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    Why I Love... Convenience In The Studio

    Chris Korff

    As an immature, financially irresponsible man‑child with lingering delusions of rockstardom, I have a modest collection of guitars...

    People May 2023
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    Leader: The Price Of Plug-ins

    Sam Inglis

    The economics of hardware goods are familiar, but how do manufacturers factor prices for plug-ins?

    People May 2023
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    Talkback: Mikado Koko

    Japanese Experimental Producer

    Mikado Koko is an off‑the‑wall thinker, with music to match...

    People Apr 2023
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    Why I Love... The Electrix Repeater

    Ted Morcaldi

    Not all hardware loopers are created equal. This is quickly discovered when you dive deeper into creating sonic architectures...

    People Apr 2023
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    Modular Profile: Lisa Bella Donna

    Electronic Sound Sorceress

    Musician, sound designer, educator and all‑round electronic sound sorceress, Lisa Bella Donna has built a reputation for herself as one of the most eminent synthesists anywhere.

    People Apr 2023
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    Leader: Electric Blues

    Sam Inglis

    An MPG poll has found that studios are paying between 250 and 400 percent more for their electricity now than they were in 2021. This has been a heavy blow, and it’s about to get a lot worse.

    People Apr 2023
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    Talkback: Owain Fleetwood Jenkins

    Engineer & Producer

    Deep in rural Pembrokeshire, South West Wales, engineer and producer Owain Fleetwood Jenkins has built a paradisal residential studio in an abandoned chapel...

    People Mar 2023
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    Why I Love... Early Adventures In Recording

    Jonn Savannah

    Multitrack recording at home, a decade before the Portastudio...

    People Mar 2023
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    Leader: Soft Machines

    Sam Inglis

    What impact will machine learning and AI have on the arts?

    People Mar 2023
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    Talkback: Jessica Wong

    Producer & Recording Engineer

    Macau‑born Jessica Wong began her production career at Boston’s prestigious Berklee School Of Music before relocating to Atlanta, where she can often be found working in the Madison Records studio in nearby Chamblee, Georgia.

    People Feb 2023
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    Why I Love... Ambient Music

    Louis Sterling

    While ambient music can be stereotyped as meditative or calming, it bridges the gaps between noise and silence, helping us find solace.

    People Feb 2023
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    Leader: The Church Of Components?

    Sam Inglis

    Over time, accurate observations about specific things have a tendency to dissolve into dubious generalisations...

    People Feb 2023
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    Talkback: Billy Nomates

    Tor Maries

    Combining deft production and fluent beat‑making with no‑holds‑barred spoken word and singing, Bristol’s Billy Nomates, aka Tor Maries, has enjoyed a fast ascent to cult success.

    People Jan 2023
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    Why I Love... Compact Discs

    David Baer

    I bought my first CD player in 1984. I had been lusting for one since I first saw/heard the new format three years earlier,...

    People Jan 2023
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    Leader: Team Talk

    Sam Inglis

    When Stormzy agreed to be interviewed for this month’s cover feature, he set one condition. We would, he insisted, be...

    People Jan 2023
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    Look Sharp

    Leader

    Many years ago, a manufacturer who shall remain nameless sent us two iterations of their new product...

    People Dec 2022
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    Talkback: Authentically Plastic

    Ugandan Producer & Performance Artist: Tayo Alemi

    Ugandan producer and performance artist Tayo Alemi, aka Authentically Plastic, creates experimental electronic music.

    People Dec 2022
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    Why I Love... Distortion

    Misty Jones

    My first experience with distortion was with guitar pedals. There was something amazing about physically stomping on a device...

    People Dec 2022
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    Talkback: Teno Afrika

    Amapiano Ambassador

    Teno Afrika, aka Lutendo Raduvha, is one of South Africa’s fastest‑rising electronic music stars. 

    People Nov 2022
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    Why I Love... Live Streaming

    Jyoti Mishra

    Could live streaming open up fresh worlds for your music?

    People Nov 2022
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    New Or Improved?

    Leader

    Spatial audio needs to offer more than just an iterative improvement — and if that’s going to happen, producers and musicians are the people who need to make it happen.

    People Nov 2022

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