Artist Interviews

Joel Hamilton on Mixing Pretty Lights’ "A Color Map of the Sun" with UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Jason Scott Alexander on March 25, 2014 8:56:00 PM PDT

By any measure, 2013 was a banner year for Derek Vincent Smith, better known by his stage moniker as Pretty Lights. A Color Map of the Sun, Pretty Lights’ fourth release, was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Dance/Electronica Album category and grabbed listeners’ attention with its ambitious textural grooves and soundscapes.

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Rich Chycki on Mixing Rush and Dream Theater with UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on November 26, 2013 6:53:53 PM PST
From his work with Dream Theater and Aerosmith, to his 26 Gold and Platinum records with Rush, Richard Chycki is an indisputable veteran of the rock scene. Known to use over 40 mics on Neil Peart's massive drum array alone, the Toronto-based engineer/mixer is no stranger to intricate musical production.

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Super-Producer Diplo on Creating Hits with UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Jason Scott Alexander on October 24, 2013 10:41:42 PM PDT

In a little over ten years, Diplo (real name, Thomas Wesley Pentz), has gone from honing his craft, deeply immersed amidst the DJ culture of South Florida, to being one of the most in-demand producers in music. Here he describes his rise to the top and how he uses UAD plug-ins to craft his tracks.

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Neal Cappellino on Tracking Brad Paisley with Apollo

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on September 24, 2013 6:18:12 PM PDT

A Grammy award-winning engineer who has worked with a veritable who’s-who of A-list artists, Neal Cappellino has built an impressive resume since he first moved to Nashville a little over 20 years ago.

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Joe Zook Mixes Hits for Serena Ryder, Katy Perry, and OneRepublic with UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on July 24, 2013 4:33:03 PM PDT

One of the most successful mixers working in music today, Joe Zook derives his true satisfaction from what he delivers: boutique, standout mixes, driven by each artist's personality and distinct style. His latest projects include Serena Ryder, Michael Franti, and OneRepublic — all crafted with the help of Universal Audio tools.

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Mick Guzauski On Mixing Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" with Universal Audio

Posted by Michael Gallant on June 19, 2013 9:04:40 PM PDT

The Grammy-winning engineer is one of the most skilled and accomplished mix engineers the industry has ever seen. His latest hit — the chart-topping Random Access Memories by French electronic wizards Daft Punk.

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

Posted by Michael Gallant on May 22, 2013 9:54:56 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 11:35:16 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 11:58:19 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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