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    Liam Watson & Toe Rag Studios

    The White Stripes

    Liam Watson went against the grain to build a studio with the retro sound he loved. And now that sound is back in fashion, he's had a number one album with the White Stripes.

    People Oct 2003
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    Sam Phillips: Sun Records

    The Man Who Invented Rock & Roll

    With the death of producer Sam Phillips, the music industry has lost one of its greatest pioneers. In an interview given towards the end of his life, he looked back on his work with greats like Elvis Presley, Howlin' Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash, most of whom were unknowns before they signed to his Sun Records label.

    People Oct 2003
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    Four Tet

    Kieran Hebden: Recording Rounds

    Kieran Hebden of Four Tet is a producer who puts the intelligence into Intelligent Dance Music.

    People Jul 2003
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    Will Gregory: Recording Black Cherry

    Goldfrapp

    It seems that almost everyone who's heard Goldfrapp's debut album Felt Mountain has fallen under their spell. Now the duo have returned with a second, Black Cherry, and a harder, synth-based sound.

    Techniques Jul 2003
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    Recording Solomon Burke's Don't Give Up On Me

    S Husky Hoskulds

    The success of soul legend Solomon Burke's comeback album is a testament to the virtues of keeping things simple in the studio.

    People Jul 2003
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    MuskaBeatz: Chad Muska & Dave Roen

    Recording Rappers In The SoHo Grand Hotel

    A gaggle of famous MCs, a star of the extreme sports world, and a laptop recording setup in a hotel bedroom: could the MuskaBeatz project show the way ahead for rap music?

    People Jul 2003
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    Joe Zawinul

    Jazz Keyboardist

    Joe Zawinul is perhaps the best-known and most influential keyboardist in jazz. He pioneered the use of electric keyboards and synths with Weather Report, and at 70 he's still at the peak of his powers.

    People Jun 2003
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    Chad Kroeger & Nickelback

    Pieces Of Silver

    Heavy rockers Nickelback have enjoyed amazing success with their multi-platinum album Silver Side Up. Frontman Chad Kroeger is not only their main songwriter, but also plays an active role in production and looks after an expanding business empire.

    People May 2003
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    Richard Chappell: Recording Peter Gabriel's Up

    Catching Up

    Engineer Richard Chappell has been at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios for over 15 years — and he's spent seven of them working on Gabriel's latest solo album.

    People May 2003
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    Neil Davidge: Recording 100th Window

    Massive Attack

    A new Massive Attack album is always an event, and this year's 100th Window was perhaps the most eagerly anticipated yet. Like its predecessor Mezzanine, it was co-produced and co-written by Neil Davidge.

    People Apr 2003
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    Sheryl Crow & Her Producers

    The Crow Road

    Sheryl Crow's rise to the top has seen her use — and lose — the talents of a lot of people behind the glass, from world-famous producers to unknown songwriters.

    People Apr 2003
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    Declan Flynn (aka Alpha-X)

    Readerzone

    SOS reader Declan Flynn has been pursuing a career in the industry for a long time, since he became fascinated with electronic music as a teenager and bought his first synth and drum machine.

    People Mar 2003
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    1 Giant Leap

    Duncan Bridgeman : Travels With A Laptop Studio

    Many people love the idea of laptop recording, but few have put it into practice like 1 Giant Leap. Their acclaimed album and DVD project was recorded on an Apple Powerbook during a six-month journey round the world — with a little help from some friends...

    People Feb 2003
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    John Scofield & Avi Bortnick

    Überjam

    Well-known jazz musician John Scofield has spent the last five years updating his sound with the help of modern technology and new collaborators - including innovative guitarist Avi Bortnick.

    People Feb 2003
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    Soft Cell: Dave Ball & Ingo Vauk

    Recording Cruelty Without Beauty

    Pioneering electro-pop duo Soft Cell are back with a new album, seeking to combine the best of old and new production techniques.

    People Dec 2002
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    The Avalanches

    Darren Seltmann & Robbie Chater

    The Avalanches' acclaimed debut album Since I Left You is composed almost entirely of samples from other records - but there's nothing lazy or unimaginative about their approach to recording...

    People Nov 2002
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    Mike Oldfield: Tres Lunas

    Combining Music And Virtual Reality

    One of the UK's most successful instrumentalists, Mike Oldfield is now embarking on a pioneering attempt to combine music and virtual reality.

    People Nov 2002
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    Media Adventures

    Hans Zimmer & Jay Rifkin

    From Rain Man to The Lion King, and Gladiator to Mission Impossible 2, Hans Zimmer's music is known by audiences worldwide. With business partner Jay Rifkin, Zimmer is also responsible for Media Ventures, a music studio that offers a unique environment for media composers.

    People Oct 2002
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    Nashville Recording

    Recording & Production Insights From Nashville's Top Engineers

    Nashville is still a place of legend when it comes to music. Although overall sales of the city's flagship genre, country music, have dipped somewhat from their mid-'90s peak, Nashville still has a recording legacy matched by few cities in the world.

    Techniques Oct 2002
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    Damon Albarn & Simon Burwell

    Recording Mali Music

    Mali Music is one of the most ambitious collaborations yet between European and African musicians. The brainchild of Blur frontman Damon Albarn, it also represented the first big break for producer Simon Burwell.

    People Sep 2002
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    Gary Miller

    Songwriter/Producer

    The creative force in the modern pop music business seems, increasingly, to reside with songwriter/producers like Gary Miller, who specialise in getting the best out of artists in collaboration.

    People Aug 2002

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