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    Producer Oak Felder in his studio.

    Warren 'Oak' Felder: Recording & Producing Demi Lovato's 'Sorry Not Sorry'

    VIDEO FEATURE

    In our latest in-depth video feature, producer Oak Felder takes us inside his studio — and his Logic session — to show exactly...

    Techniques Apr 2020
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    Inside Track: Selena Gomez 'Rare'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Sir Nolan & Tony Maserati

    Working with ace mixer Tony Maserati taught producer Sir Nolan that hit-making is as much about what you take away as what you add...

    Techniques Apr 2020
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    Mix Rescue: Andy Zuk

    Our Experts Transform Your Tracks

    Virtual drums and guitar processors are certainly capable of delivering great sounds — but they don't always behave as you'd expect when it comes to mixdown.

    Techniques Apr 2020
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    Mixing Bruno Mars Live

    Chris Rabold: FOH Engineer

    Chris Rabold has gone from selling T-shirts out of a van to mixing Bruno Mars' epic two-year 24K Magic tour.

    Techniques Mar 2020
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    Inside Track: Ellie Goulding 'River'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Jason Elliott, Joe Kearns & Max Cooke

    The minimal arrangement of Ellie Goulding's unlikely New Year number one was underpinned by a rather less minimal mix...

    Techniques Mar 2020
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    Mix Rescue: Rearranging

    Our Experts Transform Your Tracks

    Solutions to mixing problems can sometimes be found in your arrangement...

    Techniques Mar 2020
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    Mix Rescue: Rearranging | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    These audio files accompany my Mix Rescue article in SOS March 2020, featuring the song 'Muddy Water' by Dorothea Wessel.

    Techniques Mar 2020
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    Mix Rescue: Overcoming The Room

    Our Experts Rework Your Tracks

    Our engineer visits a reader's home studio to help improve his mixes, and shows that you can get great results from even the modest of monitors.

    Techniques Feb 2020
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    Inside Track: Luke Combs 'Beer Never Broke My Heart'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Jim Cooley & Scott Moffatt

    Luke Combs' anthemic songs have crossed over from the country world to top mainstream charts. We talk to the production team behind his massive hit singles.

    Techniques Feb 2020
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    Session Notes: Recording Status Quo

    The Practical Craft of Recording

    Guest engineer Andy Brook discusses his approach to recording the legendary British rockers' 33rd studio album.

    Techniques Jan 2020
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    Inside Track: Tones And I 'Dance Monkey'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Konstantin Kersting

    After unknown busker Tones and I teamed up with unknown producer Konstantin Kersting, she soon became very well known indeed!

    Techniques Jan 2020
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    Mixing Virtual Drums

    How To Improve Your Drum Recordings

    Do your virtual acoustic drum parts never seem to work in the context of a mix? Here's how to fashion more natural and compelling results...

    Techniques Jan 2020
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    Stage To Studio

    How To Mix A Live Recording

    With spill between instruments and bleed from backline and monitors, live-performance recordings present unique mixing challenges. At London's PLASA show, Miloco Studios' engineer Jamie McEvoy explained how to get a great result.

    Techniques Dec 2019
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    Stage To Studio: Audio Examples

    Hear & See For Yourself

    With spill between instruments and bleed from backline and monitors, live‑performance recordings present unique mixing...

    Techniques Dec 2019
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    Downton Abbey Road

    Music & Mixing For The Film Adaptation

    It might be set in the '20s, but Downton Abbey certainly isn't a silent movie! We talk to the team behind its state-of-the-art sound production.

    Techniques Dec 2019
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    Inside Track: DaBaby 'Intro'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Kevin McCloskey

    Modern rap might be minimalist, but that doesn't mean it's easy to mix — especially when, as on DaBaby's Kirk album, the vocals were tracked in a hotel room.

    Techniques Dec 2019
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    Creative M‑S Techniques

    Add Space, Colour & Interest To Your Tracks

    Splitting out your stereo signals into separate Mid and Sides tracks can open up a world of creative options in your mix.

    Techniques Nov 2019
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    Inside Track: Lil Tecca 'Ransom'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Joseph Colmenero

    Joe Colmenero hit the big time with Lil Tecca — and one of the smallest mixes he's ever done!

    Techniques Nov 2019
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    Mix Rescue: Stem-Mixing-Mastering | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    Check out these audio files which accompany our SOS November 2019 Mix Rescue article about Stem-Mixing-Mastering.

    Techniques Nov 2019
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    Mix Rescue: Stem-Mixing-Mastering

    Our Experts Transform Your Tracks

    Our engineer weighs up the benefits and pitfalls of a 'stems-only' approach to mixing and mastering an album for a self-recording band.

    Techniques Nov 2019
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    Inside Track: NF 'The Search'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Tommee Profitt

    NF's The Search has revitalised hip-hop with its cinematic textures and arrangements. Longstanding producer Tommee Profitt was at the controls...

    Techniques Oct 2019

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