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Hugh Padgham

dr, *1955 GB, Amersham
Musician / Producer
A.k.a. Hugh Charles Padgham

Born: 15 February 1955, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England. Producer and engineer from London, UK. He started as tape-operator at Advisions Studios. From there he went to Landsowne Studio and became head engineer. In 1978 he started at Townhouse as a producer and engineer. He has won four Grammy Awards, for Producer of the Year and Album of the Year for 1985, Record of the Year for 1990, and Engineer of the Year for 1993. A 1992 poll in Mix magazine voted him one of the world's Top Ten Most Influential Producers. Padgham co-productions include hits by Phil Collins, XTC, Genesis, The Human League, Sting, and The Police. He became known with his "gated reverb drum" by adding a large amount of reverberation by pioneering it (with XTC, Peter Gabriel and producer Steve Lillywhite) used most famously on the Phil Collins hit "In the Air Tonight".

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