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    Emile Haynie: Producing Florence + The Machine

    The Making Of High As Hope

    For her eagerly awaited new album, Florence Welch teamed up with one of the world’s hottest producers. Emile Haynie and Florence herself describe the making of High As Hope.

    People Aug 2018
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    Tracking A Record In A Day with Vance Powell

    Grammy winning engineer explains how he breezes through instrumental recordings

    When Grammy-winning engineer Vance Powell has to track an entire record in a day, you can rest assured he has some tricks up his sleeve…

    Techniques Jul 2018
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    Young Fathers

    Graham ‘G’ Hastings: Producing Cocoa Sugar

    The playful, genre-defying sound of Young Fathers reflects an equally unorthodox approach to studio recording.

    People Jun 2018
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    CLASSIC TRACKS: My Bloody Valentine ‘Only Shallow’

    Producer: Kevin Shields

    It may be famous for its difficult birth, but Loveless was a technical triumph. My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields tells us the story behind their breathtakingly original album.

    Techniques May 2018
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    Session Notes: An Album In 5 Days

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    Working with a producer and an ambitious timescale, our engineer planned ahead for the best chances of a good result.

    Techniques May 2018
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    Zaytoven

    Producing Trap

    Central to Atlanta’s white-hot rap scene is producer Zaytoven, who brings a West Coast flavour to trap.

    People Apr 2018
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    Creating Avebury Soundscapes

    Steve Marshall

    His quest to capture the spirit of Avebury led former Radiophonic Workshop composer Steve Marshall to develop some unique experimental recording techniques.

    Techniques Mar 2018
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    The Morrissey Effect

    Joe Chiccarelli & Maxime Le Guil: Recording Low In High School

    When you’re recording a Morrissey album, you need to be ready for anything...

    People Feb 2018
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    CLASSIC TRACKS: Coldcut ‘Paid In Full’ (Seven Minutes Of Madness)

    Producer: Coldcut • Engineer: Raine Shine

    Coldcut’s version of Eric B & Rakim’s ‘Paid In Full’ launched their career and reinvented the concept of the remix at the same time.

    Techniques Dec 2017
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    The Horrible Histories Songs

    Matt Katz & Richie Webb

    Karl Marx predicted that history would repeat itself as farce — but he never saw a role for expert pop parody!

    People Dec 2017
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    Q. How do I remove the noise from my lavalier mic recordings?

    I need to do some recording of spoken word, using a cheap and cheerful lavalier mic, but it’s noisy — there’s a steady ‘hiss’. Is there some plug-in that can reduce said noise, perhaps by taking a sample of it and then adding it out of phase?

    Sound Advice Dec 2017
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    Session Notes: Recording Voiceover On The Road

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    By turning your hotel room into a project studio, you can deliver broadcast-quality VO tracks when you travel.

    Techniques Dec 2017
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    Behind The Scenes At BBC Radio 3’s In Tune

    Finely Tuned

    Keeping the BBC’s flagship classical music show at the top of its game requires serious engineering skill — and the ability to cope with the unexpected!

    Techniques Nov 2017
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    CLASSIC TRACKS: DJ Shadow ‘Midnight In A Perfect World’

    Produced, Engineered, Mixed By DJ Shadow

    DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing wasn’t just a staggering technical achievement. It also reimagined a whole musical genre.

    Techniques Oct 2017
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    SOHN: Sonic Signatures

    Video Feature

    Soulful electronic artist/producer SOHN shows us how he layers up, edits and processes his own vocals, and uses Auto-Tune in an unconventional way to create ear-catching textural and percussive elements.

    People Jul 2017
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    CLASSIC TRACKS: Primal Scream ‘Come Together’

    Producers: Andrew Weatherall, Hugo Nicolson

    With the Screamadelica album Primal Scream didn’t just reinvent themselves as a band, they reinvented what it meant to be a band.

    Techniques Jun 2017
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    Pre-production

    Producers Share Their Wisdom

    How much preparation is required before a recording session, and when should it all begin? We asked some top producers to share their wisdom.

    Techniques May 2017
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    CLASSIC TRACKS: Neneh Cherry ‘Buffalo Stance’

    Producers: Tim Simenon & Mark Saunders

    Neneh Cherry’s breakthrough 1988 single melded hip-hop and cut-and-paste sampling into a perfect pop record.

    Techniques Apr 2017
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    The Sound Of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Video Feature

    Creating alien worlds, bringing droids to life and giving Star Wars more realism. We talk sound design and foley with the team behind the critically-acclaimed Rogue One.

    Techniques Apr 2017
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    Producing Clean Bandit

    Jack Patterson & Mark Ralph

    Not many dance acts start life as string quartets — but Clean Bandit’s fusion of classical and electronic music has powered them to worldwide success.

    People Mar 2017
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    Eric Valentine’s Electric Guitars: Surf Guitars

    Video Feature

    Watch engineer/producer extraordinaire Eric Valentine as he crafts a shimmering surf guitar sound, in the vein of Smash Mouth or Third Eye Blind, that employs three amps and judicial use of modulation effects.

    Techniques Mar 2017

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