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    Paul White with mics.

    Keep It Simple

    Leader

    Our esteemed Editor-in-Chief sneaks off into his studio to battle against the encroaching wave of untidiness caused by plugging and unplugging all that review gear...

    People Feb 2017
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    Sounding Off: Invisible Production

    Dr Jason Woolley

    If good production and the means of good production often go unnoticed, then that creates a number of ‘invisibles’ that have contributed to the process and production of the music...

    People Feb 2017
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month mixes from: Kent Jones • Hailee Steinfeld & Grey ft. Zedd • Rag’n’Bone Man • Little Mix • Classic Mix: Toto ‘Africa’ (1982)

    People Feb 2017
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    Paul White with mics.

    Lite Fantastic

    Leader

    I’ve often run into musicians who seemingly have a terror of recording with computers — some of whom seem to have become convinced that a hardware option will make life easier for them...

    People Jan 2017
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    Sounding Off: Threat To Your Livelihood

    Robin Bigwood

    What’s the biggest threat to your studio livelihood?

    People Jan 2017
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Releases Analysed

    This month's releases: Bruno Mars • Clean Bandit featuring Louisa Johnson • Cheat Codes & Kris Kross • Amsterdam • James Arthur • Classic Mix: Celine Dion ‘My Heart Will Go On’ (1997)

    People Jan 2017
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    Paul White

    Wherefore Art Thou?

    Leader

    I think most people would agree that music is a form of art. And in art it would seem that almost anything qualifies, so by...

    People Dec 2016
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    Sounding Off: The Right Attitude

    Mike Senior

    I’m regularly asked for career tips by student engineers, and I usually state my opinion that success in this industry is more about attitude than anything else...

    People Dec 2016
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Twenty One Pilots • The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk • The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey • Biffy Clyro • Classic Mix: The Righteous Brothers ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’’ (1965)

    People Dec 2016
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    Paul White

    Cost Vs Value

    Leader

    While home recording has become much less costly in recent years, there are still some expensive items on most people’s wish lists. So how do you work out what to splash out on when budget is an issue?

    People Nov 2016
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    Sounding Off: Cinema's Lazy FX

    Michael Greenhalgh

    Private Wilhelm: screaming through cinema’s lazy history of sound effects.

    People Nov 2016
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Kungs Versus Cookin’ On 3 Burners • Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber • Blossoms • Beyoncé • Classic Mix: The Sex Pistols ‘God Save The Queen’

    People Nov 2016
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    Paul White

    Mixer Messages

    Leader

    Those of us who grew up with tape machines and mixers can see how most DAWs follow an analogue mixer paradigm, but this might not be quite so obvious to a musician who’s taken the DAW route from the start...

    People Oct 2016
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    Sounding Off: Use Your Brain, Not Your Mouse

    Dave Stewart

    Mastering a little musical craft and applying your imagination will get you a lot further than fiddling around with plug-ins. Use your ears, not your eyes. Use your brain, not your mouse...

    People Oct 2016
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    Paul White with mics.

    Soft Options

    Leader

    When it comes to music software, there are now several payment models for acquiring it...

    People Sep 2016
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    Sounding Off: The Tools We Use

    Richard Norris

    Do the tools we use define the music we make?

    People Sep 2016
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    The Mix Review: September 2016

    Commercial Releases Analysed

    Christine And The Queens • Radiohead • Rick Astley • Classic Mix: T’Pau ‘China In Your Hand’ (1987)

    People Sep 2016
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    Paul White

    A Different Drum

    Leader

    Is it time to burn a few musical bridges, experiment with a more Eno-esque approach, and turn off the click track?

    People Aug 2016
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    Sounding Off: The Home Studio Conundrum

    Pete Dowsett

    There are two commodities that, if we don’t get in check, will massively affect the quality of recorded music: space and skills.

    People Aug 2016
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    The Mix Review: August 2016

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    More analysis of tracks from: Drake • The Steeldrivers • Fifth Harmony • Classic Mix: Prince & The New Power Generation ‘Sexy MF’ (1992)

    People Aug 2016
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    Japanese synth pioneer Isao Tomita dies, aged 84

    Snowflakes Are Dancing artist passes away

    Japanese synth pioneer Isao Tomita has died...

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