Artist Interviews

Vampire Weekend Production Goes Mobile with Apollo and UAD Powered Plug-Ins

Posted by Michael Gallant on May 22, 2013 2:54:56 PM PDT

Producers Ariel Rechtshaid and Rostam Batmanglij recorded, produced, and mixed Vampire Weekend's latest album everywhere — from Los Angeles studios to Brooklyn apartments — thanks to the Apollo interface and Thunderbolt technology.

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Paul Blakemore on Mastering Grammy-Winning Hits for Esperanza Spalding, Arturo Sandoval with UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on April 23, 2013 4:35:16 PM PDT

Paul Blakemore's experienced ear for solving mastering "puzzles" has earned him multiple Grammys for his work on recordings for singer Esperanza Spalding and Latin jazz artist Arturo Sandoval.

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The Phil Ramone Interview

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on April 22, 2013 4:58:19 PM PDT

Like many in the recording industry, we were saddened to hear about the passing of legendary producer Phil Ramone. We were lucky enough to chat with him in 2008 about the influence of UA founder, Bill Putnam Sr., on his early recording career, and the state of the rapidly changing music industry after the birth of MP3 file sharing.

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Producer Ken Lewis Crafts Hits for Fun, Alicia Keys, Kanye West Using UAD Powered Plug-Ins

Posted by Michael Gallant on March 21, 2013 11:40:19 AM PDT

Whether for mixing, production, songwriting, or arranging, top acts call on Ken Lewis to turn their musical ideas into platinum hits. Here’s what he had to say about mentoring the next generation of mixers, and crafting hits for the biggest stars in the business using UAD Plug-Ins.

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Nashville Producer Jay Joyce Brings Rock Edge to Little Big Town, Eric Church, The Wallflowers, Cage The Elephant

Posted by Michael Levine on February 14, 2013 4:02:40 PM PST

Producer, engineer, and musician Jay Joyce has developed a thriving career in both the rock and country recording scenes. Joyce's past work ranges from rock acts such as Cage the Elephant, Sleeper Agent, and The Wallflowers, to country artists like Eric Church, Little Big Town, and Emmylou Harris.

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The Cranberries' Noel Hogan's Production Renaissance with UA Hardware and UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on November 20, 2012 10:23:50 AM PST

On the heels of the release of The Cranberries' sixth and latest album, Roses, we caught up with guitarist, songwriter, and producer Noel Hogan to hear about the founding years of The Cranberries, his 21st century production renaissance, and his current recording and production methods.

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Damian Taylor Brings "The Weirdness" to The Killers' Latest Album

Posted by Michael Gallant on October 22, 2012 4:07:46 PM PDT

Electronic music explorer and Grammy-nominated producer Damian Taylor has collaborated extensively with The Prodigy and Björk and remixed Arcade Fire, UNKLE, Kylie Minogue, Metallica, and Gotye, among others. Here’s what he had to say about getting The Killers' latest album, Battle Born, battle-ready with Universal Audio.

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Jam and Lewis' R&B Engineer, Tremaine Williams, on Mixing with Universal Audio Analog Hardware and UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Sean 'Brycen' Bryson on August 13, 2012 12:28:46 PM PDT

Last year was particularly fruitful for Tremaine Williams — his engineering work on Usher’s Raymond v. Raymond helped to garner the GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary R&B Album. Read on to learn how UA analog hardware and UAD Powered Plug-Ins have helped to further Tremaine's quest for audio perfection. 

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Audio Legend Joe Chiccarelli Shares Production Wisdom and Technique with Universal Audio

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on July 26, 2012 11:45:26 AM PDT

Read on to learn more about the production philosophy of legendary producer, mixer, and engineer Joe Chiccarelli, how Universal Audio vintage hardware and UAD-2 plug-ins fit into his workflow, and to get an under-the-hood peek at his mixing session of Young The Giant’s hit single, “My Body.”

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