My guest this week is my good friend for many years Dennis Moody, who also appeared on the very first episode of the Inner Circle Podcast as well as number 100, 200 and 300. This is episode #399 and I’m going to be changing things up starting on episode 400 so I wanted to bring Dennis back on to close out an era.
Dennis is known as the “drummer’s engineer” having worked on projects by master drummers Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd, and Michael White among many others.
He’s also one of the few studio engineers that also excels as a live concert engineer, having mixed at most of the major U.S. venues from Carnegie Hall to Madison Square Garden to The L.A. Forum, as well as most of the major concert venues throughout Europe including Wembly Arena, Royal Albert Hall, and other venues for shows having up to 250,000 in attendance. He has also mixed thousands of Broadway style musicals, large and small orchestral shows, plays, and live broadcasts worldwide.
During the interview we spoke about working during Covid, some of his recent interesting gear finds, working with Missy Elliot, the future of recording studios, and much more.
I spoke with Dennis via Zoom from his studio just outside of Hollywood
On the intro I’ll take a look at the genres not on this years Billboard year-end charts, and the state of sampling and how that affects the hits we listen to today.