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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month: Starley • Flume • Gnash • La La Land (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) • Classic Mix: Domenico Modugno ‘Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)’

    People May 2017
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month: Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) • Ed Sheeran • Sean Paul featuring Dua Lipa • Jax Jones featuring Raye • Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie • Classic Mix: Mungo Jerry ‘In The Summertime’ (1970)

    People Apr 2017
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    The Sampling Handbook

    eBook Review

    I’ve been dabbling in creating my own sample-based instruments in Kontakt over the last few years — one day, I...

    Reviews Mar 2017
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We examine the production of some recent hits to help you brush up on your listening skills: Neiked featuring Dyo • Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane • Michael Ball & Alfie Boe • The Rolling Stones • Robbie Williams • Classic Mix: George Michael ‘Careless Whisper’ (1984 Single Version).

    People Mar 2017
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month mixes from: Kent Jones • Hailee Steinfeld & Grey ft. Zedd • Rag’n’Bone Man • Little Mix • Classic Mix: Toto ‘Africa’ (1982)

    People Feb 2017
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Releases Analysed

    This month's releases: Bruno Mars • Clean Bandit featuring Louisa Johnson • Cheat Codes & Kris Kross • Amsterdam • James Arthur • Classic Mix: Celine Dion ‘My Heart Will Go On’ (1997)

    People Jan 2017
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Twenty One Pilots • The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk • The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey • Biffy Clyro • Classic Mix: The Righteous Brothers ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’’ (1965)

    People Dec 2016
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Kungs Versus Cookin’ On 3 Burners • Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber • Blossoms • Beyoncé • Classic Mix: The Sex Pistols ‘God Save The Queen’

    People Nov 2016
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    Tape Leaders

    Book Review (Author Ian Helliwell)

    For anyone with an interest in the early years of electronic music, Ian Helliwell’s new book (published by Sound On Sound) takes the reader on an enthralling tour of the pioneering British contributors to this genre...

    Reviews Oct 2016
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    The Mix Review: September 2016

    Commercial Releases Analysed

    Christine And The Queens • Radiohead • Rick Astley • Classic Mix: T’Pau ‘China In Your Hand’ (1987)

    People Sep 2016
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    Accurate Sound Reproduction Using DSP

    Book Review

    This Kindle e-book is designed to help the reader develop unique custom digital filters that correct the frequency and timing responses of the reader’s loudspeakers within their specific listening environment.

    Reviews Aug 2016
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    The Mix Review: August 2016

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    More analysis of tracks from: Drake • The Steeldrivers • Fifth Harmony • Classic Mix: Prince & The New Power Generation ‘Sexy MF’ (1992)

    People Aug 2016
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    Bright Sparks

    Film & Album

    This history of synthesis documentary and album presents the human stories behind the technology that changed the face of electronic music.

    Reviews Jul 2016
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Music from: Zayn • Jonas Blue • Alan Walker • Kendrick Lamar and our Classic Mix is David Bowie's 'Starman'.

    People Jul 2016
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month tracks from: D'Angelo, Zara Larsson, Lukas Graham, Mavis Staples and John Williams' Star Wars theme.

    People Jun 2016
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    Witnesses Of Words: by Marco C van der Hoeven

    How 20th Century Microphones Made History

    To some, music technology is simply a means to an end and the music is all that matters. To others, music technology holds some technical importance in its own right.

    Reviews May 2016
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    Sound FX, by Alexander Case

    Book Review

    Although first published in 2007, I only became aware of this interesting book very recently, when I found it on a recommended-reading list for a music technology course at a UK university.

    Reviews May 2016
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month Mike comments on work by Lalah Hathaway, Little Big Town, Alabama Shakes and Ghost, plus our Classic Mix, Bonnie Tyler's ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’    

    People May 2016
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month tracks from Krept & Konan, Fleur East, One Direction, Rod Stewart, Tame Impala and our Classic Mix is Britney Spears ‘Toxic’.

    People Apr 2016
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    The Prophet From Silicon Valley, by David Abernethy

    The Complete Story Of Sequential Circuits

    As George Harrison once told my friend Martin Smith at Streetly Electronics, “History is bollocks. If you weren’t there, you don’t know.”

    Reviews Apr 2016
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    The Great British Recording Studios

    Book Review

    This fascinating and commendably detailed book by Howard Massey provides a wonderful overview of the significant recording studios in London in the ’60s and ’70s, as well as a few noteworthy facilities elsewhere in the UK. 

    Reviews Mar 2016

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