If you were going to show someone how to make it in the music business, you’d point to engineer and mixer Drew Drucker as the perfect example.
Drew graduated from recording school, then worked his way up in the business by starting as a runner and moving up the ladder thanks to hard work, paying his dues and some good timing. His client list now includes some of hip-hop and R&B’s biggest stars including Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Travis Barker, Bruno Mars and B-Real, among many others.
We really got down in the weeds when it comes to Drew’s mixing and recording techniques in this interview, so expect a lot of details.
In the intro I’ll take a look at the surprising top selling vinyl records from 2016. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry over this one. I’ll also look at a pre-session checklist that every producer and studio owner should follow to make that first session run smoothly.