Artist Interviews

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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Producer/Engineer Billy Bush on Mixing Garbage's 'Not Your Kind of People' with Universal Audio

Posted by Michael Gallant on June 20, 2012 11:22:13 AM PDT

2012’s Not Your Kind of People continues the electronic rock legacy that Garbage began with their self-titled 1995 platinum debut release. Helping the group craft their sound is producer, mixer, and engineer Billy Bush, who uses Universal Audio tools on the band’s edgy guitars, driving percussion grooves, and glistening electronics.

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Tony Maserati, Pop Royalty's Favorite Engineer, Mixes Jason Mraz with UA Hardware and Software

Posted by Michael Gallant on May 17, 2012 2:45:04 PM PDT

Tony Maserati’s renowned chops has had him mixing everyone from Lady Gaga, Sting, and Mariah Carey, to The Notorious B.I.G. and Alicia Keys. His latest high-profile project is Jason Mraz’s Love Is a Four Letter Word, a project he expertly crafted with the help of a host of Universal Audio tools.

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Andrew Scheps on Engineering Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mixing Adele, and Letting Songs 'Mix Themselves'

Posted by Mike Levine on April 19, 2012 4:52:03 PM PDT

Andrew Scheps mixed numerous tracks on Adele’s Grammy-winning album, 21, as well as the latest Red Hot Chili Peppers album, I’m with You. As a producer, Scheps’ credits include Favez, The Duke Spirit, and Audrye Sessions. “Universal Audio’s stuff is definitely a big part of everything I do,” he says.

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