George Shilling dropped in to chat with top drummer and producer / mixer Emre Ramazanoglu in a break in the Beardy Man session he was working on to find out more about his unique career...
Emre's Plug-In Top Tips
Drum Leveller - for all transparent dynamics and intelligent gating
Lindel TE-100 - incredible bottom end
BX Digital V3 - low end monoing and bass shaping
Pan_EQ - dealing with unbalanced stereo mics
254E - great thumping parallel comp
Valley People Dynamite - my fave crush parallell
Ibanez Tube Screamer - feed SUPER low level in and makeup gain for killer dirt parallels
1176LN - classic smack!
Zener Limiter - awesome retro smack n grind
Oceanway - very useful short rooms
EMT 140 - killer plate verb
U73b compressor - classy, punchy drum bus compression
LoFi (yes...I KNOW!!) - thumping parallel
Pro-Q-2 - general shaping and filtering
Springage - properly dirty spring reverbs with drive too!
Emre's selected credits - as of Sept 2016
(pr = produce, pt = ProTools, mx = mixing, en = engineer, pg = programming, dr = drumming, cp = composing)
Carly Rae Jepson (Polydor) - Writing and production of track Making the Most Of The Night for the album 'Emotion'
Mark Ronson (Sony) - MenuWriteMessage remix of 'I Can't Lose' for single campaign
Noel Gallagher - Engineering and some programming for new album
David Holmes - Mixing and drumming/engineer for multiple projects
Sia - Mix of track for new album, co-writing
Ali Farke Toure (World Circuit) - Mixing track for new album
Alex Clare (Island) - Mixing 6 tracks on new album
Guy Sebastian (Sony) - Writing
Jack Savoretti (BMG) - Mixing new album
Beardyman (Independant) - Drumming and programming for collborations project