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    How I Got That Sound: Stabbing Westward

    ‘Drugstore’

    Asked to pick a favourite sound from the band’s influential catalogue, Walter Flakus dives into the track ‘Drugstore’, from 1998 album Darkest Days.

    Techniques Jun 2022
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    How I Got That Sound: Poo Bear

    Justin Bieber ‘Habitual’

    Poo Bear, the American two‑time Grammy Award‑nominated songwriter, producer and principal collaborator of pop megastar Justin Bieber, chooses his own favourite vocal on a track from Bieber’s Changes album.

    Techniques May 2022
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    Mike Plotnikoff: How To Record Electric Guitars

    The Guitar Man

    One of the world’s leading engineers specialising in rock music, Mike Plotnikoff is renowned for his guitar sounds. The secret? Find the right amp and keep it simple.

    Techniques May 2022
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    How I Got That Sound: Thorsten Quaeschning

    Tangerine Dream ‘Los Santos City Map’

    Asked to nominate his favourite sounds he’s created on record, the Tangerine Dream leader picks a track composed for the soundtrack of the video game Grand Theft Auto V in 2013.

    Techniques Mar 2022
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    How I Got That Sound: Howard Benson

    POD ‘Youth Of The Nation’

    Grammy Award‑winning American producer Howard Benson discusses how he achieved the drum sound on POD’s 2001 hit ‘Youth Of The Nation’.

    Techniques Feb 2022
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    Idles

    Recording Crawler

    For their latest album, Crawler, Idles guitarist Mark Bowen adopted the role of producer for the first time.

    Techniques . Feb 2022
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    Eve Studios owner Martin King

    Radiophonic Recording At Eve Studios

    VIDEO FEATURE

    It's more than 20 years since the BBC closed their legendary Radiophonic Workshop, but its spirit lives on in the Radiophonic Room at Manchester's Eve Studios.

    Techniques Jan 2022
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    How I Got That Sound: Tom Syrowski

    Incubus ‘In The Company Of Wolves’

    Recalling his favourite sound, LA‑based producer and mixing engineer Tom Syrowski chose the vocal on Incubus’ 2011 track, ‘In The Company Of Wolves’.

    Techniques Jan 2022
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    How I Got That Sound: Danny Elfman

    Danny Elfman ‘True’

    Elfman recently released his latest solo album, Big Mess, and chose a track from the album as his favourite sonic achievement.

    Techniques Dec 2021
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    Classic Tracks: Wire ‘Outdoor Miner’

    Producer: Mike Thorne • Studio: Advision

    The three albums Mike Thorne produced for Wire showed that there was much, much more to punk than met the eye.

    Techniques Dec 2021
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    How I Got That Sound: Andrew Maury

    Lewis Del Mar ‘Loud(y)’

    New York‑based engineer and producer Andrew Maury, when asked to pick a favourite sound that he’s worked on, nominates the drum mix he created for Lewis Del Mar's ‘Loud(y)’.

    Techniques Nov 2021
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    How I Got That Sound: Martin Landquist

    A‑ha ‘Lifelines’

    Landquist reveals how he got his favourite sound on A‑ha’s ‘Lifelines’, the 2002 title track to the Norwegian synth‑popsters’ seventh studio album.

    Techniques Oct 2021
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    How I Got That Sound: Tim Palmer

    Pearl Jam ‘Black’

    When asked to pick a favourite sound that he’s worked on, English producer and mixing engineer Tim Palmer nominates the radio speaker guitar intro from Pearl Jam's ‘Black’.

    Techniques Sep 2021
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    Remote Vocal-Ensemble Production

    We show you how to get great results from self‑recording singers.

    Techniques Sep 2021
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    Classic Tracks: Japan ‘Ghosts’

    Producers: Japan • Steve Nye

    Japan keyboard player Richard Barbieri tells the story of their most haunting hit.

    Techniques Aug 2021
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    How I Got That Sound: Chris Sheldon

    Oceansize ‘One Day All This Could Be Yours’

    English producer and mixer Chris Sheldon, when asked to pick a favourite sound that he’s worked on, nominates the drum sound he got with rock band Oceansize.

    Techniques Aug 2021
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    How I Got That Sound: Steve Albini

    The Jesus Lizard ‘Seasick’

    In the first episode of a new column, we asked Steve Albini to choose a favourite sound from his huge back catalogue and explain how it was created.

    Techniques Jul 2021
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    Field Music: Building A Track In The Studio

    VIDEO FEATURE

    Across 17 years and eight albums, Field Music have become one of Britain’s best-loved guitar bands. They’ve also evolved a...

    Techniques Jul 2021
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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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    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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    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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