Engineer (Led Zeppelin II, Untitled, Houses of the Holy, Physical Graffiti)

Olympic Studios engineer George Chkiantz worked with the group Family (who appeared on the bill with the Stones at Hyde Park in July 1969), before also helping out Glyn Johns on the Stones' Let It Bleed. A year earlier, he had engineered Brian's recordings of the Master Musicians of Jajouka, which were released as an album in 1971. In 1973-74, Chkiantz worked with the Stones again. He engineered the recording of the song It's Only Rock and Roll at Ron Wood's home studio. In the late '60s and '70s, he also worked with The Soft Machine, Savoy Brown, Ten Years After, King Crimson, and Led Zeppelin.

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George Chkiantz is a recording engineer based in London who has been responsible for the engineering on a number of well-known albums, many of which are considered classics, owing in part to the high quality of the recordings.

Chkiantz was the recording engineer of the Small Faces album There Are But Four Small Faces, recorded for Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate Records. Chkiantz, was a staff engineer at Olympic Studios at the same time that the Jimi Hendrix Experience was recording Axis: Bold As Love. During the session with the Small Faces, Chkiantz engineered the song Green Circles, which represented the first use of mono phasing on a pop record; he subsequently perfected the technique on their landmark 1967 single Itchycoo Park.

Upon hearing the result, Jimi Hendrix and his engineer, Eddie Kramer applied Chkiantz's concepts, creating stereo phasing on the songs Bold As Love and Little Wing. Deciding to utilize Chkiantz's abilities more fully, he was hired by Hendrix for Axis, for which he customized the studio's equipment to provide a wide range of new sounds.

Chkiantz also worked with the group Family, who appeared on the bill with the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park in July 1969, before assisting Glyn Johns on the Stones' Let It Bleed. In the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s, he worked with The Soft Machine, Savoy Brown, Ten Years After, King Crimson, and Led Zeppelin.

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