Dave Fortman [Pt. 1]: How to Produce a Multi-Platinum Selling Record

2020'd

Aug 21 2022 • 1 hr 2 mins

Dave Fortman (Producer / Guitarist ‘Ugly Kid Joe’) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to talk about his incredible career as a producer, producing bands like Evanescence, Slipknot, and more. We cover his early influences while growing up in a musical household, and his decision to move to Los Angeles at only 22 years old. Getting the gig with Ugly Kid Joe, Dave walks us through his journey from the recording booth to behind the mixing board, with all the insanity in-between. All this and more, join us in checking out the Incredible Dave Fortman, prepare to be 2020-d. Check out Dave Fortman!: IG: @fortmandave https://www.davefortman.com/ Check out Dave's newest release! "Long Road" Ugly Kid Joe (https://youtu.be/FGq80hCco0U) Some songs that Dave produced referenced in this episode: Bring Me To Life - Evanescence (https://youtu.be/3YxaaGgTQYM) Happy? - Mudvayne (https://youtu.be/anbrb2u9GYI) Snuff - Slipknot (https://youtu.be/LXEKuttVRIo) 00:00 - Intro 04:30 - A Family of Musicians 07:30 - Moving to California at 22 11:00 - Legendary Bands Opened for Dave 11:45 - Meeting Ugly Kid Joe 13:52 - Getting into Audio 21:00 - Songwriting is the key to my Producing 27:20 - Meeting Evanescence Changed Everything 35:12 - Working with Amy Lee 42:30 - The Work is Either Gonna Come or it's not 45:22 - The Mudvayne gig 52:10 - Slipknot was the Biggest Mountain to Climb 59:20 - Outro FOLLOW 2020'd: Official Site: https://2020-d.com/​ Facebook: facebook.com/yougot2020d Instagram: instagram.com/yougot2020d WATCH + LISTEN + SUBSCRIBE: https://lnk.to/yougot2020d #slipknot #evanescence Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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