Mix Sessions: Georgia Anne Muldrow

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This Friday, July 14th, Gender Amplified will be premiering the first installment of a 3-part edition of Mix Sessions featuring producer, songwriter, and artist Georgia Anne Muldrow (also known by her stage name Ms. One). Gender Amplified had the chance to spend some time with Muldrow last October at her private studio in Las Vegas, Nevada where she and husband Dudley Perkins co-own and operate their record label SomeOthaShip Connect. Through her extensive catalog of music and collaborations with a wide range of artists such as Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, Madlib, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), and Jason Moran, Muldrow has established herself as an influencer and undeniable force in music production.

Throughout the interview, Muldrow reminisces about her musical upbringing and being mentored by renowned producer and jazz musician John Barnes. She also discusses her creative process when focusing on the rhythmic aspects of a track and how she utilizes the vast parameters of compression, a tool most novice mix engineers and beatmakers find daunting when first introduced. But most importantly, Muldrow offers raw, honest advice for young women aspiring to become music producers and explains how motherhood has made her “more bold” in everything she does.

We don’t want to give too much away, so head on over to our YouTube channel this Friday and brace yourself… because Georgia Anne Muldrow is nothing but a delightful inspiration!

Credits:
Featured Music Produced by: Georgia Anne Muldrow – “Queen Knockingstein” from the oLIGARCHY sUCKS! album
Mix Sessions Theme Music Produced by: Kallie Marie – “Innovation” (https://www.patreon.com/kalliemariehttps://kalliemarie.com)
Videography by: Hidden Chapel Studios (https://www.hiddenchapelstudios.com)
Wardrobe by: Blacq Moka (http://blacqmoka.com)
Georgia Anne Muldrow appears courtesy of Someothaship Connect (http://www.someothaship.net)

 

From Ballet Dancer To Rock N’ Roll: Get To Know Metallica’s Assistant Engineer Sara Lyn Killion

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When Sara Lyn Killion first moved from Denver to Los Angeles, her plan was to join a ballet company and pursue a career as a professional ballerina. But her love for music and live performances took her life in a different direction. In a recent interview for Metallica’s online blog So What!, Killion recounts her journey from the stage to behind the recording console.

“I moved to join a ballet company out in LA, and when I decided that wasn’t going very well for me, I was like, ‘What else can I do?’ I had a bunch of friends in bands, so I wanted to do live sound. I wanted to be front of house. I wanted to go on tour… I went to a vocational school [in Arizona] to learn more about the whole audio thing because I knew I loved music, I knew I loved bands, I knew I loved the whole scene, but I didn’t really know much. I didn’t know how it all worked.”

After completing her studies, Killion began interning at recording studios in the Los Angeles area and eventually worked her way up to assisting sessions. Her first major studio album credit came from being the mix assistant on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ critically acclaimed album Stadium Arcadium, through which she began working with producers Greg Fidelman and Rick Rubin.

“I first started working for Greg during Death Magnetic [Metallica]. I think we did one project before, and it was The (International) Noise Conspiracy, we were doing vocals up at Rick’s house on Sunset [Boulevard]. So that was the first thing. And then he called me, which was weird. I was working at a studio called The Pass and I had been working on a Chili Peppers record. That’s how I got into the Rick camp. I got into mixing, the mix side as an assistant on the Stadium Arcadium record.”

When asked about being part of a ballet troupe versus recording rock bands, Killion describes the studio experience as less competitive and more friendly. “You would imagine that rock and roll is tough, but it really isn’t. Everybody looks out for each other, it’s more of a family.” And when asked about her partnership with Fidelman, she explains, “I feel like we’ve got a good teamwork thing. We know, ‘I’m gonna handle this, he handles that,” and if there’s anything I can foresee down the line I’ll try to do it or he’ll try to remind me to get ready for something. So I think it’s great, and it works.”

You can check out the full list of Sara Lyn Killion’s album credits here, and listen to Metallica’s latest album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct on Spotify.

Gender Amplified Presents ‘Pre Pro,’ A Web Series Featuring Joy Sandford

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Pre Pro

Gender Amplified is proud to present Pre Pro, a new web series by LA-based music producer and engineer Joy Sandford! Join Joy as she recaps her days and nights working with artists and engineering recording sessions. Her journey to the top is hilarious, informative and the basis for this awesome video journal about the ups and downs of chasing your dreams!

As an accomplished artist with technical training from the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University, Joy has worked for Atlantic Records and Daddy’s House Recording Studios, the studio home of legendary music label Bad Boy Records. As an artist on the rise, her story is inspiring and motivational to others just like her. These webisodes come to you each week on the official Gender Amplified Youtube channel. Tune in and enjoy!

Mix Sessions: Barb Morrison

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One of the goals of Gender Amplified is to generate exposure for women producers who have established themselves in the music business. Barb Morrison is an amazing music producer, composer and musician based in New York City. For many years she has worked in the music industry wearing many hats and collaborating with some of the best talent in the industry (Debbie Harry, Blondie, The Ramones and more). Barb took time out of her busy schedule to do an interview for the Gender Amplified blog. Check out this exclusive in-studio discussion about her latest projects, production secrets and more!

Barb’s Bio
Barb Morrison is an American recording artist, Top 5 Billboard dance chart songwriter, and Gold record producer, best known as producer for numerous artists such as Blondie, Rufus Wainwright, L.P. and as one half of the production duo Super Buddha. Barb is currently producing records and film scores in her Brooklyn, New York studio. Recent projects include upcoming releases by Blondie and The Cliks, as well as a number of songs featuring Grammy-nominated mixer Tony Maserati. Barb is currently endorsed by Gibson Guitars, Blue Microphones, Sugar Bytes, Namba Gear and DrumCore. To learn more, visit BarbMorrison.com.