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    Bob Dylan ‘Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands’ | Classic Tracks

    Producer: Bob Johnston

    It took a while for Bob Dylan to hit his stride on his seventh studio album, but once he did there was no stopping him. Producer Bob Johnston recalls the difficult birth of Blonde On Blonde.

    People May 2010
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    Midlake: Recording The Courage Of Others

    Tim Smith & Paul Alexander

    What do you get when five American jazz musicians lock themselves in the studio with a collection of Steeleye Span albums? Through a series of reinventions, Midlake have won critical applause for their music and plaudits for their self-production skills.

    People Apr 2010
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    Donna Summer ‘I Feel Love’ | Classic Tracks

    Producers: Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte • Engineer: Juergen Koppers

    The pioneering electronica of I Feel Love didnt just revolutionise disco, it changed dance music forever. This is the story of how it was made...

    People Oct 2009
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    Compression Made Easy | Audio Files

    Audio Examples From Demystifying Compressor Controls & Parameters

    It can be difficult reading about compression without hearing what it does. Here are a number of audio files to accompany this article, with a detailed explanation of what they demonstrate.

    Techniques Sep 2009
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    Compression Made Easy

    Demystifying Compressor Controls & Parameters

    Getting precisely the results you want from compressors can often be the key to a tight, modern-sounding mix. We explain what the controls are designed to achieve and how they relate to what you hear.

    Techniques Sep 2009
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    CLASSIC TRACKS: Paul Simon 'You Can Call Me Al'

    Producer: Paul Simon • Engineer: Roy Halee

    Paul Simon's Graceland album combined a huge mixture of musical styles and was recorded in studios all over the world. The man responsible for putting it all together, both sonically and physically, was Simon's long-time engineer Roy Halee. This is how he did it...

    Techniques Sep 2008
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    DEVO 'Whip It' | Classic Tracks

    Producers: Devo, Robert Margouleff • Engineers: Robert Margouleff, Howard Siegel

    Armed with a subversive view of society and a command of catchy synth-pop, Devo burst into the charts in 1980 with weird classic 'Whip It'. Producer Robert Margouleff talks de-evolution...

    People Jul 2008
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    Pendulum

    Rob Swire: Recording In Silico

    From their roots as a drum & bass act, Pendulum have transformed themselves into a dance-rock powerhouse.

    People Jun 2008
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    Younger Brother

    Simon Posford & Benji Vaughan

    Younger Brother brings together two of the Twisted labels biggest names. We visited Simon Posfords studio in a bid to uncover the secrets of psytrance...

    People Jan 2008
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    CLASSIC TRACKS: Ian Dury & The Blockheads 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick'

    Producers: Chaz Jankel, Laurie Latham • Engineers: Laurie Latham, Chaz Jankel

    The story of how a characteristically chaotic and unorthodox 1978 recording session took Ian Dury & The Blockheads to the top of the UK charts.

    People Oct 2007
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    Dub Mixing

    What Dub Mixing Is & How To Do It

    There are lots of reasons to teach yourself the art of dub mixing. It's fun, it's creative, it puts your engineering skills centre stage — and it might even make you some money!

    Techniques Jul 2007
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    Mix Rescue: Jon Marsh | Audio Files

    Hear the difference yourself

    To avoid newsstand buyers of the magazine from having to key in long URLs by hand, here are the links to the various MP3 files that accompany the JULY 2007 instalment of Mix Rescue.

    Techniques Jul 2007
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    Classic Tracks: Tricky 'Black Steel'

    Producers: Tricky • Mark Saunders

    Tricky's highly unorthodox approach to recording and making music led to the creation of one of the most unique and critically lauded records of the '90s.

    Techniques Jun 2007
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    Mix Rescue: J.P Fitting

    Sound Workshop

    This month, we invited guest mix-rescuer Luke Fletcher to create an authentic '60s feel.

    Techniques Jun 2007
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    Mix Rescue: J.P Fitting | Audio Files

    Hear The Before & After

    To avoid newsstand buyers of the magazine from having to key in long URLs by hand, here are the links to the various MP3 files that accompany the JUNE 2007 instalment of Mix Rescue.

    Techniques Jun 2007
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    Classic Tracks: Charlie Rich 'The Most Beautiful Girl In The World'

    Producer: Billy Sherrill • Engineer: Lou Bradley

    1973's 'The Most Beautiful Girl In The World' was one of the defining moments of the Nashville sound, and was the product of a finely-honed studio recording process.

    People May 2007
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    Mix Rescue: Wild Hope

    'One Step Backwards'

    How much treble is too much? As this month's Mix Rescue discovers, it's easy to overdo things at the recording stage, but not quite so easy to correct them at the mix.

    Techniques May 2007
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    Mix Rescue: Wild Hope | Audio Files

    Hear For Yourself

    These audio files demonstrate some of the mix processing used to create the Wild Hope remix.

    Techniques May 2007
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    Better Bass

    A Guide To Recording, Mixing & Monitoring The Low End

    Bass is the linchpin for so much of today's music, anchoring the other sounds and providing a foundation for the mix as a whole. But at the same time, it can seem maddeningly difficult to pin down and control. Help is at hand...

    Techniques Apr 2007
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    The Walkmen: Recreating Pussy Cats

    Marcata Studios

    You've got four weeks left until your studio closes. How to make best use of that time? The Walkmen's answer was to recreate their favourite album, note for note, in all its drunken and shambolic glory.

    People Apr 2007
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    George & Giles Martin: Remixing The Beatles

    The Making Of Love

    When The Beatles' record company tempted their producer out of retirement for one last project, no-one had any idea how radical the resulting album would be.

    People Mar 2007

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