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George Shilling

George Shilling

George Shilling has been recording features for this site for 16 years. George is super busy as a record producer, musician, arranger, studio owner and journalist writing for Resolution magazine. Possibly the busiest person we know but still makes time to record features :-)

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Studio Tours

Kore Recording Studios - George Shilling talks with Kore Studios owner George Apsion
Kore Recording Studios - George Shilling talks with Kore Studios owner George Apsion
Kore Recording Studios are a bit of an amazing find. We had heard of the studios and have met producers that raved on about the studios but for some reason we have taken our time to visit and what a shame, it's one of the...
Chestnut Recording Studios - Chris Young video interview
Chestnut Recording Studios - Chris Young video interview
George Shilling popped in to see record producer Chris Young at his super amazing Chestnut Studios in London's trendy West Kensington to find out about his space ship design and to chat about production.
Decoy Studios - Studio tour with Cenzo Townshend
Decoy Studios - Studio tour with Cenzo Townshend
George Shilling and the RecordProduction.com crew visited Cenzo's Decoy Studios in Suffolk, UK, to capture a flavour of his working methods, some insight in to his working methods and took a sneek look around the studios.

Interviews

Yoad Nevo - Music producer video feature
Yoad Nevo - Music producer video feature
George Shilling visited Yoad Nevo with the camera crew in to find out about his carrer in programming, record production and his work with Waves creating new plugin's at Nevo Sound Studios.
Wes Maebe - Interview at Dean Street Studios
Wes Maebe - Interview at Dean Street Studios
Wes Maebe is from Belgium and he's currently based in London. Wes is as happy in the studio as out in front mixing FOH at gigs, he will work on classical right through to heavy metal.
Tristan Ivemy - Music producer interview
Tristan Ivemy - Music producer interview
Tristan began his music production career in 2004 while working at Metropolis Studios starting out assisting many highly regarded producers, Tristan worked with some of the UK's most influential artists. In 2005 Tristan produced, recorded and mixed the classic single GENERATOR by THE HOLLOWAYS.
Trevor Steel & John Holliday - Interview at Air Studios
Trevor Steel & John Holliday - Interview at Air Studios
We are delighted to bring a new video interview filmed at Air Studios. Watch Trevor Steel and John Holliday talking on camera with George Shilling. Find out about this great production team in our exclusive video feature.
Cenzo Townshend - Mixing engineer features
Cenzo Townshend - Mixing engineer features
Cenzo Townshend is well known for his brilliant mix work with artists as diverse as Sophie Ellis-Bextor to Kaiser Chiefs, Editors to The Specials.
Tony Faulkner - Talks orchestral recording with George Shilling
Tony Faulkner - Talks orchestral recording with George Shilling
Tony Faulkner is one of Europe's best known orchestral recording engineers and we are delighted to at long last, after many years of trying, bring an interview with Tony talking about his mic placement techniques.
Tony Visconti - Record producer interview at Metropolis Studios
Tony Visconti - Record producer interview at Metropolis Studios
Some time back we got in contact with Tony Visconti. We can't remember if he got in touch with us first or not but we were worried that it was a hoax and having booked some time at Metropolis Studios to record his feature it...
Tony Platt - Video interview at Townhouse Studios
Tony Platt - Video interview at Townhouse Studios
We are delighted to present a new video interview with Tony Platt. We have kept the archive interviews and these can be found further down the page but this video uses the recording of AC/DC's legendary Back in Black album as an example of how...
Toby Smith - Feature at Angelic Studios, UK
Toby Smith - Feature at Angelic Studios, UK
Sadly, we heard the news today, 12th April 2017, that Toby Smith has passed away. This feature will stay here as a memorial to one of the very nicest people that we've been fortunate to feature.
Tommy D - Interview in his studio
Tommy D - Interview in his studio
Tommy D has worked with a diverse range of artists including Right Said Fred, KT Tunstall, Corrine Bailey Rae, Kanye West, Janet Jackson, Jay Z, Kylie Minogue, Joss Stone, Tom Jones, Mundy, Catatonia and Michael Jackson to name a few.
