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    Soft Target

    Leader

    How does the manufacturer of a DAW, plug-in or app go about setting a pricefor that software?

    People Dec 2018
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    The Mix Review: January 2019

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We examine the production of some recent hits from: Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B • Clean Bandit feat. Julia Michaels • Drake and a Classic Mix: Bryan Adams '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You' (1991).

    People Dec 2018
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    Why I Love... My Setup

    Oliver Jones

    "I have resisted the explosion in modular, monosynths, polysynths and gizmos... because of the lack of focus they inflict."

    People Dec 2018
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    Bad Apples

    Leader

    Although Macs are simply wonderful when they are working properly, on a bad day they can be just as frustrating as their counterparts...

    People Nov 2018
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    Off The Record: Studio Weddings?

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Studios may be suffering in the 21st Century, but they still hold a certain appeal — not least as wedding venues.

    Music Business Nov 2018
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    Why I Love... Batteries

    Simon Sherbourne

    “I’ve loved standalone sequenced synths and grooveboxes since coming late to the Roland MC202 and Korg’s Electribes. But the computer always seemed the way forward...”

    People Nov 2018
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed 

    Hone your listening skills, as we dissect more hits from a recording and production perspective. This month: Freya Ridings, Marshmello (feat. Bastille), Ella Mai, and our classic mix is Aretha Franklin ‘I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)’ (1967).

    People Nov 2018
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    Now You See It...

    Leader

    Can you honestly say that you use all — or even most — of the features that appear in your DAW’s drop-down menus?

    People Oct 2018
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Brush up on your listening skills, as we dissect more hits from a recording and production perspective. This month: Mabel, Big Shaq, Eminem (feat. Joyner Lucas) and our classic mix is Petula Clark 'Downtown' (1965).

    People Oct 2018
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    Why I Love... Writing For Big Band

    David Ricard

    “...in a big band arrangement the goal is not simply to play the song with a big band, it’s to imagine something unique with it.”

    People Oct 2018
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    The Commitments

    Leader

    Should we pay more attention to the benefits of creating a suitable sound and sticking with it rather than, for example, recording a dry guitar part and then spending hours trying out different amp models and effects?

    People Sep 2018
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    Off The Record: Branding

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Branding is perhaps more important now than it’s ever been — but the old rules of providing a valuable service still apply.

    Music Business Sep 2018
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    Why I Love... Patchbays

    Chris Korff

    “Nothing, to my mind, represents the harmonious marriage between the creative and the technical quite like a patchbay.”

    People Sep 2018
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    SOS: Save Our Studios

    Leader

    Do you have studio issues that we might be able to help with and that could be realistically tackled in a day? Please get in touch...

    People Aug 2018
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    The Mix Review 0918

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Brush up on your listening skills, as we dissect some hits from a recording and production perspective. This month: Portugal The Man, Lost Frequencies & Zonderling, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa, Jay-Z and Run-DMC.

    People Aug 2018
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    Why I Love... Bandcamp

    Martin Walker

    Over the last few years, while so many musicians are bemoaning the death of their own CD sales and the singular lack of income...

    People Aug 2018
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    Less Can Be More

    Leader

    When visiting colleges and universities to talk to students, we’re often surprised by just how many tracks get used in some projects, even when only three or four musicians are involved...

    People Jul 2018
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    Who benefits from wordy and expensive contracts in the world of music for media? Not the musician, that’s for sure.

    Music Business Jul 2018
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    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Many still bemoan the demise of the large commercial studio — but what if music itself was to blame?

    Music Business Jul 2018
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    Why I Love... Silence

    Sam Inglis

    I love music. Of course I love music. Why else would I make it and record it and listen to it and write about it? But I also love silence...

    People Jul 2018
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed 

    Brush up on your listening skills, as we dissect some hits from a recording and production perspective. This month: Rudimental, George Ezra, Drake, Ariana Grande, plus Classic Mix: Cher ‘Believe’ (1998).

    People Jul 2018

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