The challenge of creating a glass-themed sound world for her third album led Agnes Obel to explore some little-used instruments and techniques.
Like their debut, Bastille’s Wild World was recorded in a South London basement — but this time around, the band were global superstars.
A few years ago I decided to concentrate on producing my own music. I’ve since spent thousands of hours going through...
Singer, songwriter and producer Jack Garratt is only 24, yet his debut album Phase still draws on a decade’s experience in the music business.
Grammy-winning producer/engineer Vance Powell welcomes SOS to Sputnik Sound in Nashville to show us how he recorded a track for rock act Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown.
PJ Harvey’s long-term co-producer John Parish is uncompromising in his willingness to experiment — even with the world watching!
I’m struggling to understand what’s really happening when you use different compression ratios. Can you explain please?
The Don Camillo Chor: Our engineer records a choir singing in their practice room, and tries to make it sound like it was captured in a church!
I was listening to Conor Maynard’s YouTube cover of Shawn Mendes’ ‘Stitches’ and wondered if you could provide any insight into what he used to get that huge, rich vocal tone.
Sylvia Massy shares weird recording tips
Fusing experimental electronic styles with hip-hop elements, the beat scene is where we find the subject of this month’s video feature...
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Zwiepack: Our engineer captured one jazz session using two completely different recording techniques. Which one won the day?
How do you extract a complete album from a dysfunctional band with no finished songs? Drag them to a remote residential studio — in winter...
I’ve got to the point at mixdown where I’d usually be thinking about sending everything through a couple of global reverbs/delays with a view to simulating a soundstage. Would this have actually been possible for a mix engineer in that decade?
The humble speaker stand or desktop speaker platform can make a huge difference to the sound in your room.
We sit down with Chambers and producer/engineer Richard Flack (Joe Strummer, Rudimental, Paloma Faith) in Guy’s beautifully equipped Sleeper Sounds studio in West London.
Hal Ritson is one of the most in-demand producers on the deep-house scene. Here, he reveals the secrets behind the genre’s distinctive vocal sounds.
When Ornette Coleman died last year, a planned celebration of his 85th birthday turned into an epic tribute album. Either way, no-one wanted a “jazz guy” to mix it...
Now considered one of the classic tracks of the 1960s, the Zombies’ ‘Time Of The Season’ almost disappeared without trace...
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