Interviews

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Bill Wright  |  Dec 20, 2016  |  15 comments
AnalogPlanet reader Bill Wright interviews Australian mastering engineer Don Bartley, who cut lacquers back in 1983 for what many consider to be the best sounding and certainly the rarest pressing of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, produced by EMI Australia for the 1983 Sydney Audio Show. Fewer than five hundred copies were pressed.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 03, 2016  |  10 comments
Stranger to Stranger Paul Simon's most recent record and his finest in years, both musically and sonically had him reuniting with his original producer Roy Halee. The two hadn't worked together for many years.

Michael Fremer  |  May 20, 2016  |  13 comments
Glyn Johns spoke recently by phone with Analogplanet editor Michael Fremer about recording Eric Clapton's just released album I Still Do, about his recently published book "Sound Man" and about his incredible career as one of the world's most revered and respected recording engineers and producers.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 09, 2016  |  28 comments
Intervention Records' Shane Buettner was at Sterling Sound yesterday to oversee the mastering of Big Audio Dynamite's 1985 debut album This is Big Audio Dynamite

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Michael Fremer  |  Feb 26, 2016  |  13 comments
Graham Nash held a "listening party" for his new album "This Path Tonight" at New York's Electric Lady Studios, Wednesday, February 24th. The album ships on April 15th, including on vinyl mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Here's a half hour interview I conducted with Graham in the Electric Lady control room.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 14, 2015  |  11 comments
A friend of mine recently alerted me to his friend's son, Lux, who is a nine year old record collector and vinyl enthusiast.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 06, 2015  |  20 comments
While at the WAX event in Los Angeles a few weeks ago I took a side trip to The Record Parlour, a short walk from both the Capitol Tower venue and Amoeba Records.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 14, 2015  |  14 comments
In his ninety-nine years on this earth Norman C. Pickering has seen and done more than most of us would manage were we lucky enough to live to be a hundred and ninety-nine.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 04, 2015  |  9 comments
U-Turn Audio's three founders were at this year's Rocky Mountain Audio Festival but I almost missed them.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 20, 2015  |  0 comments
Singer-songwriter Jack Tempchin is best known for having written the Eagles classic "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and for co-writing "Already Gone", " The Girl From Yesterday", "Somebody" and "It's Your World Now".
Michael Fremer  |  Mar 25, 2014  |  47 comments
While in Los Angeles recently I had visited Chris Bellman and Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman mastering.
Michael Fremer  |  Mar 19, 2014  |  31 comments
On Wednesday March 12th Blue Note President Don Was sat down with me to talk about the Blue Note vinyl reissues he's producing for the label.
Michael Fremer  |  Nov 03, 2013  |  5 comments
I drove to record producer and musician John Simon’s Catskill mountaintop home on a gorgeous, unusually mild November 1st day. Simon is best known for producing Songs of Leonard Cohen, BS&T’s Child is Father to the Man, Big Brother and the Holding Company’s Cheap Thrills and of course The Band albums Music From Big Pink, The Band and The Last Waltz
Michael Fremer  |  May 30, 2013  |  1 comments
Before touring the Record Industry pressing plant Analogplanet's Michael Fremer sat down with Ton Vermeulen to get the factory's history and a figurative finger on the pulse of a man who would buy a record pressing plant as the vinyl record lay on its supposed death bed.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 17, 2012  |  11 comments
While effective isolation from both air and ground borne vibrational energy is important throughout the audio playback chain, it is essential for vinyl playback. It can be built into a turntable in the form of spring or "O" ring suspensions but current thinking downplays that in favor of separate isolation stands rather than incorporating it into the turntable itself.

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