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    Illmind

    !llmind - From Raw Vocal To Killer Track In ONE HOUR

    SOS Video Feature

    New York-based producer/engineer, songwriter and music educator Illmind has wide-ranging credits extending all the way from 50...

    People Jan 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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    Oliver Heldens: DJ & Producer

    Future House

    Laptops, loops and layers are the tools that have taken Oliver Heldens to the forefront of the future house genre.

    People 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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    Who knew you could have this much musical fun with a piece of software driven by command-line instructions...?

    Deezer release free source separation code

    Open-source demixing algorithm released as Spleeter

    Ever wanted to 'demix' a finished track into its component parts? That dream takes a step closer to reality with this command-line-driven code...

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    The Mix Review: December 2019

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We examine the production of some recent hits from Dermot Kennedy, Marshmello ft. chvrches, DJ Regard, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey, Mist plus The Cars 1984 classic 'Drive'.

    People Dec 2019
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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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    Tomas Skogsberg: Modern Metal

    Creating The Sunlight Sound

    Deep in the Swedish forest, we track down a producer whose work has defined the sound of modern metal.

    People Dec 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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    Q. Are high- and low-frequency bell EQs better than shelving boosts?

    What's the difference between using bell boosts and using a good old-fashioned high-shelving EQ?

    Sound Advice Nov 2019
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    The Mix Review | November 2019

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Brush up on your listening skills as we examine the production of recent hits from Aitch, Lizzo, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith and a classic mix from Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta.

    People Nov 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

    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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    Kuk Harrell: Vocal Producer

    Coaxing Magical Performances From Star Singers

    The world's first and most successful specialist vocal producer tells SOS how he coaxes magical performances from star singers like Rihanna, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Mary J Blige and Beyoncé.

    People Oct 2019
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    The Mix Review | October 2019

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Brush up on your listening skills as we examine the production of some recent hits from Avicii, Dave, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, Fantastic Negrito and a classic mix from Procol Harum.

    People Oct 2019

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