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#3070528 11/17/20 04:54 PM
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An industry giant has passed. frown

Bruce was actually kind enough to grace MPN with his presence for a while some years back. His posts can be found here...but be advised - there are a bunch of them. cool

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He will be missed, and not just because of the music he helped bring into the world. I met Bruce in Mexico City, where we were both doing seminars. I just assumed he would be an "I'm Bruce Swedien, don't bother me" person but he was the exact opposite. He spent a lot of time with the people, was totally accessible, signed a lot of autographs, and used his big personality to project his love of music and engineering. I kept in touch sporadically over the years and found that wasn't just a one-off...it's who he was, always willing to mentor and share what he knew.

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Rest In Peace Bruce, I know only of your legend and your accomplishments, they are vast and timeless. Thanks for all of your hard work making music better!


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RIP Mr. Swedien, thank you for your work. frown


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Thank you sir. What an amazing set of ears and by all accounts a phenomenal mentor.


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Sad news indeed, RIP Mr Swedien.

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A few years back I had the pleasure and honor of working with Bruce to promote his book: The Bruce Swedien Recording Method. He and his wife were the most warm and genuine people. RIP Bruce, your contributions to music will live on for many, many generations to enjoy!

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I recall Bruce being interviewed for Keyboard's Michael Jackson cover article, after his passing. He spoke of Michael's superior preparedness, one-take abilities, open-mindedness when offered suggestions and appreciation of others. "That stuff you read in the papers? Yeah, I never met that guy."

That kind of response is a good indicator of the man's class. thu


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I was lucky enough to work with Bruce during the '90s. He was a consummate professional and a good guy.

I have a fond memory of eating lunch with him when I went to New York to work on “Stranger in Moscow.” He told me stories about when he first started out during the big band era.

RIP, Bruce. You'll be greatly missed.

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Cross posting from KB corner:

What a colossal loss. Didn't know he was that old, but I guess it makes sense. Philingaines said of him on a recent podcast that Bruce made the music sound 'three dimensional'. What an apt description.


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As an aside I just went back to read some of those 2004 posts and I'm shocked at the different tone the forum had back then. Certainly grateful for the evolution and diligent moderation for setting a more civil tone.


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