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    Mix Rescue: Michaela Betts & Alessia McDermott | Audio

    Hear For Yourself

    Here are the audio files that accompany February 2019's Mix Rescue article.

    Techniques Feb 2019
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    Wilkinson

    Performing Drum & Bass Live

    Drum & bass phenomenon Wilkinson tells us how his live show evolved from a simple DJ setup to a seven-piece band.

    People Jan 2019
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    Catherine Marks

    Producer & Engineer

    Catherine Marks trained in one of the world's most demanding professions — then gave it all up to make tea in a studio...

    People Jan 2019
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    Steven Wilson: Remixing Classic Albums

    Improving On Perfection

    Prog-rock wunderkind Steven Wilson is using his studio skills to give legendary rock albums a new lease of life.

    People Jan 2019
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    The Mix Review: January 2019

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We examine the production of some recent hits from: Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B • Clean Bandit feat. Julia Michaels • Drake and a Classic Mix: Bryan Adams '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You' (1991).

    People Jan 2019
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    Inside Track: Greta Van Fleet 'When The Curtain Falls'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Al Sutton

    The success of Greta Van Fleet reflects not only the enduring appeal of heavy rock but the timeless virtues of classic recording techniques!

    Techniques Jan 2019
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    Mix Rescue: Captain

    Our Expert Transforms Your Tracks

    Unfinished business: our engineer reworks a track he produced several years ago, and finds he'd left himself with plenty more to do!

    Techniques Jan 2019
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    Inside Track: Brockhampton 'Weight'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers

    Hip-hop collective Brockhampton abandoned their home studios for Abbey Road — and left with a number one album.

    Techniques Dec 2018
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed 

    Hone your listening skills, as we dissect more hits from a recording and production perspective. This month: Freya Ridings, Marshmello (feat. Bastille), Ella Mai, and our classic mix is Aretha Franklin ‘I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)’ (1967).

    People Dec 2018
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    SOS author releases eBook for library music composers

    A Composer's Guide to Library Music Available Now

    Regular readers may recall Dan Graham's SOS series on composing, arranging and selling library music for a living...

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    Samplecraze release Low End Compilation

    Save on new package containing best-selling eBooks and video tutorial

    Do you want to learn how to construct killer beats, process epically low bass lines and lay down savage rhythms? If so, read on...

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    Art Of Moog

    Arranging Bach For A Synth Ensemble Performance

    To mark its 50th anniversary, two bands have taken to the stage to pay homage to Wendy Carlos’s classic crossover album Switched-On Bach.

    Techniques Nov 2018
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    Miking Up A Piano Concert With DPA

    Grand Designs

    The brief for supplying a sound system for a youth piano concert was to make the rig look and sound as transparent as possible...

    Techniques Nov 2018
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    Inside Track: Clean Bandit 'Solo'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Mark Ralph

    In a world where almost everyone is mixing ‘in the box’, Mark Ralph and Clean Bandit have gone the other way.

    Techniques Nov 2018
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    Sound Design For Ambient Music

    Creative Pitch

    You don’t have to play synths or ‘real’ instruments to make music: embrace the experimental, and you could use almost anything...

    Techniques Nov 2018
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Brush up on your listening skills, as we dissect more hits from a recording and production perspective. This month: Mabel, Big Shaq, Eminem (feat. Joyner Lucas) and our classic mix is Petula Clark 'Downtown' (1965).

    People Nov 2018
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    Michalis MsM Michael

    Engineer & Mixer

    MsM’s bedroom studio in North London helped put grime on the map. Since then, both engineer and music have gone on to bigger things...

    People Nov 2018
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    Com Truise On Tour

    Seth Haley | Wave Machine

    For his recent tour of the States, synthwave star Seth Haley, aka Com Truise, has had to adapt his complex studio setup to life on the road.

    People Oct 2018
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    Inside Track: ABBA 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Bernard Löhr

    The songs of ABBA are reaching new generations of fans, thanks to a second hit musical movie. Bernard Löhr was the engineer who recaptured them!

    Techniques Oct 2018
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    Gain-staging: software VU meters.

    Q. Is gain-staging really necessary in DAW software?

    I read your feature on gain staging a few years ago, but I’ve been following some blogs that say it isn’t at all necessary if you’re just working in software. Who’s right?

    Sound Advice Oct 2018
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    Q. Should I use my plug-ins’ automatic level compensation?

    I recently watched a YouTube video in which it was recommended that you match the input and output level of every plug-in in a mix session...

    Sound Advice Oct 2018

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