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Mr. Scott, I've been listening to this record for years and the production is still outstanding. The way the...

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Ken Scott 14th December 2010
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Hi Ken, Thanks for doing this, and for capturing those sounds on the Beatles records. In the book "the complete Beatles...

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Ken Scott 14th December 2010
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Hi Ken I know you've historically had a chance to work with the best gear ever- fairchilds- rs124s etc is there any new single...

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Ken Scott 14th December 2010
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Step right this way! Hi Ken, There are two tracks on Magical Mystery Tour that grab me each time, so hopefully you could...

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Ken Scott 14th December 2010
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Hello Ken and thank you for your time! It's common knowledge that Paul played drums on Dear Prudence but is that Paul even on...

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Ken Scott 14th December 2010
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I love this song and the very "in your face" and punchy sounding acoustic guitars. Can you tell us how they were...

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Ken Scott 14th December 2010
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Hello Ken! First of all, thanks for doing this and for providing us music lovers with so great recordings. I'll keep it short,...

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Ken Scott 14th December 2010
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Hi Ken, Thanks for the inspiration. Can you give any background into the recording process for Jeff Beck's "There And...

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Ken Scott 13th December 2010
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Hi Ken Thanks for taking the time to talk to us. I can't believe I actually own almost all the records in your discography....

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Ken Scott 13th December 2010
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Ken, Thanks a million for taking the time to do this! I know we all appreciate it a great deal. While this has been...

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Ken Scott 13th December 2010
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Hi Ken, Particularly fond of the drumsound on "rock n roll suicide" The incoming tom fill really lifts my mood! To...

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Ken Scott 13th December 2010
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Ken, being musicians back in the sixties in Socal(1965 and on), you can count on it that we all loved your work...and still do. ...

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Ken Scott 13th December 2010
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Ken, What compressors (if any) would you have typically used on the mix bus for the records you did in the 70's? Thanks so...

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Ken Scott 13th December 2010
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I'm a huge fan of your work, and - as a drummer myself - one of my all time fave drum sounds is from Bowie's 'Pinups'...

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Ken Scott 12th December 2010
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Hi Ken, thanks for doing this forum. The acoustic guitar sounds on the first America album are iconic. What can you tell me...

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Ken Scott 12th December 2010
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Ken - This album remains 1 of my desert island favorites. It's a classic that is perfect in every sense. I love the SOUND, the...

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Ken Scott 12th December 2010
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Hello Ken. From reading through the answers, I gather that your basic approach to gear is "Give me any box and I'll get 110%...

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Ken Scott 12th December 2010
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Thanks for doing this Ken, you have been an important influence on me live and in the studio. I was even inspired by you to...

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Ken Scott 12th December 2010
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Hi. Thanks for doing this, How would you mike the string sections on these albums.(what mics were used)?

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Ken Scott 12th December 2010
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Hi Ken, I've been fascinated by that 100 year old Bechstein grand piano at Trident. It's like a superstar, having been a part...

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Ken Scott 12th December 2010
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I heard somewhere that EJ would put a basic track down then "leave the production team to it" returning later to a...

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Ken Scott 12th December 2010
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It strike me that the intelectual caliber of a lot of the artists you have worked with is high. I mean every one has thier...

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Ken Scott 11th December 2010
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Hi Ken, I really like how you treat bass. From the incredible punch on Andy's bass with the Dregs, to Mark Kings dynamics...

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Ken Scott 11th December 2010
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Mr. Scott, A lot of young engineers and bands admire the records made in the early 70s, like Honky Chateau, Aladdin Sane, and...

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Ken Scott 11th December 2010
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Hi Ken, First off, thanks for taking time out and doing this Q&A. I'm curios how the sound developed with the Bowie...

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Ken Scott 11th December 2010
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Well it was in the Kensington High Street area, in London, at an awards lunch. Details here APRS - Sound Fellowships...

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Ken Scott 11th December 2010
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Hi Ken, Thanks for doing this. Would you please tell us about your EpiK Drums project. How did it come about? What did you...

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Ken Scott 11th December 2010
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Hi Ken, Do you mind telling us a little of your experience with the great Mahavishnu Band... What were the sessions on...

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Ken Scott 11th December 2010
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Hi Ken. I love so many albums you've been a part of. Was curious of the setup for bass on "Walk on the wild side" Elec...

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Ken Scott 11th December 2010
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Hi and thanks for doing this. You're one of the legendary engineers of all time. Your career developed over decades when every...

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Ken Scott 11th December 2010
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i do love the drums on the white album period (especiall on "revolution", the single version). i know ringo damped the...

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Ken Scott 10th December 2010
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Hi Ken. Anything you can tell us about this classic, Especial Bowie's vocal chain?

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Ken Scott 10th December 2010
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Dear Ken, I was just listening last night to Bowie's Ziggy Stardust album and was struck again by the sound-world you created...

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Ken Scott 10th December 2010
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Hi Ken, Thanks for doing the Q&A, I'm sure you'll be a great help to many on here! My question is in regards to The...

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Ken Scott 10th December 2010
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