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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...

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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.

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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.

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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!

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    Mylo

    Producing Destroy Rock & Roll

    Myles MacInnes (aka Mylo) has given the dance world a wake-up call with his Destroy Rock & Roll album, blending house music and '80s soft rock to surprising effect.

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    Trevor Horn

    25 Years Of Hits

    Producer, singer/songwriter Trevor Horn has been at the forefront of technological innovation since his earliest work with The Buggles, in a career that has yielded countless classic singles and albums.

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    Thunder: The Band As Business

    Striking Back

    Having been one of the UK's most popular rock acts in the early '90s, Thunder found that record labels were no longer willing or able to promote their releases properly. Now they have taken matters into their own hands, using the Internet and new methods of distribution to get their records back in the charts.

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    Laurent Garnier

    Producing 'The Cloud Making Machine'

    When DJs produce their own albums, the results can be mixed — but Laurent Garnier is not your average DJ, and his 'The Cloud Making Machine' is anything but a conventional house or techno record.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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    Will Mowat: Recording Daúde, Neguinha Te Amo

    World Music Producer

    Will Mowat made his name first as a sequencer expert and then as a writer with Soul II Soul. As a world music producer, his recent projects provide inspirational examples of how to combine performance with programming and overcome the limitations of a bare-bones budget.

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    Recording The Neptunes

    Andrew Coleman & Hovercraft Studios

    It's not a bad gig being chief engineer to the world's hottest production duo, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. But it takes a lot of hard work to keep up with The Neptunes...

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    Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds

    5.1 Surround Remix & Remastering Project

    Jeff Wayne's classic musical adaptation of H.G Wells' novel The War Of The Worlds was a technical tour de force and an enduring commercial success. 27 years after its release, it has undergone a complete rework for 5.1 surround using Pro Tools.

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    CLASSIC TRACKS: The Pretenders 'Back On The Chain Gang'

    Producer: Chris Thomas • Engineer: Steve Churchyard

    In 1982, the Pretenders responded to desperate circumstances with some of the strongest material they would ever produce. Engineer Steve Churchyard was there to record it.

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    Nainita Desai

    Building A Career In Music For Picture

    For over a decade, Nainita Desai has earned her living designing sounds and composing for film and television. She speaks about her experiences in the industry, and explains what opportunities there are for newcomers who want to get their foot in the door.

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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...

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    Manu Katché

    Session Drumming & Music Technology

    He is one of the most famous drummers in the world, having played on more than 200 records. His CV reads like a Who's Who of English, American and French popular music, and even if he prefers not to lose himself in computers, he always takes a PowerBook with him, to write songs, at home or on tour. Meet Manu Katché, drummer extraordinaire.

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    The Go! Team: Recording Thunder, Lightning, Strike

    Gareth Parton

    The Go! Team's debut album, a glorious pile-up of mangled samples and lo-fi home recordings, is now attracting widespread acclaim — but its path to Mercury nomination and commercial success has been anything but smooth.

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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...

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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...

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