Category Archives: Producer Profiles

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

The Best of Both Worlds: “Mid-Fi” Recording with DIIV & Daniel James Schlett

Daniel James Schlett is probably one of the best engineers I know under age thirty. I don’t say this because he works out of one of my favorite studios, Brooklyn’s Strange Weather Recording, but in spite of it. The more work he gets, the harder it is for me to book the place for myself. […]

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Producer Profile: Flood


This is a post by associate editor Blake Madden. Single-name monikers are usually reserved for larger-than-life personalities. British producer Flood however, keeps a low, almost anonymous profile. It’s his work that gets all the hype. Since his first noteworthy assignment as assistant engineer on New Order’s debut album over 30 years ago, Flood’s resume has […]

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Countdown to AES with Peter Katis

BRIDGEPORT, CT: In the old days, there were engineers who came up through the established studio system, rising from the ranks of interns, and there were engineers who worked their way into their living by diligently slaving away in hodgepodge basement studios on quirky indie releases. Peter Katis did both. “I was always a DIY […]

Also posted in All Stories, October 2011, SonicScoop | Comments closed

Countdown to AES with Chris Shaw


This month, I’m honored to be the co-host a live talk as part of AES’ Platinum Panels series. The first of these interactive discussions is “Creative Engineering: The Studio As an Instrument”, a panel that brings together four of the busiest and most innovative engineers in the business to talk about the creative applications of […]

Also posted in All Stories, October 2011, SonicScoop | Comments closed

Countdown to AES with Flaming Lips Producer Dave Fridmann

CASSADAGA, NY: On Saturday, October 22, the Editors of SonicScoop and I will be hosting the flagship AES presentation “Platinum Engineers Panel: The Studio As An Instrument“. In preparing for our talk, I wound up asking each of our panelists about the records and the producers that influenced the most. When I posed this question […]

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“The Mad Genius of Manchester”: A Profile of Producer Martin Hannett

This is a guest post by musician and author Blake Madden. Joy Division was something of an anomaly. Existing for fewer than four years and releasing only two albums in 1979 and 1980, the band continues to remain intriguing, relevant, and influential to new generations of musicians and fans. The tragic suicide of singer Ian […]

Also posted in All Stories, August 2011, Guest Posts, Most Popular, Music: Making it, Listening to it. | Comments closed

Producer Profile: Alex Newport

“I try my best to take each project on a completely individual level,” says Producer/Engineer Alex Newport. It’s the only method that makes sense for a man who began his career playing uncategorizable sludge metal with Fudge Tunnel in 1989 and ended up earning a “Best Alternative Album” nod at the 2009 Grammys for his role […]

Also posted in All Stories, August 2011, Most Popular, SonicScoop | Leave a comment

James Brown Lives. In New York. And He Mixes Records.

PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN: We know what you’re thinking. You’ve seen this name somewhere before. And not only on the marquee of the Apollo or littered among the best of your old soul 45s: this James Brown’s engineering credits appear on records alongside iconic producers including Butch Vig, Alan Moulder, Flood, Kevin Shields, Daniel Lanois and […]

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Mission Sound Welcomes Dead Leaf Echo and a Cult Hero from the U.K.

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN: In the past few months, Mission Sound has hosted current buzz-magnets Matt and Kim, Arctic Monkeys and Animal Collective, as well as perennial punk-rock veterans Bad Religion. This month, Oliver Straus’ Williamsburg studio welcomes Brooklyn shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo and UK-born producer John Fryer. We stopped by to talk shop and got an […]

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Daptone, Home Grown: Gabe Roth’s Cottage Industry of Soul

Much of America is familiar with Gabe Roth’s authentic heavy-soul sensibilities from his Grammy-winning work behind the glass with Amy Winehouse. Despite this blockbuster success and continued work with major label artists, it’s the homegrown label Daptone Records that may prove to be his most enduring legacy. Gabe Roth: musician, songwriter, engineer/producer and co-founder of […]

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