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About The New Beatmaker

Hi!  I'm Lee.  Welcome to my blog.  Here we talk music: news, reviews, interviews, tips, tutorials and more.  I'm also working on the upcoming podcast  Influenced  as a guest, writer and researcher alongside music aficionado Mark Williams and friends.  Watch this space! I have been a lover of music for as long as I can remember, an amateur lyricist for 25 years, a music writer for 15 years and a hobbyist musician and blogger for almost 10 years. My tastes range from jazz to house to hip hop and I love helping artists from all genres develop their sound. My music, videos, reviews and interviews have been featured in a variety of magazines and websites, including: B-Boy Tech Report Gimme That Beat Humanhuman Audio Skills Dream House Beats Where Did the Road Go Beat Tape Co-Op Push Power Promo Drum Magazine You can find my music on Bandcamp: Monkey Mind Sounds AKA LeeTNB And you can find me on Facebook: The New Beatmaker page Lee's personal page

Pensado's Place: Props To




When we refurbed thenewbeatmaker.com last year I somehow managed to delete my 'Pensado's Place Appreciation Post', so here's another.    

Super mixing engineer Dave Pensado and his manager Herb Trawick sit down with a diverse array of guests, from esteemed singer songwriters to the elite of engineers, producers and mixers. 

Recent episodes I've loved have included  sit-downs with amongst others, Joey Barresi (Tool, Bad Religion, Wolfmother) and this one, where the guys chop it up with Derek Ali, AKA 'Mixed by Ali'.  

Ali is one of the hottest young mix engineers on the planet, thanks in no small part to his astounding work on Kendrick Lamar's 'Good Kid, m.A.A.d. city'.  In a far-reaching and highly informative interview which is at times both fun and poignant, Dave, Herb and Ali talk about Kendrick's depection of Compton, working with Dr Dre and, perhaps most useful to readers of this site, some of the secrets behind how Ali gets those drums to sound that good in the mix.  

Certainly the best web show of 2012 and the best of 2013 so far.  For it's mix (excuse the pun) of knowledge, humour and warmth, you owe it to yourself to become a regular at 'Pensado's Place'.

Props to you, Dave, Herb and the rest of the 'Pensado's Place' team. 

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