Artist Interviews

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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Iconic Producer Andy Johns on Recording with Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and the 1176

Posted by Universal Audio on April 17, 2012 2:41:24 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 12:13:28 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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Jason Schweitzer on Mixing for Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and Indie-Soul Sensation Mayer Hawthorne

Posted by Michael Gallant on February 22, 2012 9:56:57 AM PST

GRAMMY®-winning mixer and producer Jason Schweitzer has worked with hip-hop icons like Wiz Khalifa, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and Eminem, and has tracked and mixed music for R&B and pop artists such as Mayer Hawthorne, Fergie, and Macy Gray. 

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Grammy-Winning Engineer Darrell Thorp — Golden Ears for Beck, Radiohead, Switchfoot

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on November 17, 2011 1:54:40 PM PST

UA sits down with three-time GRAMMY-winning engineer Darrell Thorp to hear how UA hardware and UAD Powered Plug-Ins are instrumental in his work with chart-topping artists such as Radiohead, Switchfoot, Beck, Outkast, Gnarls Barkley, and Travis.

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Rik Simpson on Producing Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto

Posted by Mike Levine on October 17, 2011 3:02:13 PM PDT

Jay Z, PJ Harvey, Natalie Imbruglia, and Portishead are just some of the acts that Rik Simpson has engineered, produced, or mixed during his career. But the biggest name on Simpson’s résumé is undoubtedly Coldplay. Simpson (with two Grammys as a producer to his name) has worked on three of their albums, including their latest, Mylo Xyloto, which he co-produced, engineered, and helped mix.

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