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    Off The Record: Studio Weddings?

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Studios may be suffering in the 21st Century, but they still hold a certain appeal — not least as wedding venues.

    Music Business Dec 2018
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    Why I Love... Batteries

    Simon Sherbourne

    “I’ve loved standalone sequenced synths and grooveboxes since coming late to the Roland MC202 and Korg’s Electribes. But the computer always seemed the way forward...”

    People Dec 2018
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed 

    Hone your listening skills, as we dissect more hits from a recording and production perspective. This month: Freya Ridings, Marshmello (feat. Bastille), Ella Mai, and our classic mix is Aretha Franklin ‘I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)’ (1967).

    People Dec 2018
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    Now You See It...

    Leader

    Can you honestly say that you use all — or even most — of the features that appear in your DAW’s drop-down menus?

    People Nov 2018
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Brush up on your listening skills, as we dissect more hits from a recording and production perspective. This month: Mabel, Big Shaq, Eminem (feat. Joyner Lucas) and our classic mix is Petula Clark 'Downtown' (1965).

    People Nov 2018
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    Why I Love... Writing For Big Band

    David Ricard

    “...in a big band arrangement the goal is not simply to play the song with a big band, it’s to imagine something unique with it.”

    People Nov 2018
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    The Commitments

    Leader

    Should we pay more attention to the benefits of creating a suitable sound and sticking with it rather than, for example, recording a dry guitar part and then spending hours trying out different amp models and effects?

    People Oct 2018
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    Off The Record: Branding

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Branding is perhaps more important now than it’s ever been — but the old rules of providing a valuable service still apply.

    Music Business Oct 2018
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    Why I Love... Patchbays

    Chris Korff

    “Nothing, to my mind, represents the harmonious marriage between the creative and the technical quite like a patchbay.”

    People Oct 2018
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    SOS: Save Our Studios

    Leader

    Do you have studio issues that we might be able to help with and that could be realistically tackled in a day? Please get in touch...

    People Sep 2018
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    The Mix Review 0918

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Brush up on your listening skills, as we dissect some hits from a recording and production perspective. This month: Portugal The Man, Lost Frequencies & Zonderling, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa, Jay-Z and Run-DMC.

    People Sep 2018
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    Why I Love... Bandcamp

    Martin Walker

    Over the last few years, while so many musicians are bemoaning the death of their own CD sales and the singular lack of income...

    People Sep 2018
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    Less Can Be More

    Leader

    When visiting colleges and universities to talk to students, we’re often surprised by just how many tracks get used in some projects, even when only three or four musicians are involved...

    People Aug 2018
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    Who benefits from wordy and expensive contracts in the world of music for media? Not the musician, that’s for sure.

    Music Business Aug 2018
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Many still bemoan the demise of the large commercial studio — but what if music itself was to blame?

    Music Business Aug 2018
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    Why I Love... Silence

    Sam Inglis

    I love music. Of course I love music. Why else would I make it and record it and listen to it and write about it? But I also love silence...

    People Aug 2018
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed 

    Brush up on your listening skills, as we dissect some hits from a recording and production perspective. This month: Rudimental, George Ezra, Drake, Ariana Grande, plus Classic Mix: Cher ‘Believe’ (1998).

    People Aug 2018
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    Travel Insurance

    Leader

    For some people sitting on a sandy beach doing nothing and getting cooked by the sun is their idea of holiday heaven, but that doesn’t work for our Editor In Chief...

    People Jul 2018
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    Don’t get too carried away at the idea of seeing your name in lights. For one thing, it might not be your name, exactly...

    Music Business Jul 2018
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    Sounding Off: Drum Machines

    Laura Barnes

    Drum machines are not a drummer’s enemy...

    People Jul 2018
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Brush up on your listening skills, as we dissect some hits from a recording and production perspective. This month:  Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton , French Montana, Daniil Trifonov, plus a classic mix from Bruce Springsteen.

    People Jul 2018

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