October 4th, 2017 by Michael Duncan
They say you should never meet your idols, but recording and mixing engineer Bruce Sugar would surely disagree.
Growing up near Atlantic City, Sugar was a bright-eyed kid who was introduced to music early on and spent his childhood practicing piano. Then, one day in 1964, he heard a sound Read more...
August 9th, 2017 by Michael Duncan
The Toy Story 3 scoring session, led by composer Randy Newman, records the musical score at Sony Studios on December 9, 2009 in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)
Discovering the best way to make initial contact with David Boucher took weeks. The L.A.-based recording/mixing engineer doesn’t Read more...
April 20th, 2017 by Michael Duncan
Silas Brown at work.
Silas Brown grew up in “the middle of nowhere,” as he likes to put it.
His parents were artists and the family scraped by with little to no money. Thankfully, you don’t need to be wealthy to fall in love with music. First finding solace in Read more...
April 12th, 2017 by Michael Duncan
Ryan Freeland at his home studio.
Ryan Freeland is the classic audio triple threat: A recording engineer, mixing engineer, and producer.
“Each day is really different, which I really appreciate,” he tells me on a call from his personal studio. “I don’t know if I’d want to just do one Read more...
September 8th, 2016 by Michael Duncan
Daniel Lanois’ latest album, Goodbye to Language, a collection of atmospheric compositions for pedal steel and lap steel guitar, is out tomorrow September 9th.
It would be difficult to find a producer, engineer, or musician who hasn’t been influenced by the work of Daniel Lanois in some way.
Over the Read more...