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    Classic Tracks: The Bangles ‘Walk Like An Egyptian’

    Producer: David Kahne

    ‘Walk Like An Egyptian’ was a huge hit for the Bangles, but it all started with a demo mix‑up and some very unusual percussion.

    Techniques . May 2021
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    Rode Connect

    Free podcasting app from Rode

    New app works with NT-USB Mini desktop mic

    Rode Connect works with Rode's NT-USB Mini microphones, and can accommodate up to six guests simultaneously.

    News
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    An Introduction To Binaural Recording

    Use Your Head

    Binaural recordings are an easy and effective way to capture immersive audio.

    Techniques . Apr 2021
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    Bad Musicians Need Good Engineers

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    A good engineer can make bands sound better than they are. In this video, Sound On Sound's Editor In Chief Sam Inglis explains how to turn musical lead into gold...

    Sound Advice Apr 2021
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    Classical Recording: A Practical Guide In The Decca Tradition

    Book Review

    For anyone with an interest in recording classical performances of any form — whether they’re an amateur, a professional or an academic — this is absolutely essential reading.

    Reviews Mar 2021
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    Anna Meredith

    Composing & Producing FIBS

    Few artists straddle the line between classical and electronic music with as much success as Anna Meredith. We talk to her about the creation of her recent Mercury‑nominated album.

    People . Jan 2021
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    You Me At Six: Recording Suckapunch

    Producer: Dan Austin

    For their latest album, You Me At Six threw out the rulebook and spent six weeks at a residential studio in Thailand. Producer Dan Austin was at the helm.

    People . Jan 2021
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    Q. Is Ultrasonic Noise On DSD Recordings A Problem?

    I recently started capturing my vinyl collection to DSD and hi‑res PCM. The result sounds great but when I examine the audio file in iZotope RX 8 Elements I see a band of ultrasonic noise. Should I be worried about this?

    Sound Advice Dec 2020
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    Classic Tracks: Darude 'Sandstorm'

    Darude’s 1999 dance hit has taken on an extensive and often surprising life of its own.

    Techniques Dec 2020
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    Q. How should I split my guitar signal for recording?

    I want to split the output from my Gretsch electric guitar, to feed both a Boss Acoustic Singer combo and a computer audio interface...

    Sound Advice Nov 2020
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    Yusuf Islam

    Tea For The Tillerman²

    Recorded in 1970, Tea For The Tillerman cemented Cat Stevens’ place in rock history. Half a century later and under his latter‑day name Yusuf Islam, he’s teamed up with original producer Paul Samwell‑Smith to re‑record it from scratch.

    People Nov 2020
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    iZotope RX For Music Recording: Part 2

    Noises Off

    With the right guidance, iZotope's RX can remove problem sounds that would otherwise ruin a mix.

    Techniques Nov 2020
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    Mike Senior Podcast

    Spill Can Be Your Friend! | Podcast

    Expert Tracking & Mixing Tips

    In this episode, Mike Senior demonstrates several ways spill can actually improve the sound of your productions.

    Techniques Oct 2020
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    Q. What's the best way to monitor any instrument connected to my interface?

    I want to connect my synths and drum machine to a computer DAW and actually make a song, but don't yet have the computer...

    Sound Advice Oct 2020
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    Classic Tracks: Steely Dan 'Aja'

    Producer: Gary Katz • Studio: Producers' Workshop

    The title track of Steely Dan's Aja is legendary for many reasons, including the spectacular work of Steve Gadd. Who, it turns out, almost didn't make the cut in the album's planned 'rotating list of drummers'...

    Techniques Oct 2020
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    iZotope RX For Music Recording: Part 1

    Noises Off

    We show how iZotope's popular restoration package can deliver cleaner audio for your music projects.

    Techniques Oct 2020
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    Jarvis Cocker

    Recording Beyond The Pale

    There are many ways to record an album — and former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has tried them all...

    People Oct 2020
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    Vince Clarke: Electronic Music Pioneer

    Writing & Recording Erasure's The Neon Album

    Over four decades, Vince Clarke has helped shape the sound of electronic music. We talk to him about how his working practices have changed, from early Depeche Mode to the new album from Erasure.

    People Oct 2020
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    Ross Orton - Producer

    Ross Orton - Producer | Podcast

    Creating A Drum-centric Studio

    Ross Orton talks to Nigel Humberstone about his transition from playing drums with Jarvis Cocker into the world of production, remixing and songwriting. His steel city stories include working with Arctic Monkeys & Working Men’s Club.

    People Sep 2020
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    Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

    Recording Viscerals

    The rules of heavy metal are well established, but for their latest album, Pigsx7 guitarist and producer Sam Grant added a few of his own.

    People Sep 2020
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    The Artist-Friendly Studio

    Tips For Keeping Musicians 'In The Zone'

    Here are 10 ways engineers and studio owners can ensure the studio works as well for the musicians as it does for themselves.

    Sound Advice Sep 2020

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