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    Mix Rescue: Fred’s House | Media

    Hear For Yourself

    These files accompany the Mix Rescue article in the December 2015 issue of SOS.

    Techniques Dec 2015
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    Mix Rescue: Fred’s House

    ‘Ghost Town’

    Fred’s House: Our engineer overcomes lashings of speaker bleed as he massages a vocal–heavy mix into shape.

    Techniques Dec 2015
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    Recreating The ’80s Home Studio | Audio

    Time Trial

    Audio files to accompany the article.

    Techniques Nov 2015
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    Recreating The ’80s Home Studio Experience

    Time Trial

    To celebrate the magazine’s 30th birthday, the SOS team take a trip back in time, finding out what it was really like to work in a mid-’80s home studio.

    Techniques Nov 2015
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    The Elephant In The Control Room

    Why Only Subwoofers Can Produce Accurate Low End

    One of the most misunderstood subjects in pro audio is control–room nearfield monitoring: the dos and don’ts, the problems and suggested remedies.

    Techniques Nov 2015
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    Greg Price: Mixing Black Sabbath Live

    None More Black

    Greg Price has spent nearly 20 years at front of house for some of the biggest names in rock, and now his company believe they’ve perfected the art of live recordings.

    Techniques Nov 2015
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    Cowboy Junkies ‘Sweet Jane’

    Classic Tracks

    In 1987, swimming against the tide of MIDI–powered pop records, Cowboy Junkies went into a church to record an album into a single microphone in a single day.

    People Oct 2015
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    Session Notes: Elephant Tree

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    We make a rare visit to a world-class recording studio, as one of The Church’s engineers takes us through a recent session.

    Techniques Oct 2015
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    Session Notes: Elephant Tree | Media

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    Audio files to accompany the article.

    Techniques Oct 2015
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    Q. Why would I want to bounce out mixes for referencing?

    In the May 2015 Mix Rescue article, Mike Senior talks about how he bounced out a mix any number of times to compare it to his references. I understand the purpose of referencing, but what I don’t understand is why he bounced out the mix.

    Sound Advice Sep 2015
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    Q. What’s the best way to ‘warm up’ a mandolin recording?

    I’ve put a lot of effort into creating and editing a recording of a solo mandolin. Although I like the final result a lot, on reflection the tone seems too trebly and cold.

    Sound Advice Sep 2015
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    Richard King: How To Record Acoustic Ensembles

    Recording Yo-Yo Ma

    Engineer Richard King has brought the art of ensemble recording to new heights in both classical and folk/pop spheres.

    People Sep 2015
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    Jacquire King: Producing James Bay

    Video Feature

    We visit the world-famous Blackbird Studios in Nashville to meet Jacquire King, the Grammy-winning producer of James Bay’s Chaos And The Calm.

    People Sep 2015
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    Throbbing Gristle ‘Hamburger Lady’

    Classic Tracks

    Throbbing Gristle’s highly individualist approach to music extended as far as making their own instruments and, ultimately, their own genre.

    People Aug 2015
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    Mix Rescue: Spektakulatius

    The mastering stage

    Spektakulatius: With last month’s mixes in the bag, our engineer was tasked with finding and working with a mastering engineer to put the finishing touches to both albums.

    Techniques Aug 2015
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    Slaves - Are You Satisfied?

    Jolyon Thomas: Producing Are You Satisfied?

    The success of Slaves’ debut album depended on producer Jolyon Thomas finding a way to bottle their raw live energy.

    People Aug 2015
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    Faith No More

    Bill Gould: Recording Sol Invictus

    Recording and producing your own music is always a challenge — especially if, like Faith No More, your previous albums have been done by the best in the business!

    People Jul 2015
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    Q. How can I export a Pro Tools project for mixing in Reaper?

    My band tracked some songs at a local studio using their Pro Tools rig and I want to mix the tracks at home in Reaper.

    Sound Advice Jul 2015
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    Scoring I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse

    Andrew Barnabas & Paul Arnold

    How do you write music for a TV show you haven’t seen yet? It helps if you can draw on years of experience composing for video games...

    People Jul 2015
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    Hot Chip

    Alexis Taylor, Joe Goddard & Mark Ralph: Recording Why Make Sense?

    Down in Hot Chip’s bunker-like basement studio HQ in Hoxton, the five members of the London band are coaxing strange sounds from an array of analogue synths.

    People Jun 2015
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    Session Notes: Spektakulatius

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    Recording 28 songs in five days is no mean feat. So what sort of results can you get, and what compromises are involved?

    Techniques Jun 2015

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