November 15, 2012
June 20, 2012
I just had the pleasure of interviewing Jim Roach, an up and coming producer in LA, for a son-to-be-released issue of Recording.
Here are...Read More
June 11, 2012
It's not really the EQ, the effects, or the way the instruments are panned... It's not the computer you use or the software you run. It's definitely not the plug-ins, the samples or the outboard gear.
What really makes a great recording is YOU.
If you give Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Prince, or Stevie Wonder a tape recorder (not a fancy stereo-HD-with-video recorder) just ...Read More
June 3, 2012
Here in LA, I have been lucky to meet talented musicians, producers, and engineers almost on a daily basis. Sometimes I even meet people who are all in one, and such is the case of Waldo Valenzuela.
The Chilean-born guitar player just released The Light of the Sixth Sun, a collection of eclectic original instrumentals that he produ...Read More
April 5, 2012
Greetings, Recording Fans,
I am giving the finishing touches to an in-depth interview with producer Mark de Clive-Lowe, which was conducted just a few blocks from the L.A. offices of Recording Magazine. Mark is one of the most in-demand producers today, and here are a few quotes to whet your appetite...
On using a percussion break as the basis for a song:
March 6, 2012
Lately, I've been seriously getting back into vinyl; there's just something about listening to that analog sound. So, when I found out L.A. Engineer/Producer/Guitarist Jason Gutiérrez recorded Fanny Franklin's new album Get Wet on a TASCAM 8-track tape machine, I just had to find out why and how he did it.
Look for the full interview in an issue ...Read More
February 13, 2012
I recently had a nice phone conversation with my friend and teacher Denny Seiwell, who, some of you may remember, played drums on some of Rock's biggest recordings, including “Live and Let Die,” and the Ram album.
Yes, Denny was the first post-Beatle's drummer Sir Paul chose for his band after the Fab Four split up.
Denny told me tha...Read More
January 10, 2012
Here's hoping 2012 brings you good fortune and much success!
After a much needed vacation, I retuned home and decided to upgrade the system on my MacBook Pro to OSX Lion, only to find out it is grossly incompatible with many applications I use on a daily basis, for example, everything Adobe makes.
After a panicked weekend of backups and cursing, I downgrade...Read More
December 9, 2011
Hello, Recording Fans,
I had a great interview with Ronan Chris Murphy on Tuesday night.
Here are some interesting quotes from the conversation, which will all be included in the March 2012 issue of Recording Magazine:
“Neil Young is the reason I got into music; if I had to choose one style to produce, it would be singer/songwriters.&rdquo...Read More
December 6, 2011
December 2, 2011
Just a quick note to say hi and introduce myself; I'll be writing regularly about different aspects of Recording music at home, in a studio, a bathroom... wherever you can find some peace and quiet!
I will try to cover a broad range of topics, and, of course, your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
To start, here is my bio... (se...Read More