Following up on our Grad Panel post from yesterday, here is the continuation:
From left to right –
Jeremy Hinskton – A2 Engineer at Music Mix Mobile
Callie Thurman – Sound Dialogue Editor at Wildfire Post
Andrew Wuepper – Mix Engineer, Freelance
Maggie O’Brien – Production and Operations Manager at Blue Microphones
Eric Rennaker – Studio Manager at Bedrock LA
When we left off yesterday, the grads were going over what they look for in an intern they are interested in hiring.
Andrew: Another thing for me, people that I look for, is musical instincts. I can teach you the use of an 1176, or I can teach you why we use a Neve. I can teach you how to get a good snare sound, but I can’t teach you what a good snare sound is. You have to study music. Just as much as you’re in this school studying how music is recorded and how it’s mixed and how it’s produced, you have to study what makes great music great music. From a composition stand point, the way different music is arranged, different sounds, different vibes. Different sounds that create different vibes. So your homework doesn’t just have to do with what are great compressors. It has to do with man, those are great records, they were timeless. Listen to how they feel. Because a lot of producers don’t speak the language of “can you give me 2 dB of compression” or…some of them do but a lot of them, it’s all about the feel for them. A lot of people can’t hear past good. They just know how it feels.