Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos on Apollo, UAD & Creativity
Beyond the gorgeous dance-pop veneer of Passion Pit’s latest album, Kindred, is a complex, deeply layered world of overlapping synth textures and nuanced beat architecture. Frontman Michael Angelakos breaks down the group’s creative process and how Apollo and UAD plug-ins act as a main ingredient.
Mixing Eskmo’s "The Light of One Thousand Furnaces" with UAD Plug‑Ins
Writing and producing under the name "Eskmo," Los Angeles-based Brendan Angelides has releases on labels Ninja Tune, Warp, Ancestor and Apollo labels.
Engineer Michael Ilbert Mixes Multi-National Hits with UAD Plug-Ins
Engineer/producer Michael Ilbert has mixed records by the Cardigans, the Hives, Supergrass, and In Flames, but it's his work on Taylor Swift's Red and 1989 that have garnered him multiple Grammy nominations. Here, Ilbert discusses what UAD Powered Plug-Ins bring to his A-list international hit parade.
Engineer Tony Platt on Capturing Legendary Tones for the New UAD Marshall Plexi Plug-In
Legendary AC/DC engineer Tony Platt has tracked and mixed some of the most legendary albums ever recorded. In this interview, Platt talks Marshalls, mics, and the development of the Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959 plug-in.
Emily Lazar on Mastering Hits with UAD Plug-Ins
As the founder and chief mastering engineer of The Lodge in New York City, Lazar has played a key role in crafting some of the biggest albums of the 2000s. Here, she details her role as a mastering engineer and how UAD plug-ins help her realize her sonic ideals.
Legendary Producer/DJ Armin van Buuren on the Power of UAD Plug-Ins
In the world of dance music, few have amassed as stellar a resume as Armin van Buuren. Here, he details how UAD plug-ins help him to entrance audiences.
Mixing Cold War Kids’ “First” with UAD Plug-Ins
Recorded and mixed at the Cold War Kids’ studio in San Pedro, California, Lars Stalfors (The Mars Volta, Marnie Stern) breaks down how he and Dann Gallucci (TV On The Radio, Tim Curran) used UAD Powered Plug-Ins on the track “First” from the Cold War Kids’ album, Hold My Home.
Green Day Engineer Chris Dugan Tracks with Apollo Expanded Software
Grammy award-winning engineer Chris Dugan looked to his Apollo QUAD and Apollo 16 Thunderbolt audio interfaces — linked by Apollo Expanded software — to provide him the perfect portable environment for capturing a 100% live band in two very demanding environments: a bustling movie set, and an underground rock club.