Written by Marc Henshall on March 29, 2018 under Studio
UK engineer Drew Bang got a late start in the music industry, but his unorthodox career path and studio methods have attracted notice from artists like U2, Slaves and Royal Blood. We met him in the resident bar of East London’s Strongroom studios to discuss his remarkable journey and how it’s given him a unique approach to engineering.
Written by Bells Driver on March 28, 2018 under Studio
Grammy-winning studio engineer Robbie Nelson has worked with everyone from Beck to Mick Jagger. We spoke to the Englishman about what makes a studio legendary and why a vintage Shure 526T desktop mic sounds great for drums.
Written by Bells Driver on January 26, 2018 under Studio
We caught up with award-winning studio engineer Manon Grandjean to talk about getting the vibe right while recording, the importance of doing your homework and how to stay focused during those extra long sessions.
Written by Bells Driver on September 7, 2017 under LiveWireless Systems
Is it possible for an indie rock fan to find the American Dream mixing monitors for pop divas like Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera? Shure spoke with French engineer Anne-Lise Coulet about her transatlantic career in pro audio.
Written by Andrew Anderson on August 22, 2017 under Studio
Though her career started by chance, Mandy Parnell is entirely intentional at the board, with a careful combination of emotion and reason leading the way.
Written by Paul Crognale on March 29, 2017 under Studio
Chris Jojo has a job many people would envy – as the ‘Senior Sound Designer & Principle Sound Recording Engineer’ for Codemasters Games, he typically spends his time hiring race tracks all over the world, and then recording cars ranging from the super rare, to F1 & rally cars.
Written by Marc Henshall on February 23, 2017 under Studio
As an audio engineer, frequently turning your head to a wide variety of musical genres and productions comes with the territory. In the following Engineer Spotlight feature, we speak to recent MPG Engineer of the Year winner, Olga Fitzroy who we learn is no stranger to applying her skills across a broad spectrum.
Written by Bells Driver on February 2, 2017 under Live
Working with the likes of The Kooks, Plan B, Marmozets and currently Catfish and The Bottlemen, Russ Tite is a music industry pro both in the studio and in front of the stage. He answers some questions for us below on technology, mixing and how he hates being cold.
Written by Marc Henshall on August 24, 2016 under Live
Well known for her earlier work with the Noisettes, Bryony October’s story is one of classic hard work and determination to make it in an industry where it’s notoriously difficult to get your first break. We caught up with her between tours.
Written by Marc Henshall on May 6, 2016 under LiveMicrophones
Disclaimer: The following interview contains references to the interviewees past work with Prince, and was conducted before his untimely death on April 21st 2016. Cliff is a live sound, touring, and production specialist with comprehensive experience covering many well know acts, including Prince, Rebecca Ferguson, and Laura Mvula. Armed with a shiny new KSM8, a heap of expertise, […]
Written by Paul Crognale on November 23, 2015 under Studio
If you don’t already know his name, Cenzo Townshend is a legendary British Mix Engineer and winner of Mix Engineer of the Year at the Music Producers Guild in both 2009 and 2010. Listen to his Shure interview.
Written by Ryan Smith on August 19, 2015 under Live
Ryan Smith interviews three monitor engineers about building trust with their artists, and the role of that trust in the artists’ ability to deliver confident performances.
Written by Ryan Smith on May 13, 2015 under Live
After years of watching artists and engineers work together, Ryan Smith began collecting their thoughts on the nature of their relationship, beginning with their ideal version of it.
Written by Marc Henshall on September 9, 2014 under Live
Understanding the fundamentals of sound reinforcement from the start can make the difference between success and failure on the road. To give you some insight into the life of a touring live sound engineer, we teamed up with Liam Halpin, who has worked with some of the industry’s biggest names.
Written by Davida Rochman on October 17, 2013
With a wide variety of headphones to choose from, we find that many users are looking for guidance to help them select the right headphone for their application. Shure’s product line has expanded to eight different models – some open back, some closed back, and a couple of models for DJs. What practical information could […]
Written by Ryan Smith on April 25, 2012 under Live
Last week, I received a phone call from an industry associate that a dear friend and Flyleaf FOH engineer Rich Caldwell died in a car accident. I’ve known Rich for more than 5 years and he had one of the most positive personalities I’ve encountered as a touring engineer. He took great pride in his […]
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