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    Inside Track: Lewis Capaldi's 'Someone You Loved'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: TMS LDN

    Production crew TMS LDN built their career the hard way — and wrote Lewis Capaldi's smash hit 'Someone You Loved' in an afternoon.

    Techniques May 2019
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    Q. How do I make guitars sound more 'epic'?

    I've been struggling with recording and mixing 'epic' guitar sounds. I'm after something that balances aggression with tone, but which doesn't sound too distorted... Any tips?

    Sound Advice May 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 Panic! At The Disco, Mabel, Dan + Shay, Kacey Musgraves plus a classic Carpenters mix.

    People May 2019
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    Mix Rescue: The Yavuz Akyazici Project

    Our Expert Reworks Your Tracks

    In mixing a live recording of a jazz concert, our engineer had to overcome some unusual spill-related challenges.

    Techniques May 2019
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    Foals: Yannis Philippakis & Brett Shaw

    
Producing Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost

    Foals' first foray into self-production yielded not one but two albums — but making them wasn't easy!

    People Apr 2019
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    Q. Why does auto-release sound so bad with parallel compression?

    Could you please explain what the Waves V‑Comp auto-release setting actually does? What is it trying to accomplish?

    Sound Advice Apr 2019
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    Q. What do reverb preset names actually mean?

    I'm looking through my reverb plug-in's preset list, and I'm wondering: what do all those cryptic preset names mean?

    Sound Advice Apr 2019
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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.

    People Apr 2019
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    Inside Track: Queen 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Soundtrack

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Justin Shirley-Smith, Joshua J Macrae & Kris Fredriksson

    The highlight of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is a meticulous recreation of their most famous live show — using a fresh mix of the original audio recordings.

    Techniques Apr 2019
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    Mix Rescue: The Vietnam Flashbacks

    Our Expert Transforms Your Track

    We load up the magic buses to take a psychedelic rock mix on a fresh trip.

    Techniques Apr 2019
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    Dom Jones: Composing For Dubai's New Year Spectacular

    Wall Of Sound

    Dubai welcomed in 2019 with one of the biggest spectacles ever staged. Dom Jones created the epic soundtrack.

    Techniques Mar 2019
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    Laura Escudé: Show Designer & Playback Engineer

    Kanye West • Jay‑Z • Herbie Hancock

    Live shows are becoming ever more reliant on technology — and the skilled engineers who operate it. Laura Escudé explains how she has helped Kanye West, Jay‑Z and Herbie Hancock realise their live performances.

    People Mar 2019
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We examine the production of some recent hit records to help you brush up your listening skills.

    People Mar 2019
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    Session Notes: Recording Voiceovers At Sea

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    Find out how a professional VO artist kept his business afloat during a 12‑day ocean cruise!

    Techniques Mar 2019
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    Classic Tracks: The Cranberries 'Linger'

    Producer: Stephen Street • Studio: Windmill 2

    After a record label bidding war the success of the Cranberries' first single was vital. Fans of the Smiths, they called in producer Stephen Street...

    Techniques Mar 2019
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    Inside Track: 21 Savage 'A Lot'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Maddmix

    Urban music is often a springboard for new producers and engineers, and 21 Savage's chart-topping album was no exception.

    Techniques Mar 2019
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    Samplecraze Compression Masterclass

    Samplecraze release Compression Masterclass

    20 videos totalling over 4+ hours demystify compression techniques and applications

    Adding to the immensely popular 'masterclass series' of videos from Samplecraze is the Compression Masterclass which offers access to 20 videos totalling over 4+ hours and caters for beginners, intermediates and advanced budding producers.

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    Inside Track: Andrea Bocelli 'Fall On You'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Justin Cortelyou & Bob Ezrin

    Searching for a crossover hit, the team behind classical tenor Andrea Bocelli turned to one of the all-time great rock producers.

    Techniques Feb 2019
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    Mix Rescue: Michaela Betts & Alessia McDermott

    Our Experts Transform Your Track

    Our engineer applies his mixing chops to put a professional sheen on an unrepeatable vocal-and-piano performance.

    Techniques Feb 2019
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    Q. When should I use mono reverb as opposed to stereo reverb?

    I'm not really sure when it's best to use mono reverb effects — and how to pan the reverb when doing so — and when to use stereo reverb?

    Sound Advice Feb 2019
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We examine the production of some recent hit records to help you brush up your listening skills.

    People Feb 2019

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