Stuart Bruce - Music producer feature
Stuart Bruce - Music producer feature
Stuart Bruce began his recording career at London's SARM studios under the tuition of legendary engineers Gary Langan and Julian Mendelsohn.
Steve Orchard - Recording engineer & record producer
Steve Orchard - Recording engineer & record producer
Video feature with engineer / producer Steve Orchard at Air Studios, London. Steve Orchard has gained massive amounts of experience working with some of the greatest artists around, from Travis to George Michael, Peter Gabriel to Dido and U2 to John Williams.
Steve Lipson - Interview shot at SARM Studios London
Steve Lipson - Interview shot at SARM Studios London
Steve Lipson is one of the most important record producers of recent years. Steve Lipson is innovative, talented and possibly one of the brightest producers anywhere. Take a look at his discography below.
Sergio Galoyan - Video interview at Townhouse Studios
Sergio Galoyan - Video interview at Townhouse Studios
We caught up with Sergio at Townhouse Studios, London, and George Shilling asked Sergio about his unique talents and his unusual route in to making records. Sorry for the poor audio on this video.
Simon Efemey - Music producer interview
Simon Efemey - Music producer interview
Simon Efemey took an hour out of recording at the Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire to talk on camera about everything from getting started to in-depth recording techniques.
Simon Gogerly - Interview at Hub II Studios
Simon Gogerly - Interview at Hub II Studios
George Shilling visited Grammy winning mix engineer and producer Simon Gogerly at Hub II Studios to chat about his views and techniques. This video runs for just under an hour but we think it's worthy as the conversation is very interesting.
Sean Genockey - Record producer feature at Rockfield Studios
Sean Genockey - Record producer feature at Rockfield Studios
We met up with hot producer Sean Genockey at Rockfield Studios and George Shilling was keen to find out how Sean's become such a hot music producer.
Russ Russell - Record producer features
Russ Russell - Record producer features
Record producer Russ Russell is best known for his acclaimed productions for major rock acts that include Napalm Death and the Wildhearts.
Romesh Dodangoda - Interview at Longwave Studios
Romesh Dodangoda - Interview at Longwave Studios
Watch Romesh Dodangoda in a special producer / engineer video interview at his Longwave recording studios, Cardiff. George Shilling asked the questions.
Ricky Damian - Talks with George Shilling at Mark Ronson
Ricky Damian - Talks with George Shilling at Mark Ronson's studio
Riccardo Damian, A.K.A. Ricky Damian took time out to chat with George Shilling about recording equipment, getting credits on records and much more while at the very nice Tileyard Studios in Mark Ronson's rooms.
Rick Nowels - Interview from 2001
Rick Nowels - Interview from 2001
Rick Nowels, legendary producer of Madonna, Mel C and many other great artists talked with George Shilling during a short break in the studio in 2001. The interview was used by Studio Sound magazine.
Rafa Sardina - Interview at Abbey Road in 2001
Rafa Sardina - Interview at Abbey Road in 2001
Record producer Rafa Sardina began his recording career doing sound for live shows in Spain. Later he became an assistant engineer at Hollywood's Ocean Way Recording and Record One studios.
Phil Harding - Interview at Strongroom Studios
Phil Harding - Interview at Strongroom Studios
At last. We are delighted to feature the new Phil Harding Record Producer video interview.
Pete Waterman - Legendary record producer
Pete Waterman - Legendary record producer
We recently recorded an interview with 'hit maker' music producer Pete Waterman at his private music studio in the North of England.
Paul Wright - Interview at Townhouse Studios
Paul Wright - Interview at Townhouse Studios
We caught up with Paul at Townhouse Studios and George Shilling asked the probing questions. Paul Wright is a World class engineer and re-mixer having recently gone freelance after serving as Chief Engineer at SARM Studios for many years.
