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    Producing Narration & Dialogue For Virtual Reality & 360° Video

    Immersive Voices

    The buzz around immersive visual media is creating plenty of new opportunities for those who record spoken word for a living. But how do these new jobs differ from traditional ones?

    Techniques . Feb 2023
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    How I Got That Sound: Bob Clearmountain

    Crowded House ‘I Feel Possessed’

    American record producer, engineer and mixer Bob Clearmountain unpacks Neil Finn’s vocal from the Crowded House track ‘I Feel Possessed’.

    Techniques . Feb 2023
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    Inside Track: Meghan Trainor 'Made You Look'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Jeremie Inhaber

    When you’ve learned your craft from Manny Marroquin, you can mix on almost any system — as Jeremie Inhaber proved with Meghan Trainor’s ‘Made You Look’.

    Techniques . Feb 2023
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    A Beginner’s Guide To Brass

    Adding A Horn Section To Your Arrangements

    Adding a horn section to your productions can bring everything from mellow melancholy to verve and excitement.

    Techniques . Feb 2023
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    Inside Track: Stormzy 'Hide & Seek'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Leandro ‘Dro’ Hidalgo

    With hit albums for Dave, Wizkid and now Stormzy, Brazilian‑American mixer Leandro Hidalgo is at the top of his game.

    Techniques . Jan 2023
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    How To Start A Mix

    Professional Engineers Give Their Advice

    Just how do professional engineers tackle the earliest stages of their mixes, and can the rest of us learn anything from their approach?

    Sound Advice . Jan 2023
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    Stormzy: Making 'This Is What I Mean'

    Team Production

    Britain’s most high‑profile rapper has made his most ambitious album yet — with a little help from his friends.

    People . Jan 2023
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    Routledge free online audio engineering recording mixing sampling DJ performance techniques book e-book offer

    Routledge audio engineering books offer

    Free online access to four titles

    Routledge are offering free online access to a bundle of four books covering acoustics, recording, sampling, and mixing until the end of January 2023.

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    Forbes Street Studio Dolby Atmos Genelec SAM Smart Active Monitor 8351B 7382A subwoofer immersive audio surround mixing

    New Atmos room at Forbes Street Studios

    Studio installs 9.1.4 Genelec SAM system

    Sydney’s Forbes Street Studios have recently converted their main studio into an immersive mixing room due to an increase in demand for Dolby Atmos mixes. 

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    Charlie Puth

    Artist, Producer & Songwriter

    To find himself as an artist, Charlie Puth swapped high‑profile co‑writers for fan reaction on TikTok. It seems to have worked...

    People . Dec 2022
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    Gilla Band

    Daniel Fox: Recording 'Most Normal'

    Gilla Band’s new album is one of the least normal things you’ll hear this year...

    People . Dec 2022
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    How I Got That Sound: Andy Wright

    Jeff Beck ‘Dirty Mind’

    London‑based record producer, programmer and session musician Andy Wright chooses the drum sound from ‘Dirty Mind’, on Jeff Beck’s 2000 album You Had It Coming.

    Techniques Dec 2022
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    Inside Track: Steve Lacy 'Bad Habit'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Neal Pogue

    Want a hit that transcends genres? Hire a mix engineer who does the same — as Steve Lacy did with Neal Pogue.

    Techniques . Dec 2022
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    10 Essential Mix Checks

    Learn To Love Your Mixes

    Learn to stop worrying and love your mixes with our 10‑point checklist!

    Sound Advice . Dec 2022
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    Mixing Atmos: Ricardo Bacelar

    Producing With Immersive Audio

    The ultimate one‑man band, Brazilian artist Ricardo Bacelar uses layers of drums, percussion, guitars and keyboards to build up dense immersive mixes.

    Techniques . Dec 2022
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    7 Reasons Not To Check Your Mixes In The Car!

    Beware The Car Check

    We’re often advised to check mixes on a car stereo. But how useful is the fabled ‘car test’ in reality?

    Sound Advice . Dec 2022
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    NUGEN Audio Halo Vision

    Analysis Plug-in For Stereo & Immersive Formats

    A good real‑time analyser can draw attention to what our ears miss, and with multi‑channel formats that second opinion can be invaluable.

    Reviews . Dec 2022
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    Mark Mynett - Senior Lecturer in Music Technology and Production at Huddersfield University

    Fundamentals of Mixing | Podcast

    Pro Techniques Explained

    Mark Mynett, sound engineer and senior lecturer at Huddersfield University, gives us an in-depth look at how to process and mix the various elements of a song recorded using live instruments.

    Techniques Dec 2022
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    How I Got That Sound: Richard Chycki

    Rush ‘Caravan’

    Multi‑platinum mixer and engineer Richard Chycki details how he got Geddy Lee’s bass sound on ‘Caravan’.

    Techniques . Nov 2022
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    Inside Track: David Guetta & Bebe Rexha 'I'm Good (Blue)'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Timofey Reznikov

    Timofey Reznikov made a name for himself recreating tracks by famous producers. Now, he mixes their tracks!

    Techniques . Nov 2022
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    Q. Is polarity-inverted parallel compression the same thing as expansion?

    I’ve played with ‘out of phase’ parallel compression (where the compressed signal path is polarity inverted)  — but, honestly, I didn’t really understand what I was doing...

    Sound Advice Nov 2022

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