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Arctic Monkeys “Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino”
Artist: Arctic Monkeys
Album: Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
Label: Domino Records
Produced by: James Ford and Alex Turner
Engineered by: Jimmy Robertson, Nico Quéré, Antony Cazade and Jonathan Ratovoarisoa (La Frette Studios, Paris), James Ford (London), Michael Harris, Loren Humphrey and Alex Turner (Los Angeles)
Mix Engineer: James Ford
Studio: La Frette Studios (Paris)
Mastered by: Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering (London)
Equipment Notes: Neve A646 36 channels 1081, 32 returns split console at La Frette. ATC SCM25A studio monitors. Recorded to 24-track tape and to Pro Tools. Alex Turner recorded demos onto his Tascam 388 at his studio in L.A.