Paul Borg - Interview at Sahara Sound
Paul Borg - Interview at Sahara Sound
George Shilling talks with Paul Borg in London's newest SSL K Series studio. We are delighted to feature Paul Borg in an exclusive video interview while working at the new SSL K Series Sahara Sound Studios in London.
Oskar Paul - Archive interview at Strongroom Studios
Oskar Paul - Archive interview at Strongroom Studios
Watch Oskar Paul talking with George Shilling for RecordProduction.com at Strongroom Studios, London Oskar moved to London after a period as chief producer, engineer and programmer in Syrland studios in Iceland for 5 years.
Nick Patrick - Record producer feature
Nick Patrick - Record producer feature
Nick Patrick's productions have sold 10's of millions in all genres including pop, classical, and world music. George Shilling met up with Nick at his Shine Studios in the countryside in Southern England to find out more about his secrets.
Nick Tauber and Jack Ruston - Interview with George Shilling
Nick Tauber and Jack Ruston - Interview with George Shilling
George Shilling and his video crew tracked down legendary producer Nick Tauber and his co producer Jack Ruston at their private studio in South London. We hope that you enjoy this video that covers everything from Thin Lizzy to the current day.
Mike Oldfield - Exclusive video interview
Mike Oldfield - Exclusive video interview
Few musicians can match the impact of a first record that launched Mike Oldfield to household name status. George Shilling met with Mike at his private recording studio to ask about Mike's career and his most recent recordings.
Mike Pela - Music producer interview at Real World Studios
Mike Pela - Music producer interview at Real World Studios
Mike Pela is a Grammy winning music producer, recording engineer and mixer who has helped to shape the visions of a wide variety of artists, including Sade, Maxwell, Savage Garden and Corinne Bailey Rae.
Mike Hedges - Interview at Alpha Centauri Studios
Mike Hedges - Interview at Alpha Centauri Studios
George Shilling met up with possibly one of the UK's greatest record producers, Mike Hedges, at the new Alpha Centauri studios in London to talk about his extensive career and his role as A&R man on camera.
Mike Exeter - Recording and mixing engineer
Mike Exeter - Recording and mixing engineer
Mike is a leading rock recording and mix engineer who's recent 'big credits' include Black Sabbath's and Judas Priest's albums. We have known Mike for many years and are very pleased to at long last get him in front of the camera.
Mike Bennett - Record producer feature at Far Heath Studios
Mike Bennett - Record producer feature at Far Heath Studios
Mike Bennett has been producing, writing and remixing since the early eighties gaining several Gold discs.
Laurie Latham - Producer feature at Helicon Mountain Studios
Laurie Latham - Producer feature at Helicon Mountain Studios
Laurie has been producing records since the mid 70's but he looks and acts much younger than he must be. Some of Laurie's work is iconic, for example Ian Dury's 'Sex and drugs and rock and roll' is a classic.
Kipper - Music producer interview at Chapel Studios, London
Kipper - Music producer interview at Chapel Studios, London
Kipper is best known as a Grammy winning music producer for his work with Sting but has a huge production credit list.
Kevin Shirley - Record producer interview
Kevin Shirley - Record producer interview
A video feature with legendary record producer Kevin Shirley at Metropolis Studios, London.
Kevan Gallagher - Producer feature at The Dairy Studios
Kevan Gallagher - Producer feature at The Dairy Studios
We met up with Kevan Gallagher at the Dairy Studios, London, and George Shilling recorded a video interview covering Kevan's career to date.
Ken Allardyce - Producer & recording engineer video feature
Ken Allardyce - Producer & recording engineer video feature
Ken Allardyce is widely known as one of LA's outstanding engineers and mixers. Ken has recorded numerous chart-topping popular bands like Goo Goo Dolls, Green Day and Weezer in the recent years. Watch Ken talking on camera about his amazing career.
Jon Cohen - Producer video feature at Sphere Studios, London
Jon Cohen - Producer video feature at Sphere Studios, London
Jon Cohen chats with George Shilling about recording a number of diverse projects including a major project with bagpipes and how not going to 'posh' classical schools didn't stand in his way.
