Posts Tagged 'interviews'

Apogee and Avid Partner to Offer Pro Tools Audio Solutions

Apogee and Avid Partner to Offer Pro Tools Audio Solutions

Apogee and Avid are pleased to announce two new Avid Artist Suite products for music recording and stereo audio post, Pro Tools | Duet and Pro Tools | Quartet

German DJs and producers PAN-POT about the Future of DJing

German DJs and producers PAN-POT about the Future of DJing

Techno duo Pan-Pot join the discussion about THE FUTURE OF DJING and share their thoughts on live remixing:

Cutting through the mix: Miles Walker and his Red 1 500s

Cutting through the mix: Miles Walker and his Red 1 500s

The journey from tape op to mix engineer is a long one, and most successful mix engineers have spent over a decade learning and refining their craft through the transition between recording studio and mixing environment. Miles Walker, who now has his fourth Grammy under his belt, admits that “five years ago, I just wasn’t ready for mixing; I hadn’t honed my sound enough.” 

Satoshi Mark Noguchi Brings Manley  into the Mix

Satoshi Mark Noguchi Brings Manley into the Mix

Busy mixing engineer Satoshi Mark Noguchi has been working up a storm around Hollywood. After just under a decade in Los Angeles, the Seattle native’s list of credits suggest that he does more mixing than sleeping. Currently working on a number of film scores for the likes of Rob Simonsen, Nathan Whitehead, and Joe Trapanese, Noguchi relies on Manley Labs gear to inject life into the mix.

Don Williams Tours and Records with Presonus StudioLive

Don Williams Tours and Records with Presonus StudioLive

Country music legend Don Williams‘ career spans multiple decades. With an impressive 42 Top Ten hits to his credit, Williams was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010. At the tender age of 75, he’s still going strong, touring in support of his latest album, Reflections.

Producer Val Garay Gets into the Manley CORE

Producer Val Garay Gets into the Manley CORE

Val Garay knows a thing or two about recording. The Grammy-winning veteran producer‘s credits include a cross-section of some of the best sounding tracks of the last four decades, from artists as diverse as Kim Carnes, The Motels, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, James Taylor, Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Santana, and many more.

Eddy Cue & Jimmy Iovine – The feature of Beats music

Last week we posted that Apple bought Beats Music. The two companies talked to eachother before on various issues, like the music indsustry and where it is going. This move is planned for them to work together on projects in te best way. So, what are the plans they have?

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. 

FOH Engineer Chris Stephens Uses MultiRack SoundGrid to Run Waves Plugins with SSL Live L500

FOH Engineer Chris Stephens Uses MultiRack SoundGrid to Run Waves Plugins with SSL Live L500

Live FOH engineer Chris Stephens (Jason Aldean, Wynonna, Michael McDonald) is part of a growing trend of live audio professionals turning to tools from Waves Audio when working with some of the biggest names in music. Lately, Stephens has been using his Waves plugins and MultiRack SoundGrid with SSL Live L500 on Jason Aldean’s Burn It DownTour.
Masters at Work: Man Made Mastering Berlin – Video

Masters at Work: Man Made Mastering Berlin – Video

Point Blank travelled to Berlin to talk to the guys behind Man Made Mastering. Tim Xavier and Mike Grinser give us an insight into their approach to mastering and to see how a track is cut to vinyl.

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.

First Atmos Dolby music mix with Unity Audio Rock MK II

First Atmos Dolby music mix with Unity Audio Rock MK II

English engineer Geoff Foster has recently completed the first ever specific Dolby Atmos music mix for the new Paramount Pictures blockbuster feature film on the Unity Audio Rock MK II active monitors. The cast includes Russell Crowe, Ray Winstone and Anthony Hopkins and directed by Darren Aronofsky with music composed by Clint Mansell.

Firebeatz talk UAD-2 Plugins – Video

Firebeatz talk UAD-2 Plugins – Video

Firebeatz are part of the strong, and growing group of very succesful dutch EDM producers. With succesful releases of their own but also collaborations with Martin Garrix and Sander van Doorn, and remixes for Rihanna, Pink and Justin Timberlake these boys are one of the hot names in the (EDM) business right now.

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.