Category Archives: Interviews

Q&A with Charlie Waymire

Over the years Charlie Waymire has worn many hats within the music industry.

From touring the world to opening his own recording studio, Waymire has seemingly done it all. These experiences have provided him with a wealth of knowledge that he’s shared in our ongoing Basic Recording Techniques series. Recently we had a chance to talk with the man himself and gain some insight into the recording industry.

Read on to find out what drove Waymire to open Ultimate Studios, Inc. and what advice he has for those just getting started in the business.

Charlie Waymire at Ultimate Studios, Inc.

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Get in the Game: Q&A with Summit1G

With over 1 million followers, Jaryd “Summit1G” Lazar is one of Twitch’s most popular streaming gamers.

Jaryd began his career in the world of eSports as a competitive Counter Strike player before taking up streaming full time and now he spends his days entertaining his legions of fans with daily streams. A successful full-time career as a professional gamer? Millions of fans would do anything to be in his place.

We had a chance to sit down with the famous Summit1G and talk to him about live streaming, his gaming setup, and what it’s like to meet his online fans IRL (in real life).

Twitch Gamer Summit1G

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Finding Your Calling: Q&A With Mike Johnston

Mike Johnston

Mike Johnston’s musical journey began when he took up the drums at an early age. Later, he pursued the rock star dream, touring the world and releasing two albums on a major label with the band Simon Says. However, he soon discovered that education was his true calling.

Johnston now shares his passion for teaching with students around the world thanks to, the largest educational site for drummers. Read on as Johnston shares life lessons and gives insights into his recording setup.

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Advice from the Pros: Ask Me Anything Series

Over the past two years, we’ve had the privilege of hosting some of the most influential and knowledgeable people in the audio industry at our various trade shows and events through our “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) question and answer program.

At AES 2013, in New York City, we introduced our first AMA, where attendees at the event and participants online could ask our guests anything from questions about their favorite mics to how they got started in the business to even where they find the best pizza in NYC.

Best of AMA Series

We’ve had a blast hosting our AMA sessions and wanted to compile a few of our favorite bits of knowledge from some of our most memorable guests.

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An Interview with Frank Klepacki at the AES Show 2014

Frank Klepacki has a very long and distinguished resume: audio director, composer, sound designer, studio/live engineer, performer, and voice actor.

Klepacki has also worked on titles for most top publishers in the video game industry, including Westwood Studios, LucasArts, Electronic Arts, Sega, Ubisoft, Disney, SSI, Hasbro and Virgin Interactive. Currently, as the audio director at Petroglyph, he handles multiple music composition styles for a variety of game genres and major TV network shows, as well as full audio direction, sound design, and voice talent.

frank klepacki

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Fred Ginsburg: Q&A With a Hollywood Sound Pro – Part 1

A skilled Hollywood sound acquisition specialist who worked on classic television shows like St. Elsewhere and films including Platoon and Used Cars, Fred Ginsburg uses his professional experience as a Production Sound Mixer and Sound Designer to refashion the educational curriculum of sound for picture. Ginsburg offers workshops throughout the country, helping students establish a base of knowledge about this critical but under-taught aspect of cinema and television sound.

Fred Ginsburg

Fred Ginsburg presenting at NAB 2014. If you’re at this year’s NAB show in Las Vegas, stop by Booth C1742, where Fred Ginsburg will be answering questions.

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