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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 large-scale studios in the city...
My 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 French duo consisting of himself and Paul De Homem-Christo. Anyone who lived through 1998-2002 would not have failed to notice the French Touch...
Philippe Zdar's fingerprints can be found all over acclaimed music releases from the last 25 years. His credits extend from French rappers like MC Solaar to Grammy winners like Phoenix. In addition to working on the music of others, his...
As my travels took me across Spain to the city of Palma, I continued to keep an eye out for studios to talk to. With some help from Google, Palma Music Studios popped up in my browser. Created by Fredrik...
Whilst attending a gear demonstration by Burl Audio at Sonic Vista Studios last week, I was able to approach the founder of the company, Rich Williams, for an interview. I had always heard glowing comments about Burl products, and now I...
Whilst digging around Discogs for names of people who had worked on my favorite albums, I came across Adam Hawkins as one responsible for engineering and mixing projects like Gary Clark Jr's "Blak and Blu" and Regina Spektor's "Far".  That was...
Relocating to Ibiza for the summer has allowed me to establish a connection with some of the leading studios on the island, one of which is Sonic Vista Studios, run by Henry Sarmiento, whose breadth of abilities spans from live sound and...