WCA #202 with Mixerman
Mixerman, professionally known as Eric Sarafin, is a producer, mixer, and recordist with multiple gold and platinum sales awards to his name. After 25 years of operating out of Los Angeles, Eric currently resides in Asheville, NC, where he produces and mixes acts from around the world. Eric has worked with numerous National and International acts including The Pharcyde, Tone Loc, Spearhead, The Brand New Heavies, Ben Harper, Amy Grant, Lifehouse, Barenaked Ladies, Hillary Duff, Foreigner, and Australian phenom Pete Murray, just to name a few.
Mixerman gained notoriety as an author from his first work, The Daily Adventures of Mixerman, a satire of a Major Label recording session from the early aughts that delighted and surprised well over 150,000 unique visitors. In 2008, Hal Leonard picked up his Adventures, and since 2010, Mixerman has written 5 books including Zen and the Art of Mixing, Zen and the Art of Producing, Zen and the Art of Recording, followed by another music business satire #Mixerman and the Billionheir Apparent.
His latest book Musician’s Survival Guide to a Killer Record (the only gear you’ll need) is written specifically to help today’s musicians get the engineering out of the way so that they can focus on what’s important–the music itself.
About this Interview:
Mixerman joins me to discuss his journey in recording from New Jersey to California to North Carolina. We discuss his time at Capitol Studios, advocating for yourself, early internet forums, the creation of Mixerman, trolling, book writing, and empowering musicians. Enjoy! – Matt
Show Notes and Links
- Current sponsors & promos
- Musician’s Survival Guide to a Killer Record :https://amzn.to/2Q4ilL9
- The Daily Adventures of Mixerman: https://amzn.to/2JmY2Gg
- #Mixerman and the Billionheir Apparent: https://amzn.to/2yF26h4
- Zen and the Art of Mixing: https://amzn.to/2Jpz5Km
- Zen and the Art of Producing: https://amzn.to/2Q1FUnO
- Zen and the Art of Recording: https://amzn.to/2DbxebN
- Blog: Mixerman.net/word
- Mailing list: Mixerman.net/list
- Courses: Mixerman.net/courses
- Discography: Mixerman.net/discography
- Facebook: Mixerman.net/facebook
- YouTube: Mixerman.net/YouTube
- Twitter: @mixerman
- Explore Ashville, NC: https://www.exploreasheville.com/