Artist Interviews

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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Jason Schweitzer on Mixing for Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and Indie-Soul Sensation Mayer Hawthorne

Posted by Michael Gallant on February 22, 2012 5:56:57 PM 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 9:54:40 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 10:02:13 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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Phil Tan, the Quiet Master of Hip-Hop and R&B Production

Posted by Erik Hanson on September 21, 2011 11:00:41 PM PDT

With more than 24 number one Billboard Hot 100 hits, 3 Grammys®, and nearly 300 album credits, there are few modern engineers that can touch Phil Tan’s recent track record. With true pop anthems like Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl”, Snoop Dogg’s “Drop it Like it’s Hot”, Fergie’s “London Bridge”, and Rihanna’s “S.O.S.” under his belt, perhaps more remarkable is Phil’s gracious, curious, and almost zen-like nature.

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Producer Tucker Martine on My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, and UA Gear

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on August 11, 2011 11:34:58 PM PDT

GRAMMY®-nominee Tucker Martine' produces, engineers, and mixes a variety of talent in the indie, folk, blues, and alternative rock scenes. Marsha Vdovin takes a moment to speak with Tucker on how he incorporated UA gear into two new albums –– The Decemberists' The King Is Dead, and My Morning Jacket's Circuital.

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