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Just an update on what’s been doing and what’s coming up in the near future.

I’ve finished mixing a 4 song demo for Latin rockers FLUX, produced by Jose Miguel Velasquez. The band is one part Blink 182, one part Green Day (and maybe a dash of Latin Kings).

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FAQ

by Dan Rudin

by Dan Rudin


Here are some questions that I am often asked with, I hope, some helpful answers….

What do you do?
As a producer, I help the artist or songwriter decide how to record a performance of a song in a way that best fits their vision of what the song should be. This ranges from helping to choose which songs to perform or in what style to do a particular song, to hiring the best musicians and studio for the particular job. I book studio time, musicians, and engineers (if not myself), rehearse the band if needed, and guide the vocalists and instrumentalists through their performances to make professional recordings.

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Negotiating a project with a new client is sometimes brutal. This video is so great! Its focus is about web design, but you could change just a few words and easily be talking to a mix client!

Carl Douglas

Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting. Literally everybody. In 1974, Jamaican singer and songwriter Carl Douglas had a world-wide number one hit with “Kung Fu fighting”. He went on to record several other albums as an artist as well as writing music for film and television.

I just finished mixing several songs for Carl’s newest release with other songs being done by my friend and colleague Richard Dodd.  Among his incredible list of credits, Richard engineered “Kung Fu Fighting” as well as many other songs with Carl.  This record has a cool blend of the old and new; contemporary grooves and hip hop influenced tracks mixed with Carl’s deep disco influences. With appearances by Sly and Robbie, Johnny Guitar Watson, Billy Preston, Jackie Mittoo and many others… well, you have to hear it for yourself. I’ll let you know when it’s out.

Boni y Kelly

Boni y Kelly

I’m currently mixing the new release from spanish pop stars Boni and Kelly (BnK). These tracks, produced by Jose Miguel Velasquez, are smokin! Jose Miguel is one of those great producers who brings you tracks that sound like a record; great songs, great vocals, great musicians… what a pleasure. With the producer in Miami and the artists in Madrid we are using the Radio Page to it’s fullest!

Again, I’ll post when this record is available as well.

IV music‘s German office came in to my studio with an interesting job last week. Working on an ad campaign for German car manufacturer Opel, I mixed 6 different versions of Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” (one of which I arranged and produced) in one day! Each version was arranged in a completely different genre; indie folk, lounge jazz, pop punk, euro country, trance, and rap.

I thought it was a very cool bunch of tracks, check it out.

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