Music Producers Guild

Britain's leading record producer organisation

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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.

record producers phil ramone and hugh padgham at a recent mpg music tank event

A recent MPG / Music Tank event saw many leading producers incl Phil Ramone and Hugh Padgham

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)

record producer nile rodgers at a recent mpg event

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.

Join the MPG and.....

  - Add your voice to the industry body which represents your profession.
  - Meet other people in your field.
  - Learn from the experience of the top music production professionals.
  - Swap ideas with new contacts.
  - Benefit from regular meetings, information forums and seminars.
  - Come along to equipment demonstrations and studio visits.
  - 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.

Visit the MPG website for all of the information.

Pip Williams recording at the MPG event

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.

Phil Harding compares recording formats

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.

pip williams with mark knopflers classic emi mixing console Tony Platt and other members of the MPG compare recording formats

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!

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