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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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    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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    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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    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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    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... Video Games

    Chris Korff

    If you care about sound but have previously considered video games a distraction, do yourself a favour: pick a title you like the look of, don your favourite studio headphones, and get immersed.

    People Mar 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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    Why I Love... My DAW

    John Walden

    I’m addicted to YouTube. A couple of weeks ago, its slightly scary algorithms coughed up a video clip from the BBC’s 1980s ‘...

    People Feb 2021
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    Talkback: Marcus Hamblett

    Producer / Multi-instrumentalist

    Brighton‑based producer and multi‑instrumentalist Marcus Hamblett is in our Talkback hot seat.

    People Feb 2021
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    Vintage Vice!

    Leader

    Like all love affairs, love of vintage gear isn’t entirely rational. Old equipment is often unreliable, noisy and limited. But...

    People Feb 2021
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    Difficult Conversations In The Studio

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    In this video, Editor in Chief Sam Inglis explains how to handle those awkward studio moments with tact and diplomacy, and emerge with your dignity intact!

    People Jan 2021
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    The Luxury Of Choice

    Leader

    Today’s teenagers see nothing odd about playlisting The Beatles and Sinatra cheek by jowl with trap‑metal and drill. Music of the past is seen as a canon to be added to, not an embarrassment to be left behind. This seems to me a very positive change...

    People Jan 2021
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    Talkback: Jay Watson

    The Brightest New Talent

    In our new monthly feature, we track down the new producers who are making waves and find out what makes them tick.

    People Jan 2021
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    Why I Love... Electronic Open Mics

    Simon Horrocks

    If regular open mic nights aren’t quite right for the emerging army of knob‑twiddlers, loopers and beatmakers, where do we go to perform?

    People Jan 2021
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    Harold Budd at Bill Nelson’s 70th Birthday concert, Leeds 2018.

    Harold Budd - Master Of Ambient Music Dies

    Avant-garde and minimalist composer has died, aged 84

    American composer and pianist Harold Budd, often cited as one of the founding fathers of ambient, has died aged 84.

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