There’s no question that producer/engineer Ken Scott holds a unique place in music history. As one of only five engineers on The Beatles records, Ken’s work has left an indelible mark on hundreds of millions of fans with his skilled contributions to Magical Mystery Tour and The White Album. As producer of four David Bowie albums (including the seminal The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars) and two of the biggest-selling Supertramp albums (Crime of the Century and Crisis? What Crisis?), the sound Ken crafted has influenced several generations of music makers.
Those credits alone would be enough to set his name in the annals of music, but that’s only a brief slice of what Ken has done. He has literally worked with a who’s who of classic rock acts including Elton John, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum, Jeff Beck, Duran Duran, Harry Nilsson, the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed America, Devo, Kansas, The Tubes and Missing Persons, among many others. Ken has also played a big part in the world of jazz, being the first to integrate a more powerful rock sound into the genre via albums byMahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Dixie Dregs, Jeff Beck and Stanley Clarke.
Not only an innovator in the studio, Ken Scott has proven to be one in the sample library world as well, having recently developed EpiK DrumS, a new library based on his past work with such world-class drummers asTerry Bozzio (Missing Persons), Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Rod Morgenstein (Dixie Dregs), Bob Siebenberg (Supertramp), and Woody Woodmansey (Spiders From Mars). The product is unique not only because it features odd time signatures and superior MIDI fells that make it an excellent learning and creation tool for drummers, engineers and producers alike.
Over the years Ken Scott has received multiple Grammy nominations as well as dozens of gold and platinum records from around the world for the acts he’s engineered and produced, but no honor stands as large as his recent election to the Sound Fellowship of the United Kingdom’s Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS), a lifetime achievement award recognizing his contribution to music. Considering his body of work and it’s subsequent influence on today’s music, it’s easy to see why so many see Ken Scott as one of the “best of the best”