Artist Interviews

Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos on Apollo, UAD & Creativity

Posted by James Rotondi on September 22, 2015 1:54:40 PM PDT

Beyond the gorgeous dance-pop veneer of Passion Pit’s latest album, Kindred, is a complex, deeply layered world of overlapping synth textures and nuanced beat architecture. Frontman Michael Angelakos breaks down the group’s creative process and how Apollo and UAD plug-ins act as a main ingredient.

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Engineer Michael Ilbert Mixes Multi-National Hits with UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Christian Stahl on August 24, 2015 4:28:45 PM PDT

Engineer/producer Michael Ilbert has mixed records by the Cardigans, the Hives, Supergrass, and In Flames, but it's his work on Taylor Swift's Red and 1989 that have garnered him multiple Grammy nominations. Here, Ilbert discusses what UAD Powered Plug-Ins bring to his A-list international hit parade.

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Producer Neil Mclellan Mixes The Prodigy with UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Michael Gallant on June 22, 2015 10:16:36 AM PDT

In co-producing and mixing The Prodigy’s powerfully aggressive new album, The Day Is My Enemy, Neil Mclellan not only adds another international hit to his resume, but also cements his status as master of both the vintage analog and cutting-edge digital realms.

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Emily Lazar on Mastering Hits with UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Michael Gallant on May 21, 2015 5:07:10 PM PDT

As the founder and chief mastering engineer of The Lodge in New York City, Lazar has played a key role in crafting some of the biggest albums of the 2000s. Here, she details her role as a mastering engineer and how UAD plug-ins help her realize her sonic ideals.

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Legendary Producer/DJ Armin van Buuren on the Power of UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Michael Gallant on April 21, 2015 5:12:08 PM PDT

In the world of dance music, few have amassed as stellar a resume as Armin van Buuren. Here, he details how UAD plug-ins help him to entrance audiences.



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Green Day Engineer Chris Dugan Tracks with Apollo Expanded Software

Posted by James Rotondi on March 23, 2015 11:17:43 AM PDT

Grammy award-winning engineer Chris Dugan looked to his Apollo QUAD and Apollo 16 Thunderbolt audio interfaces — linked by Apollo Expanded software — to provide him the perfect portable environment for capturing a 100% live band in two very demanding environments: a bustling movie set, and an underground rock club. 

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Producer Charlie Andrew Mixes Alt-J with UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by James Rotondi on February 11, 2015 2:39:14 PM PST

As the artful studio helmsman behind British folk-hop sensations Alt- J — and their 2012 Mercury Prize-winning album, An Awesome Wave — producer Charlie Andrew found himself the recipient of Britain’s Breakthrough Producer of the Year Award for 2013. Here, Andrew details how UAD Powered Plug-Ins helped shape Alt-J's latest album, This Is All Yours.

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Dave Tozer on Making Hits for John Legend with UAD-2 & Logic Pro X

Posted by Michael Gallant on October 17, 2014 11:45:54 PM PDT
Grammy-winning producer, engineer and songwriter Dave Tozer has found chart-topping success with artists like Kanye West, Jay-Z, John Legend, and Justin Timberlake. Here, Tozer details how you can synthesize a powerful UAD/Logic Pro X production workflow. Read More

Producer Salaam Remi on Making Hits with Alicia Keys, Nas, and More

Posted by Michael Gallant on August 25, 2014 9:27:26 PM PDT
With a list of credits that includes hits from Amy Winehouse, Nas, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Big Boi, and Nelly Furtado, Salaam Remi is one of the top music creators in the world. Here, he shares how he uses Apollo and UAD Powered Plug-Ins to craft his tracks. Read More

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