Artist Interviews

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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Phish Engineer Ben Collette - On the Road with the UAD-2 Satellite

Posted by Dan Fulop on August 9, 2011 10:50:01 PM PDT

Known best for their eclectic musical style, and extended onstage jamming, Phish is legendary for their live performances and elaborate, hand-crafted festivals. We take a moment with Phish engineer Ben Collette to hear how UAD plug-ins fit into the mixing and mastering of their live performances, and their latest audio/visual installation.

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Thievery Corporation's Chris “Stone” Garrett on UAD Plug-Ins and Their New Album

Posted by Mike Levine on July 20, 2011 11:15:31 PM PDT

Thievery Corporation’s longtime secret weapon, Christopher “Stone” Garrett, started off selling recording gear to the band, and quickly became their chief mixer and engineer, a position he's held for more than 10 years. Garrett says Universal Audio analog gear and UAD plug-ins played a huge role in the production of the band’s latest effort.

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