A little over three years ago, I wrote a leader column pointing out the pitfalls of relying on plug-in presets,...
The Unknown Stuntman * Steve Nicholls * Permanent Déjà Vu * Stus Rollins
The modern producer has a vast array of sounds at his command, but does that make for musical misery?
• Calvin Harris 'Bounce'
• Arctic Monkeys 'Spangled Shalalala'
• DJ Fresh 'Louder'
• Bon Iver 'Calgary'
• Pitbull 'Give Me Everything'
Making a live recording of a band is something many of us want to do from time to time, which is why we're covering...
The Weir * Lucy Wise & The B'Gollies * Book Of Birds * Me And The Mountain Elf * Flintology * Elysium Theory * Matti Roots * Bob McCarroll
Live performance is all well and good for the young and fearless, but not all hobbyists are made that way...
• Ed Sheeran 'The A Team'
• The Wanted 'Glad You Came'
• Jason Aldean 'Dirt Road Anthem'
• Caro Emerald 'A Night Like This'
Back in the days when a tape machine, together with a mixer, equalled the best part of a studio, most engineers...
Verse Metrics * Hot Red Dress * The Chris Finnen Band * The Tennis Players
If you thought your cupboards were full of faded dreams, just take a look at your old hard drives...
• Alison Krauss & Union Station 'Paper Airplane'
• Katy Perry 'Last Friday Night'
• Alexandra Stan 'Mr Saxobeat'
A few years ago, I commented in this very column that, despite advances in recording technology, many of our readers still...
• Dev Featuring The Cataracs 'Bass Down Low'
• Wretch 32 'Traktor'
• Aloe Blacc 'I Need A Dollar'
Phat Flavour Crew * Res-Q * Darren Lock * Amphibic
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Music is primarily about feel and emotion, and most successful musicians develop the ability to convey those two essentials...
• LMFAO 'Party Rock Anthem'
• Nero 'Guilt'
• Noah And The Whale 'L.I.F.E. G.O.E.S. O.N.'
• Nicole Scherzinger 'Right There'
Hamilton Sterling & Jimmy Haslip * Kissy Sell Out * Rubik * Zomby * Cool Beyond Zero * Kansas Burns * Tall Poppies * Rapids! * Ozone Player & Matt Howarth
Cleaning out the closet can reveal the bones of unfinished projects long forgotten...
A good friend of mine who once had the enviable job of recording Bono's vocal using a Yamaha AW16 in a hotel bedroom...
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