Original demo session – writing, arrangement, kit, piano, lead vocal, virtual instruments
Final production session – tracking at Abbey Road, microphone setups, signal processing
Adding guitars, melody vs. lyrics, aesthetic, distortion, percussion, BVs, tempo changes
Join us at Church Studios for our first series with Paul Epworth! The iconic record producer revisits the journey taken to create the 2012 James Bond movie theme song, ‘Skyfall’ by Adele. Epworth gives an overview of the original Logic demo session, plays the various parts, and discusses the collaborative process with writing and arrangement. He then presents the far more complex Pro Tools multi-track, built from the final recording session at Abbey Road studios. He recounts the different stages of production, microphone setups used, and the aesthetic pursued throughout the process. He shares Adele’s vocal chain and his approach to compression while recording, reveals how he changed the song’s tempo using Elastic Audio, and much more!
About Paul Epworth
It’s no exaggeration to describe Paul Epworth as the most influential British producer of his generation. Nor is it hyperbole to also call him the most successful and in-demand, too. His recent production roll-call reads like a must-have list for right-minded music fans: Adele’s 21, Florence + The Machine’s Ceremonials and Lungs, The Big Pink’s Brief History Of Love and Future This, Foster The People Torches, Cee-Lo Green’s The Lady Killer, Friendly Fires’s Pala, Plan B’s The Defamation Of Strickland...