Donnie Fritts interviewed by Eric Gebhardt

  There is a unique blend of southern R&B, soul, and blues that is known the world over… Closely related to the sounds of Stax Records and folks like Rufus Thomas, but with a slightly different blend of spices and it’s own distinct flavor… Studios, sessionmen and songwriters from the northwest corner of Alabama put […]

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AUDIOPHILE INTERVIEW: Producer, Engineer, Recording Industry Guru, Music Marketing Consultant & Author Mark Hornsby:

  Mark Hornsby is an acclaimed music producer, audio engineer, musician, writer and marketing consultant – widely considered to be one of the most diverse figures in today’s music business. Mark is the former co-owner of one of Florida’s largest recording and rehearsal studios – Ridenour Studios – whose clients included New Found Glory, Foreigner, […]

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Tam Henderson, Reference Recordings

As fascinating as the design of high-end hardware can be, it goes without question that without musical software (or firmware, as our more computer-minded readers would have it) of an appropriately high standard, the whole business would be pointless. Stereophile’s interviews have therefore often featured engineers and producers whose recorded work reveals sound quality to […]

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AN ORCHESTRA OF PIANOS: Maxime Le Guil: Recording Vincent Delerm’s Les Amants Parallèles

Paul Tingen (Sound on Sound magazine) writes ….. Under the guidance of engineer and producer Maxime Le Guil, Vincent Delerm forsook grand orchestration for the humble piano — bowed, plucked and hammered… We had three principal constraints when making this record,” explains engineer, mixer, and co-producer Maxime Le Guil. “The first was that it was […]

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Prince’s sound engineer, Susan Rogers: ‘He needed to be the alpha male to get things done’ By Ben Beaumont-Thomas

One of a tiny number of female recording engineers, Rogers was there at birth of some of pop’s classics, including When Doves Cry. She recalls the man she knew – and shares her theory about why he loved working with women https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/nov/09/princes-sound-engineer-susan-rogers-he-needed-to-be-the-alpha-male-to-get-things-done

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How we made the pop song 19 by Paul Hardcastle and Ken Grunbaum

  Interviews by Dave Simpson ‘Paul played me a rough version. When I heard that ‘N-n-n-nineteen’ hook I thought: What the heck? All my life I wanted to be a motorbike racer, until I had a bad crash and ended up in hospital for four months. While I was bedridden I listened to the radio all the […]

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Chief Engineer of Motown: Russ Terrana Shares 18 Years of Recording for the Iconic Labe

  Rob Bisel writes: It is truly remarkable to step back and examine the full societal impact that some recording engineers and mixers have had on American culture. During his 18-year tenure as Chief Engineer for Motown Records, Russ Terrana captured and crafted the sounds for many of the Detroit label’s most iconic hits. He, […]

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ELITE RECORDINGS: A Conversation With Freelance Recording Engineer Veteran Marc Aubort

  Marc Aubort began his career in the late 1940’s working first with wire recorders and later with tape. Aubort first came to America in 1955 to inspect the American operation of European budget label MMS (Musical Masterpiece Society). In 1956 he made his first recording (monophonic) for the Vanguard label in Vienna, returning to […]

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