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    Max Richter

    Composer & Producer

    Blurring the boundaries between classical music and ambient electronica, Max Richter is one of the most prominent composers of his generation. As of now, he’s also a studio owner...

    People . Jun 2022
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    Hannah Peel Electronic Music Composer

    Hannah Peel - Sonic Journey | Podcast

    From LIPA To Game Of Thrones

    Hannah Peel, composer, producer and broadcaster, talks to Caro C about her solo record career, including the shortlisted 2021 Mercury Music Prize electronic album, scoring music for Game Of Thrones and her many other diverse projects.

    People May 2022
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    Hildur Guðnadóttir & Sam Slater

    Composing With Field Recordings

    HBO’s Chernobyl exposed the horrifying story behind the 1986 nuclear disaster — and made a star of composer Hildur Guðnadóttir.

    People . Apr 2022
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    Orchestral Sounds - For Non-orchestral Music Genres

    Alternative Approaches, Techniques & Products

    We all know you can score a movie or compose a symphony from the comfort of your DAW, but what can orchestral sample libraries do for other genres of music?

    Techniques . Mar 2022
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    Orchestration Assistants

    Tools To Help You Start Scoring!

    Want to get started with scoring? Don’t worry, today’s super‑intelligent sample libraries have got your back.

    Reviews . Mar 2022
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    Pat Pattison: Writing Better Lyrics

    Guide To Powerful Songwriting

    Writing lyrics is often said to be the hardest aspect of songwriting. Berklee College of Music Professor Pat Pattison has been teaching people to do it better for decades. Read his advice...

    Techniques . Mar 2022
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    Orchestration Assistants | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    Orchestration Assistants Audio Example 01.mp3

    This example features UJAM’s Striiiings. The audio example demonstrates...

    Reviews Mar 2022
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    Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy

    VIDEO | Richard Jacques: Scoring The Video Game

    The epic soundtrack to the Guardians Of The Galaxy video game is one of the biggest projects ever undertaken by a single composer. In our exclusive feature, Richard Jacques describes how he created nearly six hours of high-impact orchestral music

    Techniques Dec 2021
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    Federico Vindver: Producer, Songwriter & Arranger

    Timbaland • Kanye West • Coldplay & More...

    His remarkable versatility has made Federico Vindver the go‑to collaborator for Timbaland, Kanye West, Coldplay and more.

    People Oct 2021
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    How To Make It In K-Pop

    The Asian Music Market

    Successful songwriters and producers explain how to adapt your skills to the massive Far Eastern market.

    Techniques Oct 2021
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    Getting Started In Music For Video Games

    Game On!

    Gaming is a huge industry, and the thriving indie sector provides plenty of opportunities for new composers.

    Techniques Sep 2021
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    The Monsters & Strangerz

    Songwriting & Production Team

    Pop writing and production today is a team game, and the Monsters & Strangerz are one of the hottest teams around.

    People Sep 2021
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    HOFA Song Contest 2021

    HOFA Song Contest closes soon

    €20,000 worth of prizes to be won

    Sixth annual song competition will see the winners bag €20,000 worth of prizes.

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    Field Music: Building A Track In The Studio

    VIDEO FEATURE

    Across 17 years and eight albums, Field Music have become one of Britain’s best-loved guitar bands. They’ve also evolved a...

    Techniques Jul 2021
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    Creative Passport

    Creative Passport brings Digital Identity Tool to market

    Call to arms for all music makers to sign up, take action and get organised.

    The Creative Passport — which is free for artists — has been designed to enable individuals working in the creative industry to better update, manage and share information about them and their work.

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    Matt Berry

    Musician, Songwriter & Producer

    Perhaps best known for his television work, Matt Berry’s true love has always been music and the analogue instruments he uses to make it.

    People Dec 2020
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    DAWless Jamming

    Making Electronic Music Without A Computer

    We look at the history, the theory and the practice of making electronic music without a computer.

    Techniques Nov 2020
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    Stay-at-home deals

    Software to keep you sane during self-isolation

    We round up some of the best software bargains and freebies to help get you through the quarantine.

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    Nainita Desai in her studio

    Nainita Desai - Film Composer | Podcast

    From Foley to Peter Gabriel to Netflix

    Nainita Desai chats about her distinguished career, from her beginnings as a foley artist right through to becoming a busy and successful award-winning composer.

    People Oct 2020
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    Plugin Boutique Scaler 2

    Scale Detection & Generation Plug‑in

    Scaler 2 is just the thing to get you out of a songwriting rut.

    Reviews Sep 2020
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    Nextmidi Divisimate

    Arrangement Software

    Suffering for your orchestral arrangements? Divisimate can help.

    Reviews Aug 2020

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