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RIP Mike Shipley
Old 26th July 2013
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RIP Mike Shipley

very sad news....
Old 26th July 2013
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RIP Mike Shipley

We've indeed just gotten word that the legendary Mike Shipley has passed away.

Mike was a Gearslut too - he went by the name 'shipshape' here, did an excellent Q&A many moons ago, and still popped in as often as he could all these years later. He was hanging out here as recently as five days ago.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed but his legacy of amazing work will always be regarded as that of a true great in his field.

Rest in peace, Mike!
Old 26th July 2013
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Terrible news. Looked up his credits - holy crap!

RIP Mike.
Old 26th July 2013
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I'm so shocked by this. Was he having health issues? I'm at a loss....
Old 26th July 2013
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whaaaat ???

thats real sad news ...

cant believe it ...



rest in peace Mike !!!
Old 26th July 2013
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What??

Where is the info on this?

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Old 26th July 2013
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Yes just heard.

V sad.

Not sure of the details.

He was a big innovator and a brave maverick as an engineer produce and took a few arrows in the back for it. I recall meeting him at the first Gearslutz party in LA and he was a great guy.

He did a Q&A for us here https://www.gearslutz.com/board/q-mike-shipley/

RIP Shipshape.

Never forgotten
Old 26th July 2013
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RIP Mike Shipley:(

Omg! Not Mike! I can't believe this! Mike was on Pensado's Place just a while back and did a Avid video too. He seemed fine. Dang! Mike was a mixing hero of mine...that is just terrible! RIP Shipshape you will be missed:(((
Old 26th July 2013
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So sad but I am thankful that the powers that be blessed us with this man to bring us some of the greatest artists and their recordings to our ears.. Vaya con dios amigo
Old 26th July 2013
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This is awful news!!!! :(
Old 26th July 2013
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Very sad news. A incredible talent... will be sorely missed.

RIP.
Old 26th July 2013
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This is hard to believe but this is the second engineer that is in my extended network that dies this week.


Rest in peace. You are in a better place now.
Old 26th July 2013
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This is hard to believe but this is the second engineer that is in my extended network that dies this week.


Rest in peace. You are in a better place now.
2013 has claimed a lot of legends. :(
Old 26th July 2013
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A great loss to the record making community and to music lovers around the world. Mike Shipley defined the sound of rock music and created the highest standards in record making for all of us to aspire to. He was a pioneer that created sounds that had never been heard, and pushed the sonic envelope from rock to country. Rest in peace as we remember and celebrate a life of great achievement, seemingly endless creativity and authentic humility.

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Old 26th July 2013
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Wow that is the second passing I hear of today, this week as far as engineers go. Mike was an awesome engineer...no one needs to tell you that but he was ever so kind on these forums AKA Ship Shape. You will be missed buddy.
Old 26th July 2013
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RIP Mike Shipley...
Old 26th July 2013
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Originally Posted by Whitecat View Post
We've indeed just gotten word that the legendary Mike Shipley has passed away.

Mike was a Gearslut too - he went by the name 'shipshape' here and did an excellent Q&A many moons ago, and still popped in as often as he could all these years later.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed but his legacy of amazing work will always be regarded as that of a true great in his field.

Rest in peace, Mike!
Hi folks,

Any corroboration - I can't find anything other than this here?
Old 26th July 2013
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Mike you are one of the greatest ears in the whole world. U are a cool guy and my idol.
Rest in peace!
Old 26th July 2013
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I can not believe it.....
Old 26th July 2013
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My Condolences to the family, RIP Mike.
Old 26th July 2013
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Hi folks,

Any corroboration - I can't find anything other than this here?
We got word from a trusted colleague of Mike's. There are a couple mentions on Twitter as well from some reasonably trustworthy sources. It's still breaking news though - as Jules mentioned, we don't know the details. We'll update this thread with anything relevant if it's important.
Old 26th July 2013
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That is just horrible news.
Old 26th July 2013
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Such a shame. A greatly admired pioneer.
Old 26th July 2013
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God Bless Mike Shipley
Old 26th July 2013
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I'm deeply shocked to hear this.
Old 26th July 2013
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Truly devastated. I'm confused and numb. RIP my dear friend.
Old 26th July 2013
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Sad news.. RIP Mike Shipley.
Old 26th July 2013
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Awful news. Mike was a great guy and worked on some of my favorite records of all time.

Eternal respect & gratitude to you Mike. You made magic.
Old 26th July 2013
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I can't believe one of my idols just died. RIP Mike.
Old 26th July 2013
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Mike you knew how to mix and produce a record you will be really missed in the music industry RIP
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