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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We examine the production of some recent hit records to help you brush up your listening skills.

    People Mar 2019
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    Why I Love... The Acoustic Guitar

    Joe Matera

    "With its unique voice and rich timbre, the acoustic guitar in the hands of a creative mind has unlimited possibilities."

    People Mar 2019
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    Outside Influence

    Leader

    Musical creativity can be inspired by many different things, but our Editor In Chief finds that picking up an instrument he wouldn't normally play can stimulate new ideas...

    People Feb 2019
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We examine the production of some recent hit records to help you brush up your listening skills.

    People Feb 2019
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    Why I Love... Headphones

    Drew Alexander

    "It's a harrowing journey trying to turn a cube-shaped room in an apartment building into a listening room suitable for mixing a quality record."

    People Feb 2019
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    Soft Target

    Leader

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

    People Jan 2019
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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 Jan 2019
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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 Jan 2019
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    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 Dec 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 Dec 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 Dec 2018
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    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 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 2018
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    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 Oct 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 Oct 2018
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    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 Sep 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 Sep 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 Sep 2018
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    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 Aug 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 Aug 2018

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