Tape is a Beast

It was a real thrill to help put this amazing roundtable together - talking about analogue studios, sounds, and heritage with producers Tony Visconti and Chris Kimsey, recording engineer Andy Cook (British Grove Studios), producer Martin Terefe (Eastcote and Kensaltown Studios) and engineer George Murphy (Eastcote Studios).

We discuss the recording and production practices that shaped the iconic records of the past, from the abuse of tape to the slow process of recording and editing analogue media.

Talking us through some of their experiences in the studio with David Bowie and The Rolling Stones, Tony and Chris reveal some of their own creative approaches - the mammoth task of editing together the Stones' single 'Some Girls', to making David Bowie perform against varispeed tape to achieve wild pitch fluctuations. We also talk about the future of large format studios in London, and how this unique culture can be preserved.

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