Producer / Mix Engineer / Artist
(Paramore, Pete Yorn, Beck, Tenacious D, Blink-182, M83, A Perfect Circle, Chris Cornell, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Jimmy Eat World, Nine Inch Nails, Failure)
In 2015 Ken’s band FAILURE released their first album in 19 years, and he won a Grammy for “Best Rock Song” as Mix Engineer on PARAMORE’s hit “Ain’t It Fun”. Ken’s work on both sides of the glass has been varied and successful. We were happy to sit down with him backstage in San Diego to discuss the making of his new record, a secret mix project he’s really excited about, his favorite gear, life as a touring artist, plugins, and some of the stuff he uses in the Failure live show.
Also, If you haven’t yet, I recommend you check out ATS: Introduction to Season Zero. It’s short and helps frame up our plans for the podcast.
ATS S0_E3 “Producer/Mix Engineer/Artist KEN ANDREWS”
Introducing After The Session
As recording professionals, much of our time is spent in the studio working with artists, and while that's rewarding in it's own right, many of us also value the after session hang-out, when we get to sit around and swap stories, discuss music, and trade ideas...
ATS S0 Ep1: Mark Needham
ATS EP1: From Fleetwood Mac to The Killers, Mark Needham has had a storied career in the recording studio. We discuss his move from hybrid to all digital, working with The Killers, Chris Issak, Pete Yorn & Steve Miller, crazy studio stories and some of his favorite plugins...
ATS S0 Ep2: Reuben Cohen
ATS EP2: Mastering Engineer Reuben Cohen talks about mastering “Happy” for Pharrell Williams, Slumdog Millionaire, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, the team at Lurssen Mastering, his mentorship with Gavin, his philosophy and his process...
ATS S0 Ep3: Ken Andrews
ATS EP3: In 2015 Ken Andrews’ band Failure released their first album in 19 years, and Paramore's hit "Ain't It Fun” (mixed by Ken) won a Grammy for ”Best Rock Song”. Ken’s work on both sides of the glass has been varied and successful, and we were happy to sit down with him backstage...
ATS S0 Ep4: Dr. Tim Mullen
ATS EP4: In my ever expanding quest to discover new mediums for experiencing music, we check in with musician, new-media artist and neuroscientist Dr. Tim Mullen to discuss music and the brain, his work with Brain Computer Music Interfaces, Mozart and The Mind, and some of his artistic endeavors.
ATS S0 Ep5: David Cole
ATS EP5: The ever insightful David Cole discusses his time as staff engineer at Capitol Studios, making demos with Tina Turner, the path to his first gold record, his experiences with Bob Seger and Steve Miller, and his approach.
ATS S0 Ep6: Michael Beinhorn
ATS EP6: Successful Rock Producer Michael Beinhorn discusses how to support art and creativity in music, issues facing the modern artist, a bit of his work with Soundgarden, HOLE, and MEW, and his new book.
Introducing ATS, SEASON ONE
It's official - AFTER THE SESSION is coming to your local podcast retailer on a regular basis. We're quite excited! Expect new interviews, conversations, studio discussions and the occasional inane observation.
ATS S1 Ep1: Erin Tonkon
ATS S1 Ep1: After being discovered by Tony Visconti, David Bowie's final album "Blackstar" was just the beginning. Erin Tonkon is recognized as one of New York's newest and most talented music producers.
ATS S1 Ep2: Roy Hendrickson
ATS S1 Ep2: From NYC's iconic POWER STATION to AVATAR and back, Recording Engineer, Mixer and Record Producer ROY HENDRICKSON has been a force in the New York studio scene for decades.
ATS S1 Ep3: Adventures of the Anonymous Assistant #1
ATS S1 Ep3: In the our first attempt at Adventures of the Anonymous Assistant, we discuss the life and experiences of an assistant in a high-profile, high-pressure, internationally respected recording studio.
AFTER THE SESSION: In-Betweeners #1
AFTER THE SESSION: In-Betweeners #1 As promised, some inane observations from your resident morons.
AFTER THE SESSION: Q&A with CC
AFTER THE SESSION: "Q&A with Christian Cummings" Back from the road, Christian does a quick Q&A session to discuss recording live, the nuanced role of a modern drummer, and other studio stuff.
ATS S1 Ep4: Ben Moore
ATS S1 Ep4: From HOT SNAKES to SWITCHFOOT, Producer/Engineer/Mixer BEN MOORE has been paramount in catapulting artists beyond the San Diego local music scene.
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