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Britain's leading record producer organisation
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
recent MPG / Music Tank event saw many leading producers
incl Phil Ramone and Hugh Padgham
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.
event at British Grove Studios - Comparing recording
event with Music Tank - Production Magic (2006)
webcast - Career paths in the recording industry
roadshow - Making music tour (2002)
party at Mark Angelo Studios (2006)
is the MPG for and who can join?
organisation is for anyone who is involved in the production
of music and sound in all its forms.
the MPG and.....
Add your voice to the industry body which represents
- Meet other people in your field.
- Learn from the experience of the top music
- Swap ideas with new contacts.
- Benefit from regular meetings, information
forums and seminars.
- Come along to equipment demonstrations and
- Get access to legal and financial advice.
- Get discounts on equipment hire, purchase,
and discounts on relevant industry services.
- Join MPG members only web forum to exchange
ideas and knowledge.
the MPG website for all of the information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
feature requires a broadband connection and QuickTime
7 or above.
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.
comparison session was not totally scientific and we
are totally neutral regards the competing formats, none
of whom advertise with us!