RSR351 – Bill Mims – Sunset Sound, Morrissey, Death Cab, Brandi Carlile, Nancy And Beth, Devil Doll - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR351 – Bill Mims – Sunset Sound, Morrissey, Death Cab, Brandi Carlile, Nancy And Beth, Devil Doll

Need great vocals? Bill talked about recording Orianthi for the Olympics, why you need great speakers, mixing for film, headphone mixes, how to record dynamic vocals, and working with Prince, Morrissey, Brandi Carlile, Nancy & Beth, and Death Cab.

My guest today is Bill Mims, a graduate of Full Sail University in the Recording Engineering program. In 2001, he spent a year in Orlando doing live sound, as well as an internship at a post production facility before moving to LA in 2002 and getting hired by Sunset Sound where he worked his way up the ranks and was an assistant engineer by the end of 2004. He became proficient in Pro Tools, as well as analog tape machines. Between 2004 and 2010, Bill worked with some of the most famous artists in the world at Sunset Sound.

Bill left Sunset and went freelance in 2011. Since then, he has done engineering and producing work for many artists. He has been lucky enough to have been a part of many Grammy winning projects, two of which Bill earned statues for (Jimmy Cliff-Best Reggae 2012 and Ben Harper/Charlie Musselwhite-Best Blues 2013). Bill has worked on several films, two of which have either won or been nominated for an Oscar (The Theory Of Everything-Best Original Music Score 2015, Sicario-Nominated for Best Original Music Score 2016). Bill has also worked on TV shows, including Transparent, which has won Emmy and Golden Globe awards. Some recent work includes Mrs. America, For Life, and When They See Us. 

Recent albums would be the last few Morrissey albums, Death Cab, and I produced 2 albums for Megan Mullally.

Thanks so much to Howard Willing for making our introduction.

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