KQED will be posting all the episodes for Soundbreaking: Stories From The Cutting Edge Of Recorded Music as they become available online. Viewers will be able to watch them here until Nov. 28
In the second episode, we look at when the recording studio went from being a tool for capturing musical performances to becoming an instrument. Magnetic tape and multi-track recorders let the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac make landmark albums, but at times prove to be too much. Highlights include:
- Brian Wilson takes the Beach Boys to new heights with Pet Sounds
- The Eurythmics talk about recording their first album at home on a simple analog machine instead of in a big traditional studio setting.
- Beck, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, and Nigel Godrich, producer of Radiohead, talk about recording in the digital age
Keep coming to Into The Mix for more episodes!