Artist Interviews

The Glitch Mob on Production, Performance, and UAD Powered Plug-Ins

Posted by Mike Levine on June 17, 2011 8:53:40 PM PDT

The production wizards behind The Glitch Mob -- Ed Ma, Justin Boreta, and Josh Mayer -- depend heavily on analog-processor emulations from Universal Audio’s UAD-2 collection to create unique sounds and warm up their digital sound sources.

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Jacknife Lee with R.E.M., Snow Patrol, U2, and UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on May 16, 2011 6:46:28 PM PDT

An Irish musician, remixer, producer, and engineer, Jacknife Lee has worked with legendary rock bands such as U2 and R.E.M., and beloved indie music acts such as Snow Patrol, Bloc Party, and Crystal Castles. We took a moment to retrace his path from musician to engineer, and hear how his UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins rig and UA Classic analog gear helped him produce R.E.M.'s latest, Collapse Into Now.

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Producer Peter Katis on The National, Jonsi, and Universal Audio Analog Hardware

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on April 25, 2011 8:01:30 PM PDT

Peter Katis is one of the hottest audio alchemists on the planet, producing and mixing celebrated records by The National, Interpol, Frightened Rabbit, Mates of State, and Tokyo Police Club. He has spent much of the past year co-producing The National's acclaimed High Violet, and crafting the debut solo album, Go, for Jónsi Birgisson of Sigur Rós fame.

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Legendary Mix Engineer Michael Brauer Talks with Universal Audio

Posted by Jon Regen on March 19, 2011 11:11:11 AM PDT

Michael Brauer has enjoyed an illustrious 30-year music career, mixing chart-topping albums by renowned artists including Coldplay, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, and The Rolling Stones. Last month he nabbed the coveted Best Engineered Album Grammy Award for his work on John Mayer’s Battle Studies.

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Arcade Fire Engineer Mark Lawson Takes UA Hardware on a Trip to The Suburbs

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on January 14, 2011 11:11:11 AM PST

One of the most anticipated albums of the year, Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs was released to critical acclaim, spent time on the top of the charts, and recently won 2010's "Album of the Year" GRAMMY®. Mark Lawson is one of the talented engineers to work with this indie rock band with its multitude of members and ever changing instrumentation.

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Red Hot Ryan Hewitt Makes His Mark with Chili Peppers, Avett Brothers, Flogging Molly, and More

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on July 25, 2010 6:10:20 PM PDT

Few people are lucky enough to grow up in the music business. Ryan Hewitt had the fortune of being raised in and around recording studios from an early age; the perfect springboard for his career as an in-demand engineer/mixer for bands including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flogging Molly, the Avett Brothers and Chili Pepper John Frusciante’s solo projects.

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Engineer/Producer Glenn Rosenstein Adds His Golden Touch to Talking Heads, U2, Ziggy Marley, and More

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on June 23, 2010 2:12:11 PM PDT

Glenn Rosenstein is one of those powerhouse engineer/producers who cut his teeth at NYC’s Sigma Sound in the ‘80s. Madonna, U2, Talking Heads, and Ziggy Marley are just some of the artists whose records received Rosenstein’s golden touch. These days, he is producing hits in his own studio in Nashville.

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Film Composer Hans Zimmer Scores Big with UAD Powered Plug-Ins

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on May 26, 2010 8:12:33 PM PDT

Hans Zimmer is one of the most prolific and compelling film composers in Hollywood. With more than 100 films and eight Academy Awards to his name, a short list of Zimmer's scores include the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Gladiator, The Lion King, The Da Vinci Code, Sherlock Holmes, The Last Samurai, Kung Fu Panda and The Dark Knight.

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Engineer Extraordinaire Mike Shipley — Behind the Board for Maroon 5, Alison Krauss, and More

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on April 21, 2010 11:12:11 AM PDT

GRAMMY®-winner Mike Shipley is one of the music industry’s top mixers; his hit-making career spans over thirty years. He seldom grants interviews, so I was thrilled when he agreed to speak with me about how he uses UA hardware and UAD Powered Plug-ins. Born in Australia, Shipley moved to England as a teenager, and there became interested in recording.

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