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Hello Ken I was wondering if you could tell us something about Scorpio Sound Studios in London and their set-up: piano,...

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Ken Scott 22nd December 2010
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Hi Ken, I'd love to hear ANYTHING you care to share about the making of that incredible record, and especially the title...

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Ken Scott 22nd December 2010
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Hi Ken, howdy I've come to understand that before the Trident A Ranges were completed and installed, there was, of course,...

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Ken Scott 22nd December 2010
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Hey Ken, I know I keep bugging you, but this is going to be my final question I ask you. I just wanted to ask you about the...

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Ken Scott 22nd December 2010
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Hi Ken! It's an honor to have the opportunity, and thank you for being so generous with your time. After reading through many...

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Ken Scott 22nd December 2010
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Hi Ken ! I'm really interested in knowing some things especially from you about your relationships with musicians during...

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Ken Scott 22nd December 2010
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Hi Ken, Could you maybe make a rough guess as to the size of the drum booth at Trident around '71/72? Also, what kind of...

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Ken Scott 22nd December 2010
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First of all, thanks for taking the time to help inspire us on the forum and obviously you've done some legendary work. I'm...

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Ken Scott 22nd December 2010
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Hi Ken, Thanks so much for taking the time to do this. What are your favourite instances for introducing varispeed whilst...

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Ken Scott 21st December 2010
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Hello Ken, and thank you so much for taking the time to share your great wisdom & experience to help the readers of this...

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Ken Scott 21st December 2010
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Ken Wondering if you had some awkward moments at EMI as you were a new wave in engineering. From what I've read they had very...

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Ken Scott 21st December 2010
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Hey Ken, Do you know what that 'tap tap' sound is at the start of the Sgt. Pepper Reprise..?... before the drums come...

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Ken Scott 21st December 2010
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Ken, As an avid fan of all the English rock through the 70's I am never surprised when I see your name as I look though...

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Ken Scott 21st December 2010
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Ken, Seems that between you, Gus, Chris and Roy you defined what one would consider "classic rock" that people still...

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Ken Scott 21st December 2010
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Hi Ken, Thanks so much for being here! I'm wondering what we hear in the intro to the Beatles' "Good Night" (a...

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Ken Scott 21st December 2010
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I see you talking about using the altec and fairchild as effects. Where do you think the altec really shines?

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Ken Scott 21st December 2010
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All these years later and to me, still at the top in sonic nirvana. I just love this song! I have so many questions but I'll...

Sounds Great
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Ken Scott 20th December 2010
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Hello from Australia. Would you like to explain the idea behind the suspended RE20 bass drum trick? Thanks

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Ken Scott 20th December 2010
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Hi Ken! from reading several previous post I get the feeling that you're quite comfortable working with whatever gear's at hand....

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Ken Scott 20th December 2010
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. I have always admired the drum sounds on the records you did. But a lot of the drummers you've worked with over the years seem...

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Ken Scott 19th December 2010
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Hello. Is there anything you could share about working with Duran Duran? With Warren again, and with their programmer Mark Tinley...

Mark D.
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Ken Scott 19th December 2010
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Hey Ken, it's me again. Sorry to keep bugging you. This time, I have a question about the EMI REDD consoles used in Abbey Road...

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Ken Scott 19th December 2010
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Hi Ken, I'd be interested to hear what records initially inspired you growing up and made you want to get involved in music....

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Ken Scott 17th December 2010
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Hi Ken, thanks so much for being here. Wonder if you'd care to touch on any aspects regarding pre-production. Your...

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Ken Scott 17th December 2010
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Ken, I was first awe inspired by your work with Happy the Man back in the late 70's. Can you recall how it was to mix these...

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Ken Scott 17th December 2010
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Hi Ken , Could you tell us a little about some of the big old warm 70's snare sounds you get . In particular some of the sounds...

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Ken Scott 17th December 2010
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Hi Ken, thanks a lot for your great work!! my question: sometimes i guess that in mastering- the engineer worked out very fine...

Matt B
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Ken Scott 17th December 2010
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Which editing techniques, if any, were used when recording the Beatles? Did you ever cut tape in order to move a drum hit for...

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Ken Scott 16th December 2010
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Hi Ken, Man, you've been involved in so many of the albums that sort of marked certain moments in my life, my ears and my...

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Ken Scott 16th December 2010
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Hey Ken, Thanks ever so much for doing this. I was just wondering what your approach to recording electric guitar is (and/or...

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Ken Scott 16th December 2010
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I love Missing Persons (and still listen to them today). I always felt like they deserved a lot more respect and success than...

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Ken Scott 16th December 2010
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Thanks so much for answering my first question Mr. Scott. After reading some of your reply's on this forum I thought, what...

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Ken Scott 16th December 2010
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How did the trident a range desk compare to the tube desks at emi at the time? I've read (in here there and everywhere) that...

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Ken Scott 16th December 2010
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Hello Ken, You really must have worked a big deal with the EMI TG consoles and therefore know them inside and out. If this is...

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Ken Scott 16th December 2010
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Hi Ken, so glad that you are here, I think your work is just fantastic. I love the Tubes, and Supertramp is at the top of my...

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Ken Scott 16th December 2010
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Hello there - thanks again! This is very gracious of you. I would love to know if there is an outtake or demo or something...

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Ken Scott 16th December 2010
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Hi Ken, What is your approach to panning ? Do you routinely default to hard L, R and center or is it different from time to...

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Ken Scott 16th December 2010
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I've seen you refer to the LA 2 as a limiter a few times now. I always see those in compress mode. Do you generally use them in...

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Ken Scott 16th December 2010
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Hi Ken, very enjoyable so far. I myself, like everyone else here really love the albums you've worked on, but there's always been...

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Ken Scott 16th December 2010
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Missing Persons "Spring Session M" is one of my favorite albums. You took technically brilliant and diverse musicians...

Mark D.
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Ken Scott 16th December 2010
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Thanks for taking the time Ken! Do you have any preference when it comes to vocal recording. i.e. do you prefer to track...

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Ken Scott 15th December 2010
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Paul Buckmaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia How was it working with him? Would you personally mic up the strings /...

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Ken Scott 15th December 2010
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Ken. I was wondering if your approach to mixing a song has been changed in any way by the fact that much of what you release...

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Ken Scott 15th December 2010
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Ken, To be able to ask you a question is an outright pleasure and gift of this oustanding forum. I have thought long and hard on...

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Ken Scott 15th December 2010
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Hi Ken, Thank you so much for doing this, i really appreciate that you take your precious time to do this. Could you please...

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Ken Scott 15th December 2010
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. Obviously, Daniel is a great record, and was a big hit for EJ, but there is something I've always wondered about that...

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Ken Scott 15th December 2010
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Mr. Scott, Thank you for doing such a fantastic job on Cobham's "Spectrum" album. To this day, I think it is one of...

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Ken Scott 15th December 2010
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Hey Ken, I've been a big fan since my father got me into Crime of the Century in the 80s. I know this sounds like a big...

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Ken Scott 15th December 2010
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Was there a feeling of us vs them? Some sort of game of oneupmanship? Did you hanker after US made gear? Like API consoles?...

Jules
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Ken Scott 14th December 2010
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Mad keen Stones fan here. What were they up to when you worked with em? Was it fun? Did they keep odd hours?

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Ken Scott 14th December 2010
 
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