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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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    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

    Video Feature

    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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    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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    Sylvia Massy: Adventure Recording

    Sylvia Massy: Adventure Recording

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    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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    Fat White Family

    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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    Guy Chambers & Richard Flack

    Video Feature

    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.

    People Apr 2016
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    Vocal Production Techniques For Deep House

    Deep Impact: Hal Ritson

    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.

    Techniques Mar 2016
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    Mixing Ornette Coleman’s Last Album

    All That Jazz

    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...

    Techniques Mar 2016
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    CLASSIC TRACKS: The Zombies ‘Time Of The Season’

    Producer: The Zombies • Engineers: Peter Vince, Geoff Emerick

    Now considered one of the classic tracks of the 1960s, the Zombies’ ‘Time Of The Season’ almost disappeared without trace...

    People Feb 2016
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    Cymande Performance

    John Schroeder, Alan Florence & Isi Clarke: Recording A Simple Act Of Faith

    When cult funk band Cymande returned to the studio, they insisted on hiring the same production team — 41 years after their previous album...

    People Feb 2016
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    Mix Rescue: Thunderbird | Media

    Our Experts Transform Your Tracks

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    Techniques Feb 2016
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    Nicolas Vernhes

    Nicolas Vernhes: Studio Interview

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    This month, producer and engineer Nicolas Vernhes welcomes us into his Brooklyn studio, Rare Book Room.

    People Feb 2016
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    Mix Rescue: Please Keep Going | Media

    Our Experts Transform Your Tracks

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    Techniques Jan 2016
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    Mix Rescue: Please Keep Going

    Our Experts Transform Your Tracks

    We pull a problematic live recording back from the brink.

    Techniques Jan 2016
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