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Though royalty-free samples have become commonplace, Erik Svahn is one of the early creators of sample CDs that were pivotal in genres like drum and bass, jungle, and golden age hip-hop. I tracked Erik down on social media and...
Having started off as an intern at Electric Lady Studios in the mid 90s, Steven Mandel went on to become the longtime engineer for Questlove and The Roots, and later joined their late-night team on Jimmy Fallon's shows. Through...

Daniel Fridell [Artist]

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Daniel Fridell is a Swedish musician with a long-standing music career and history of playing with Scandinavian acts like Eric Gadd and Eagle-Eye Cherry. He's also signed to Epidemic Sound, and I stumbled across one of his tracks through...
Stefan Boman is a Swedish producer and studio owner best known for his work with local favorites like Kent and Salem Al Fakir. Having risen to fame in the 2000s as not only a producer but a studio owner at...
Back in 2013, I interviewed Propellerhead's CEO, Ernst Nathorst-Böörst, who talked to me about the genesis of his company and their famous DAW, Reason, which was on its 8th version. Fast forward nearly ten years and much has changed:...
I came across a number of studios during my first few weeks in Athens, but all of them were either small or mid-sized. It took me two months to finally discover Sierra Studios, the only large-scale commercial studio in...

Janko Nilovic [Artist]

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Janko Nilovic was the foremost library musician in Paris during the 60s and 70s. His music was featured in numerous media and survived well into the 21st century thanks to being sampled by producers like The Beatnuts and No...
My interview with Roswell Pro Audio provided a lot of insight into the world of microphones and recording, so I decided to keep watch for similar companies to speak with. I came across Stager Microphones by chance and was...
I came across Pascal Garnon's name on Discogs and decided to reach out to him on social media after seeing his name on records by Air, Les Rita Mitsouko and Suprême NTM. It turns out he was an engineer and...
Olivier Bolling is a well-known name in the Paris audio scene. He first built his reputation as the Technical Director of La Seine and Studio Plus XXX, and later with studio-building and gear design through his companies Audio Tech and...
During my interview with studio-builder Lucas Medus, I learned about his work with Studio Delta. Lucas helped develop the acoustics of the place, and since the studio pictures looked great, I decided to contact the founder, Thomas Bunio. Below...
I came across Studio Melodium whilst Googling about studios in Paris and I later discovered that the owner, Nicolas Dufournet, had been an artist and record label guy before becoming a studio owner. Melodium is one of the more...
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 audio demos on Soundcloud,...

Corney Mims [Artist]

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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'd done session work and live shows for the likes of Michael...
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]

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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". Prior to that, he'd 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 Parisian 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...