The School of Media Arts & Studies recently welcomed NYC-based producer/engineer Joel Hamilton for an exclusive online Q&A interview. Hamilton joined MDIA Music Production and Recording Industry students for a wide-ranging conversation about mixing philosophy, running studio sessions, crafting vision with artists, as well as numerous approaches to capturing great recordings.
Hamilton is a Grammy-nominated producer who has worked with Norah Jones, The Black Keys, Pretty Lights, Sparklehorse, Bomba Estereo, Blackroc, and Highly Suspect, to name a few. Based out of Studio G in Brooklyn, Hamilton is a record producer and engineer, as well as a musician, performing with Sasha Dobson and the band Book of Knots.
“Joel’s passion for process and aesthetic was essential for our students to hear,” said Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies Lecturer Josh Antonuccio. “He is an in-demand producer and engineer for good reason. His ear is impeccable, while his love of the art of recording has led him to numerous relationships with some of the most important artists of our time.”
Hamilton is a regular panelist with AES and Tape Op. In the summer of 2014, Hamilton appeared as the host of a web series produced by Spotify and Bose named "Art of Sound", which focuses on the connection between the physical, technical and emotional sides of music and sound. He hosted many musicians and sound engineers to conduct experiments on a wide variety of sound-related topics.