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Though famed for their London recording facility, Abbey Road Studios has been branching out their brand in the 2010s, from plugins and merchandise to events and even a music school. The Abbey Road Institute is an educational organisation set...
Red House Factory is the studio-building company I'd never heard of, but the name eventually popped up in my Google searches and piqued my curiosity. Created in 2010 by Lucas Medus, the company has been designing and building studios all...
Pascal Rioux is the founder of the French funk/boogie label, Favorite Recordings as well as its distribution outlet, The Pusher. I had come across some of their releases on Bandcamp whilst searching for new artists and decided to email Pascal about...
A good piano recording always catches my attention, and so when I heard the records that had been made at Studio De Meudon, I knew that I'd found the perfect opportunity to learn more about recording pianos. Thankfully, Julien Bassères...
Bernadette Cooper rose to fame in the 80's as the founder and frontwoman of Klymaxx, the girl group best known for their platinum-selling album, "Meeting In The Ladies Room". She also founded Madame X, another female outfit that scored...
Whilst doing research on reel-to-reel tape recorders, I stumbled across an unassuming Youtube channel by name "Brothers Nylon". It featured multiple videos of 20-something year-olds making music in their bedroom on TASCAM audio gear from the 80s, like the 388 Studio...
Roswell Pro Audio is a relatively new microphone company that has been making a name for itself with a range of affordable, yet                  highly-praised line of mics, priced from $300 to $1260. After hearing their...

Corney Mims [Artist]

I first heard about Corney Mims through the release of his sample pack, Corney Mims Bass Pack Vol 1. I then became curious about his career and discovered that he had done session work and live shows for the likes of Michael Jackson, Snoop...
The Mulann Group is an industrial company that primarily manufactures two products: magnetic stripes for the smart card industry and magnetic tapes for the audio industry under the brand name Recording the Masters. I recently paid a visit to their factory in Avranches to...
The SAE Institute, founded in 1976 by Tom Misner, is the most widespread educational organization of its kind. Having started out as an audio engineering school, it's now branched out to include programs in music production and video games, with franchises on very...

Fulgeance [Artist]

Pierre Troel has released music under many aliases over a 15+ year career, and though he's most commonly known as Fulgeance, I became familiar with him through his Souleance duo with Soulist. Their latest album, "French Cassette" caught my ear because...
Mark Hill is the producer behind Craig David's debut album, "Born To Do It", and subsequent singles like "Hidden Agenda" and "All The Way". But prior to that, he had already established a successful artist career as one half of Artful Dodger, who's album "It's...
Founded by Jordan Kouby and Frédéric Vectol in the 2000s, Question De Son started as a studio wiring business that later grew into one of the premier recording spots in Paris. After reaching out to them via email, I was able to...
Studios Ferber was a name that kept popping up as I did interviews around Paris, so I felt it would be worthwhile to check it out. Founded in the early 70s, it's one of the few remaining large-scale studios in the...
interviewMy interviews with recording studios in Paris continues with me talking to Julien Maurel, the founder and chief engineer of SODASOUND Studios. Located in Paris, and equipped with a 32-channel API 1608 as it's centerpiece, the studio has been serving everything from DJs...
Frédéric Devanlay is a sound design and foley artist who's work in the video game world dates to the early 90s, and prior to that he was releasing music on major labels and working as a touring musician in...

Fred Falke [Artist]

Though famous for his remixes of artists like Kesha, Nero and Robyn, French producer and musician Fred Falke gained fame for his presence in the French Touch scene of the early 2000s, thanks to his releases alongside Alan Braxe. Though...
Every time I find myself in a new city, I go searching for studios to talk to. The first one I found in Paris was OneTwoPassIt. Run by Mathieu, Sylvain and Laurent, it's been around for eight years and has...

Alan Braxe [Artist]

Alan Braxe's rise to fame came not only as a result of his work with Fred Falke on records like "Running (Intro)" and "Rubicon", but also due to his membership in Stardust and his later solo material and remix...
Raw Man is the solo epithet of Romain Séo, who is also one-half of The Buffalo Bunch, a duo consisting of himself and Paul De Homem-Christo. With releases on both of Daft Punk's personal labels, and remixes for the likes of...