In the latest episode of the Bonzai Beat, Mr. Bonzai connects with producer, engineer, and mixer Frank Filipetti to discuss his collaborations and projects, gear, and how the process of mixing and engineering has changed over time.
View the video here: https://ww1.namm.org/playback/career-business/bonzai-beat-frank-filipetti
Filipetti is a seven-time Grammy(r) Award winner and a ten-time nominee, world-renowned music producer, engineer, and mixer. Born in Bristol, Connecticut, Filipetti has called New York home since 1971 and is known as one of the first engineers to embrace digital mixing. His credits include Foreigner’s Agent Provocateur and Inside Information, KISS’s Lick It Up, Courtney Love’s Celebrity Skin, Carly Simon’s Coming Around Again, Rod Stewart’s The Great American Songbook, Volumes 1 and 2, and The Bangles’ Eternal Flame.
Frank Filipetti will be joining the METalliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance) members presenting live tracking and mixing “In Session” January 28 & 29 in Nashville at Blackbird Studio.
Learn more here: https://metalliance.com/events/in-session-jan-2023/
Filipetti’s credits extend into film and theater, where his work as a producer, engineer, and mixer can be seen on projects like the Grammy-awarded album Aida (Original Broadway Cast Recording) and with his work on productions like Disney’s Aladdin, Spamalot, The Book of Mormon, The Color Purple, and Wicked. Filipetti’s film work includes soundtracks for Across the Universe, August Rush, Pixar’s Cars, Disney’s Enchanted, Postcards From the Edge, The Pirates of Penzance, and Mike Nichols’ Working Girl.
Learn more: https://frankfilipetti.com/
Mr. Bonzai is an award-winning photographer, author, and interviewer. He has written more than 1,000 articles for outlets in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and has published numerous books, including Studio Life (Mix, 1984), Hal Blaine and The Wrecking Crew (Mix, 1992), The Sound of Money (Focal, 2000), Faces of Music (Cengage, 2006), Music Smarts (Berklee Press, 2009), and John Lennon’s Tooth (BookBaby, 2012). His photos and articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Billboard, Mix, EQ, Keyboard, Daily Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Magazine, Disney Channel Magazine, Sound & Recording, and Relix, among others. http://www.mrbonzai.com
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