ANALOGUE TAPE: Why is the engineer who recorded Nirvana still using analog tape?

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Steve Guttenberg writes: The Audiophiliac interviews the great Steve Albini, who not only made his name with legendary bands, he loves recording local talent!

I'm the kind of record buyer that always reads album credits, and starting in the early 1990s, with the Pixies' "Surfer Rosa," Nirvana's "In Utero," and PJ Harvey's "Rid of Me" I noticed that all of these great sounding recordings were engineered by Steve Albini. The man is extraordinarily prolific, and to date has worked on 2,000 albums! I reached out to him a few weeks ago to talk about his work.

Albini's Chicago, Ill., studio, Electrical Audio, is always busy, not only because of his talent but also because his rates are extremely reasonable. Other than Albini it's rare to find engineers with his level of experience recording bands that are just starting out. Most bands he deals with …..

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