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    MWTM Paris Studio

    Mix With The Masters open studio in Paris

    New facility designed by WSDG

    The new facility in the heart of the French capital was designed by legendary studio builders, the Walters-Storyk Design Group.

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    Rupert Neve 1926-2021

    Legendary designer dies aged 94

    We are very sad to report the death of Rupert Neve, perhaps the most important and influential designer in recording-studio history.

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    Distant City Studios

    A Drum Room With A Difference!

    [VIDEO] If you want a better drum sound, you can change the drummer, or the mics, or the drum kit... but what about the room?

    People Jan 2021
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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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    Recording Studios Are... Pointless / Essential !


    You are that rarest of things, a musician with money to spend. Should you use that money to pay for studio time? Or invest in your own equipment and record your music at home?

    Sound Advice Aug 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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    Q. How can I make the most of a small studio space?

    I'm just about to set up a studio in a room of my house and I was wondering if you have any tips on where to put everything...

    Sound Advice Nov 2005
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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


    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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