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Interviews

Phil Collins - In The Chair Tonight

Interview | One Two Testing, Jan 1985

drum parts and recording arts

Phil Collins - The Complete Phil Collins

Interview | International Musician, Mar 1985

While most musicians flounder attempting to play one instrument, Phil Collins has his cake and eats it. Tony Horkins pieces together the multiple talents and discovers the complete musician

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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.

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'.

Arif Mardin

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jul 1987

Question: What do Phil Collins, Howard Jones, Chaka Khan and David Bowie have in common? Answer: They have all recorded with Arif Mardin, one of the world's top record producers. Robin Tolleson chats to the man himself...

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 - 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.

Jezz Woodroffe - Man At Work

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1986

Robert Plant's right-hand man and technology-fiend talks to Tim Goodyer about samplers, studios and dischords.

Paul McCartney - Press To Play

Interview | Sound On Sound, Oct 1986

Whether you like his music or not, nobody can knock Paul McCartney's achievements as the world's most successful songwriter. In a rare interview he talks to Patrick Humphries about the music, recordings and personalities that combined to produce his first solo album for three years - 'Press To Play'.

Tricks & tales

Interview | The Mix, Mar 1995

Now at last, it can be revealed! The veteran producer spills the beans about those 70s Genesis albums... and updates us on work in progress

Double Dutch

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1985

Paul Tingen takes a look behind the scenes with Mai Tai production duo Eric van Tijn and Jochum Fluitsma — and finds out about songwriting, recording and home-made samplers.

Spitting Image

Interview | International Musician, Aug 1986

The Spit's musical director and composer of the cretinous Chicken Song, Phil Pope, coughs it all up for Jim Betteridge

The Rhythm Section

Interview | Sound International, Jan 1979

Tony Bacon longs to talk to some Rich Kids' ghost, but ends up with the decidedly solid Rusty Egan and Glen Matlock.

Tony Banks

Interview | Sound On Sound, Sep 1989

Keyboard player Tony Banks has been the foundation stone of Genesis' music for almost two decades now but has not experienced the same level of success in his work outside Genesis as past and present members of the band, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Peter Gabriel. With two solo albums and numerous film scores behind him, Banks is set to bounce back into the limelight with a fresh, new solo project. Brian Jacobs poses the questions...

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.

Jan Hammer - Miami Nice Guy

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jan 1988

The art of writing music for popular television in the last few years may have been single-handedly redefined by Jan Hammer. His upbeat, rocky soundtracks to the hit TV series 'Miami Vice' (along with a few of the chart hits used in the show) have now produced two albums of instrumental music. Ed Jones finds out how they were done.

Nigel Bates - Nigel Bates, Producer

Interview | Home & Studio Recording, Sep 1983
Mixing Desk

Peter Gabriel - Technology's Champion

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1986

In a career spanning nearly 20 years, Gabriel has done everything from fronting Britain's best-known pomp rock band to manipulating ethnic music using modern technology. Dan Goldstein talks to a man of many talents.

Robin Lumley - Robin Lumley - Producer

Interview | Home & Studio Recording, Sep 1984

Having been out of the limelight for a while, Robin has again donned his producer's cap and set to work with new artists 3AM and Robin Clark. Here he talks of his involvement with them and his attitude to the home recording revolution.

Tony Banks - And Then There Was One...

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1986

Tim Goodyer pays Genesis' legendary keyboardsman a visit to hear all about life in one of rock's most longstanding and influential bands and their 16th LP.

Echo-Plex

Interview | One Two Testing, Dec 1985

talk the best of

Sapphire and steel strings

Interview | International Musician, Mar 1985

From Folkie to MIDI. Chris Maillard finds out how the hard bitten acoustic veteran has been bitten hard by the electronic bug

Power Plant

Interview | International Musician, Sep 1985

Vintage advice from the veteran vocalist and his experienced ensemble. Philip Bashe met the old hand in New York

The Alesis File

Interview | Home & Studio Recording, Sep 1986

Keith Barr, the driving force behind Alesis isn't renowned for his willingness to talk to the press so we are pleased to be able to bring you this exclusive interview.

Mighty Lemon Drops

Interview | One Two Testing, Sep 1986

Big fruity things

 

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