Artist Interviews

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

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on November 20, 2012 6:23:50 PM 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 11:07:46 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 7:28:46 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 6:45:26 PM 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 6:22:13 PM 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 9:45:04 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 11:52:03 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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Iconic Producer Andy Johns on Recording with Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and the 1176

Posted by Universal Audio on April 17, 2012 9:41:24 PM PDT

Andy Johns has engineered records by artists ranging from Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones to Van Halen and Rod Stewart. In this unearthed interview from 2002, we hear about his fascinating history in the recording industry, and learn how he used Universal Audio’s 1176 on iconic rock hits such as Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog.”

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Producer of the Year Paul Epworth on Adele, Cee Lo, Foster the People

Posted by Michael Gallant on March 16, 2012 7:13:28 PM PDT

When Paul Epworth co-wrote and produced “Rolling In The Deep” off Adele’s album, 21, little did he know he would accept the Producer, Song, Record, and Album of the Year awards. Learn about the all-UA signal chain behind Adele's vocals, and the unique production aesthetic he brings to his other hit projects.

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