EDDIE KRAMER: Interview

  One of the greatest recording engineers out there, Eddie Kramer, known for recording artists such as the wildly celebrated Beatles, or the guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, the brilliant Led Zeppelin or the genius rock band Kiss. Yes, this man is up there with the best, and while he previously studied classical piano, also learning […]

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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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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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ROBERT AULD: Interviewed

A look at some popular models…  By Robert Auld In Part 1 we made the case for using headphones as critical monitors for recordings and suggested some ways of evaluating particular headphones for such a role. Here are my own evaluations of several headphones, using the criteriaoutlined in Part 1 [Editor’s note: this article was […]

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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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LINKIN PARK: Mike Shinoda Talks Digital Audio Fidelity and Recording in Analog

Lauren Dragan writes:  Last week we talked about The Distortion of Sound, the new documentary concerning the gradual decline in audio quality that plagues the music current music industry. If you haven’t watched it yet (it’s free, incidentally) you really owe it to yourself to take the half an hour, and to share with a […]

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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 their […]

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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 time, […]

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