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    Young Fathers

    Graham ‘G’ Hastings: Producing Cocoa Sugar

    The playful, genre-defying sound of Young Fathers reflects an equally unorthodox approach to studio recording.

    People Jun 2018
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    Mix Rescue: Lingua Funqa

    Our Experts Transform Your Tracks

    Our engineer works the mix to get a pop-funk track competing sonically with the likes of Jamiroquai.

    Techniques Jun 2018
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    Loopmasters unveil Loopcloud 2.0 loop browser

    New cloud-connected loop browser adds Auto Keymatch and individual sample purchase

    Loopcloud, the cloud-connected application from Loopmasters designed for easily browsing, streaming and importing your samples, loops and sounds into your DAW has received a major overhaul...

    News
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    Bryony October

    Touring Engineer

    There are many jobs involved in large-scale touring — and established front-of-house mixer Bryony October has pretty much done them all.

    People May 2018
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    CLASSIC TRACKS: My Bloody Valentine ‘Only Shallow’

    Producer: Kevin Shields

    It may be famous for its difficult birth, but Loveless was a technical triumph. My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields tells us the story behind their breathtakingly original album.

    Techniques May 2018
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    Inside Track: Kendrick Lamar | Black Panther 'All The Stars'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Matt Schaeffer

    In the hands of Kendrick Lamar, blockbuster movie Black Panther spawned a new type of ‘soundtrack’ album. Engineer Matt Schaeffer was at the controls.

    Techniques May 2018
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    Session Notes: An Album In 5 Days

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    Working with a producer and an ambitious timescale, our engineer planned ahead for the best chances of a good result.

    Techniques May 2018
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Brush up on your listening skills, as we dissect some hits from a recording and production perspective. This month: The Infamous Stringbusters, Logic, Chris Stapleton, NF, and Whitney Houston.

    People May 2018
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    Inside Track: Justin Timberlake’s ‘Say Something’

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Henri d’Armancourt & Guillaume de la Villéon

    Performed live and filmed in a single take, Justin Timberlake’s ‘Say Something’ is one of the most ambitious music videos ever made.

    Techniques Apr 2018
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    Symphonova

    Faking A Full Orchestral Performance

    Using a unique combination of virtual musicians and acoustics manipulation, Dr Shelley Katz aims to bring orchestral performances to even the most modest of venues.

    Techniques Apr 2018
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    How A Database Can Improve Your Productivity

    Touching Base

    Database software might not be as exciting as the latest virtual instrument or DAW — but it can be even more effective in helping you get work finished.

    Techniques Apr 2018
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We discuss another handful of hit records, to help you brush up on your listening skills.

    People Apr 2018
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    Zaytoven

    Producing Trap

    Central to Atlanta’s white-hot rap scene is producer Zaytoven, who brings a West Coast flavour to trap.

    People Apr 2018
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    MeLo-X: Mobile Music Making

    Video Feature

    How does a platinum-selling producer make music on a mobile device? We sit down with MeLo‑X, who found commercial success co-writing tracks on Beyoncé’s Lemonade, as he talks about the real-world advantages of making music on a phone or tablet.

    Techniques Apr 2018
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    Inside Track: The Greatest Showman ‘Rewrite The Stars’

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Greg Wells

    Greg Wells has worked with everyone who’s anyone in the world of music — but nothing could prepare him for mixing a film soundtrack!

    Techniques Mar 2018
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    Q. How can I locate the masking problems in my mix?

    There must always be a certain amount of masking going on in any mix, but I just don’t know how much there should be. Can you offer any tips?

    Sound Advice Mar 2018
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    Mixer Faders

    Q. Can I set vocal levels using clip gains?

    Is there anything wrong with riding the vocal levels in my mix using clip gain settings rather than fader automation?

    Sound Advice Mar 2018
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    Q. Why does my vocal sound harsh?

    How can I find the frequencies that are making my vocal sound harsh?

    Sound Advice Mar 2018
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We discuss another handful of hit records, to help you brush up on your listening skills. This month: Cardi B • Rak-Su • Eminem ft Ed Sheeran • Classic Mix: The Animals ‘House Of The Rising Sun’ (1964).

    People Mar 2018
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    Creating Avebury Soundscapes

    Steve Marshall

    His quest to capture the spirit of Avebury led former Radiophonic Workshop composer Steve Marshall to develop some unique experimental recording techniques.

    Techniques Mar 2018
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    Inside Track: Cardi B 'Bodak Yellow'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Evan LaRay

    When a track contains nothing but beats and vocals, the vocal mix has to be perfect. Mix engineer Evan LaRay explains his role in taking Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow’ to number one.

    Techniques Feb 2018

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