The Drum Shuffle

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 019 - Mike Fraser, Recording Engineer and Mixing Master

June 2, 2018

Mike Fraser has been a recording professional since the late 1970's.  He literally started as a janitor at Little Mountain Sound Studios in Vancouver.  He quickly moved his way up to assistant engineer helping a young Bob Rock with punk demos and the late Bruce Fairbairn on his sessions.  Mike caught a lucky break when Bob Rock had to leave the studio for a tour and found himself in the engineer's chair on Aerosmith's comeback album "Permanent Vacation". Then, almost by accident, he ended up providing the final mixes on that great record as well.  On episode 019, Jamie and Mike talk about his legendary career as an engineer and mixer recounting some of the great albums he has shaped sonically.  A short list of credits include Aerosmith, Whitesnake, The Cult, Blue Murder, AC/DC, Coverdale/Page, Metallica, Blackberry Smoke, and The Wild.  If you've ever wondered what it's like to be in the room when your favorite artist records a timeless album, this episode is for you.

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