Spent several weeks this past month working in the studio with Tom Cloud. Tom is an incredible singer-songwriter with a rich, deep, classic voice. Christian Cullen is producing this one, with Grant Tye on guitar, Klem Hayes on bass and [Continued…]
In the studio this week with singular Chicago-based artist Surachai, bridging multiple genres from experimental electronic to black metal. Guest musicians include my old friend Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails, Muse), mind-blowing experimental electronic artist Richard Devine, and Charlie Werber on drums. [Continued…]
In the studio this week with Nashville-based singer-songwriter Joey Hatcher. My old friend Rick Chudacoff is producing this one, with a star cast of musicians including Christian Cullen (keys and bass), Grant Tye (guitar) and Michael Caskey (drums). [Continued…]
The final of four excerpts from a Q&A I conducted with Butch Vig at Musicians Institute in 2008. Butch talks about the challenges of wearing both producer and artist hats at the same time, Billy Corgan vs. Kurt Cobain in the studio, and advice for young artists and producers just starting out.
The third of four excerpts from a Q&A I conducted with Butch Vig at Musicians Institute in 2008. In this part, we discuss engineering topics such as drum micing, compression, mixing bass, and his approach to the ever-increasing loudness of records.
The second of four excerpts from a Q&A I conducted with Butch Vig at Musicians Institute in 2008. In this part, I talk to Butch about how he gets great performances out of singers, reading and adjusting to new artists in the studio, and why the hell the drums kick so much ass on Nirvana’s Nevermind.