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    Shirley Collins

    Shirley Collins, Ian Kearey & Ossian Brown: Recording Lodestar

    Shirley Collins’ album Lodestar has been a long time coming. Thirty-eight years, in fact...

    People Nov 2016
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    Agnes Obel

    Producing Citizen Of Glass

    The challenge of creating a glass-themed sound world for her third album led Agnes Obel to explore some little-used instruments and techniques.

    People Oct 2016
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    Bastille

    Dan Smith & Mark Crew: Producing Wild World

    Like their debut, Bastille’s Wild World was recorded in a South London basement — but this time around, the band were global superstars.

    People Oct 2016
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    Avalanches

    Robbie Chater & Tony Espie: Recording & Mixing Wildflower

    The Avalanches’ debut album Since I Left You took the art of sampling to new heights — but it has taken them 16 years to finish the follow-up!

    People Sep 2016
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    Jack Garratt

    Producing 'Phase'

    Singer, songwriter and producer Jack Garratt is only 24, yet his debut album Phase still draws on a decade’s experience in the music business.

    People Aug 2016
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    Vance Powell - Recording Rock

    Video Feature

    Grammy-winning producer/engineer Vance Powell welcomes SOS to Sputnik Sound in Nashville to show us how he recorded a track for rock act Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown.

    People Aug 2016
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    John Parish

    Producing PJ Harvey

    PJ Harvey’s long-term co-producer John Parish is uncompromising in his willingness to experiment — even with the world watching!

    People Jul 2016
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    Astronautica: Beat Deconstruction

    Video Feature

    Fusing experimental electronic styles with hip-hop elements, the beat scene is where we find the subject of this month’s video feature...

    People May 2016
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    Peaceful Protest: The PAIX Project

    Recording The Same Song 31 Times

    A project that was started to help unsigned bands show solidarity with victims of the Paris attacks has grown to unite musicians, artists and film-makers from around the world. And it’s not finished yet...

    People Apr 2016
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    Fat White Family

    Liam May & Kevin McMahon: Recording Songs For Our Mothers

    How do you extract a complete album from a dysfunctional band with no finished songs? Drag them to a remote residential studio — in winter...

    People Mar 2016
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    Guy Chambers & Richard Flack

    Video Feature

    We sit down with Chambers and producer/engineer Richard Flack (Joe Strummer, Rudimental, Paloma Faith) in Guy’s beautifully equipped Sleeper Sounds studio in West London.

    People Mar 2016
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    Mike Skeet | Media

    Audio files to accompany the article.

    These files accompany the Mike Skeet obituary in the March 2016 issue of SOS.

    People Feb 2016
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    Mike Skeet

    Recording Engineer, Writer & Designer: 1932-2015

    Through his work as an engineer and author, Mike Skeet inspired enthusiasts to build their own equipment and make better recordings.

    People Feb 2016
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    CLASSIC TRACKS: The Zombies ‘Time Of The Season’

    Producer: The Zombies • Engineers: Peter Vince, Geoff Emerick

    Now considered one of the classic tracks of the 1960s, the Zombies’ ‘Time Of The Season’ almost disappeared without trace...

    People Jan 2016
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    Cymande Performance

    John Schroeder, Alan Florence & Isi Clarke: Recording A Simple Act Of Faith

    When cult funk band Cymande returned to the studio, they insisted on hiring the same production team — 41 years after their previous album...

    People Jan 2016
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    Nicolas Vernhes: Studio Interview

    Video Feature

    This month, producer and engineer Nicolas Vernhes welcomes us into his Brooklyn studio, Rare Book Room.

    People Jan 2016
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