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.