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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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    Off The Record

    Off The Record: Church & Studio

    Music & Recording Industry News

    The decline of churches echoes the fate of studios — but it could present some exciting new opportunities.

    Music Business 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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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    Despite great progress elsewhere in the TV business, music for the media is still overwhelmingly dominated by men. Why?

    Music Business Nov 2016
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record: Studio Attractions

    Music & Recording Industry News

    The rise of the studio as a tourist attraction might seem a little crass — but if it helps to pay the bills...

    Music Business 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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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    A reputation for competence is vital — and to get it, you need to take every opportunity going.

    Music Business Oct 2016
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record: Home Studios

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Studios often fall prey to the real-estate business — but for some people, they present a niche opportunity.

    Music Business 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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    Off The Record

    Off The Record: Convergence

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Just as music and technology have been converging, so have studios and the tech industry.

    Music Business Sep 2016
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    To get a job in the media you need to do a job. Specifically, you need to write a pitch that will blow the doors off.

    Music Business 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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