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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?

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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."

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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

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

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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...

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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...”

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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).

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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?

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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.”

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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).

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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?

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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.”

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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).

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    Travel Insurance

    Leader

    For some people sitting on a sandy beach doing nothing and getting cooked by the sun is their idea of holiday heaven, but that doesn’t work for our Editor In Chief...

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    Sounding Off: Drum Machines

    Laura Barnes

    Drum machines are not a drummer’s enemy...

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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:  Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton , French Montana, Daniil Trifonov, plus a classic mix from Bruce Springsteen.

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    Sight & Sound

    Leader

    Does the visual look extend to the way we perceive plug-ins, and does their appearance change over time according to fashion?

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