Profile: Hugo Nicolson

Hugo Nicolson's 20-year music career has been extraordinary. He's toured with Primal Scream - whose album Screamadelica he also co-produced - and his engineering and producing skills have landed him a prestigious Grammy Award.
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Hugo Nicolson's 20-year music career has been extraordinary, writes Paul Watson. He's toured with Primal Scream – whose album Screamadelica he also co-produced – and his engineering and producing skills have landed him a prestigious Grammy Award.

Nicolson has also recently launched the first product from his own boutique audio brand Lisson Grove, which is dedicated to 'recapturing the finest studio sounds of yesteryear'; and he has just completed his first musical iPad App Polychord. Oh, and did I mention that he can't play a musical instrument?



Profile: Frederick Rousseau

Not many people can claim to have played in front of 2.5 million people, writes Dave Robinson. Frederick Rousseau can. He was up on stage with Jean Michel Jarre at the Paris La Defense concert in 1990 – at the time, the biggest gig in the world.


Profile: Marcel Albers

Synchronising Synco and beyond. Marcel Albers expands his track record spanning artists, labels and live event production into the live music sector, writes Paul Watson

Profile: Dave Holloway

A canny man at Canford Audio talks about working for Canford, dealing with broadcast clients and compiling the vast catalogue that is The Source.


Joined up thinking: collaborations in pro audio

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean,” opined Ryunosuke Satoro. It's probable that the late Japanese poet didn't have professional audio in the forefront of his thoughts when he made that observation, but the sentiment still resonates as a number of manufacturers seek out collaborators who can help them to make waves around the world.


Gerry Bron (1933-2012)

Producer, music business entrepreneur and former manager of Roundhouse Studios, Gerry Bron died this week aged 79. The founder and co-owner of Bronze Records, he was closely involved with the careers of Uriah Heep, Sally Oldfield, Motörhead, Girlschool and Hawkwind, writes Jim Evans.


Call of duty for AES at games conference

The BAFTA headquarters in Piccadilly, London opened its doors at the start of February to members of the audio community as the venue for the 41st AES International Conference, which this year focused once again on the audio for games industry, writes Mike Hillier.