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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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    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

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    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

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    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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    Jake Gosling: Creative Co-writing

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    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
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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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