Max Norman: Legendary Producer on Ozzy Osbourne Albums (2013 Interviews)

Max Norman and ozzy osbourne in studio

Max Norman and Ozzy Osbourne

Max Norman, legendary producer notable for working on platinum selling Ozzy Osbourne albums Blizzard of Ozz, Diary of a Madman, Bark at the Moon.

In this interview…

  • Max Norman talks about working with Heavy Metal guitarist Ethan Brosh.
  • We speak about his break in the music producing world.
  • How the world in producing is now with computer systems, etc.
  • We discuss working with an Ipad for recording. Ipad 3 can do up to 48 tracks of recording.
  • How would an album like Bark at the Moon be made on an Ipad.
  • Back in the days of early Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads albums he mixed the guitars with more brightness due to the tape wear in the master tapes.
  • The first 3 Ozzy albums were done on 24 track recorders.
  • Recording brighter then it should be to have it come back great on the final product. All due to tape wear.
  • He recalls how loud Randy Rhoads recorded his guitar tracks for Blizzard of Ozz.
  • Details on Diary of a Madman recording with Randy recording most of the guitars in the control room.
  • We talk about how Jake E. Lee recorded his guitar tracks in the Bark at the Moon album.
  • Max gives details on the Ozzy Osbourne Speak of the Devil album and how it was produced and recorded.
  • Songs on the Speak of the Devil live album were recorded in the hall in the afternoon.
  • What would Max say about microphones and which are his favorites.
  • Who were Max Norman’s influences as a producer. The Police, Steve Miller, Steely Dan.
  • Where will the music of the future go and in which direction.

Max Norman produced albums for Y&T, Ian Hunter, Coney Hatch, Savatage, Grim Reaper, Loudness, Armored Saint, Malice, Lizzy Borden, Dirty Looks, 220 Volt, Roughhouse, Dangerous Toys, Death Angel, Lynch Mob, Megadeth, Bangalore Choir, Phantom Blue

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