Prince recording engineer Susan Rogers discusses his studio habits

Few people got as close to Prince in the studio as Susan Rogers, who worked as his engineer between 1983 and 1987 - arguably the most purple patch of his entire career.

Now working as a graduate program instructor for Berklee Online, she describes some of her studio experiences with Prince in the video above, including his vocal recording routine and round-the-clock schedule.  

Berklee Online is currently accepting applications for its Master of Music in Music Production and Master of Arts in Music Business courses, which kick off later in the year.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.