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    Paul White

    Wherefore Art Thou?

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    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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    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

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    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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    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

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    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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    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

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    When it comes to music software, there are now several payment models for acquiring it...

    People 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

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    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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    Sounding Off: The Home Studio Conundrum

    Pete Dowsett

    There are two commodities that, if we don’t get in check, will massively affect the quality of recorded music: space and skills.

    People Aug 2016
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    The Mix Review: August 2016

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    More analysis of tracks from: Drake • The Steeldrivers • Fifth Harmony • Classic Mix: Prince & The New Power Generation ‘Sexy MF’ (1992)

    People Aug 2016
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    Paul White

    The World’s Gone Modular

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    SOS has been reviewing modular systems since the 1990s, but this month seems like the right time to embark on a regular column covering this ever-expanding, highly popular sector.

    People Jul 2016
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    Sounding Off: Royalty Revolution!

    Pete Brazier

    The process for royalty collection is laborious, complex, and at times hostile to the artist. We need a royalty revolution!

    People Jul 2016
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Music from: Zayn • Jonas Blue • Alan Walker • Kendrick Lamar and our Classic Mix is David Bowie's 'Starman'.

    People Jul 2016
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    Paul White

    Unsung Heroes

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    The sad death of Sir George Martin earlier this year got me thinking just how important producers are...

    People Jun 2016
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    Sounding Off: TB or not TB? That really is the question.

    Percy Rush

    Is it time that we retired our TRs and TBs and forced ourselves out of our comfort zones?

    People Jun 2016
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month tracks from: D'Angelo, Zara Larsson, Lukas Graham, Mavis Staples and John Williams' Star Wars theme.

    People Jun 2016
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    Paul White

    Mods For Rockers

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    Today’s electronic keyboard players have a lot going for them that guitar players should envy: no tuning problems, no need for pedal effects ...

    People May 2016

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