Brian Lucey is a 7-time Grammy-winning mastering engineer based in Los Angeles at his studio, Magic Garden Mastering. Brian has mastered hit records such as The Greatest Showman, The Black Keys - Brothers and El Camino, Ghost - Meliora, Royal Blood - How Did We Get So Dark and many other awesome records.
Eric Sarafin, or Mixerman, as he is known for, is a gold and platinum award-winning record producer and mixing engineer. In this interview, Eric spoke about: Starting out at Dimension Sound and being a runner at Capitol Studios. Working at Hollywood Sound and how that led him to work with The Pharcyde. Being fearless. Pricing himself and how lower recording budgets have affected his work. What he focuses on to get him started on a new mixing session. What it means to mix aggressively .What he learned from writing his popular books such as Zen and the art of Mixing
Rayan Bailouni is a music producer, engineer and songwriter based in Dubai. He is not only working with local artists but is also working very hard to change the landscape of the music scene in Dubai and is already seeing a very positive change.
In this conversation you will hear about Rayan’s journey from studying commercial and industrial biotechnology in Newcastle to becoming a producer in Dubai.
The challenges he encountered in his first years and how he found clients
How Dubai’s music industry is changing and Rayan’s involvement in that
Also, Rayan’s goal of breaking the cultural stigma that has been surrounding Dubai and the UAE
The positive change by Dubai’s government opening up to more technologies, such as Spotify
He also talks about the lack of venues and how that affects musicians, himself as a producer and the music community
Having enough time in a day to do all the things you want can be tricky. Especially if you have a day- or side job. It can also be hard if you have multiple projects going on or if you want to achieve multiple things. For example, writing songs, pitching your music to labels and networking.
In our interview, Lij spoke about him playing in a blues band with his brother in Hong Kong. How he convinced a studio owner to let him completely strip down their studio and rewire it in just 7 days. Just before the producer came back.
Also, tips for how you guys can get into a recording studio. What to write and more importantly, what not to write when emailing recording studios.