In this clip from – Michael Beinhorn on selecting the proper microphone for drums and how to pair with a vocalist.
Beinhorn started his professional career as a musician, playing keyboards in Bill Laswell’s Material during the 1980s. He got a chance to work with jazz icon Herbie Hancock, producing Hancock’s Future Shock album, which contained the massive hit single “Rockit” (co-written by Beinhorn and a Billboard #1), regarded one of hip hop’s seminal hits. In 1998, Beinhorn received a Grammy Nomination for “Producer Of The Year” for his work on “Celebrity Skin” by Hole and “Mechanical Animals” by Marilyn Manson. Michael Beinhorn has since produced the albums of several musicians including The Blizzards, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Soundgarden, Soul Asylum, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hole, The Verve Pipe, Raging Slab, Ozzy Osbourne, Mew, Social Distortion, The Golden Palominos and Black Label Society.