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    Gareth Jones - Producer Engineer

    Gareth Jones - Producer Engineer | Podcast

    The MixBus Interview

    Kevin Paul chats to producer engineer Gareth Jones about his impressive career at Mute Records and Hansa Studios in Berlin, working with bands such as Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Erasure and Goldfrapp.

    People Dec 2023
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    Professor Rob Toulson

    Drum Science - Part 3 | Podcast

    Mic positions for recording

    In the final part of this series, Rob Toulson focuses on mic techniques for recording drums and talks us through the issue of frequency cancellation in a multiple mic setup, details how to choose the recording sweet spot in a room and explains the various stereo mic options that are available including the famous Glyn Johns technique.

    Sound Advice Dec 2023
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    Cirkut

    Producer & Songwriter

    Today’s pop music has Cirkut’s hands all over it.

    People Dec 2023
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    Watch - Building A Library: Spitfire Audio’s Abbey Road Orchestra

    Latest SOS video now live!

    In the first episode of a new four-part SOS video series, we take a behind-the-scenes look at the process of planning, recording and developing an orchestral sample library.

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    Setmixer free live multitrack recording streaming venue artist

    Setmixer: Live multitrack recording service

    Four albums released to showcase artists & venues

    Setmixer have announced the release of four albums that feature performances captured at iconic London venues by their innovative automated recording and mixing system

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    Professor Rob Toulson

    Drum Science - Part 2 | Podcast

    Optimising drums for recording

    Rob Toulson explains how to optimise the drum sound for recording by experimenting with drum head, damping system, tuning and drum shell combinations.

    Sound Advice Nov 2023
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    Delia Derbyshire at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

    The Delia Derbyshire Archive | Podcast

    British Electronic Music Pioneer

    In celebration of Delia Derbyshire Day 2023 and the 60th Anniversary of the Doctor Who theme, Caro C discusses the Delia Derbyshire archives and the importance of her contributions to the development of electronic music.

    People Nov 2023
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    How I Got That Sound: Luke Smith

    Foals ‘Spanish Sahara’

    Record producer/mix engineer Luke Smith details how he got his favourite sound on ‘Spanish Sahara’ from Foals...

    Techniques Nov 2023
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    How I Got That Sound: Michael Brauer

    Elle King ‘EX’s & OH’s’

    Asked to pick a favourite sound to dissect, American mix master Michael Brauer chooses the vocal sound on Elle King’s ‘Ex’s & Oh’s’.

    Techniques Oct 2023
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    PJ Harvey

    Flood & John Parish: Producing I Inside The Old Year Dying

    PJ Harvey and her fearless collaborators have navigated three decades and six albums without repeating themselves, and her new album is another masterclass in innovative production.

    Techniques Oct 2023
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    Professor Rob Toulson

    Drum Science - Part 1 | Podcast

    The Science of Drum Sound

    In Part 1, we look at the key principles of drum acoustics and discuss some scientific aspects of drums with respect to making music and creative recording projects.

    Sound Advice Oct 2023
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    The Art Of Vocal Production

    Voice Craft

    The technical dimension to vocal production is important, but the human dimension is even more so.

    Techniques Sep 2023
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    Classic Tracks: White Town ‘Your Woman’

    Producer: Jyoti Mishra

    Recorded completely at home, Jyoti Mishra’s irresistibly catchy hit single ‘Your Woman’ inspired a generation of bedroom producers.

    Techniques Aug 2023
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    Gabriels

    Recording Angels & Queens

    With Angels & Queens, LA’s Gabriels have produced one of the most adventurous albums of the year.

    Techniques Aug 2023
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    How I Got That Sound: Stephen Street

    Blur ‘Song 2’

    Stephen Street has worked with the Smiths, Blur, the Cranberries, the Pretenders, Babyshambles and Kaiser Chiefs, and here he details his favourite sound from Blur's 'Song 2'.

    Techniques Aug 2023
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    David Mellor

    Gain Staging - Episode 3 | SOS Podcast

    Preparation for your mix

    In this third episode David continues looking at preamps, outlines the use of VU meters, and explains the benefits of balancing a track prior to mixing.

    Techniques Aug 2023
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    David Mellor

    Gain Staging - Episode 4 | SOS Podcast

    Using Plug-ins during Mixing and Mastering stages

    In this fourth and final episode, David Mellor delves into Gain Staging your plug-ins and how to avoid clipping during the mixing and mastering stages.

    Techniques Aug 2023
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    David Mellor

    Gain Staging - Episode 2 | SOS Podcast

    The Recording Stage

    In the second episode David Mellor focuses on gain staging during recording, by balancing mic input, preamps and gain within your DAW to achieve the optimal sound level.

    Techniques Jul 2023
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    How I Got That Sound: Tom Lord-Alge

    Live ‘Lightning Crashes’

    Three‑time Grammy Award‑winner Tom Lord‑Alge has an extensive list of multi‑platinum landmark albums and singles to his credit...

    Techniques Jun 2023
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    Q. How do I record taiko drums without distortion?

    Recently I had to record a Japanese taiko drum ensemble, but I got a fair bit of distortion even though my recording levels never reached 0dBFS. Why was I getting this distortion/compression?

    Sound Advice Jun 2023
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    David Mellor

    Gain Staging - Episode 1 | SOS Podcast

    3 Golden Rules

    David Mellor introduces us to Gain Staging in a brand new series of podcasts. In this first episode he explains the correct use of terminology and gives his three golden rules of Gain Staging.

    Techniques Jun 2023

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