Video: David Nicholas talks about the Prodigal


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David Nicholas talks to Dan Booth about his part in the development of the Szikla Prodigal Dual Channel Strip

David Nicholas is an Australian-based record producer/engineer, and founding partner, designer and builder of the great Rhinoceros Recordings, the pre-eminent and most influential studio of the 80s and early 90s Australian rock era. During his time at Rhinoceros, he worked on most of the significant Australian albums of that decade, including INXS’ 'Kick', 'X' and 'Shabooh Shoobah', Midnight Oil’s 'Blue Sky Mining', Richard Clapton’s 'Glory Road', Australian Crawl’s 'Semantics' and GANGgajang's 'Sounds of Then' - winning two ARIA awards for Engineer Of The Year along the way. More recently, David has worked with artists such as Jimmy Barnes, Baby Animals, George, Katie Noonan, Delta Goodrem, Diesel, John Stevens, Damien Leith and The Whitlams.

When based in the UK in the 90s David worked across Europe and the USA with artists such as Elton John, Bryan Adams, Soul Asylum, The Pretenders, Sex Pistols, Pulp, Ash, OMD and Johnny and David Hallyday.

David’s records have sold well over 60 million copies in total, achieving numerous world-wide #1s, including his US Billboard #1 Co-Production of 'All for Love' for Bryan Adams, Sting and Rod Stewart.
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Szikla Technical would like to thank Dan Booth and Soundbooth Tutorials for the use of their content.
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Prodigal Dual Channel Strip High-end pro audio solid state Analog Input Chain. Features two channels of Mic preamp, EQ, De-Esser, Compressor/Limiter, Full VU, Peak and Gain Reduction Metering, plus fully independent Monitoring Section and Headphone Amplifier.

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