John Leckie - Record producer interview features
John Leckie - Record producer interview features
John Leckie is one of the most revered British record producers and it was amazing to have John give up his time to come over to chat with  George Shilling  about so many aspects of production covering subjects as diverse as how to make a...
Jimmy Hogarth - Record producer interview
Jimmy Hogarth - Record producer interview
George Shilling visited Jimmy at his lovely studio on a wet and rainy day in London to find out more about Jimmy's huge success and to find out how he made the long journey from the Orkney Islands to top of the charts.
James Towler - Recording engineer video feature
James Towler - Recording engineer video feature
We recently recorded a video interview at Steve Winwood's recording studio with seriously talented recording engineer James Towler.
James Loughrey - Record producer feature at Britannia Row
James Loughrey - Record producer feature at Britannia Row
James Loughrey began his engineering career at Bop Recording Studios, South Africa's premier studio, before emigrating to England. Having freelanced at Metropolis and Eden, James joined Britannia Row building himself a reputation as a great live recording engineer and mixer.
Jake Jackson - Film scoring and recording engineer interview
Jake Jackson - Film scoring and recording engineer interview
George Shilling visited Jake Jackson at Air Studios with the camera crew in August 2011 to find out how he has got on since winning the 'Breakthrough Engineer' award at The Music Producers Guild (MPG) Awards at the end of 2010.
Jake Gosling - Interview with George Shilling at Sticky Studios
Jake Gosling - Interview with George Shilling at Sticky Studios
Jake Gosing has had huge success with One Direction, Paloma Faith and Ed Sheeran. He grew up with music all around him, his father was involved with Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton used to pop in.
Ian Caple - Talks with George Shilling about searching out new sounds
Ian Caple - Talks with George Shilling about searching out new sounds
Early in 2014 George Shilling visited Ian Caple to do an interview and found himself at Yellow Fish Studios.
Hugh Padgham - Legendary record producer interview
Hugh Padgham - Legendary record producer interview
Hugh Padgham is possibly one of the few producer 'names' that members of the public would know, possibly due to the vast range of artists that he has worked with for the last thirty years. The catalogue is huge.
Greg Penny - 2003 video feature
Greg Penny - 2003 video feature
The son of famous pop singer Sue Thompson and musician / songwriter / producer Hank Penny, Greg's early production successes led him to work with one of the greatest living vocalists: K D Lang.
Giles Martin - Interview at Air Studios
Giles Martin - Interview at Air Studios
We are very pleased to bring a video featuring record producer Giles Martin shot at Air Studios, London. George Shilling talked with Giles in the Hall at Air about his views on production and naturally, that Beatles 'Love' album.
Greg Haver - Record producer interviews with George Shilling
Greg Haver - Record producer interviews with George Shilling
In this new video recorded in 2013 at George Shilling's Bank Cottage Studio, we managed to catch up with Greg on his return from New Zealand where he currently lives.
Gary Katz - Producer interview
Gary Katz - Producer interview
Please note that this is one of our oldest and lowest quality videos but is still very interesting.
Gary Langan - Record producer video interview
Gary Langan - Record producer video interview
Gary Langan, record producer, artist and recording engineer, is simply in a class apart. From his earliest days as a rookie at SARM Studios, Gary's work has always stood out. We caught up with Gary at Metropolis Studios, London, watch our exclusive video interview here.
Emre Ramazanoglu - Producer & musician talks with George Shilling
Emre Ramazanoglu - Producer & musician talks with George Shilling
George Shilling dropped in to chat with top drummer and producer / mixer Emre Ramazanoglu in a break in the Beardy Man session he was working on to find out more about his unique career..
Ed Buller - Video interview at Sahara Sound
Ed Buller - Video interview at Sahara Sound
We are delighted to feature record producer Ed Buller in an exclusive video interview shot in September 2004 at the new SSL K Series Sahara Sound Studios in London.
