Members of the Barefoot Sound extended family all gathered for a legendary “Masters of the Craft®” photo shoot and interview session in Los Angeles, California. Watch and catch up on the latest from Butch Vig, Chris Lord-Alge, Eddie Kramer, Jack Joseph Puig and Thomas Barefoot as they share insights about their approach, philosophy and music making technology. This is why they are all masters of their craft.
Cold War Kids’ Nathan Willett has an instantaneously recognizable sound to millions of indie rock fans all around the world. From his dynamic vocals to his gospel-inspired piano riffs, Nathan’s tone is distinct and mesmerizing. Having toured for decades and releasing 7 studio albums, he knows the tools he needs to achieve the artistry and production level he demands. This dedication makes Nathan Willett a master of his craft.
Recording artist/producer, BOYS NOIZE has created his own sound that is equal parts technicality, tone, vibe and excitement. This is why he was voted amongst the Top10 `DJS WHO RULE THE EARTH” by Rolling Stone magazine. His body of work has established him as one of the world’s preeminent DJs, having played the world’s biggest stages alongside the biggest names in dance music. Read full interview with BOYS NOIZE
Multi-GRAMMY Winning Mix Engineer, Manny Marroquin has had his hands and ears on nearly 250 million records, 40 #1 hits and 100 Top 10 albums with artists that include; Eminem, John Mayer, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, SIA and The Rolling Stones to name a few. His vision and technical savvy combined with immense creative ability have made Manny a true master of his craft. Read full interview with Manny Marroquin
What it means to be a master of your craft. I would say you have to eat, sleep, and breathe your craft. You have to go to sleep thinking about it, wake up thinking about it, and just be obsessed with it. I feel like you have to discipline yourself, especially if you want to evolve, and you want to push the envelope, and just keep getting better. Read full interview with Travis Barker
My name is Sean Combs and they call me the most successful hip hop producer of all time. I learned about the Barefoot Sound from my engineer. He said he came across these speakers. He knows the sound that I like, that I look for. He knows that I walk into a studio, if the monitors and any speakers aren’t right, the room’s not right, I’ll just walk right out. Everybody knows how particular I am. Read full interview with P Diddy
Adam Moseley is a successful record producer, engineer and mixer who started his career at the legendary Trident studios in London, where he worked with Phil Ramone, Tom Dowd, Mutt Lange, Steve Lillywhite, Tina Turner, The Cure, Wet Wet Wet, Roxette, Kiss, and Rush. Moseley was based at The Boat studio in Silverlake for many years where he recorded the likes of Beck, Nikka Costa/Lenny Kravitz, Wolfmother, John Cale, Spike Jonze’s “I’m Here” movie with Nick Zinner, U2 with Dave Sitek and many more. Recently, he has mixed the score for feature movies such as The Big Wedding featuring Robert De Niro, “The Dark Valley” and other TV and film music and is currently working with a number of very diversified artists. Read full interview with Mr. Moseley
Zac Brown is a singer, songwriter, and one of the biggest stars in a generation of performers in country music. Zac and his band looked to Barefoot for a solution to make his tour bus sound the very best while recording on the road. The result was installing a custom pair of 4-way MicroMain26s. Zac and his production team swear that no speaker translate better then Barefoot. “Barefoot’s pursuit of excellence is the same as mine but in the audio world. Creating the most incredible studio speakers that exist” – Zac Brown Hear from Zac in his own words about Barefoot
GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer, musician and singer Tony Visconti has outfitted his studio in New York City with Barefoot Sound MM27 monitors. Since the late 1960s, Visconti has worked with a wide array of recording artists; his lengthiest involvement with any artist is with David Bowie: intermittently from Bowie’s 1969 album “Space Oddity” to 2013’s “The Next Day,” Visconti has produced and occasionally performed on many of Bowie’s albums. Hear from Tony in his own words about Barefoot
Alex Da Kid is a GRAMMY-nominated music producer from London now living and working in Los Angeles. He has had his signature sound stamp on various multi platinum recording artist in various genres, including X Ambassadors, Dr. Dre, Nicki Minaj and B.o.B. His major breakout success started with the 10 million selling smash hit by Eminem and Rihanna “Love The Way You Lie”. He followed that up with signing and producing the Imagine Dragons, which have become one of the biggest bands in America. Alex Da Kid has a pair of MicroMain45s in his space at Capitol Studios. Hear from Alex Da Kid in his own words about Barefoot