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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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    Inside Track: Chris Brown 'Heat'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Patrizio 'Teezio' Pigliapoco

    With 32 songs and more than two hours of music, mixing Chris Brown's album Indigo demanded stamina as well as talent!

    Techniques Sep 2019
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    Q. What's the smallest audible change in level?

    I read that 1dB is the minimum difference in volume that can be noticed, but I often end up doing much smaller changes in mixes. Am I fooling myself?

    Sound Advice Sep 2019
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    The Mix Review | September 2019

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of some recent hits from Logic, Ed Sheeran, Lil Nas X and Paul Hardcastle's No.1 sampling classic '19'.

    People Sep 2019
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    How Engineers Get Vocals To 'Sit Right' In A Mix

    Vocal Levels At Mixdown

    Getting vocals to 'sit right' can require a lot more than setting the fader and applying EQ. We asked a number of engineers how they do it.

    Techniques Sep 2019
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    Inside Track: Lil Nas X ft Billy Ray Cyrus 'Old Town Road'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Andrew Bolooki

    Lil Nas X's novel mash-up of trap and country provided an unexpected showcase for the talents of a leading vocal producer and mixer.

    Techniques Aug 2019
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    Louis Bell: Songwriter & Producer

    Post Malone | Jess Glynne | Selena Gomez

    Louis Bell's unique perspective on songwriting and production has brought massive success with acts such as Post Malone, Jess Glynne and Selena Gomez.

    People Aug 2019
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    Q. Should I use linear or constant-power crossfades?

    For years I've noticed crossfades between two audio files don't behave predictably. I always thought the logarithmic shape was fool-proof, but is it programme-dependent?

    Sound Advice Aug 2019
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Brush up on your listening skills with our analysis of recent hits from Lauren Daigle, Stormzy, Meduza (featuring Goodboys), Tom Walker and a 1966 classic from The Beach Boys.

    People Aug 2019
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    Mark Linett - Remixing The Beach Boys

    Video Feature

    Mark Linett is the engineer responsible for preserving and enhancing the recorded legacy of America’s greatest pop group...

    People Jul 2019
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    Devin Townsend

    Musician & Producer

    Devin Townsend turned producer because no-one else could capture his ambitious musical ideas. It led him on a 25-year learning curve that shows no sign of ending...

    People Jul 2019
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    Billie Eilish

    Finneas O'Connell: Producing When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

    Teenage sensation Billie Eilish has taken the music world by storm — with an album recorded in her brother's bedroom.

    People Jul 2019
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of some recent hits from Dean Lewis, Jonas Brothers, Childish Gambino and a classic mix from Tom Jones.

    People Jul 2019
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    Mix Rescue: Daniel Thompson

    Our Experts Rework Your Tracks

    We tackle some thorny noise problems, and add a couple of extra parts to breathe new life into this month's track.

    Techniques Jul 2019
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    Inside Track: Billie Eilish 'Bad Guy'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Rob Kinelski

    Innovative production can be made or broken by the mix — and in Rob Kinelski, Billie Eilish's team found the perfect foil.

    Techniques Jul 2019
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    Mix Rescue: Daniel Thompson | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    Check out these audio files which accompany the July 2019 Mix Rescue article.

    Techniques Jul 2019
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    Inside Track: Dave 'Funky Friday' & 'Black'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Manon Grandjean

    Manon Grandjean not only recorded and mixed the chart-topping debut by UK rapper Dave — she also mastered it!

    Techniques Jun 2019
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    Mix Rescue: The New Fools 'Martine' | Audio

    Hear For Yourself

    Listen to the audio examples that accompany this month's Mix Rescue.

    Techniques Jun 2019

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