Mon, 11 December 2006
News, a Celebrity Interview with Charles Dye and we tweak The Stupid Knob!
This week we sat down for a conversation with Latin Grammy Award-winning engineer, mixer and producer Charles Dye, who began his engineering career in 1992. Since that time he has mixed hits for Ricky Martin, Sammy Hagar, Julio Iglesias, and Jon Bon Jovi, as well as recorded artists such as Aerosmith, Hanson, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Gloria Estefan, among many others.
Since then, Charles has become a bit of a pioneer in the area of mixing records on Pro Tools, evidenced by his mix of Livin' La Vida Loca, as Dan Daley said in Mix Magazine, "a milestone of technology: the first Number One record to be done completely within a hard disk system. In addition to changing the course of mainstream pop music, 'La Vida' may also turn out to be a pivot point in how records are made."
Charles's further commitment to Pro Tools and mixing on it was demonstrated by his two-time Grammy and Latin Grammy nominated engineering and mixing of five additional songs on Ricky Martin's album, including two additional singles Shake Your Bon Bon and Private Emotion.
In 2001 he was awarded a Latin Grammy for Best Engineered Album for Thalia's Arrasando, and he worked with Pro Tools on that project as well. As a veteran Pro Tools user he has recorded, mixed and produced almost every record he's worked on in the last several years completely on the system, and though he may use an analog or digital large-format console from time to time, you'll always find his Pro Tools nearby for the sounds and techniques he's become known for.
And most importantly, he's a good friend of PSN and all of our loyal listeners.
The MPAA swings its weight around...again.
Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Timothy B. Schmit replaced Randy Meisner in the Eagles when he quit in 1977. But that wasn't the first time Schmit had replaced Meisner in a popular band. When, and in which band did he replace him prior to 1977?
A: Poco in 1969.
Congratulations to this week's winner Patrick McNeal! He takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.
Honorable mention goes out to George Leite of the Catholic Rockers podcast, Mark Olson, Brian Stephens of the Music Pro Show, Grae Smart and Tony Butterworth of the Home Made Hit Show.
See you next week!