I met Nathaniel Kunkel several years ago at an audio conference and was impressed by how self assured and outspoken he was for his young age. He’s been depending on UAD-1 for years, so he couldn’t wait to try UAD-2 with his Pro Tools rig. In fact, he couldn’t even wait for the official Pro Tools support offered in the forthcoming UAD 5.2 software release, due in mid-December.
Matt Knobel has a great job. A job that many of us covet. He is the head engineer at South Beach's Setai Recording Studio. Besides being a super-gorgeous, high-end studio, it is located in the glamorous Setai Hotel in Miami Beach. Together with Kravitz Design, Matt set out to create a world-class recording studio with an intimate setting that combines the best of digital technology and vintage analog sound.
I realized this month that I’ve never interviewed Bill Putnam, Jr., for the Heritage column. I thought it might be interesting to hear more about his background and how he decided to resurrect his father’s company, Universal Audio.Read More
I know — we interviewed Matt Boudreau back in March about his racks of UA outboard gear and four UAD-1 cards. Could Matt still be wowed? We asked him to try the UAD-2 to track and mix a song in two days and let us document the process on video. Matt’s partner, Michael Romanowski, then mastered the track using a UAD-2 with the mastering application Soundblade.Read More
Al Schmitt is one of those New Yorkers who has lived in LA for over 30 years and yet he’s still a New Yorker. It’s not just the accent but also the lively energy. Al Schmitt is a nineteen-time Grammy Award-winning recording engineer and record producer. As a child growing up in New York City, Schmitt would catch the subway on weekends to spend the day at his uncle's recording studio...Read More
Chris Manning, an up-and-coming engineer/producer, took the new UA 710 Twin-Finity Mic Pre and DI out for a little test drive. Chris and his brother Roger were in the super-successful rock band, Jellyfish, in the early nineties. Roger went on to form Moog Cookbook, crank out a few solo albums and back up recordings by Beck and others. Chris Manning chose a different route.Read More
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