Vinyl Surges Again, Jazzmaster Is The New Strat, And Engineer Ed Seay On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast
Imagine that you’ve been given the task of taking the vocal from an album by one of the biggest artists of all times and tasked with putting more modern music around it, but you have to make it as seamless as possible.
That’s what influential Nashville engineer Ed Seay did in working on a new version of an old Elvis gospel album – make it sound up to date while keeping the integrity of the performance.
Of course, Ed is used to working with superstar artists, having recorded and mixed projects for Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Ricky Skaggs and Dolly Parton, among many others, and he was one of the first engineers in Nashville to lead the charge to go completely in-the-box. Working with a legend is another matter, and Ed tells us all about the technical and musical challenges during this podcast.
We also talked about what he’s seen change in the business in the 4 years since he’s been on the show (Episode #24), and you’ll be surprised at his answer.
On the intro I’ll look at how vinyl sales have surged again in the first half of the year (despite my predictions), and the fact that the Fender Jazzmaster is turning into this generation’s Strat.
Enjoy the show!