Guy Massey: Immersive Audio, U67s, Working at Abbey Road, and The Beatles - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 54

Published on:

17th Nov 2021

Guy Massey: Immersive Audio, U67s, Working at Abbey Road, and The Beatles

This week's guest is London based producer, engineer, and mixer Guy Massey. Guy is a Grammy and Music Producer Guild award winner that came up through the legendary Abbey Road Studios. He’s worked on projects for artists such as Ed Sheeran, Kylie Minogue, Ajimal, Ray Davies, Spiritualized, and The Beatles. He's also been involved in movie soundtracks such as "Yesterday" and "Rocket Man" as well as various other projects. We have a chat about the future of immersive audio, the importance of making mistakes on your own time, and why if you want to get great at something you have to enjoy it.

In this episode, we'll dig in on...

  • Being inspired to be the best you can by the history of the studio you're working in
  • Locking up multiple tape machines for film sessions
  • Working on Beatles Remasters
  • Defining success as having a quiet confidence
  • Coming up through the legendary Abbey Road
  • U67s on everything!
  • Reamping things in studio to use as ambience for 5.1 Surround mixes
  • Dolby Atmos and the future of immersive audio
  • Everything is in service to the song
  • Learning to make things sound as good as possible with a limited palette
  • Casting your influences wide and listen to A LOT of music.
  • Comparing vintage mics and picking the best parts.
  • Going freelance to work on the opportunities you are passionate about

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Guest: Guy Massey

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Progressions: Success in the Music Industry
Interviews highlighting successful careers in music and breaking down the steps it took to achieve their goals.
I do not believe the people who have thriving careers and fulfilling lives in music can look back and attribute it all to “luck”. At some point in their career they committed themselves to a goal and took steps to achieve that goal. That's what Progressions is here to highlight. We will set you up for success by bringing you an array of interviews with guests from all parts of the industry. By focusing on identifying significant steps and turning points in their careers we hope to inspire you to set big goals for yourself and by doing so design the music career that you've always dreamed of.
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Travis Ference

Travis Ference is a Grammy nominated mixer, producer, and recording engineer based out of Los Angeles, CA. With over a decade of experience in the music business he has worked on multiple #1 albums, several top 10's, numerous RIAA platinum and gold certified records, as well as hit TV shows and blockbuster films. His work can be heard on more than 15 million albums sold and billions streams worldwide.

The inspiration for his podcast came from his journey over the last 5 years to redefine what success is for him, to take control of his time, and to ultimately live the life he wants while making the records he loves.