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This week’s top article was our exclusive interview with the founders of new manufacturing firm Austrian Audio. A group of engineers decided to join forces when Harman Pro announced it was to shut down the Vienna branch of AKG in October. If you haven't had a chance yet, you can read it here.

Also proving popular is our interview with Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, who spoke to editor Dan Gumble about the making of his new solo album Ogilala. 

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1. 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’. PSNEurope editor Dan Gumble spoke to them. 

2. Joy Division bassist Peter Hook on the genius work of producer Martin Hannett

Martin Hannett played a pivotal role in shaping the sounds emanating from the north west of England back in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook shared his thoughts of a legendary producer.

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. Dan Gumble caught up with him to find out how he's still finding new ways to challenge himself…

4. ‘The future of concert venues’: Behind the scenes at Belgium theatre De Roma's latest audio installation

Fourteen years after the re-opening of the iconic De Roma concert venue, the historical theatre was completely restored and overhauled. The last piece in the puzzle was the implementation of revolutionary acoustical measures and the installation of a new sound system...

5. 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…

6. BREAKING: AKG Vienna closes, core engineering team form Austrian Audio

AKG’s Vienna operation was forced to close its doors in October following Harman’s announcement that it was making over 650 members of international staff redundant. Now, the engineering team at AKG Vienna have grouped together to launch a brand new company in the form of Austrian Audio.

7. From tea boy to mix extraordinaire: Cenzo Townshend talks career highlights

One of the UK's top mixing engineers, Cenzo Townshend continues to work with some of music's biggest names. Daniel Gumble finds out what's in the pipeline for him...

8. Haunting video footage emerges from Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour’s former Hook End studios

On Halloween week, creepy footage from a former music studio captured the internet's attention...

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. ‘A clubhouse for industry education’: NAMM 2018 gets new training hub

New for 2018, the Namm Show will amplify its education offerings for all facets of the industry, with more than 350 training opportunities for pro audio and event technology professionals...