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Monday, November 29, 2010

Bruce Swedien On "Thriller"

This week we'll look at "the Godfather" of modern recording, Bruce Swedien. If you don't know who Bruce is, then that's an especially good reason to watch this video. Besides engineering Michael Jackson's biggest sellers, Bruce has engineered projects for such legends and best sellers like Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Quincy Jones, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Patti Austin, Natalie Cole, Roberta Flack, Mick Jagger, Jennifer Lopez, Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Rufus, Chaka Khan, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer, and Sarah Vaughan. His sense of instrument balance and ambient/effects balance is second to none, as you'll hear if you listen to any of the records that he's done.

Here's an interview he did with Dutch television station NPS about a year ago.

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sculley said...

Ninety-one mixes and he used mix #2.

C-bang said...

I make electronic music but song writing principles even in songs with out vocals are the same. SO, Impressed with how clear the vocals and other things are so clear so, not striving to participate in the loudness war if you will.

I'm 22 a student of the craft and I'm very thankful for the blog, I'm ripping through the archive and you've made it to the favorites on the top of my browser. Thanks please keep it up and I'll be reading every week now this is not in vain!


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