Bob Clearmountain is a legendary engineer, mixer, and producer who has worked with iconic artists such as David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Guns N Roses, and many more.
It’s a rare opportunity to sit down with someone of his stature (because, well, hardly anyone on the planet has the resume that Bob does)- someone who can draw on the lessons learned from decades of experience, but is just as excited about the future.
ON THIS EPISODE:
2:55 – Bob’s path from being a musician to a mixer
10:38 – What’s missing from today’s studios
19:07 – Attracting new clients
30:56 – Working in unexpected genres
38:37 – What to do when the band’s idea just isn’t working
46:24 – Demoitis
53:14 – Why it’s so important to NOT get star-struck in the studio
59:49 – Mixing in the box vs. out of the box
1:09:08 – How Bob comes up with new ideas for plug-ins
1:13:32 – Working with David Bowie
1:21:39 – Redefining INXS’s sound
1:30:17 – The work Bob is most proud of
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