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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of some recent hits from Dean Lewis, Jonas Brothers, Childish Gambino and a classic mix from Tom Jones.

    People Jul 2019
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    Why I Love... Teaching Music Technology

    Simon Paterson

    "Teaching this stuff has empowered me to really learn to master the studio so that I can teach it better."

    People Jul 2019
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    Going Loopy

    Leader

    If I were ever asked to participate in the TV programme Room 101, I could find plenty of things to rant about...

    People Jun 2019
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of some recent hits from Lewis Capaldi, Brandi Carlile, and Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus. Our classic mix is Bobbie Gentry's 1967 country music hit.

    People Jun 2019
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    Why I Love... Noise

    Rory Dow

    “Garage band sessions, where the drums have been mixed on a single microphone, embody honesty and humanity.”

    People Jun 2019
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    Skating Cheaply

    Leader

    In keeping with his South Yorkshire roots, this month's column returns to one of our Editor In Chief's favourite themes, which might best be described as fiscal restraint — or perhaps audio austerity...

    People May 2019
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    Why I Love... Cheap Gear

    Drew Stephenson

    "I love the fact that recording and production has become so cheap."

    People May 2019
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of some recent hits from Panic! At The Disco, Mabel, Dan + Shay, Kacey Musgraves plus a classic Carpenters mix.

    People May 2019
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    Wants Versus Needs

    Leader

    Over 10 years ago I started a leader column by saying: "The cold reality is that the musical hardware and software available...

    People Apr 2019
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We examine the production of some recent hits to help you brush up on your listening skills.

    People Apr 2019
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    Why I Love... The Album

    Michael Denny

    "Tracks in the context of an album can have a totally different effect in comparison to hearing those tracks in isolation..."

    People Apr 2019
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    In With The New

    Leader

    With another NAMM show over, our esteemed Editor-In-Chief shares his thoughts on emerging trends...

    People Mar 2019
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We examine the production of some recent hit records to help you brush up your listening skills.

    People Mar 2019
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    Why I Love... The Acoustic Guitar

    Joe Matera

    "With its unique voice and rich timbre, the acoustic guitar in the hands of a creative mind has unlimited possibilities."

    People Mar 2019
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    Outside Influence

    Leader

    Musical creativity can be inspired by many different things, but our Editor In Chief finds that picking up an instrument he wouldn't normally play can stimulate new ideas...

    People Feb 2019
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We examine the production of some recent hit records to help you brush up your listening skills.

    People Feb 2019
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    Why I Love... Headphones

    Drew Alexander

    "It's a harrowing journey trying to turn a cube-shaped room in an apartment building into a listening room suitable for mixing a quality record."

    People Feb 2019
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    Soft Target

    Leader

    How does the manufacturer of a DAW, plug-in or app go about setting a pricefor that software?

    People Jan 2019
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    The Mix Review: January 2019

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We examine the production of some recent hits from: Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B • Clean Bandit feat. Julia Michaels • Drake and a Classic Mix: Bryan Adams '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You' (1991).

    People Jan 2019
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    Photo of author's minimalist studio setup.

    Why I Love... My Setup

    Oliver Jones

    "I have resisted the explosion in modular, monosynths, polysynths and gizmos... because of the lack of focus they inflict."

    People Jan 2019
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    Bad Apples

    Leader

    Although Macs are simply wonderful when they are working properly, on a bad day they can be just as frustrating as their counterparts...

    People Dec 2018

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