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Interview with Music Producer Craig Schumacher

This week I interviewed producer Craig Schumacher of Wavelab Studios in Tucson Arizona.

Craig is world-renowned producer. Calexico, Amos Lee, KT Tunstall, Neko Case, acts that have used his services in the past and Wavelab Studios has a reputation as a great environment to make quality music.

We sat down at his studio in downtown Tucson and had a chat about music, production and the general feel of the industry we’re all in.

In part 1 of his interview we discussed:

  • His philosophy towards his one room studio sound and how he mixes without a control room
  • How he mics a kick drum and why everyone in Ireland knows his drum sound
  • Why he’s stopped compromising on what kind of projects he takes on
  • Why it’s always about the performance when it comes to music production
  • Why the scratch take can become the most important take of the whole song
  • We discuss Copper and Congress a lot. If you don’t know them you should check them out here.

Take a listen here:

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Stay tuned for part II next week when we discuss his approach to bottom-up mixing, why kids don’t understand plug-ins these days and the reemergence of the all-new PotLuckConference

Have a great weekend,


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About Björgvin Benediktsson

I’m Björgvin Benediktsson. I’m a musician, audio engineer and best-selling author. I help musicians and producers make a greater impact with their music by teaching them how to produce and engineer themselves. I’ve taught thousands of up and coming home studio producers such as yourself how to make an impact with their music through Audio Issues since 2011.

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