'Tape's Rolling, Take One'
Adrian Kerridge was part of the British recording industry for the past 50 years. His revolutionary and often forthright approach within the music industry put him at the centre of the recording world for half a century. As owner of the eminent Lansdowne Studios - birth place of the Dave Clark Five, and home to numerous household name artists and session stories as well as the cofounding father of the CADAC console brand - he witnessed first-hand the technological changes of an industry transitioning from analogue tape to multi-track to digital recording and editing in the 80s and forwards; was a forerunner in the 60s of the then experimental practice of direct injection - now widely employed by sound engineers and laid the foundations for a more modern upfront sound that was lacking in the 50s and early 60s. Renowned for creating unique sonic signatures for bands and other recording artists, Adrian's approach to recording was unlike anything the industry had seen in the years previous. He recorded 'hot', clean and gutsy while his contemporaries were more conservative in their approach. This book traces his personal and professional journey from war time Britain to the swinging 60s. Imparting his professional knowledge through his explanations and diagrams intertwined with the remarkable story of his life Adrian Kerridge 1938 - 2016
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