Edd Hartwell - Interview with George Shilling
Edd Hartwell - Interview with George Shilling
We met up with ex-SARM Studios engineer Edd Hartwell at George Shilling's studio to chat about his recording methods and we were keen to find out how serving an apprenticeship under such legends as Trevor Horn and Steve Lipson has shaped his career so far.
Dimitri Tikovoi - Record producer video feature
Dimitri Tikovoi - Record producer video feature
George Shilling visited Parisian born and classically trained Dimitri Tikovoi with the camera crew to talk with Dimitri who has recently produced records for Rosie Oddie fronted band Oddysey and a beautifully crafted sonic masterpeice for The Irrepressibles.
David Pye - Recording engineer & producer interview
David Pye - Recording engineer & producer interview
Freelance recording engineer David Pye and George Shilling met up to chat on camera at Leeders Farm Studios, Norfolk, where David has been working recently. David Pye has engineered countless independent release for bands from Norwich and the surrounding area.
David Wrench - Video interview at Bryn Derwen Studios, Wales
David Wrench - Video interview at Bryn Derwen Studios, Wales
Since filming this short interview with David Wrench, he has gone on to become very in-demand working with Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything, Guillemotts and Beth Orton as engineer and he won the prestigious Music Producers Guild 'Mix Engineer of the Year' award, 2016.
Daniel Boyle - Dub engineer / producer feature
Daniel Boyle - Dub engineer / producer feature
We recently recorded an interview with Daniel Boyle at his private recording studio in East Anglia. George Shilling wanted to find out about is dub mixing techniques and how he was nominated for a Grammy.
Dan Carey - Music producer video interview
Dan Carey - Music producer video interview
Dan Carey is one of the hottest British producers around. He's produced Franz Ferdinand, CSS, MIA, Hot Chip, Athlete, Emiliana Torrini, Sia, Kylie, Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, Santo Gold, Roisin Murphy, Lily Allen, Brazilian Girls, The Long Blondes, The Kills, La Roux.
Chris Tsangarides - Record producer video interview
Chris Tsangarides - Record producer video interview
Chris Tsangarides is one of those producers that has been a driving force in record production for longer than we can remember. We had never met Chris before so were wondering what this Grammy nominated writer, producer, engineer and mixer was going to be like.
Chris Sheldon - Interview at London
Chris Sheldon - Interview at London's Kore Studios
Chris Sheldon is one of the most talented and nicest people that you could meet and maybe that is one of the reasons that he's so in demand as a producer.
Clint Murphy - Recording / mix engineer and producer
Clint Murphy - Recording / mix engineer and producer
Clint Murphy, record producer and engineer, was based at York Street Studios in Auckland, New Zealand but in 2009 moved to the UK to be based at Modern World Studios.
Catherine Marks - Record producer and recording engineer
Catherine Marks - Record producer and recording engineer
Record producer and recording engineer Catherine Marks talks with George Shilling about her unique take on music production.
Chris Kimsey - Record producer and engineer feature
Chris Kimsey - Record producer and engineer feature
We recently caught up with Chris Kimsey, legendary record producer, recording engineer and musician at Sphere Studios in London to talk about his amazing career.
Bob Kraushaar - Video interview
Bob Kraushaar - Video interview
Bob Kraushaar is a very popular British mixing engineer and record producer having worked with Pet Shop Boys, Elton John, Tom Jones, Gary Barlow, Paul McCartney and Trevor Horn.
Bernard Butler - Record producer at Edwyn Collins Studio, London
Bernard Butler - Record producer at Edwyn Collins Studio, London
George Shilling met up with Bernard Butler at the amazing private studio of Edwyn Collins to ask Bernard about his rise and rise as a leading British producer.
Ben Baptie - Mixing engineer and record producer
Ben Baptie - Mixing engineer and record producer
Ben Baptie is a seriously 'up and coming' mix engineer and producer who is currently based at Strongroom Studios following his return from the US where he was based at Electric Lady Studios working with Tom Elmhurst.
