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    All About Library Music: Part 10

    The A-Z Of Library Music

    We conclude our in-depth guide to the world of library music with an essential cut-out-and-keep explanation of the key words and phrases you’ll hear.

    Music Business Feb 2018
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    The Morrissey Effect

    Joe Chiccarelli & Maxime Le Guil: Recording Low In High School

    When you’re recording a Morrissey album, you need to be ready for anything...

    People Feb 2018
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    Q. How can I match my mixer’s insert send levels to a high-end compressor?

    I have a slight level mismatch that I don’t know how best to resolve. I want to patch the Dangerous Music Compressor through the inserts on two of an Allen & Heath GL2400 mixer’s input channels. The problem is that the send signal from the mixer is a tad weak for hitting the compressor where it works best...

    Sound Advice Feb 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 Feb 2018
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    The B-Side Project Remix Awards head to Strongroom Studios

    Only two days remain to vote for Public Choice award winner 

    The Prism Sound-sponsored B-Side Project is holding its 9th annual global Remix Awards on February 1st 2018...

    News
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    BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature

    Technology and Creativity

    BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature three-part series.

    BBC Radio 3. Clemency Burton-Hill presents a series exploring the impact of technology on creativity. 

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    Inside Track: Chris Young 'Losing Sleep'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Billy Decker

    Keeping up with the Nashville music world means working fast — and few mix engineers work as fast as Billy Decker!

    Techniques Jan 2018
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    Jack Antonoff

    Songwriter & Producer

    Go-to producer for Taylor Swift, Lorde and St. Vincent, Jack Antonoff has the rare ability to translate wild experimentation into record sales.

    People Jan 2018
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    All About Library Music: Part 9

    Meet The Publishers

    Composers need publishers. But are they there to help us, or help themselves?

    Music Business Jan 2018
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    Q. Why use so much level automation?

    Why is it that I hear about so many producers spending hours riding lead vocal levels. Surely that’s what a compressor’s supposed to do?

    Sound Advice Jan 2018
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We examine the production of some commercial releases to help you brush up on your listening skills. This time: Joey + Rory and our Classic Mix is Fats Domino's ‘Blueberry Hill’ (1956).

    People Jan 2018
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    CLASSIC TRACKS: Coldcut ‘Paid In Full’ (Seven Minutes Of Madness)

    Producer: Coldcut • Engineer: Raine Shine

    Coldcut’s version of Eric B & Rakim’s ‘Paid In Full’ launched their career and reinvented the concept of the remix at the same time.

    Techniques Dec 2017
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    The Horrible Histories Songs

    Matt Katz & Richie Webb

    Karl Marx predicted that history would repeat itself as farce — but he never saw a role for expert pop parody!

    People Dec 2017
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    Inside Track: Lil Uzi Vert 'How To Talk'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Kesha Lee

    Not only is Atlanta’s rap scene producing stars like Lil Uzi Vert, but it’s also providing opportunities for a new wave of engineering talent.

    Techniques Dec 2017
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    All About Library Music: Part 8

    Avoiding Disaster

    Like any way to make a living, library music has its pitfalls. We help you look out for some of the biggest!

    Music Business Dec 2017
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    Q. How do I remove the noise from my lavalier mic recordings?

    I need to do some recording of spoken word, using a cheap and cheerful lavalier mic, but it’s noisy — there’s a steady ‘hiss’. Is there some plug-in that can reduce said noise, perhaps by taking a sample of it and then adding it out of phase?

    Sound Advice Dec 2017
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    Session Notes: Recording Voiceover On The Road

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    By turning your hotel room into a project studio, you can deliver broadcast-quality VO tracks when you travel.

    Techniques Dec 2017
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month tracks from Sam Smith • Taylor Swift • Imagine Dragons • Classic Mix: Spice Girls ‘Wannabe' (1996).

    People Dec 2017
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    Producing EDM

    The Zedd Interview

    German producer Zedd has become a star by bringing musicality to electronic dance music.

    People Nov 2017
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    Behind The Scenes At BBC Radio 3’s In Tune

    Finely Tuned

    Keeping the BBC’s flagship classical music show at the top of its game requires serious engineering skill — and the ability to cope with the unexpected!

    Techniques Nov 2017
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    Inside Track: Kesha ‘Praying’

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Jon Castelli

    The success of Kesha’s ‘Praying’ justified the lengths that Jon Castelli went to to get the perfect mix — eventually!

    Techniques Nov 2017

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