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Ken Scott Throughout his forty years in the recording industry, Ken Scott has had a reputation as being "one of the...

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Jules 10th December 2010
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Engineered: America America The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour White Album Jeff Beck ...

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Jules 10th December 2010
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Wow that was a long month, but most enjoyable, even when the GOM was invoked. I thank you all for your questions and I hope I...

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Jules 17th January 2011
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Hello Ken - it's a pleasure & honour to have the opportunity to... virtually bombard U with questions - and a real treat to...

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Ken Scott 15th January 2011
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Hello Ken -- Nice to see you here doing this. I was wondering if you had any interesting stories or insights from your time...

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Ken Scott 15th January 2011
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Ken Scott what we're some of your favorite recordings that inspired you to become an audio engineer? Do you have a musical...

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Ken Scott 15th January 2011
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Hi Ken, When you are involved in a project in an engineering role, how do you deal with artists who ask your musical opinion?...

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Ken Scott 15th January 2011
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Hi Ken, I would guess you are often asked to re-create the classic sounds you achieved on the Beatles/Bowie/ (insert very...

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Ken Scott 15th January 2011
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Firstly, I would like say the typical, and the obvious, that is that I am very grateful that such sites as gearslutz exist, and...

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RTR 14th January 2011
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Hi Ken, thanks so much for doing this! With all the advancements in music since the time you entered the industry, it's now...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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Hello Ken, Could you take us through your thoughts on some of the vintage consoles you have worked on throughout the years. ...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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Hi Ken thanks for coming in a sharing your wealth of experience. It's an honor to be able to speak with you. Can you share...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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Hello Ken, From what little I could find, I believe you were the engineer on the Mary Hopkin session for "Goodbye". ...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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Hi Ken, I'm curious as to how careful everyone was back then in making sure there was the least bit of noise in the signal path...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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We all know how great classic mics, pres and compressors are. But nobody praises "classic" speakers. How do you think...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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Hey there Ken Ronno question- On Ziggy -Mick used his 200 watt Marshall Major (my guess -full volume!) did he also use any...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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Hello and thanks so much for the fascinating and informative read! You mentioned monitors as being first and foremost as to...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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Hi Ken, Is there a polar pattern that you like the best on vocal mics? I hear a wonderful unobtrusive density without...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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Hello Ken, thanks so much for doing this! Can you tell us how a typical treatment of the vocals looked like in the mixing...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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Dear Ken Hunky Dory and Ziggy are still my favourite 2 albums of all time. I am intrigued by Bowie's input into recording from...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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I was going to tag this on the lottery song post but it's pretty much it's own question (or series of questions). I'm...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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Hi Ken, Without asking any questions on how you did certian things on certian recordings that you done sometime ago. I was...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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Hi there and thank you for being here! I'm curious about the Kinfauns tapes and I have a few questions, if you don't mind. ...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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Hey Ken, Great to have you here! I was wondering if you can tell us anything about how you captured the double bass on this...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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Hi Ken, always admired your work. All of it! I put up Crime of the Century here in the studio the other day. Everything about...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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What was it like recording Devo? That is my favorite Devo album! That is a really weird sounding album. What was the concept...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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Hello, I'm wondering if it's a must for music arrangers to play piano...? Thanks, Amin Posted via the Gearslutz iPhone app

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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Hi Ken, thanks for popping in with your wisdom and anecdotes. As a Procol Harum fan from day one, I was blown away when A...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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Hi Ken, I've always loved the 2 Mary Hopkin albums on Apple Records that you worked on (1969's "Postcard" and 1971's...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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Hi Ken, In another thread you mentioned having worked on Don't Touch Me There. I love how you made the Phil Spector style...

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Ken Scott 14th January 2011
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Hi Ken! Like many others have said, thanks for doing this. Supertramp were one of the groups I was bought up on, and Crisis...

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Ken Scott 13th January 2011
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Mr. Scott Thank you for all of the great music. Not long ago, my friend Rod Morgenstein was over at my house having a cup of...

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Ken Scott 13th January 2011
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Hello Ken, It's great that you are kind enough to do this and it just so happens that I have a question that has been itching my...

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Ken Scott 13th January 2011
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Hi Ken, fist of all I want to say thanks for all the great records. I've probably spent over twice as much time listening to the...

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Ken Scott 13th January 2011
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Hey Ken, How do you feel about recording at 96K over 44.1 or 48K do you feel 96 is better, thanks

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Ken Scott 13th January 2011
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Ken, I too want to thank you for taking the time to answer so many questions. Generally, what is your process for...

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Ken Scott 13th January 2011
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Hi Ken- Thanks so much for doing this and sharing your expertise. I have seen photos of David Bowie in the studio in which...

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Ken Scott 12th January 2011
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Hi Ken, What are your preferences today when you record and mix music? Do prefer to use a certain set of consoles when recording...

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Ken Scott 12th January 2011
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Hi Ken. Thanks for all of your work and for doing this! Just a quick one about the Beatles..... Did they do any kind of vocal...

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Ken Scott 12th January 2011
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Hi Ken, First I'd like to thank you for helping to shape many of my favorite records! I've always loved the album Ziggy...

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Ken Scott 12th January 2011
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Hi Ken, thanks for taking the time to answer all these questions!! With all the advancements we've made in technology I'm...

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Ken Scott 11th January 2011
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Hi Ken, Thanks for doing this, it's great to learn from a master! One of my favorite Elton songs is "High Flying...

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Ken Scott 11th January 2011
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I have to say, it's been a delight reading your responses here. The information has been great, but even more, I'm very much...

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Ken Scott 11th January 2011
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hi ken, in an earlier thread, i saw you mentioned a documentary that is being made about Trident. could you tell us more...

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Ken Scott 11th January 2011
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Just want to tell you that I have read your responses more eagerly than past guests! Its an honor to be able to ask you questions...

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Ken Scott 11th January 2011
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Hi Ken- Thanks for your commitment to great sound and all of your work. I am a great admirer. I was wondering about Paul's...

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Ken Scott 11th January 2011
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First off Ken, let me add to the chorus of Gearslutz applauding you for sharing your time and expertise with us. kfhkh I got...

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Ken Scott 11th January 2011
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Dear Ken, I would like to find out the distance from the REC-head air gap of a BTR 2 to the air gap of its REPRO-head. Do you...

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Ken Scott 11th January 2011
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Ken, I was listening to Pawn's Hearts from 1971 and saw your were one of the engineers and it struck me, like Court of the...

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Ken Scott 11th January 2011
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Hi Ken! Do you find that you tend to use a lot of processing such compression and EQ during tracking, or do you tend to save...

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Ken Scott 11th January 2011
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Ken Who is the engineer in this Beatle clip? YouTube - The Beatles WHITE ALBUM SESSIONS

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Ken Scott 11th January 2011
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Hi Ken, Much respect to you for all you've done and for doing this. I have been wondering,for many years now, about the And Your...

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Ken Scott 6th January 2011
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