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Interview with Engineer/Producer Andrew Scheps

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to interview Andrew Scheps at the Potluck Audio Conference.

Andrew Scheps has engineered and mixed for some of the biggest rock bands in the world: Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Weezer, Audioslave, Linkin Park, and U2. He’s also worked with icons such as Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, and Iggy Pop, as as indie artists including Manu Chao, The Duke Spirit, Cass McCombs, and Blood Red Shoes.

Having worked with some of the best producers in the business (Rick Rubin, Don Was, and Rob Cavallo among others) Andrew began producing bands including Gogol Bordello, Low Roar, Favez, and The Duke Spirit.

During the Potluck conference he was on two different panels. One was called Lost in Translation that discussed the difference in quality between all the different sample rates we hear when we consume music. The difference between an mp3, an AAC and a high resolution, lossless audio file.

His panel was interesting because it had two parts. The first part was the really interesting and funny lecture he gave during the day. But the real fun part was getting to sit down with him in his casita suite where you could listen to all the different versions of the same songs at different sample rates.

His second panel was the vocal recording and production panel he shared with Pete Weiss, Justin Pizzoferrato, Michael Romanowski, Neal Cappellino and Susan Marshall. I got to sit down with Andrew after the vocal recording panel to pick his brain both on sample rates and vocal production.

It was an honor to meet him and he had some really great thoughts that I now get to share with you.

Listen to the interview below

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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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