Syriana, recording A Life In Film at Real World. Photo: York Tillyer

Syriana’s A Life In Film: Converting an album from vinyl to digital

Producer and musician Bernard O’Neill explains the background to the making of the unique album, A Life In Film: “The Syriana idea was the bringing of west and east together… Read more

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Watch: James Mallinson on recording opera live with the LSO

Grammy award-winning producer James Mallinson reveals the intricacies behind recording an opera live, with Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra. “Recording opera in concert is the only way… Read more

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Sir Colin Davis’ final recording on Society of Sound

Sir Colin Davis was – in many ways – the founding father of LSO Live. When the decision is made to start a new classical record label you need some… Read more

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The vibe in the room: Producer Steve Osborne on digital and analogue recording

In this exclusive interview, multi- platinum selling music producer Steve Osborne discusses blending analogue and digital technologies in the recording studio. Steve Osborne has worked with a wide variety of… Read more

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The unique world of Three Cane Whale

Spellbinding multi-instrumental trio Three Cane Whale combine the influences of folk, minimalism, classical and film music to produce something “impressively original” (The Guardian) and uniquely moving. The music is intricate… Read more

Paul Bilson recording The Creole Choir of Cuba. Photo: York Tillyer

Recording The Creole Choir of Cuba

The Creole Choir of Cuba recorded their new album, Santiman, at Real World Studios. Production engineer Patrick Philips explains why they decided to have the choir individually miked and set… Read more

Alexis Petridis on My Bloody Valentine

Listen and you’ll see: Alexis Petridis on My Bloody Valentine

I can remember everything about the first time I heard My Bloody Valentine’s third album. Not just where I was and who I was with, but what time of day… Read more

Ed Harcourt, Back Into The Woods

Recording Ed Harcourt by Abbey Road engineer Pete Hutchings

Recorded in six hours straight, these production notes by Abbey Road engineer Pete Hutchings explain how he set about recording Ed Harcourt’s pared-back and beautiful new album, Back Into The… Read more

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Listen and you’ll see: Richard King on M/A/R/R/S

In many ways ‘Pump Up The Volume’ is an archetypal one hit wonder. The creators of the track M/A/R/R/S were a one-off project that was convened in the studio as… Read more