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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    Synth Heaven

    Leader

    Having just returned home from SynthFest UK 2019 held at Sheffield's Octagon, I thought it might be appropriate to focus...

    People Dec 2019
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    The Mix Review: December 2019

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We examine the production of some recent hits from Dermot Kennedy, Marshmello ft. chvrches, DJ Regard, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey, Mist plus The Cars 1984 classic 'Drive'.

    People Dec 2019
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    Why I Love... Soft Synths

    David Baer

    I am a bit older than most Sound On Sound readers. I was in high school when I watched the Beatles get introduced...

    People Dec 2019
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    Investment Advice

    Leader

    Have you noticed that whenever you buy a new guitar, a new amplifier or a different software guitar amp emulation, the end...

    People Nov 2019
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    The Mix Review | November 2019

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Brush up on your listening skills as we examine the production of recent hits from Aitch, Lizzo, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith and a classic mix from Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta.

    People Nov 2019
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    Why I Love... Early Mornings

    Gavin Herlihy

    It wasn't until life dragged me by the scruff of the neck out of bed at an unfathomably early hour that I began to learn the value of being up before everyone else.

    People Nov 2019
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    Making Mistakes

    Leader

    Acquiring the skill to mix a piece of music takes time and practice, and like playing an instrument, you’re never done...

    People Oct 2019
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    The Mix Review | October 2019

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Brush up on your listening skills as we examine the production of some recent hits from Avicii, Dave, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, Fantastic Negrito and a classic mix from Procol Harum.

    People Oct 2019
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    Why I Love... Standing Up

    Paul Nagle

    Verticality has been such a revelation that I now no longer own a beanbag!

    People Oct 2019
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    Thanks For The Memory

    Leader

    I've had a couple of sample-based instruments to review lately, and both have weighed in at over 50 gigabytes each. Given my...

    People Sep 2019
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    The Mix Review | September 2019

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of some recent hits from Logic, Ed Sheeran, Lil Nas X and Paul Hardcastle's No.1 sampling classic '19'.

    People Sep 2019
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    Why I Love... My Guitar Processor

    Beren Matthews

    Don't get me wrong, I still love my tube amp. But the quality–of–life improvements that this device has brought to the table (or stage) is undeniable.

    People Sep 2019
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    Work Smarter

    Leader

    As the 'smart home' revolution takes off, will we ever see the 'smart studio'?

    People Aug 2019
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Brush up on your listening skills with our analysis of recent hits from Lauren Daigle, Stormzy, Meduza (featuring Goodboys), Tom Walker and a 1966 classic from The Beach Boys.

    People Aug 2019
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    Why I Love... Fretless Bass

    Phil Ward

    Fretless bass: the instrument that dare not speak its name. It had its 15 minutes of fame in the '80s, when almost every bass player who'd caught a glorious moment of Jaco Pastorius in Weather Report or in Joni Mitchell's band had a go at fretless...

    People Aug 2019
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    Going Mobile

    Leader

    As regular readers may have gathered, I'm not very good at relaxing holidays, so I always take a basic laptop-based studio setup with me...

    People Jul 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 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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