Paul Weller's latest album was brimming over with musical creativity. The challenge for mixer Jan Kybert was to forge a coherent album from a mass of ideas.
Expectations were high for the first Van Halen album in 14 years — and with eight mics on the bass alone, engineer Ross Hogarth was taking no chances!
Lana Del Rey has topped charts worldwide with her signature retro sound — and it all started with a demo that became a viral hit.
Tony Bennett’s continuing success showcases the value of old-school recording techniques — and the talents of his engineer son Dae.
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Thirty years after Led Zeppelin ended, Robert Plant has reached a second career high. His latest hit album was tracked and mixed by Mike Poole, using a mouth-watering selection of vintage equipment.
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