Sunday, April 21, 2024

URGENT: Kanye Producer Mike Dean Says He’s “No Hostage, I’m at Home Mixing,” Needs a $7,000 Piece Of Audio Equipment Right Now


It’s hard to make a record when no one actually plays an instrument.

Kanye West’s producer, Mike Dean, has sent out an urgent message on Twitter. He writes:” does anyone now where I can buy an antelope Goliath hd gen 3 asap?”

Dean is presumably hunkered down at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta trying to piece together Kanye’s “Donda” album. The Goliath is a $7,000 audio interface. You can plug lots of stuff in it when you’re mixing and mastering an album, especially one made of different pieces.

Dean– a man who must have unlimited patience for mishegos— also posted a short video showing off his set up. He also Tweeted he’s “no hostage” — “I”m at home mixing.”


Just PS the cost of working on “Donda” at the stadium has to be astronomical. And that’s besides Kanye having a studio in Los Angeles, maybe a couple to choose from. Putting all those people up in Atlanta, paying the stadium rent, etc. Money is no object!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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