pil music nick launayWhen was the first time you worked with PIL. How did you get involved?

The first time was when I had just started as a very new assistant engineer at the Townhouse studios in London, which back then belonged to Virgin (PIL's Label) They came in to work on a song "Home is where the heart is" None of the other assistant engineers wanted to work with PIL because of John's reputation for throwing up, walking all over the mixing console, and being verbally abusive. Being the youngest and newest assistant, I got put on the session.... I couldn't believe my luck, I had been a fan since they started, and had also bought tickets to see the sex pistols three times, only to find they had been canceled.

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ear-rumbling-noiseScience and rock'n'roll make for awkward bedfellows. In fact if Science tried to hop into bed with Rock'n'roll it'd probably find itself kneed in the groin and sent to sleep on the couch. Sure, inside the studio it's easy to baffle the unitiated with science - 'Gee there's so many dials and buttons' - but in the recording of rock'n'roll you're not going to call on the men in lab coats, no, you're far more likely to call Nick Launay.

For Nick Launay making a rock'n'roll record is about attitude.

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4884 121829376912 646896912 2774130 4688051 nHow did you get started as a producer?

I was born one.

Who were your inspirations?

Toni Visconti, David Bowie (The Producer), Steve Lillywhite, Eno

You're obviously in fairly high demand as a producer. What do you think people expect when they choose you to do an album?

I would assume they had heard some of my work, so they know what they are getting into. For the most part I think they expect me to get the best out of their performance, and represent their current songs in a way that will hopefully get through to people out there in big wide world, I think they also expect me to add a certain amount of the unexpected Audio madness.

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ROTTEN6b3fjtz"I think everybody gets a break in life. Sometimes a few.", believes producer Nick Launay. As a man who has enjoyed nearly 20 successful years as a producer/engineer, Launay has had his fair share of "breaks" and he isn't afraid to admit it. What sets this eclectic soul apart, however, is his ability to identify and create these "breaks" and then turn them to his advantage. His story is one that almost circles the globe visiting a variety of musical formats along the way and making a staggering number of hit records in the process. This success has propelled Launay to his current position at the top of the list of Alternative Rock Producers. Throughout his distinguished career, Launay has always been known as a producer/engineer who is "ahead of his time" bringing an audacious and distinctive touch to each one of his projects.

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silverchairyoungNick, when did you first start experimenting with mixing?

When I was 9 years old, on my dads 2 track Grundig reel to reel tape Recorder. I dubbed the vocals from a Beatles song onto one channel (taken from an early stereo vinyl release, where the all vocals were on their own,panned to the Left hand channel only), and a repetitive tape loop of the rhythm track from a Rolling Stones song called "Satanic majesties request" on the other channel. When played back together hey created an interesting Beatlesk tribal 'REMIX'

Around what time period?

Before you were born!

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