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.
Engineer Richard King has brought the art of ensemble recording to new heights in both classical and folk/pop spheres.
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.
Throbbing Gristle’s highly individualist approach to music extended as far as making their own instruments and, ultimately, their own genre.
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.
The success of Slaves’ debut album depended on producer Jolyon Thomas finding a way to bottle their raw live energy.
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!
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.
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...
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.
Recording 28 songs in five days is no mean feat. So what sort of results can you get, and what compromises are involved?
Spacebomb Studios’ old-school production values and teamwork have made Richmond, Virginia one of the hottest recording locations in the USA.
The audio files to accompany the Mix Rescue artilce.
Reggae fan Daniel Boyle painstakingly researched the equipment Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry used in his groundbreaking Black Ark studio — then made an album with the dub legend himself.
From humble beginnings, Joey Sturgis has become a leading producer in the highly technical metalcore scene.
This month one of our engineers aims to augment the natural beauty of a baroque‑music duo playing in a church.
Front-of-house engineer David Williams talks to SOS about why mixing with a DSP audio interface is worthwhile, despite the dangers of using a laptop on stage.
'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag' was James Brown's statement of intent as he abandoned soulful ballads in favour of a raw and frenetic new sound.
Prefab Sprout rose to fame in an era of indulgence and eye‑watering studio budgets. These days, things are a little different...
I'm really interested in the vocal sound on Haim's debut album, Days Are Gone — could you tell me what sort of processing might be involved in this album?
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