The music scene heats up in Belgium with a first look at new facilities called DAFT Studios. Located close to both Germany and the Netherlands, it has a 14 room lodge and a 8m main-high main hall that makes it one of the biggest recording wood rooms in Europe, plus a control room featuring the country’s first Rupert Neve 5088 console.
Also in the issue is a chat with renowned mastering engineer Tony Cousins, who was frequently called on by the late singer George Michael for tracks such as the 1984 single Careless Whisper to 2004’s Patience LP. He describes the songwriter’s extraordinary attention to detail.
Woody Harrelson’s semi-autobiographical film Lost in London – promoted as the world’s first live feature film – required massive logical planning and plenty of RF and other connections, with our story finding out what happened on location.
Read the Q&A with DJ and producer Roni Size, who talks about getting expelled from school, winning the Mercury Prize and how he has one great record left in him.
More from musicians, including Jean-Michel Jarre who talks production and process and his look back at electronic music with Electronica.