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Imagine being able to make your perfect studio. Where would it be? What would it look like? And if you only had six pieces of gear to choose from, what would they be?

This is exactly what we ask of guest artists, producers and industry figureheads. It might sound easy but there are strict rules in the Forever Studio. Hosts and shameless nerds Chris Barker and Will Betts guide guests through the dramatic journey to studio foreverdom.

There will be nostalgia. There will be anecdotes. There may be gags. But there will be no bundles! It’s MusicTech’s My Forever Studio Podcast.

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Imagine being able to make your perfect studio. Where would it be? What would it look like? And if you only had six pieces of gear to choose from, what would they be?

This is exactly what we ask of guest artists, producers and industry figureheads. It might sound easy but there are strict rules in the Forever Studio. Hosts and shameless nerds Chris Barker and Will Betts guide guests through the dramatic journey to studio foreverdom.

There will be nostalgia. There will be anecdotes. There may be gags. But there will be no bundles! It’s MusicTech’s My Forever Studio Podcast.

    Ep 6: Kove doesn’t need speakers

    Ep 6: Kove doesn’t need speakers

    In this episode, we ask James Rockhill, aka D‘n'B producer/DJ Kove, to imagine his perfect studio. Although he's had UK Top 40 success and also remixed for John Newmann, Bastille and Rag'n'Bone Man, his studio setup is remarkably minimal. But when he's presented with an unlimited budget and all the time in the world, will he be able to keep his cool? Listen to find out.

    • 48 min
    Ep 5: Youngr's polysynth conundrum

    Ep 5: Youngr's polysynth conundrum

    Multi-instrumentalist Youngr tries to whittle down his studio to only six items. Will he be able to decide between two classic polysynths? And has he considered how to deal with the angry geese in his chosen location? Listen to this episode to find out.

    • 39 min
    Ep 4: Hinako Omori's Okinawan recording sanctuary

    Ep 4: Hinako Omori's Okinawan recording sanctuary

    This time, musician, programmer and synthesist Hinako Omori joins Will and Chris on the show. Hinako has played keys for the likes of James Bay, KT Tunstall and Kate Tempest, and DJs with British synth-pop success, Georgia. With feet firmly in both composition and tech, she has a different outlook. But what gear will she choose for her Forever Studio?

    • 36 min
    Ep 3: Drew Bang's post-fact microphone

    Ep 3: Drew Bang's post-fact microphone

    Joining Will and Chris on this episode is freelance studio engineer, Drew Bang. Drew has worked in major studios all over the world, lending his engineering skills for huge acts like U2, Royal Blood and Haim. But will this studio gluttony make whittling down his six-item Forever Studio an impossible task?

    • 40 min
    Ep 2: Strongroom showdown with Brendon Harding and Jake Murray

    Ep 2: Strongroom showdown with Brendon Harding and Jake Murray

    Recorded on location at London’s legendary Strongroom Studios, Will and Chris ask Strongroom’s Technical Manager Jake Murray and Studio Manager Brendon Harding (Little Simz, Ghostpoet, Loyle Carner) to jointly envision their Forever Studio. Will these knowledgeable studio engineers be able to compromise on just six bits of studio gear to use for the rest of time?

    • 41 min
    Ep 1: Danny Byrd's unusual luxury item

    Ep 1: Danny Byrd's unusual luxury item

    In the debut episode, hosts Chris and Will welcome legendary DnB DJ, producer and studio nerd, Danny Byrd. They discover his surprising choice of studio location, his unusual luxury item and the six bits of studio kit he would put in his Forever Studio.

    • 37 min

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