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    CLASSIC TRACKS: Ian Dury & The Blockheads 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick'

    Producers: Chaz Jankel, Laurie Latham • Engineers: Laurie Latham, Chaz Jankel

    The story of how a characteristically chaotic and unorthodox 1978 recording session took Ian Dury & The Blockheads to the top of the UK charts.

    People Oct 2007
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    Dub Mixing

    What Dub Mixing Is & How To Do It

    There are lots of reasons to teach yourself the art of dub mixing. It's fun, it's creative, it puts your engineering skills centre stage — and it might even make you some money!

    Techniques Jul 2007
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    Mix Rescue: Jon Marsh | Audio Files

    Hear the difference yourself

    To avoid newsstand buyers of the magazine from having to key in long URLs by hand, here are the links to the various MP3 files that accompany the JULY 2007 instalment of Mix Rescue.

    Techniques Jul 2007
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    Classic Tracks: Tricky 'Black Steel'

    Producers: Tricky • Mark Saunders

    Tricky's highly unorthodox approach to recording and making music led to the creation of one of the most unique and critically lauded records of the '90s.

    Techniques Jun 2007
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    Mix Rescue: J.P Fitting

    Sound Workshop

    This month, we invited guest mix-rescuer Luke Fletcher to create an authentic '60s feel.

    Techniques Jun 2007
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    Mix Rescue: J.P Fitting | Audio Files

    Hear The Before & After

    To avoid newsstand buyers of the magazine from having to key in long URLs by hand, here are the links to the various MP3 files that accompany the JUNE 2007 instalment of Mix Rescue.

    Techniques Jun 2007
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    Classic Tracks: Charlie Rich 'The Most Beautiful Girl In The World'

    Producer: Billy Sherrill • Engineer: Lou Bradley

    1973's 'The Most Beautiful Girl In The World' was one of the defining moments of the Nashville sound, and was the product of a finely-honed studio recording process.

    People May 2007
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    Mix Rescue: Wild Hope

    'One Step Backwards'

    How much treble is too much? As this month's Mix Rescue discovers, it's easy to overdo things at the recording stage, but not quite so easy to correct them at the mix.

    Techniques May 2007
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    Mix Rescue: Wild Hope | Audio Files

    Hear For Yourself

    These audio files demonstrate some of the mix processing used to create the Wild Hope remix.

    Techniques May 2007
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    Better Bass

    A Guide To Recording, Mixing & Monitoring The Low End

    Bass is the linchpin for so much of today's music, anchoring the other sounds and providing a foundation for the mix as a whole. But at the same time, it can seem maddeningly difficult to pin down and control. Help is at hand...

    Techniques Apr 2007
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    The Walkmen: Recreating Pussy Cats

    Marcata Studios

    You've got four weeks left until your studio closes. How to make best use of that time? The Walkmen's answer was to recreate their favourite album, note for note, in all its drunken and shambolic glory.

    People Apr 2007
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    George & Giles Martin: Remixing The Beatles

    The Making Of Love

    When The Beatles' record company tempted their producer out of retirement for one last project, no-one had any idea how radical the resulting album would be.

    People Mar 2007
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    CLASSIC TRACKS: The Jam 'The Eton Rifles'

    Producers: The Jam, Vic Coppersmith-Heaven • Engineers: Alan Douglas, Vic Coppersmith-Heaven

    'The Eton Rifles' captured both Paul Weller's growing talent as a songwriter and the raw power of his band the Jam, and gave the group their first top 10 hit.

    People Mar 2007
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    Mix Rescue: Leaf

    Guitar Pop

    This month we beef up drums and bass, polish guitars and vocals, and give choruses a lift, as the Belgian band Leaf get the Mix Rescue treatment.

    Techniques Feb 2007
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    Martin Rushent: Producer

    From Punk To Electro

    Martin Rushent managed the rare double feat of working at the artistic cutting edge and having colossal success — until disaster struck.

    People Feb 2007
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    Mix Rescue: Leaf | Audio

    Hear The Differences Yourself

    This month we beef up drums and bass, polish guitars and vocals, and give choruses a lift, as the Belgian band Leaf get the Mix Rescue treatment.

    Techniques Feb 2007
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