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    Off The Record

    Off The Record: Battle Of The Brands

    Music & Recording Industry News

    What’s in a name? A lot — if you play your cards right.

    Music Business May 2017
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    Sounding Off: A Media Composer's Lot

    Michael Begg

    Valuable lessons from a media composer...

    People May 2017
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month: Starley • Flume • Gnash • La La Land (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) • Classic Mix: Domenico Modugno ‘Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)’

    People May 2017
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    Paul White

    In With The New

    Leader

    As I suspected might be the case, this year’s NAMM show turned out to be mainly evolutionary rather than revolutionary...

    People Apr 2017
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    Being precious about your artistic sensibilities is all very well — as long as you don’t mind no-one ever hearing your music.

    Music Business Apr 2017
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    Off The Record

    Off The Record: Blurred Lines

    Music & Recording Industry News

    As expectations for live performances increase, the line between stage and studio engineering blurs.

    Music Business Apr 2017
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    Sounding Off David Ricard 04-2017

    Sounding Off: Sound Bright

    David Ricard

    Speak like an idiot or sound intelligent: take your pick. You can’t do both...

    People Apr 2017
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month: Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) • Ed Sheeran • Sean Paul featuring Dua Lipa • Jax Jones featuring Raye • Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie • Classic Mix: Mungo Jerry ‘In The Summertime’ (1970)

    People Apr 2017
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    Paul White

    Brave New World

    Leader

    Our Editor-in-Chief is worried that we are becoming ever more dependent on a computer industry that sees audio as a very small part of its business...

    People Mar 2017
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    Off The Record

    Off The Record: Large-format Consoles

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Large-format mixing consoles have been in decline for years — but could there be life in them yet?

    Music Business Mar 2017
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    The secret of success is to deal with failure in the right way. Which is easier when your failures don’t cost thousands of innocent lives.

    Music Business Mar 2017
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    Sounding Off: Focus On Listening

    Michael Westbrook

    It should go without saying that the most important task recording and mix engineers need to focus on is listening, but we are being distracted from that task.

    People Mar 2017
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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: Neiked featuring Dyo • Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane • Michael Ball & Alfie Boe • The Rolling Stones • Robbie Williams • Classic Mix: George Michael ‘Careless Whisper’ (1984 Single Version).

    People Mar 2017
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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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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    The way composers are treated by some clients is just criminal...

    Music Business Feb 2017
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    Off The Record

    Off The Record: Label-based Studios

    Music & Recording Industry News

    The glory days of Abbey Road and EMI may be gone, but labels and studios are still working hand in hand.

    Music Business 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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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    Working ‘in the box’ is all very well, but what happens when the box breaks?

    Music Business Jan 2017
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    Off The Record

    Off The Record: Analogue Technology

    Music & Recording Industry News

    At both the production and consumption ends of music, analogue is making a comeback.

    Music Business Jan 2017

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