Artist Interviews

Young Guru, Darrell Thorp, Al Schmitt, Jimmy Douglass, and Tom Elmhirst on Harnessing the Classic Neve Sound.

Posted by James Rotondi on May 19, 2016 1:47:42 PM PDT
Top hitmakers Young Guru, Darrell Thorp, Al Schmitt, Jimmy Douglass, and Tom Elmhirst on harnessing the classic "Neve Sound." Read More

How Pros Use Reverb: Expert Mixers Reveal the Power and Perils of this Magical Effect

Posted by James Rotondi on April 20, 2016 1:47:42 PM PDT
Four heavyweight mixers — RAC, Eric “ET” Thorngren, Kevin Killen, and Tucker Martine — reveal how they craft their reverb textures and how you can avoid making common reverb mistakes. Read More

10 Questions with Mick Guzauski, the Mixer Behind Daft Punk, Pharrell & More

Posted by Darrin Fox on March 14, 2016 1:22:56 PM PDT

Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk, Pharrell, Eric Clapton) talks about what he feels is important for young mix engineers to keep in mind as they learn the craft, as well as a few tips on his favorite UAD plug-ins.

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Mastering with the Masters. 7 Questions with Famed Mastering Engineers Emily Lazar, Peter Doell, and Bob Katz

Posted by Michael Gallant on February 11, 2016 10:06:48 AM PST

Universal Audio’s roundtable discussion on preparing tracks for the mastering process, the trio’s go-to UAD plug-ins, and how they use those tools to bring the tracks that they work on that extra level of life.

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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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