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The Music Producers Guild (UK) promotes and represents all individuals in the music production and recording professions. It is a professional organisation that embodies collective and individual creative contributions to the production and recording of all genres of music and media related activities.
As an independent and democratic organisation, the MPG membership includes producers, engineers, mixers, re-mixers, programmers, students and trainees, those involved in multimedia and any other individuals involved in the creative process. It is a non discriminatory, representative body with an effective and transparent infra structure in line with other music industry bodies and will seek to set and maintain the highest standards and values of our professions.
Special MPG features
MPG event at British Grove Studios - Comparing recording formats (2005)
MPG event with Music Tank - Production Magic (2006)
MPG webcast - Career paths in the recording industry (2001)
MPG roadshow - Making music tour (2002)
MPG party at Mark Angelo Studios (2006)
Who is the MPG for and who can join?
The organisation is for anyone who is involved in the production of music and sound in all its forms.
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The MPG represent record producers in the UK held an event at London's British Grove Studios to compare analoge with digital recording. Three digital contenders battled against the heavyweight 16 track 2 inch Studer A800. Watch our exclusive video feature here.
You can't just accept what other people tell you is the best format, so many people have opinions and so many articles are written that it's not easy to know which is best without hearing for yourself. To help clear up the analoge v digital debate, the MPG held a very interesting comparison of four recording formats. The Pro Tools, Nuendo and Radar digital systems slugged it out with their arch enemy, the analoge Studer A800 running on the 16 track block that is legend in engineer circles.
The MPG set up this event at Briish Grove bringing 3 top session musicians to record on the four formats. The first thing noted was that the levels required by analoge machines was too much for the digital machines so a little tweeking was needed. A few people observed that to make the most of the analogue machine it should have been Dolby SR at 15 ips but in this case with was non Dolby at 30 ips.
We won't say any more, you need to watch the video to find out how it went. It runs for under 15 minutes but requires a broadband connection and QuickTime 7.0, you can go here to get it if you don't have it.
This feature requires a broadband connection and QuickTime 7 or above.
Many thanks to all of the people that were involved, MPG, Pip Williams, Tony Platt, Hayden Bendall and all of the other key people too numerous to mention - err, we forgot to take their names! Special thanks to the chaps of British Grove, the kind owner, Dave Stewart and Dave Harries.
This comparison session was not totally scientific and we are totally neutral regards the competing formats, none of whom advertise with us!