.
Hollywood Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Songwriter Griffin Boice (Black Eyed Peas, Rob Zombie, Hollywood Undead, The Saturdays, Wiz Khalifa) talks production philosophies and how Slate products have become an integral part of his process.
Steve Morse, Casey McPherson, and Dave LaRue talk about recording the new Flying Colors album – in the studio and on the road – using the PreSonus ADL 700 Channel Strip and the FireStudio Mobile. In today’s hype-strewn music industry landscape, the term “supergroup” is best avoided. Still, it’s hard to resist speaking in superlatives when you talk about Flying Colors.
Sonnox Plugins went to Ollie Olson and had a chat with him about his work. Ollie has worked with the famous and not so famous. With his vast experience he is the man you want to hear stories from! And now you can, … watch the video.
Alex ‘Cores’ Hayes is a producer/engineer/writer based in London. He works closely with Professor Green and was executive producer of his two albums “Alive Till I’m Dead” and “At Your Inconvenience”, which both went double gold in the UK. He also MD’s Green’s band. His involvement with Green has seen him work with the likes of Lily Allen, Example, Labrinth and Emeli Sandé. We recently visited his London studio to discuss one of his favourite pieces of kit; the Focusrite ISA 828 mic preamp.
Present mastering/mixing engineer extraordinaire Dave McNair. With a list full of credits ranging from Iggy Pop and Rod Stewart to Los Lobos, Tina Turner and most recently David Bowie, his expertise and trusted ears represent the last step in the record making process. Dave recently, sat down with Sonnox to share his experience using the Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec.
Mackie announces a powerful new control app for the popular DL1608 and new DL806 Digital Live Sound Mixers – My Fader – is now available as a free download. Based on the acclaimed user interface and workflow of the Master Fader iPad control app, My Fader provides the perfect set of features for on-stage performers controlling their own monitor mix. My Fader is also great for the FOH engineer who needs a handy tool that allows pocketable wireless control from anywhere in the venue.
Ross Birchard is Hudson Mohawke – an artist who constantly pushes the expectations and boundaries of scenes and genres. One of the most influential and forward thinking producers currently. His appetite for sounds started at a young age. A UK DMC finalist at 15, DJing was the focus. It’s through his production that he has grown into the artist he is today and that has taken the kid from Glasgow, to the world.
From Livingston Taylor to Ziggy Marley, U2 to The Red Clay Ramblers, Grammy-winning producer Glenn Rosenstein‘s multi-decade discography is both lengthy and delightfully eclectic. So it’s hardly surprising that Rosenstein jumped at the opportunity to take on a project unlike anything he’d done before.
On a recent trip to LA, Sonnox dropped in to Mirrorball Entertainment, to chat with multi-Grammy winning mix engineer Tony Maserati. Fortunately they had a camera with them, so they filmed it! In the six videos, Tony discusses some really interesting subjects such as Subtractive Equalisation, and how mixing for today’s music consumer is very different to what it was 10 years ago
Renowned techno DJ and producer, Gayle San, has adopted the Xone:DB4 as her mixer of choice for touring and production work. Gayle San started DJing 18 years ago with vinyl, then progressed to CDs, and most recently her set up is digital, originally based around the Xone:4D and now the new Xone:DB4 mixer and Xone:K2 controller.
Looking at Daniel Myer‘s discography, one has to wonder when he sleeps. From his work with influential electro-industrial crossover group Haujobb to his Xbox soundtrack work, the electronic dance-music pioneer has recorded more material in the past few years than most people do in a lifetime – no mean feat considering that he seems to also be perpetually on tour with several different bands.
Spend a few minutes chatting with globe-trotting Italian producer/engineer Pietro Foresti, and it’s easy to see that he’s passionate about his work. It’s a joy that’s contagious; his love of music is equaled by his excitement about the artists he works with and the technology he uses to create and record it.
The eagerly awaited new forthcoming album from Queens of the Stone Age has been recorded and mixed on Unity Audio Rock and Boulder active monitors.
Marc Anthony, Chayanne, and Marco Antonio Solis–three of the biggest names in Latin pop–are currently out on the road together on their 14-city North American GIGANT3S tour. Manning the house mix for Anthony once again is his longtime FOH engineer, Jose A. Rivera, Jr., who has recently chosen to apply an A-Designs HM2EQ HAMMER dual-channel tube equalizer and HM2 NAIL compressor/limiter across the stereo mix buss.