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Hugh Padgham is a British record producer and audio engineer. Although he makes no claims to having any musical talent, he has become one of the world's most successful and influential producers. He has won a string of awards for his production and a 1992 poll in Mix magazine voted him one of the world's Top Ten Most Influential Producers. In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... An Audio Engineer is a person recording, editing, manipulating, mixing and mastering sound by technical means. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Padgham started out as a tape-operator at Advision Studios, working in recording sessions for Yes and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. From there he went to Landsowne Studios and moved from tape-operator/assistant engineer to head engineer. In 1978, Padgham got a job at The Townhouse, where he engineered and/or produced acts including XTC, Peter Gabriel, and Phil Collins. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... XTC are an influential new wave band from Swindon, England. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock and pop musician. ...


Padgham is credited with creating the 'gated' drum sound used so prominently on Phil Collins' single In The Air Tonight, and which became the template for much of the of recorded pop drum sound of the 1980s. The effect is believed to have first been used on the 1980 third self-titled solo album by Peter Gabriel, which Padgham engineered and on which Collins played. At this time, Padgham was working regularly as the recording engineer for noted UK producer Steve Lillywhite, and they collaborated on many well-known albums and singles in the early 1980s. In the Air Tonight is a song by Phil Collins which first appeared on his 1981 album, Face Value. ... The 1980s refers to the years of and between 1980 and 1989. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Steve Lillywhite (born in 1955) is a well-known British music producer. ...


Padgham's 'gated drum' effect is created by adding a large amount of heavily compressed room ambience to the original drum sound, and then feeding that reverb signal through an electronic device known as a noise gate. This unit can be programmed to cut off any signal fed through it, either after a specified time interval (in this case, some tens of milliseconds), or when the incoming signal falls below a preset volume threshold. The result is the arresting 'gated reverb' effect, in which the reverberation cuts off abruptly, rather than fading away. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A noise gate is an electronic device or software logic that is used to control the volume of an audio signal. ...


Padgham's previous work with Gabriel and Collins led to a long and enormously successful collaboration with Genesis in the 1980s, which produced a string of hit albums and singles including Genesis and Invisible Touch. It has been suggested that Six of the Best be merged into this article or section. ... Genesis is an eponymous album by Genesis and is their twelfth studio album, recorded and released in 1983. ... Invisible Touch is an album by Genesis, released in 1986. ...


Artists for whom Padgham has produced or engineered include:


Padgham would sometimes appear in videos by some of these artists. Many of these artists held him in high regard. The Volts are a British Rock Band from Oxford. ... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... Toni Childs (born February 19, 1957) is an American singer-songwriter from Orange, California. ... Clannad are an Irish musical group, from Gweedore (Gaoth Dobhair), County Donegal. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock and pop musician. ... Julian Cope (born Julian David Cope, on 21 October 1957) is an English rock musician and writer who came to prominence as singer of Liverpool post-punk band The Teardrop Explodes in 1978. ... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is a nine-time Grammy winning American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist and songwriter. ... Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961 in Leavenworth, Kansas) is a Grammy- and Academy Award-winning American rock musician. ... Frida is a 2002 film which depicts the life of the artist Frida Kahlo. ... It has been suggested that Six of the Best be merged into this article or section. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Hall & Oates is a popular music duo made up of Daryl Hall and John Oates. ... The Human League are an English synthpop band formed in 1977, who, after several changes in line up, achieved great popularity in the 1980s and a limited comeback in the mid-1990s. ... Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE[1][2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a multiple Grammy- and Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Sir James Paul McCartney MBE (born June 18, 1942) is an iconic Grammy Award-winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... Mike and the Mechanics are a British rock/pop band formed in 1985 as a side-project of Mike Rutherford, a founding member of Genesis. ... Youssou NDour Youssou NDour (born October 1, 1959 in Dakar) is a Senegalese singer. ... The Police are a three-piece rock band consisting of singer/bassist Sting, guitarist Andy Summers, and drummer Stewart Copeland. ... The Psychedelic Furs are an influential British post-punk band founded in the late 1970s. ... Split Enz was a successful New Zealand band during the late 1970s and the early 1980s featuring brothers Tim Finn and Neil Finn. ... Sting in Budapest, 2000 Gordon Matthew Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), usually known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. ... The Tragically Hip are a Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario, consisting of Gordon Downie (lead vocals and occasional acoustic guitar), Paul Langlois (guitar), Rob Baker (guitar), Gord Sinclair (bass) and Johnny Fay (drums). ... Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942 in Hawthorne, California), is an American pop musician, best known as the lead songwriter, bassist, and lead singer of the American rock band The Beach Boys. ... XTC are an influential new wave band from Swindon, England. ... McFly are an English pop rock band who were successfully launched into the music scene in early 2004 with their number one single, 5 Colours in Her Hair. The band was founded by Tom Fletcher (born July 17, 1985) and also consists of Danny Jones (born March 12, 1986), Dougie... Events By Place Roman Empire May 5 - Galerius issues his Edict of Toleration, ending persecution of Christians in his part of the Roman Empire. ...


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