Category Archives: Producer Profiles

In-depth interviews with hardworking and innovative music producers. Discussions about technique, process, and inspiration.

Join “Scientist” Editor Justin Colletti at the 2013 AES Convention in NYC

It’s time for the AES convention—our favorite audio conference of the year. Once again, we’ll be hosting the Platinum Engineers Panel. Be there Friday, October 18, 2013. This special event is complementary with a free “exhibits plus” pass. Sign up to get yours by 5pm Tuesday, October 15. This time, our special guests include Chris […]

Also posted in All Stories, October 2013, SonicScoop | Comments closed

Print the Legend: Kevin Shields and My Bloody Valentine

This is a post by associate editor Blake Madden “This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” – Mr. Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance The legend of Kevin Shields is one of a tortured genius, a Salinger-like recluse incapable of handling the spoils of his one masterpiece, My […]

Also posted in All Stories, Featured Stories, Guest Posts, September 2013 | Comments closed

InputOutput Podcast: The Ian MacKaye Interview

As a member of seminal hardcore punk bands The Teen Idles, Minor Threat and Fugazi, and a founder of the pioneering indie label, Dischord Records, Ian MacKaye led a musical movement out of Washington, D.C. in the early 80s that continues to ignite and inspire bands all over the world. With Dischord as its engine, […]

Also posted in All Stories, August 2013, Industry Trends, Rants and Raves, Sub-Feature 4 | Comments closed

Producer Profile: John McEntire

McEntire, the musician

This is a post by associate editor Blake Madden. When we spoke, I kept hoping Chicago producer and musician John McEntire would regale me with tales of studio magic, or at least studio mischief. Did he ever mic drums from the top of a stairwell to try and get the booming sounds of his childhood […]

Also posted in All Stories, April 2013, Featured Stories, Guest Posts, Most Popular | Comments closed

A Point of Departure with Producer Scott Solter

Scott Solter

This is a guest post by musician Daniel Shuman “I wasn’t interested in recording music because I particularly enjoyed putting up microphones,” says producer and engineer Scott Solter. “I wasn’t somebody who understood anything technical about audio – or anything technical at all.” This might come as something of a surprise to anyone who has […]

Also posted in December 2012, Featured Stories, Guest Posts | Comments closed

Behind The Release: Grizzly Bear Shields

The sound of Shields is the last thing you might expect from a collaboration between the abstract indie rockers Grizzly Bear and a mainstream mixer like Michael Brauer. Click here to read the full story behind the making of Grizzly Bear’s Shields on SonicScoop

Also posted in Behind The Release, October 2012, SonicScoop, Sub-Feature 1 | Comments closed

The Studio as an Instrument

The 133rd AES Convention is right around the corner, and in just a few short weeks, my editors at SonicScoop will be flying me out to San Francisco to check out all the festivities, talks and new technologies and report back. Last year, I was honored to be invited to the 131st convention as guest […]

Also posted in Behind The Release, Featured Stories, October 2012 | Comments closed

The Bob Power Interview (Podcast Link)

In this episode of Input|Output, Geoff and Eli interview legendary “Soul Music Producer” Bob Power. In the 80s, 90s, and 00s, Power worked with some of the most influential artists of the Hip Hop and R&B world, including A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, India Arie and Meshell Ndegeocello. The hosts […]

Also posted in September 2012, SonicScoop, Sub-Feature 4 | Comments closed

Producer Profiles: The Godfather of Eurodisco – Giorgio Moroder

All business: Giorgio Moroder

This is a post by associate editor Blake Madden Who is Giorgio Moroder? The name may seem vaguely familiar, but it doesn’t stick. He makes jeans, no wait, fragrances, right? (If you guessed luxury sports cars, you’d at least be half-right.) Moroder is a producer and songwriter by trade, but a taste-maker by destiny. He […]

Also posted in Featured Stories, July 2012 | Comments closed

Self-Recording Artists: Who, Why & How

One of the inescapable realities of the music industry in the 21st century is that more musicians are recording themselves today than ever before. Some engineers and studio owners lament this trend, citing shrinking budgets, dwindling audio fidelity – even the decimation of genres that rely on the sound of seasoned musicians coming together in […]

Also posted in Industry Trends, June 2012, SonicScoop, Sub-Feature 4 | Comments closed
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