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    Recording engineers - whom would you write about?

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    So I'm supposed to write a biography paper on a recording engineer for my intro to sound recording class. The paper's due tomorrow, so I don't think I'll get any helpful hints before then, but I just wondered who you guys would write a paper about, if you were doing the same. I'm kind of leaning toward Dan Auerbach, being a native son of Ohio (like me!) and also because I love the idea that he would get bands all over the midwest to come and record in his home studio. I only own one Black Keys album, but I own three or four albums that were recorded at Akron Analog. Alternately, I might write about Bruce Botnick, just because.

    So is there any one producer who stands out to you guys? Who would you pick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammerstone View Post
    The paper's due tomorrow....
    I see you took the assignment seriously.

    There are so many to pick from ...just toss a dart at the bunch of names, and write something. I would think ideally you would pick someone you know a little about, and/or whose music you've listened to. Someone else picking one for you would not necessarily be anyone you're even remotely familiar with...so your writing would not be personally meaningful ...and you can do that with just some Google searches.

    That said...I might pick some of the ones who are musician/engineers/producers rather than pure engineers, like Daniel Lanois or Alan Parsons....but on those more on the ngineer side, maybe Bill Szymczyk, Phil Ramone, Al Schmitt or Bruce Swedien.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miroslav View Post
    I see you took the assignment seriously.
    With so little time, George Martin. There is so much material on line should be about an hours work, in fact you could watch one of the many doco's and write as you go which would be more fun.

    Plus Sir George is the guy that started it all in the modern recording world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witzendoz View Post
    With so little time, George Martin. There is so much material on line should be about an hours work, in fact you could watch one of the many doco's and write as you go which would be more fun.

    Plus Sir George is the guy that started it all in the modern recording world.

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    Though I would say that George Martin is mainly known as a producer/arranger/composer right from the time he first became better known, following his work with the Beatles.

    I just thought of probably the coolest guy to write about.....Tom Dowd!

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    Hay you could write about me!

    Oh wait it's a paper not a postage stamp.

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    Ditto Tom Dowd.
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