Friday, March 12, 2010

MIchael Gaither Interviews Cookie Marenco on Production Techniques

OTR would like to thank Michael Gaither for coming by in Feb 2010 for these impromptu interviews.  He did a terrific job.  Michael has also interviewed many terrific artists who have recorded at OTR.  You can visit his website or subscribe to his blog here.

Transcript from Michael's blog. 
In episode #83, Cookie talks about her history in the music industry, why she never left analog tape, and why she loves working with acoustic artists. This episode includes two examples of Cookie's work: A cover of Warren Zevon's "Mutineer" recorded by Jenna Mammina and Matt Rallings and "Make It Rain", the title track to the new release from Keith Greeninger and Dayan Kai. (Not uncoincidentally, Keith and Dayan will be the guests on the next episodes of "Songs and Stories.") Subscribe to this in iTunes or sign up for my mailing list to find out when the interview is available. Click the red podcast button below to hear Songs and Stories #83 (time = 33:40, size = 30.9 mb)

Episode #84 is an audio tour of Cookie's Belmont, California studio. I've learned to just hit RECORD as soon as I start talking to someone, which I have to admit was a very good idea in this case. With the tour, we get even more insight into Cookie's approach to music, recording, and her engineering intern program. Click the red podcast button below to hear Songs and Stories #84 (time = 29:00, size = 26.6 mb)