Audio Archivist Dan Johnson, Top Music Genres, And The 5 Effects That Changed Music On My Latest Podcast
My guest today is Dan Johnson, who started his career as an engineer at Capitol Studios and Ocean Way, and is now the chief preservation engineer at United Studios Archiving.
Dan has transferred over 600 albums and 3000 tapes ranging from mono acetate to 48 track digital including priceless masters by high-profile legacy artists such as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Eagles, Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Ramones, Van Halen, Rod Stewart and Otis Redding.
In his time as an archival engineer, he has worked on some of the world’s best selling albums including The Doors Soft Parade, John Coltrane’s Giant Steps, and Led Zeppelin I.
In the interview we spoke about the gear required for archiving and the long search to find it, his method for baking tapes, and why archiving digital masters may be even more difficult than analog masters.
On the intro I’ll look at the top genres of music worldwide, and the 5 audio effects that changed music forever.
Enjoy the show!