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    Deep Purple montage during the recording of their 'Abandon' album.

    Deep Purple

    Recording Their 'Abandon' Album

    Legendary rockers Deep Purple are back with a new, self-produced album. Sharon Stancavage talks to bassist Roger Glover and engineer Darren Schneider about how it was recorded.

    People Jan 1999
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    GARY BARLOW: Recording, Production & Songwriting

    Interview | Artist

    Most people knew that Gary Barlow was the songwriting force behind boy-band stars Take That, but his long-term interest in production and recording is less well documented. Now recording and co-producing his second solo album, he looks set to put the memory of his former band far behind him. Matt Bell pays him a visit at his impressive home studio.

    People Nov 1998
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    PASCAL GABRIEL (PEACH): Sliding Doors

    Producer

    Renowned producer and remixer Pascal Gabriel is back with a stylish new recording project, Peach. With a hit in the states behind them and the inclusion of a Peach track in the film Sliding Doors, widespread recognition can't be far away. Bill Bruce meets Pascal and production partner Paul Stretham at their Strongroom studio to talk technology, and finds them going back to their fruits...

    People Aug 1998
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    Mark Hawley: Recording Tori Amos

    From FOH To Studio

    Tori Amos may not yet have attained the same status in the UK that she enjoys in the US, but that hasn't stopped her setting up her own studio in a quiet corner of Cornwall. On the eve of her forthcoming 200-date tour, Hugh Robjohns talked to Mark Hawley & Marcel Van Limbeek about recording Tori's latest album and engineering the live tour.

    People Jul 1998
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    BILL LASWELL: Re-shaping The Music Of Miles Davis

    Interview | Producer

    Tampering with recordings made by a musical legend like Miles Davis would be seen by many as tantamount to sacrilege. But what if you believed, like producer Bill Laswell, that the music in question had never been heared as it should be? Paul Tingen gets the inside story.

    People May 1998
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    ALAN DOUGLAS: Recording With Eric Clapton

    Interview | Engineer

    With his fame and status as a world-class musician and recording artist, Eric Clapton can afford to spend as much time as he thinks necessary honing his next release. Richard Buskin talks to engineer Alan Douglas about the lengthy sessions and changes of heart surrounding the recording of the new Clapton album, Pilgrim.

    People Apr 1998
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    Ola Onabule

    Recording Soul At Home

    Sometimes it's easy to forget that home studios packed with synths and samplers aren't solely the preserve of the dance fraternity. British soul artist Ola Onabule does all his recording and the managing of his own label from his Brixton home.

    People Jan 1998
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    Morcheeba

    From Clapham To The Orb

    Morcheeba make their weird and wonderful music in a studio in Clapham that used to belong to The Orb. To find out more about the band and their gear, Sue Sillitoe ventured south of the river to meet Paul Godfrey and the band's programmer and producer Pete Norris.

    People Dec 1997
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    Tchad Blake: Binaural Excitement

    Engineer / Producer

    This inventive American has graduated from aiding and abetting producer Mitchell Froom in his sonic escapades to full production duties on a variety of live and studio albums. Paul Tingen talks to a devotee of binaural recording who's more than just a dummy head.

    People Dec 1997
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    DON WAS: Producing For The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Bob Dylan

    Interview | Producer

    The skills of world-class producer Don Was are constantly in demand. But, as he explains, years of taking care of someone else's work can have a disastrous effect on your own. Here, he reveals to Paul Tingen why (and how) he released a recording of his own for the first time in seven years.

    People Nov 1997
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    VANGELIS: Recording At Nemo Studios

    Interview | Artist

    A tremendously gifted yet private man, Greek composer Vangelis has contributed greatly to the acceptance of electronic music as an art form of its own with soundtrack work like Chariots Of Fire and Blade Runner. From 1975 to 1987, Vangelis did nearly all his recordings at his own Nemo Studios in London, a place hitherto as shrouded in mystery as the man himself. Richard Clewes dons his investigator's mac and turns his attention to Vangelis's Nemo years...

    People Nov 1997
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    MIKE HIGHAM: Digital Doctor

    Interview | Engineer

    An expert at hard disk recording and editing, Mike Higham has developed his career alongside Digidesign's Pro Tools. Sam Molineaux talks to an engineer who's on the fast track...

    People Sep 1997
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    JAMES: Recording From Home?

    Interview | Band

    For their latest album, style chameleons James retreated from commercial recording studios and found a new creativity working in the comfort of their own houses. Paul Tingen hears why they've decided there's no place like home...

    People Aug 1997
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    FLOOD & HOWIE B: Producing U2's Pop

    Interview | Producer

    U2 have always striven for a new sound on each of the records they make, and during the sessions for their latest album, their aim was once again 'to construct a new sound for U2 whilst still making them sound like U2'. To this end, they brought in production wizard Flood and Scottish dance artist Howie B and set about new methods of recording. Paul Tingen investigates the art of Pop...

    People Jul 1997
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    Reconstructing A Live Recording In The Studio

    Feature | Tips & Tricks

    Imagine you've spent a lot of time and money setting up a one-off gig in a historic castle, for a select audience, with the aim of recording and videoing the performance for future release. Then disaster strikes: catastrophic equipment failure leaves you with half a gig on multitrack tape, and major rebuilding work is needed later in the studio. Phil Bates mixes some cement, rolls up his shirt sleeves and tucks his pencil behind his ear...

    People Jun 1997
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    BRUCE FAIRBAIRN: Recording INXS's Elegantly Wasted

    Interview | Producer

    Musician and producer Bruce Fairbairn is best known for his US rock smash success with Bon Jovi and Aerosmith, but blended live band recording and a willingness to use studio technology to record the latest INXS album, Elegantly Wasted. Richard Buskin finds out how he did it.

    People Apr 1997
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    CHRISTOPHER FOGEL: Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill

    Interview | Engineer

    Christopher Fogel accepted an offer to mix an album by an unknown Canadian, and found himself caught up in the phenomenon that was Alanis Morissette. He tells Nigel Humberstone how he went about recording her without loosing the vibe and spontaneity.

    People Mar 1997
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    GEORGE MASSENBURG: The Equalizer

    Interview | Music Production

    Internationally renowned as a producer, recording engineer, and designer of audio equipment, George Massenburg is nonetheless is still in love with the art of music production. Dave Lockwood met up with him in Los Angeles.

    People Mar 1997
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    Harold Budd at his piano.

    Harold Budd: American Vision

    Recording The Luxa Album

    Despite having waited eight years to create the follow-up to his 1988 solo album, experimental composer Harold Budd composed and recorded the new album, Luxa, in just 11 days.

    People Jan 1997
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    PETE GLEADALL: Programming & Recording Pet Shop Boys' Bilingual

    Interview | Engineer

    High-profile synth programmer, remixer and recording artist Pete Gleadall is a man of many talents. Matt Bell talks to him about his part in the new Pet Shop Boys album, his work for George Michael, and the role of the modern programmer.

    People Dec 1996
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    STEVE LEVINE: Digital Domain

    Interview | Producer

    Producer Steve Levine has taken advantage of the tumbling price of quality recording equipment to assemble a complete digital studio in a tiny room at his home. Paul Tingen enters the digital domain...

    People Dec 1996

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