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    Jake Gosling: Creative Co-writing

    Video Feature

    We sat down with songwriter/producer Jake Gosling ahead of his masterclass at ACM in Guildford, UK, to talk about creating better arrangements, getting the best out of performers, and the advantages of having a simple recording setup. 

    Techniques Mar 2017
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    Session Notes: Enhancing A Sparse Arrangement

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    Maximising A Minimal Arrangement: Our engineer tackles the recording of some stripped-down electric-guitar and vocal arrangements.

    Techniques Feb 2017
  • Techniques Feb 2017
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    Classic Tracks: Fatboy Slim ‘Praise You’

    Producer: Norman Cook

    Armed with nothing but an Atari, a pair of S950 samplers and his faithful TB303, Fatboy Slim took the charts of the late 1990s by storm.

    Techniques Jan 2017
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    Eric Valentine's Electric Guitars — Queens Of The Stone Age

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    LA-based producer Eric Valentine (Queens Of The Stone Age, Slash) recreates the guitar sound from QOTSA's unique 2002 album, Songs for the Deaf. We look at every link in the chain from tuning and guitar choice through to amp settings, pedals, mic selection and post-processing.

    Techniques Jan 2017
  • Techniques Jan 2017
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    Agnes Obel

    Producing Citizen Of Glass

    The challenge of creating a glass-themed sound world for her third album led Agnes Obel to explore some little-used instruments and techniques.

    People Nov 2016
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    Bastille

    Dan Smith & Mark Crew: Producing Wild World

    Like their debut, Bastille’s Wild World was recorded in a South London basement — but this time around, the band were global superstars.

    People Nov 2016
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    Q. How can I learn to finish my projects?

    A few years ago I decided to concentrate on producing my own music. I’ve since spent thousands of hours going through...

    Sound Advice Nov 2016
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    Jack Garratt

    Producing 'Phase'

    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.

    People Sep 2016
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    Media Content - September 2016

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    Techniques Sep 2016
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    Vance Powell - Recording Rock

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    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.

    People Sep 2016
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    John Parish

    Producing PJ Harvey

    PJ Harvey’s long-term co-producer John Parish is uncompromising in his willingness to experiment — even with the world watching!

    People Aug 2016
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    Q. What exactly does a compressor’s Ratio setting do?

    I’m struggling to understand what’s really happening when you use different compression ratios. Can you explain please?

    Sound Advice Aug 2016
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    Session Notes: Recording A Choir

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    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!

    Techniques Aug 2016
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    Q. What’s behind Conor Maynard’s vocal sound?

    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.

    Sound Advice Jul 2016
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    Sylvia Massy: Adventure Recording

    Sylvia Massy: Adventure Recording

    Video Feature

    Sylvia Massy shares weird recording tips

    Techniques Jul 2016
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    Astronautica: Beat Deconstruction

    Video Feature

    Fusing experimental electronic styles with hip-hop elements, the beat scene is where we find the subject of this month’s video feature...

    People Jun 2016
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    Mix Rescue: 'Libre' by French rockers Neopren | Media

    Our Experts Transform Your Tracks

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    Techniques May 2016
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    Session Notes: Microphone Positions | Media

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    Zwiepack: Our engineer captured one jazz session using two completely different recording techniques. Which one won the day?

    Techniques May 2016
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    Liam May & Kevin McMahon: Recording Songs For Our Mothers

    How do you extract a complete album from a dysfunctional band with no finished songs? Drag them to a remote residential studio — in winter...

    People Apr 2016

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