Vintage King Blog

  • Producer's Corner with J.J. Wiesler

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    J.J. Wiesler is a producer, engineer, and guitarist based in San Francisco, CA. In addition to his career helping other makes music, he is a founding member and producer of Highwater Rising, who have released two full length albums and one EP since forming in 1998. Continue reading
  • Producer's Corner with Ron Saint Germain

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    Over the course of 34 years in the business, Ron Saint Germain has mixed and/or produced and mixed on 18 Grammy nominated projects with 12 winners. Working with the likes 311, Muse, Bad Brains, Tool, Sound Garden, U2, DMC, Mos Def, Breed 77 and Sonic Youth, Germain's pedigree spreads all over the genre map. Continue reading

  • Producer's Corner with Mike Fraser

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    Mike Fraser's name is as synonymous with recording and mixing records as Fender is to the guitar world. The artists he has recorded and mixed are a veritable A to Z of the who's who in music, ranging from AC/DC and Aerosmith to Van Halen and Zeppelin. Mike’s killer ears and easy-going manner have established him as a legendary mixer in many genres of music. Continue reading

  • Producer's Corner with Mike Sapone

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    Mike Sapone is an American record producer, audio engineer, and mixer whose credits include producing music for records, TV shows and video games. In terms of his studio production work, he has worked on albums for Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Envy On The Coast, O'Brother, Straylight Run, Hit the Lights and Public Enemy. Continue reading

  • Producer's Corner with Greg Wells

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    It is nearly impossible to have avoided the work of Greg Wells. The Los Angeles-based musician and Grammy nominated record producer has blossomed throughout the last decade, working with the who's who of artists. Wells has produced and/or written with Timbaland featuring OneRepublic, Mika, Deftones, Rufus Wainwright, Pink, Creeper Lagoon, Natasha Bedingfield, Team Sleep, Anna Waronker and The Veronicas. Continue reading

  • Producer's Corner with Pete Droge

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    From the time that he signed with Rick Rubin's American Recordings in 1993, Pete Droge has enjoyed a successful, multifaceted career as a recording artist, songwriter, producer, and composer. Beginning with his breakout hit “If You Don't Love Me (I'll Kill Myself),” which was featured in the blockbuster Dumb and Dumber, Pete Droge has gone on to compose and license original music for television and film.

    In addition to composing and licensing music, Pete Droge has led a successful career as a recording artist, having released five full-length albums under his own moniker. Over the years, Droge has joined forces with a number of artists, both as a producer and co-writer, including fruitful collaborations with long-time friend Stone Gossard, of Pearl Jam. In 2003, Droge teamed up with Matthew Sweet and Shawn Mullins to form their side-project harmony band, The Thorns, releasing a rootsy self-titled album on Columbia. Continue reading

  • Producer's Corner with Doug McBride

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    If you're in a rock band from Chicago, chances are you've worked with Doug McBride. He has amassed a long list of producer and engineer credits while working with all the majors and developing local bands. His studio, Gravity, has been busy since its inception fourteen years ago.

    Doug's producer/engineer credits include Rachael Yamagata, Silversun Pickups, Fall Out Boy, The Walkmen, Veruca Salt and Buddy Guy to name a few. His studio has hosted sessions for artists ranging from Rod Stewart and Mavis Staples to Story of the Year and Rise Against. Continue reading

  • Producer's Corner with Steve Kravac

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    Steve Kravac has been producing, engineering, mixing and composing independent and major label recordings for the past 25 years. Starting in the wilds of the Canadian North, he got involved with punk rock acts such as The Nils, Doughboys and Asexuals.

    Making the move to Los Angeles in 1994 to take a position as house engineer at the prestigious Westbeach Recorders in Hollywood, Steve immediately started racking up high profile clients. Yet, it wasn't long before Steve left Westbeach to go indie, and began working with artists like Blink 182, MXPX, Less Than Jake, and Pepper. Continue reading

  • Producer's Corner with Philippe Weiss

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    Philippe Weiss is a Swiss-born, Paris-based, mixing engineer/producer, whose work sees him exploring all types of genre from Jazz to Electronica. Having worked with varied artists such as Charles Aznavour, Wyclef Jean, Bounty Killer and the Beastie Boys, much of his work keeps him close to his home in Europe. Continue reading

  • Producer's Corner with Evan Taubenfeld

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    If you’ve listened to Avril Lavigne’s multi-platinum albums, you’re already familiar with the musical talent of Evan Taubenfeld. The Baltimore native was Lavigne’s musical director and lead guitarist from 2001 to 2004. He co-wrote several tracks on her last few albums, including the Gold single “Don’t Tell Me” from Under My Skin, “Hot” from The Best Damn Thing, and toured the world with her in support of her 6x-platinum debut, Let Go. Continue reading

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