Back in the era of analogue tape and non-automated analogue mixers, you could walk into any studio and — other than perhaps trying to figure out the patchbay — start recording and mixing.
Life as a jobbing musician has always been tough, but at least the risk of drowning isn't quite as high these days.
Whatever your political views, 'Obamacare' can only be a good thing for musicians and engineers.
Do Bakelite knobs have a place in the virtual world?
This month we analyse Bing Crosby's 1947 Christmas classic "White Christmas” as well as a number of contemporary commercial hit record productions.
This month our selection includes albums from Junkfoxx, Retrodog, Marcus Reeves, My Youth, Pete Thomas & The Horns A Plenty, The Wicked Whispers, Into The East and Adamrake.
Is it just me or have today's software GUI designers been turned by the dark side?
Making a good living from music isn't as hard as they say. Getting people to believe that you make a good living from music can be impossible.
Is it about time we got rid of lossy audio formats for music delivery?
This month Draft Punk, Steep Canyon Rangers, Justin Timberlake and Classic Mix album - Chris De Burgh's Lady In Red.
This month we review work from David Youngs, Autocue, Daylight Fireworks, hanna*h*, Bernie, Peter Fitzpatrick and Rubyrough.
Paul White discusses the importance of visionary engineering teams coming up with the next big thing.
We all like adding new technology to our studios, but progress comes at a cost.
This month we comment on music from, Noatak, The Villeins, inFictions, AiO, Spiritual Wardrobe, Ollo, The Chaps, Freddy Frogs and Jens Steinmeyer
What's in a name? A lot, according to some groundbreaking new research...
This month, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Kansas City Choral and the Classic Mix - Motorhead's Ace Of Spades.
I'm writing this just two days after mixing Malvern's West Fest outdoor festival on what must have been one of the hottest...
This months we comment on albums from Teenage China, 87PM, Christopher Libertino, The Emergency, Fingers & Thumbs, The Gluespots, Yoshiko Ohara and Marvin B Naylor.
Why are there so few women in record production and sound engineering? An audio technology graduate offers her view.
Recent NSA wiretap transcripts have uncovered a transatlantic telephone conversation which could have disastrous consequences.
This month we discuss Rudimental, Calvin Harris, Taylor Swift and our Classic mix track is 'If I Don't Care' by The Inkspots.
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