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    Bruce Swedien: 1934 - 2020

    Legendary recording engineer dies, aged 86

    The legendary recording engineer has died, aged 86.

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    Why I Love... Well-run Studios

    Dave Stewart

    When a studio also has helpful staff, talented engineers and clued-up assistants, the whole experience is a joy.

    People Oct 2020
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    Creating A Virtual Studio Tour

    Video Feature

    To attract talent from around the world, Johann Scheerer has created an interactive online tour of his world-class Clouds Hill Studios facility in Hamburg. In this month’s SOS video feature, Johann and his team explain how they used virtual reality and immersive audio to bring the studio’s unique ambience to life.

    People Jan 2018
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    Arturia present BBC Radiophonic Workshop: A Journey Through Time

    Film interviews remaining members of BBC electronic music studio

    The Radiophonic Workshop was set up in 1958 by Daphne Oram and Desmond Briscoe to provide sound and electronic music...

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    Ableton launch bitesize creative tips video series

    Recording musicians offer creative strategies in ‘One Thing’ monthly series

    The idea behind Ableton’s new ‘One...

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    Watch producer Just Blaze record with UA

    Apollo Artist Sessions return with legendary producer

    In this Apollo Artist Session, watch legendary producer Just Blaze (Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar) track and...

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    Engineer and studio owner Adrian Kerridge

    Recording industry mourns Adrian Kerridge

    Former chairman of the APRS, CADAC founder and owner of Lansdowne Studios will be sorely missed

    The APRS is saddened by the loss of Adrian Kerridge. Adrian was a past APRS Chairman and sat on the board for many...

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    PRX open Boston’s first community Podcast Studio

    ‘Podcast Garage’ opens today

    PRX, the award-winning public media company behind This American Life, have announced today the grand opening of the Podcast Garage, the first community audio and media arts training facility in Boston, USA.

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    The Story Of The BBC Radiophonic Workshop

    Founded in 1958

    50 years ago this month, the most celebrated electronic music studio in the world was established. We trace the history of the Radiophonic Workshop, talking to the composers and technical staff who helped to create its unique body of work.

    People Apr 2008
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    Tori Amos

    Inside Her Martian Engineering Studio

    Over the last decade, some extraordinary music has emerged from Tori Amos's Martian Engineering studio. A new box set collects together the highlights, while the studio itself is soon to open to paying customers.

    People Feb 2007
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    Massive Attack's New Studio

    Robert Del Naja & Neil Davidge

    Production pioneers Massive Attack are going through exciting times — they've built an awesome recording studio, moved into surround soundtrack work, and they have a new album on the way. We take a spin around their new workspace.

    People Oct 2005
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    Andrea Terrano: Iguana Studio

    Readerzone

    SOS visits reader Andrea Terrano, who has turned the empty shell of a South London industrial unit into an impressive studio complex.

    People Oct 2005
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    Steve Albini

    Sound Engineer Extraordinaire

    Steve Albini has become a legend in the world of alternative music by championing traditional engineering skills, respecting the opinions of the artists he records, and doing business ethically.

    People Sep 2005
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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...

    People Jul 2005
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    Readerzone: Chunc Productions

    Shaun Hayward & Joe Kenny

    Shaun Hayward & Joe Kenny of Chunc Productions reveal their gear setup and musical motivations.

    People Jul 2004
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    John Hackett & Andy Wood

    We visit two readers who have set up a studio in a small corner of a small room in the West Midlands...

    People Jan 2004
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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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    Andy Cross: Zoo Audio

    Readerzone

    Although we don't usually cover commercial studios in Readerzone, Andy Cross's small Zoo Audio studio has found its way here because it is one of the few studios in the country to contain an Esmono recording booth.

    People Jan 2003
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    Ron Mulholland

    Readerzone

    Like many other musicians, the impact of modern computer-recording technology brought a huge step forward in the quality Ron could achieve with his home studio setup...

    People Dec 2002
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    Readerzone: Jonathan Atkinson

    Another 'through the keyhole' glimpse into a reader's studio reveals how it's possible to turn your hobby into a job, with a TV commission to help you on your way.

    People Jun 2002
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    Readerzone: Paul Lee

    Leeway Studio Productions

    We go through the keyhole of another SOS reader, and ask 'who inhabits a studio like this?'

    People May 2002

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