An Interview With Legendary Engineer Al Schmitt
This week’s episode of PartTimeAudiophile’s The Occasional Podcast features legendary engineer and producer Al Schmitt. Sadly Al Schmitt passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 91. Al was responsible for helping bring the music to life for many artist over the years, including Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane and tons more.
The hour and half interview is being revisited in its entirety from the original two part series captured for Stereophile’s Audiostream Podcast in late 2018. Al Schmitt covers on his life in the industry, and shares more than a few interesting stories from working with some of the world’s greatest talents. He offers some interesting perspective from a man who appears to have lived a very full life, including everything from production tips, dealing with artists, to the time he was unknowingly dosed with hallucinogenics in the studio.
The Occasional Podcast is now mid way into Season 5, with new interviews, how to’s and more from audio’s greatest talents, from Andrew Jones to Mike Moffat. The latest includes a conversation about Subwoofers/Setup/Tips, and the how to: Budgeting From Entry Level To High End. Last season’s highlights include Joseph Audio, Pro-Ject Turntables, and Rob Watts. One can still download this season’s educational show with TOP’s Beginners Primer To High Fidelity Digital Audio alongside our latest on Two-Way Speaker Design. Fan favorite What Is Mastering? What Happens When An Album Is Remastered? is also still available for download from last season. If you are interested in further exploring the analog realm, the Guide To Buying A Turntable (and records) might point you in the right direction.
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