Americana is a loosely defined genre, but in terms of studios, it knows what it wants.
It’s easy to ignore the question “Is it any good?” — but job satisfaction lies in keeping it in mind.
All TV people lose faith in their abilities sometimes, but at least no–one blames the composer when things go wrong.
TV composers won’t change the world — but the fact that we’re needed at all can be significant.
As studios have had to adapt to new business models, so have the people who design them.
The food consumed in studios hasn’t always been healthy. Could that be about to change?
The more serious your responsibilities get, the more important it is to lighten up now and again.
This month’s Notes From The Deadline is brought to you by former DJ, apprentice sound engineer and guest columnist Terry Trihard.
Thanks to new legislation, gainful employment now means just that for academies and students.
Recording engineers are finding it tough to get jobs. But have they really tried all the options out there?
This month sees the return of iconoclastic composer, DJ and music industry commentator Big George to the pages of Sound On Sound — and you thought we'd sacked him for good...
Big George takes a critical look at what seems to be the only game in town: solitaire.
You might be the next Mozart, but if you can’t meet impossible deadlines, no-one will hear your music on TV.
Studio tool or collectors’ item: what has become of the large-format mixing console?
This month Big George examines the cut of the music industry's new clothes...
It’s always vital to give the client what they want. Even if what they want makes no sense.
Hollywood looks like it may be on shaky ground, but it’s not all bad news for audio post houses.
The pace of change in music technology can be scary, so let's be thankful for the one constant.
What does the world of sports broadcasting offer the budding sound engineer?
The ability to take criticism is a vital skill for the media composer. The ability to make sense of it is much harder to learn.
The long tradition of ‘testing’ songs out on the public has found an unlikely new home...
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