Andy Jackson - Recording engineer feature at Astoria Studios
Andy Jackson - Recording engineer feature at Astoria Studios
Video feature with legendary Pink Floyd recording engineer Andy Jackson. Andy Jackson is possibly one of the most gifted recording engineers working today.
Alex Silva - Video interview at Mayfair Studios
Alex Silva - Video interview at Mayfair Studios
Three days after starting at his first studio as an assistant Alex Silva was thrown in to the deep end to engineer the session while the owner/engineer rushed off for the birth of his child.
Music producers round table discussion at The Church Studios
Music producers round table discussion at The Church Studios
Seven leading record producers, mix engineers, A&R and artists spent an hour talking about how the recording industry has evolved recently, changing workflows, does equipment matter now, the role or need of studios, quality of MP3's and much more.
Phil Bodger - Archive interview at Townhouse Studios
Phil Bodger - Archive interview at Townhouse Studios
Watch our archive low resolution (2002) Phil Bodger video interview by George Shilling filmed at Townhouse Studios . Get an insight in to why Phil's become firmly established as one of the world's leading engineers and re-mixers. This interview covers Phil's career.
Tommy D - Recording equipment video
Tommy D - Recording equipment video
Tommy D talks about his SSL Matrix console, Tea Boy software to recall the outboard and more recording equipment.
Tony Visconti - Outtake video
Tony Visconti - Outtake video
We recently recorded an interview with legendary record producer Tony Visconti at Metropolis Studios, this is a short out-take from that video.
Greg Haver - 2005 interview with George Shilling
Greg Haver - 2005 interview with George Shilling
Greg Haver has gained praise for his warm productions and lush arrangements. Watch our exclusive video interview to find out more about why Melenie C and the Manic Street Preachers have been working with him on their recent albums.
Dave Eringa - Archive video feature
Dave Eringa - Archive video feature
Who is Dave Eringa? That's what we were at Bryn Derwen to find out. Dave is one of the names that we hear mentioned all the time but for some reason hadn't met him so we were relieved to find that he is one of...
Danton Supple - Archive video interviews
Danton Supple - Archive video interviews
This is an archive video feature with Danton Supple. We have since recorded a new interview with him, to view that click here.
Chris Porter - Live sound for King Crimson at the Royal Albert Hall
Chris Porter - Live sound for King Crimson at the Royal Albert Hall
Our old friend Chris Porter has an incredible list of Production and mixing credits including the likes of Wham!, George Michael, Sir Elton John, Sir Cliff Richard, Tina Turner, Chris de Burgh, Pet Shop Boys, David Bowie, Marti Pellow, Hall & Oates, Diana Ross and...
Andy Sneap - Interview with George Shilling
Andy Sneap - Interview with George Shilling
Top metal record producer Andy Sneap was working at his studio in Derbyshire when we popped in with the cameras to record an in-depth video interview about recording, production and metal bands.

Techniques

Steve Orchard - Drum recording tips
Steve Orchard - Drum recording tips
Record producer recording engineer Steve Orchard drum mic and recording techniques.
Piano recording workshop at Rimshot Studios
Piano recording workshop at Rimshot Studios
March 2017 - We were at Rimshot Studios recording some production videos in our series for the site with musician Nigel Powell, pop producer superstar Gary Stevenson and ace engineer / producer George Shilling . We were joined by several leading recording engineers.
Drum recording methods with George Shilling
Drum recording methods with George Shilling
George Shilling is an in-demand producer and recording engineer with a vast wealth of experience.
Drum recording masterclass with George Shilling
Drum recording masterclass with George Shilling
A number of leading recording engineers and record producers gathered at Modern World Studios in the UK countryside mid January 2010 to record a series of drum recording masterclass videos.
Craig Silvey - Drum recording methods
Craig Silvey - Drum recording methods
Since the early days of his career as Chief Engineer on the scoring stage at the legendary Skywalker Ranch, Craig Silvey has worked with many prestigious music producers on both sides of the Atlantic including George Massenburg and Walter Afanasieff, working with artistes such as...