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This week’s top article was our exclusive interview with producer Joe Chiccarelli, who has most recently worked on Morrissey's new album Low in High School. He told us what it was like to work with the enigmatic star, and why he is a “producer’s dream". If you haven't read it yet, find it here

Also proving popular is new research that has found the pro loudspeaker market is set to grow by $1bn by 2021, and L-Acoustics implementing the world's largest AVB system on Arcade Fire's current tour. 

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1. Joe Chiccarelli on why Morrissey was a ‘producer’s dream’ during the making of his new album

Renowned producer Joe Chiccarelli recently returned to the studio to produce a second consecutive album with Morrissey in the form of Low In High School. He tells Daniel Gumble what it was like to work with the enigmatic star and why he is a “producer’s dream".

2. Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan on creating his new solo album and the death of the old school producer

In addition to being one of the greatest US rock icons in recent history, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is also something of an accomplished studio whizz. Daniel Gumble caught up with him to discuss the making of his new solo album Ogilala.

3. Ben Hillier on 25 years producing some of the biggest names in music

The UK producer and songwriter has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, including collaborating on one of the finest records of 2017 in the form of Nadine Shah’s Holiday Destination. We caught up with him to find out how he's still finding new ways to challenge himself.

4. EXCLUSIVE: Life after AKG: Austrian Audio founders on launching a brand new company

Following the closure of AKG’s Vienna HQ, a group of its brightest engineers pooled together to launch Austrian Audio out of ‘pure passion for the products’. We spoke to them about why they decided to do it.

5. Pro loudspeaker market set to grow $1bn by 2021

The professional loudspeaker market is on track to reach $3.6 billion by 2021 according to a new market report from Futuresource Consulting.

6. 'We're past the age of the auteur': Billy Corgan on how the rise of technology has changed the role of the producer

Smashing Pumpkins frontman, rock icon... and studio whizz. Billy Corgan spoke to us about the changing role of the producer.

7. L-Acoustics uses world’s largest AVB system on Arcade Fire tour

A fully Avnu-certified ecosystem of more than 100 AVB devices was provided by supplier Solotech. 

8. Behind the scenes at Audio-Technica's AT5047 studio mic launch

A select group of distributors, studio owners and industry press were invited to an official Audio-Technica showcase last month, demonstrating the manufacturer’s new AT5047 microphone. Phil Ward went along to find out what it has to offer.

9. ‘Natural is best’: Funktion-One’s Tony Andrews on the audio lessons learned during an award-winning career

2017 Pro Sound Awards Lifetime Achievement winner Tony Andrews shared his thoughts on a decade-spanning career in audio after he picked up his accolade last month.

10. Rental company Loud N Clear ‘very happy’ with L-Acoustics' PAs on global Tomorrowland stages

The Unite concept was a first for the Belgian festival, bringing the event to eight new locations across the world.