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Soundbreaking

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Soundbreaking is an eight-part series on the art and evolution of music recording.

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The Era of Private Music Listening

Engineer Bob Ludwig traces the rise of the cassette tape.

The Era of Private Music Listening

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The Record Wars and Rock and Roll

Steven Van Zandt traces the birth of the single and the LP.

The Record Wars and Rock and Roll

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Episode 8 Preview | I Am My Music

“I Am My Music” explores how formats, from the LP to mp3s, have shaped our musical lives.

Episode 8 Preview | I Am My Music

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Episode 7 Preview | Sound and Vision

“Sound and Vision” follows the rise of MTV and how video overhauled the industry.

Episode 7 Preview | Sound and Vision

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Episode 6 Preview | The World is Yours

"The World is Yours" looks at the art of sampling and the musical revolution it inspired.

Episode 6 Preview | The World is Yours

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The Holy Trinity of Hip Hop and Rap Music Was Three DJs

Public Enemy’s Chuck D. traces the roots of Hip Hop to the Caribbean “toasting” tradition.

The Holy Trinity of Hip Hop and Rap Music Was Three DJs

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Questlove: Rappers Delight Was a War of the Worlds Moment

Chuck D didn't believe there would ever be a good rap record because rap was an "event."

Questlove: Rappers Delight Was a War of the Worlds Moment

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Episode 5 Preview | Four on the Floor

“Four on the Floor” gives a look at rhythm in music, the pulse that stirs our senses.

Episode 5 Preview | Four on the Floor

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The Power of Gospel’s Frenzied Rhythm

The pounding rhythm at the core of Gospel is the foundation of rock and roll music.

The Power of Gospel’s Frenzied Rhythm

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Nile Rodgers: The Crowd Where The Music Never Stops

Nile Rodgers takes us from the hippies of Greenwich Village to Disco and Dance music.

Nile Rodgers: The Crowd Where The Music Never Stops

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Episode 4 Preview | Going Electric

“Going Electric” explores how amps and electrification transformed sound.

Episode 4 Preview | Going Electric

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The Who in the Studio: The Synth is a Member of the Band

The synthesizer played an unforgettable role on the incredible back catalog of The Who.

The Who in the Studio: The Synth is a Member of the Band

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The Making of the Song: Imogen Heap

Recording techniques have allowed the voice to take on a new role as an instrument.

The Making of the Song: Imogen Heap

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The Unmistakable Bessie Smith

The power of women’s voices define the power of the Blues for Bonnie Raitt.

The Unmistakable Bessie Smith

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Episode 3 Preview | The Human Instrument

“The Human Instrument” explores the art and science of recording the human voice.

Episode 3 Preview | The Human Instrument

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Episode 2 Preview | Painting with Sound

"Painting with Sound" reveals how the recording studio itself became an instrument.

Episode 2 Preview | Painting with Sound

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Nobody Knew That Boston Wasn’t Really a Band At All

Tom Scholz reveals that the rock band Boston was a one-man recording studio experiment.

Nobody Knew That Boston Wasn’t Really a Band At All

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The Elevated Musical Consciousness of The Beach Boys

Don Was discusses the musical process of the Beach Boys through "Pet Sounds."

The Elevated Musical Consciousness of The Beach Boys

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The Recording Studio As A New Tool of Black Empowerment

Rapper Q-Tip on Sly Stone's ability to create unique funk productions as his own producer.

The Recording Studio As A New Tool of Black Empowerment

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Producing Joni Mitchell Isn’t Realistically Possible

Producer Peter Asher explores the unique talents of musical innovator Joni Mitchell.

Producing Joni Mitchell Isn’t Realistically Possible

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