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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month: Starley • Flume • Gnash • La La Land (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) • Classic Mix: Domenico Modugno ‘Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)’

    People May 2017
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    In With The New

    Leader

    As I suspected might be the case, this year’s NAMM show turned out to be mainly evolutionary rather than revolutionary...

    People Apr 2017
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    Sounding Off: Sound Bright

    David Ricard

    Speak like an idiot or sound intelligent: take your pick. You can’t do both...

    People Apr 2017
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month: Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) • Ed Sheeran • Sean Paul featuring Dua Lipa • Jax Jones featuring Raye • Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie • Classic Mix: Mungo Jerry ‘In The Summertime’ (1970)

    People Apr 2017
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    Brave New World

    Leader

    Our Editor-in-Chief is worried that we are becoming ever more dependent on a computer industry that sees audio as a very small part of its business...

    People Mar 2017
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    Sounding Off: Focus On Listening

    Michael Westbrook

    It should go without saying that the most important task recording and mix engineers need to focus on is listening, but we are being distracted from that task.

    People Mar 2017
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We examine the production of some recent hits to help you brush up on your listening skills: Neiked featuring Dyo • Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane • Michael Ball & Alfie Boe • The Rolling Stones • Robbie Williams • Classic Mix: George Michael ‘Careless Whisper’ (1984 Single Version).

    People Mar 2017
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    Keep It Simple

    Leader

    Our esteemed Editor-in-Chief sneaks off into his studio to battle against the encroaching wave of untidiness caused by plugging and unplugging all that review gear...

    People Feb 2017
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    Sounding Off: Invisible Production

    Dr Jason Woolley

    If good production and the means of good production often go unnoticed, then that creates a number of ‘invisibles’ that have contributed to the process and production of the music...

    People Feb 2017
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month mixes from: Kent Jones • Hailee Steinfeld & Grey ft. Zedd • Rag’n’Bone Man • Little Mix • Classic Mix: Toto ‘Africa’ (1982)

    People Feb 2017
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    Lite Fantastic

    Leader

    I’ve often run into musicians who seemingly have a terror of recording with computers — some of whom seem to have become convinced that a hardware option will make life easier for them...

    People Jan 2017
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    Sounding Off: Threat To Your Livelihood

    Robin Bigwood

    What’s the biggest threat to your studio livelihood?

    People Jan 2017
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Releases Analysed

    This month's releases: Bruno Mars • Clean Bandit featuring Louisa Johnson • Cheat Codes & Kris Kross • Amsterdam • James Arthur • Classic Mix: Celine Dion ‘My Heart Will Go On’ (1997)

    People Jan 2017
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    Wherefore Art Thou?

    Leader

    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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    Cost Vs Value

    Leader

    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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    Mixer Messages

    Leader

    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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