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Interviews

Alan Parsons - The Alan Parsons Project

Interview | Sound On Sound, May 1986

The man who took the credit for production on Pink Floyd's superlative 'Dark Side Of The Moon' album has since had ten years of album success with his own creation: The Alan Parsons Project. Richard Elen managed to track him down to London's Mayfair Studios, to discuss the appliance of music technology in his recordings.

Andre Jacquemin - And Now For Something Completely Different

Interview | Home & Studio Recording, Mar 1985

An interesting interview with Andre Jacquemin who just happens to be the man responsible for the recording of the Monty Python madness that's surfaced on film and vinyl over the last decade or so.

Andrew Jones

Interview | Home & Studio Recording, Sep 1983

Sound engineer with Sky chats about his work and gives advice about recording.

Calum Malcolm - King Of The Castle

Interview | Music Technology, Dec 1992

Calum Malcolm: Going to Caledonia

Dave Meegan - ...I Nearly Joined The Foreign Legion! - Part 1

Interview | Topic: Recording Studios | Sound On Sound, Nov 1985

Engineer Dave Meegan recalls how depression helped land him a plum position at Trevor Horn's Sarm West Studios. Chris Allison listened with great interest.

Dave Meegan - ...I Nearly Joined The Foreign Legion! - Part 2

Interview | Topic: Recording Studios | Sound On Sound, Dec 1985

Last month we followed the career of Dave Meegan as he progressed from studio tape-op to full-time engineer at Trevor Horn's Sarm West Studios. This time Chris Allison discovers Dave's feelings about studio life in the fast lane.

David Richards

Interview | Sound On Sound, Aug 1989
Royal Engineer

Mark Jenkins meets David Richards, the sound engineer behind Queen's latest album 'The Miracle'.

Del Palmer - The Sensual World of Kate Bush

Interview | Sound On Sound, Apr 1990

Recording engineer Del Palmer has worked with Kate Bush for almost 13 years. Here he provides an insight into how this innovative lady works in the studio and the background to the recording of her hugely successful album, 'The Sensual World'.

Geoff Emerick - Geoff Emerick - producer/engineer

Interview | Home & Studio Recording, Jul 1985

The Beatles, Wings, Elvis Costello, Nick Heyward, Big Country... all have at one time or another come under the watchful ear of this producer/engineer.

Greg Penny - Penny from heaven

Interview | The Mix, Sep 1994

The man behind Elton’s new mix

Hugh Padgham - The Sound of Success

Interview | Music Technology, Apr 1987

Still in his early 30s, yet a man who's worked with The Police, Genesis, Bowie and McCartney, Padgham is one of the most successful young producers in the world. Paul Tingen coaxes him into revealing a few secrets.

Hugh Padgham - Production Masterclass With Hugh Padgham

Interview | Recording Musician, Oct 1992

Hugh Padgham takes us behind the scenes to explain the tricks and techniques used in the recording and mixing of Phil Collins' 'In the Air Tonight'.

Hugh Padgham - Sting & Hugh Padgham

Interview | Recording Musician, May 1993
Recording 'If I Ever Lose My Faith In You'

Throw a bunch of talented musicians and a world-class producer into a 16th century mansion, add some juicy gear, shake 'em about and what do you get? Ten Summoner's Tales, if you're lucky.

Hugh Padgham

Interview | Sound On Sound, May 1988

Hugh Padgham has worked with some of the best contemporary artists - The Police, Genesis, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, and Phil Collins, to name but a few - and has earned his place in the recording industry history books through his sensitive, innovative, and inspired sound engineering and production work. How did he do it? Brian Jacobs finds out...

Hugh Padgham

Interview | Home & Studio Recording, Jan 1985
Producer Extraordinaire

The genius behind the 'Phil Collins drum sound' reveals how he got started in the industry, his production philosophy and life at The Townhouse.

Kit Wolven - Kit Wolven on Heavy Metal

Interview | Home & Studio Recording, May 1987

HM from the control room chair.

Les Paul

Interview | International Musician, Nov 1975

Father of the electric guitar, inventor of multitrack recording, Les talks about his life and his work.

Les Paul - Blow your head

Interview | The Mix, Dec 1994

Inventing the multi-track recorder

Martin Rex - The Mechanic

Interview | Music Technology, Jul 1990

In engineering and production - as in musicianship - flexibility and adaptability are precious qualities. Martin Rex has covered artists as varied as Neneh Cherry, Fela Kuti and Michael Nyman - Ollie Crooke listens.

Paul Cobbold - Paul Cobbold: Producer/Engineer

Interview | Home & Studio Recording, Jul 1985

...is a bassist turned producer/engineer who has worked with many artists in both Europe and America. In this article he gives his opinions on the techniques and equipment he uses.

Paul Libson - Portrait Of A Freelance Engineer

Interview | Sound On Sound, Feb 1986

Ted Fletcher documents the rise of a talented studio engineer whose recorded credits already include albums by Gary Moore and China Crisis.

Simon Heyworth - Promoting The Soundtrack

Interview | Sound On Sound, May 1986

Janet Angus traces the career of this enterprising sound engineer which ranges from recording Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells' and designing Virgin record stores, to his current pre-occupation with improving the quality of film soundtracks.

Steve Brown - Steve Brown - Producer

Interview | Home & Studio Recording, Aug 1985

Not a household name perhaps, but this man is behind quite a lot of musical projects that you will no doubt recognise - as Janet Angus explains.

Steve Lipson - The Price of Fame

Interview | Music Technology, May 1987

...Is already hugely successful as an engineer, producer, musician and programmer for the likes of Grace Jones and Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Paul Tingen finds fame has made him disillusioned and cynical.

Steve Rance - Clocking On

Interview | One Two Testing, Jan 1983

 

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