Cambridge, MA (December 7, 2005)–iZotope, Inc. has announced a new online Artist Community at www.izotope.com that includes interviews with top music artists, engineers and producers on topics ranging from personal experiences and the creative process to technology and the music business.
“Artists, producers and engineers no longer have to rely on expensive studios and equipment to get great results,” said Mark Ethier of iZotope. “Professionally produced audio is now within reach of everyone. Some of what makes these interviews interesting to read is how these artists have embraced the digital audio revolution to help them become successful.”
A growing list of A-list music and film industry talent is featured, such as Trance guru BT, Jonathan Davis, leader of the band KoRn, and Grammy-winning engineer/mixer/producers Husky Höskulds (Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Los Lobos) and Charles Dye (Ricky Martin, Lauryn Hill, Shakira, and author of Mix it Like a Record mixing course).
When asked what made him decide to score films, BT responded, “It was riding my bike up to the movie theater when I was a kid and watching Blade Runner. I watched it six times and decided it was the coolest thing I had seen or heard. From that point onward I wanted to score films.”
On the current state of the music scene, Jonathan Davis noted, “Music has changed a lot in the last five years; it’s been a good ten years since we’ve seen a lot of really good bands out there. I think it sucks right now. A lot of music is just churned out and it seems like bands are losing their creative vibe. Everyone is jumping on punk and pop and all this B.S. that I can’t stand.”
“For me, distortion is all about creating or bringing out harmonics that are hidden in the original sound, and it does it like no other distortion plug I’ve ever used,” said Charles Dye when asked about his experience using iZotope’s Trash distortion plug-in. “The flexibility of what Trash can do is totally friggin’ brilliant.”
When asked if becoming a father has changed his work/life balance, Husky Höskulds said, “It changes you beyond description. All of the BS related to the record business starts rolling off your back, and getting that goodnight or good morning kiss means everything.”
Interviews for iZotope’s Artist Community are ongoing and upcoming additions will include Platinum selling guitarist, singer, and producer Randy Bachman and John Beasley, pianist with Miles Davis, film composer, and Associate Music Director of America Idol.
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