The star of hit children’s TV series Lizzie McGuire and film Agent Cody Banks did what all beautiful, entrepreneurial young actresses must – record an album. Smart move. Metamorphosis sold a cool 3 million copies.
Russ Miller says:
“Kenny Aronoff and I do her albums. Again, it’s programmed drum parts that I turned in to live drum parts. The Hilary records are really a rock gig, and a lot of those tunes were done with only room mics, which is unusual.”
“I did a producer’s forum and Phil Ramone, Steve Gadd’s producer, was there. I asked him what had struck him about Steve, and he said that Steve had mixed himself 100 percent – he could literally put two mics up in the room, and wouldn’t have to worry about the mix. The mix was coming from the musician.”
“It’s something I talk about a lot in my The Drum Set Crash Course book and DVD, controlling the mix of your internal instruments.”