Producer's Corner with Michael Beinhorn

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Michael Beinhorn started his professional career as a musician, playing keyboards in Bill Laswell's Material during the 1980s. He got a chance to work with Herbie Hancock, producing Hancock's Future Shock album, which contained the massive hit single "Rockit," long regarded one of hip hop's seminal hits. In 2004, Beinhorn received a Grammy Nomination for "Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical" for his work on Fuel's 2003 album, Natural Selection.

Looking for a better way to capture low frequencies during the recording process, Beinhorn helped develop the Ultra Analog Recording format. This process utilizes two inch magnetic tape, running at 7.5 inches per sec (21.5 cm. per sec).

Michael Beinhorn has since produced several musicians including The Blizzards, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Soundgarden, Soul Asylum, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hole, The Verve Pipe, Raging Slab, Ozzy Osbourne, Mew, Social Distortion, The Golden Palominos and Black Label Society.

Gear Favorites

1. Neve 1057's

2. Neve 1058's

3. Neumann M250's

4. EMI Mastering Compressor 

5. Urei 1176 LN

6. Sanken CU44x's

7. API 560 Equalizer

8. GML 9500 Mastering Equalizer

9. API 550A Equalizer

10. Neumann U47

 

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