Interviews with legendary audio engineers and music producers who teach our students in private lessons.
Warren Huart, Music Producer
Based in Los Angeles, CA, Warren Huart’s credits include Aerosmith, James Blunt, The Fray, Korn, and many more.
Warren: What I love about where we’re at now is that everybody has access to great equipment, so you can pretty much demo your song and build it from there. If you just wrote a song and you’ve got a half-decent microphone and a half-decent mic pre and any version of cheap Pro Tools up, just record the song and then do some overdubs to it. You’ve got that initial excitement and you’ve got a way of capturing it.
Tim Palmer has worked with many talented artists, including Pearl Jam, The Cure, David Bowie, Sepultura, for his studio in Los Angeles, CA.
Tim: I tend to sort of think of all the parts of the song as the jigsaw puzzle, and it’s irrelevant to me whether it’s a guitar or a keyboard. Like us all, the first thing I do when I’m presented with a song to mix is I try to figure out what is the redeeming quality of what I’m trying to achieve here? Is it a groove thing? Is it a vocal performance? Is it a lyric? And that really sets the tone, I think, to how you approach that mix.