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VIDEO: producer Rik Simpson on recording Coldplay

Rik Simpson and the SSL Matrix at Coldplay's Beehive studio.
Rik Simpson and the SSL Matrix at Coldplay's Beehive studio.

Rik Simpson was a co-producer and engineer on both Coldplay's latest album, Mylo Xyloto, and Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, their previous long player.

In 2010, when Coldplay set up their Beehive studio in North London, Chris Martin asked Rik to help with the design and build of the new facility, and he recently spoke to SSL about installing one of its Matrix mixing consoles in there.

Check out the video above to here what he has to say about this and the Coldplay recording process.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology.