Al Schmitt is one of the greatest engineers to ever step inside a recording studios and his 21 Grammys prove it. That's why I'm so delighted to have him on my Inner Circle podcast this week.
Al has worked with a wide variety of superstar artists through the years, from Frank Sinatra to Ray Charles to Toto to Barbra Streisand to Diana Krall.
What's so cool is that after all his success, he's more in demand than ever, with his last three clients being Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney.
On the podcast, which was done at the recent NAMM show for Lynda.com, I talked to Al about working as a producer with two of his biggest clients, Sam Cooke and Jefferson Airplane, as well as his microphones of choice and recording techniques.
On the intro I take a look at how to get your songs on iTunes, as well as the 5 most common mixing mistakes that I see.
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