Some men are legendary, a piece of history in music production – and they literally shaped the sound of music as we know it. If you are – or want to become – an audio engineer, you have probably heard about Ken Scott. His long, incredible career in the audio industry, started in 1964, when he was employed as tape op at EMI Recording Studios, later renamed Abbey Road. After six months he became assistant engineer (the button pusher, as they called who operated the tape machine), the he was promoted again to “cutting” – today’s mastering engineer. Then, in 1967 he was promoted again and became one of Abbey Road engineers: his first recording session as an engineer was with the Beatles, for their single “Your Mother Should Know”. The rest is history.
He has worked extensively with the Beatles, Bowie, Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Lou Reed, America, Elton John, Supertramp, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham… just to name a few. Not only he engineered, but also produced some of the best records of all times like Ziggy Stardust and Crime of the Century.
On the 30th of November 2017, if you can be in Leeds, dont miss the opportunity to meet Ken Scott for an informal question and answer session, that will take place at Red Dog Music – in association with Universal Audio. Admission free – you can reserve your ticket going to this Red Dog Music page.
Also, there is an amazing opportunity to win some great gear:
“Attendees will also have the opportunity to win a Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo – worth £799 – on the night, so they can put the sound of analogue in their own productions”. (Source: Red Dog Music)
Together with Bobby Owsinski, Ken Scott has gathered his precious memories in a 2012 release called “Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust: Off the Record with the Beatles, Bowie, Elton & So Much More.