Hollywood looks like it may be on shaky ground, but it’s not all bad news for audio post houses.
When a whole composition can be pieced together in a matter of minutes using tempo-sync’ed samples and a bunch of exciting effects and drum loops, it makes learning to play an instrument seem like a endless trudge...
Guitar synthesizers have been around since the mid-1970s but have never really captured the imaginations of the majority of guitar players.
After last month’s Leader column outlining the difference between products we’re asked to buy and products we actually need, I realised I’d missed out the really big one.
The ability to take criticism is a vital skill for the media composer. The ability to make sense of it is much harder to learn.
The long tradition of ‘testing’ songs out on the public has found an unlikely new home...
This month tracks from Kendrick Lamar, Roseanne Cash, Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney, Chick Corea and our Classic Mix - Miles Davis, 'So What'.
The tyranny of distance is real, and many musicians want to overcome it.
When it comes to new audio gear, I tend to split products into ‘things they try to sell us’ and ‘things we really need'.
This month tracks from Jack White, Angelique Kidjo, Paramore and our Classic Mix: I Heard It Through The Grapevine.
Music for the media isn’t rocket science. It’s far more important than that.
What does net neutrality mean for studios?
Matt Houghton recollects the good old days.
The world is full of questions, ranging from the really big ones, such as ‘Is life really just software running on a computer made of meat?
We examine the production of some recent hits to help you brush up on your listening skills.
André Rieu, J.Cole, Band Aid 30, St.Vincent, Erica Campbell. This month's Classic Mix - Bridge Over Troubled Water.
Opportunities to spread your creative wings can arise in the most unlikely jobs.
Plenty of industries use tax incentives to lure customers, but will it work for music production?
Mark Wherry discusses the point.
Recently, I’ve been adapting my studio to create enough space to make videos, with a view to covering review products and recording techniques.
This month we examine some recent hits by Pentatonix, Ed Sheeran, Pink Floyd and Mark Ronson. Plus our Classic Mix, Survivor's Eye Of The Tiger.
Surrendering control of your music is never easy, but supplying stems creates myriad new opportunities for disaster.
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