Mixing is neither a linear process nor a technical one. It’s a musical process, and as such, a mix is some
thing that one performs—like an artist.
—Mixerman from “Zen and the Art of Mixing”
Mixerman (a.k.a. Eric Sarafin) has certainly done his share of interviews in print but when I searched for recorded interviews, I basically came up with nothing. I figured that, with the release of his new book, “Zen and the Art of Mixing,” he might be willing to spend some time talking about it.
We talked about his musical background, education and career as well as his philosophy on recording and mixing. Mixerman also discusses a bit about the upcoming “Total Access Master class” including Ken Scott, Mixerman, Joe McGrath and Wyn Davis.
As Mixerman says, “Enjoy!”
Excerpts featured in this episode (in order of appearance):
excerpt from the Mixerman radio Show Christmas 2010
Mixerman, Slipperman & Aardvark theme by members of the WOMB Forums
The Pharcyde “Passing Me By”
Ben Harper “Jah Work”
David Cassidy “I Think I Love You”
Mammal “Smash the Piñata”
Pete Murray “Opportunity”
Ian Moore “Angelyne”
Ben Harper “Steal My Kisses
Spearhead “Hole in the Bucket”