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    Creative Cuts

    When we think of musical genius, we tend to call to mind people with exceptional powers of planning and control. Whether it’s...

    People Oct 2021
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    Talkback: Badsista

    Producer & DJ

    Now a globetrotting producer and DJ, Badsista's work with artists like Lei Di Dai Linn da Quebrada and the Multishow Brazilian Music Award winner Jup do Bairro has seen her grow into one of Brazil’s most eminent electronic music producers.

    People . Oct 2021
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    Why I Love... The Electric Guitar

    Paul White

    The lovely thing about electric guitars is that you can tweak them to your own preferences in terms of both how they feel to play and in what features you add to them.

    People Oct 2021
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    Tough Choices

    Leader

    Buying equipment can be stressful and difficult, and never more so than in the case of loudspeakers...

    People Sep 2021
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    Talkback: Priya Ragu & Japhna Gold

    Songwriting/Production Partners

    The music of Priya Ragu is, on the surface, a solo project. However, a closer look at the Sri Lankan Tamil‑Swiss artist’s work reveals a close songwriting and production partnership with her brother, Japhna Gold.

    People . Sep 2021
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    Why I Love... The 1010Music Blackbox

    Paul Nagle

    Not long ago, I learned a sobering lesson about pet hates and how they can trip you up. I initially dismissed the 1010music...

    People Sep 2021
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    Practice Makes Perfect

    Leader

    Writers like Malcolm Gladwell argue that talent is a myth. What separates the successful from the also‑rans, they say, is practice...

    People Aug 2021
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    Talkback: Nick Hook

    Producer

    A renowned producer straddling the worlds of hip‑hop and alternative music, Nick Hook speaks to me from thespacepit, his...

    People . Aug 2021
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    Why I Love... Peace & Quiet

    John Savage

    When I was but a wee lad, I loved things that were noisy. But as I got older, I started to appreciate moments of calm...

    People Aug 2021
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    Total Immersion

    Leader

    While it’s too early to pronounce immersive music a commercial success, it would be a mistake to write it off as an attempt to repackage old ideas...

    People Jul 2021
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    Talkback: Anna Laverty

    Studio All-rounder

    Now resident in Melbourne, Australia, this former Miloco Studios producer/engineer takes our 9-question challenge.

    People . Jul 2021
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    Why I Love... Photography

    Chris Korff

    Good photography, like a good recording, comes from a mix of experience and pragmatism...

    People Jul 2021
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    Unplugged

    Leader

    Putting 95 percent of your plug‑ins off‑limits, and describing in beginner‑friendly terms what the others are actually doing, makes you realise how much of what we do is pure habit...

    People Jun 2021
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    Talkback: Danalogue

    Dan Leavers

    This multi-disciplinary musician and producer takes our 10-question challenge.

    People . Jun 2021
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    Why I Love... Listening Parties

    Michael Denny

    With the live music industry on pause, artists have had to find new ways to connect with their fans. Cue Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties...

    People Jun 2021
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    Thinking Ahead

    Leader

    Next time you’re buying studio hardware, try searching the manufacturer’s website using terms like ‘sustainability’. You might be surprised at the results.

    People May 2021
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    Why I Love... Labels

    Robin Bigwood

    Great‑sounding gear with big feature sets — what’s not to like? Well, for one, user interfaces that are so obscure you forget how they work the moment you put down the manual...

    People May 2021
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    Rights & Wrongs

    Leader

    We owe the famous saying “If it sounds right, it is right” to Joe Meek. It sounds like a truism — but only if you overlook what’s involved in deciding that something sounds right.

    People Apr 2021
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    Talkback: Niko Moon

    Country Meets Hip-hop

    Georgia‑born, Nashville‑based Niko Moon gets the 10-question treatment...

    People Apr 2021
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    Why I Love... Modern Instruments

    Kate Isaac

    Sam Inglis’s leader regarding vintage gear got me thinking about similar myths which surround vintage saxophones...

    People Apr 2021
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    For The Love Of Mic

    Leader

    No‑one can tell you exactly what to buy without knowing more about your circumstances, your preferences, your studio and the things you’re likely to be recording. And the best person to come up with those answers is you.

    People Mar 2021

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