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    Stage To Studio

    How To Mix A Live Recording

    With spill between instruments and bleed from backline and monitors, live-performance recordings present unique mixing challenges. At London's PLASA show, Miloco Studios' engineer Jamie McEvoy explained how to get a great result.

    Techniques Dec 2019
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    Stage To Studio: Audio Examples

    Hear & See For Yourself

    With spill between instruments and bleed from backline and monitors, live‑performance recordings present unique mixing...

    Techniques Dec 2019
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    Downton Abbey Road

    Music & Mixing For The Film Adaptation

    It might be set in the '20s, but Downton Abbey certainly isn't a silent movie! We talk to the team behind its state-of-the-art sound production.

    Techniques Dec 2019
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    Tomas Skogsberg: Modern Metal

    Creating The Sunlight Sound

    Deep in the Swedish forest, we track down a producer whose work has defined the sound of modern metal.

    People Dec 2019
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    Get The Most Out Of Your Upright Piano

    Upright: Done Right!

    With a little TLC and the right miking technique, even the most neglected piano can produce great recordings.

    Techniques Dec 2019
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    Jacob Collier

    Singer, Composer, Multi-instrumentalist & Producer

    Dazzling harmonies, complex arrangements and ambitious production have made multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier a unique phenomenon.

    People Nov 2019
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    Classic Tracks: Led Zeppelin 'Kashmir'

    Label: Swan Song • Producer: Jimmy Page

    Led Zeppelin's 'Kashmir' became a band-defining track, but it started life in an Airstream trailer known as the Ronnie Lane Mobile Studio.

    Techniques Oct 2019
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    Q. What do you mean by 'subsonic components'?

    In the AEA RPQ2 ribbon mic pre review, what exactly did the reviewer mean by "Still has limited ability to remove unwanted subsonic components"?

    Sound Advice Oct 2019
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    Modern Studio: Vintage Sound [Video]

    Mixing Nashville Country In The Box

    Last time we met producer Lincoln Grounds, he was recording ’50s style. This month, he shows us how to get a vintage sound...

    Techniques Sep 2019
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    Session Notes: Vocals-Piano-Strings

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    Our engineer tracks and comps some piano and vocal performances, before overdubbing both real and sampled string parts.

    Techniques Sep 2019
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    The Young Punx - Recreate the Drum Sound of Stewart Copeland

    Video Feature

    Hal Ritson of mashup electronica act The Young Punx teams up with drummer Alex Reeves at SNAP! Studios. Their aim? To recreate the unique sound of Police drummer Stewart Copeland.

    Techniques Aug 2019
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    Session Notes: Making Custom Baffles | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    Listen to these audio examples which accompany this month's Session Notes workshop.

    Techniques Aug 2019
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    Session Notes: Making Custom Baffles

    The Practical Craft of Recording

    Some creative thinking and a little DIY pay real sonic dividends when recording four vocalists.

    Techniques Aug 2019
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    Mark Linett - Remixing The Beach Boys

    Video Feature

    Mark Linett is the engineer responsible for preserving and enhancing the recorded legacy of America’s greatest pop group...

    People Jul 2019
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    Session Notes: Spektakulatius Revisited | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    Listen to the audio examples that accompany this month's Session Notes feature.

    Techniques Jul 2019
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    Devin Townsend

    Musician & Producer

    Devin Townsend turned producer because no-one else could capture his ambitious musical ideas. It led him on a 25-year learning curve that shows no sign of ending...

    People Jul 2019
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    Billie Eilish

    Finneas O'Connell: Producing When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

    Teenage sensation Billie Eilish has taken the music world by storm — with an album recorded in her brother's bedroom.

    People Jul 2019
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    Session Notes: Spektakulatius Revisited

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    Working with a band for the first time can be exciting, but a second session provides the opportunity to deliver even better results.

    Techniques Jul 2019
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    Trevor Horn: The Art Of Record Production

    Video Feature

    From ABC to Yes via Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Trevor Horn produced some of the most iconic records of the 1980s. In this feature video, Trevor talks about the art of record production then and now.

    People May 2019
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    Working With Mic Bleed

    Learning To Love Spill

    When you record multiple sources in one room, bleed is inevitable. And, used creatively, bleed can make good recordings even better...

    Techniques May 2019
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    Session Notes: Full Band Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    The audio files available on this page accompany my Session Notes article in SOS May 2019 about recording a rock band...

    Techniques May 2019

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