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WCA #419 with Hugh Padgham Part 1- Jingles, Recorders without Counters, Miles Copeland, Townhouse Studios, and THE Gated Drum Sound

My guest is Grammy Winning Producer Hugh Padgham who has worked with Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Genesis, The Police, XTC, and David Bowie. He’s also well known for THE Gated Drum Sound on “In The Air Tonight.”

In this episode, we discuss

  • Buckinghamshire Upbringing
  • Boarding School in Oxford
  • Led Zeppelin 1
  • Pipe Organ Building
  • Writing Studio Letters
  • Recorders without Counters
  • Working on Jingles
  • Getting Fired
  • Pie Studios
  • Lansdowne Studios
  • Virgin Records
  • Manor Studios
  • Townhouse Studios
  • SSL
  • NAB vs. CCIR
  • Getting into Production
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Steve Lillywhite
  • Phil Collins
  • XTC
  • THE Gated Drum Sound
  • Management
  • The Police and Miles Copeland
  • Points and Royalties
  • Non-Featured Artists
  • Residential Studio Hell

Matt’s Rant: Adapting

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Hugh Padgham
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith