Top 10: this week's most popular articles

Publish date:
Updated on
10 August

Our weekly top 10 round-up features the most read stories on Pro Sound News Europe in the past seven days.

An exclusive PSNE interview with the legendary producer Butch Vig took the three top spots this week, where the man behind Nirvana's Nevermind told us about his home studio gear and the making of two hugely influential '90s albums.

More top-viewed stories include a look inside London's latest listening venue Spiritland, a bar and restaurant which hosts laid-back music sessions on high quality hi-fis. Also popular was an interview with the Brit Row guys behind film composer Hans Zimmer's current world tour, and a Q&A with one of Serbia's top sound mixers on how digital tech has changed the day job.

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1. ‘They were not slackers’: Butch Vig on working with Kurt Cobain and Nirvana on iconic album Nevermind

Having worked with some of the most iconic rock acts in the world, Butch Vig has more than a few stories to tell.Nirvana’s Nevermind sold more than 30 million copies and played a huge part in bringing grunge music to a mainstream audience. Vig tell PSNE about working with the band to produce what has now become a massively influential album.

2. Big Interview: Legendary producer Butch Vig talks home studio gear and the art of production
Legendary alt-rock producer Butch Vig has shaped defining records from some of the biggest bands on earth, including Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Muse, Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth and a great many more. PSNE editor Daniel Gumble caught up with him for a look back at his glittering career, and what the future holds for the role of the rock producer…

3. “I thought, man, this is over”: Butch Vig on making The Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘difficult’ second album Siamese Dream

The legendary producer has given PSNE the inside track on three of his finest works to date – including Smashing Pumpkin’s epic alt-rock staple Siamese Dream. The second album from the Chicago rockers sold six million copies worldwide, but it wasn’t plain sailing in the recording studio…

4. Pro Sound Awards 2017 shortlist revealed!
PSNE was delighted to unveil the finalists for the prestigious Pro Sound Awards. Buy tickets for the event on September 28 here.

5. Exclusive: Behind the scenes at legendary film composer Hans Zimmer’s world tour

Britannia Row is currently supplying audio for the Hans Zimmer Live 2017 World Tour. We went behind the scenes at the SSE Wembley Arena show to check out the sound set-up.

6. ‘We’ve gone all out’: Laid-back listening venue Spiritland is an ‘audio geek’s paradise’

Using a combination of pricey bespoke gear and Audio-Technica mics, cans and carts, Spiritland is creating a little corner of Japan in London with audiophile listening sessions. PSNE went along to see what all the fuss was about...

7. Harman offers free Google Play Music trial to eligible customers

Samsung-owned AV designer Harman has teamed up with Google to provide music lovers with a free three-month trial of Google Play Music.

8. Q&A: Serbian broadcast mixer Mirko Sukovic on how digital has changed the day job

Serbia’s Mirko Sukovic has carved out a career as one of his homeland’s top TV broadcast audio mixers. PSNE catches up with him to find out how he established himself as one of the sector’s top talents.

9. Hibino Sound chooses Coda Audio Airay for ‘acoustically challenging’ Tokyo arena

Coda Audio’s Airay line array system successfully created an intimate setting in an ‘acoustically challenging’ Tokyo venue for Japanese singer TM Revolution.

10. ‘This is big!’: BBC crew records single-shot Casualty ep to mark 30 years of the show
Car crashes, impalements, DIY mishaps. All these – and more – have featured in BBC One’s medical emergency drama Casualty since it began in 1986. To cap its 30th series, the show has been filmed in a single shot, which provided some challenges to the sound crew…

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