Watch 'Soundbreaking' Episode 2: Painting With Sound


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

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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!