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    Guitars To DI For

    Strategies For Great-sounding DI Recordings

    When you can’t crank up the amp and mic it up, what’s the best way to record electric guitar?

    Techniques Jun 2018
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    Young Fathers

    Graham ‘G’ Hastings: Producing Cocoa Sugar

    The playful, genre-defying sound of Young Fathers reflects an equally unorthodox approach to studio recording.

    People Jun 2018
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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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    What Sampling The Acoustic Guitar Taught Us

    Recording A Sample Library

    Recording a library of acoustic guitar samples highlighted the importance of repeatability, blind testing, small lasers and double‑sided sticky tape.

    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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    Session Notes: Recording A Tango Band

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    Our engineer figures out the best way to capture a dozen songs in a single afternoon.

    Techniques Apr 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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    Adventures In Field Recording

    Outside World

    Grammy-winning producer Ian Brennan discusses his approach to working with unique artists in outdoor locations around the world.

    Techniques Feb 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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    Making Modern Metal: Part 2

    Recording

    We continue our trek through the production of Damnation’s Hammer’s latest album: did all that pre-production effort pay dividends in the studio?

    Techniques Feb 2018
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    Making Modern Metal: Part 1

    Pre-production

    In this three-part series, we follow the painstaking production of a metal album, all the way from rehearsals to release.

    Techniques Jan 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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    Q. How do I remove the noise from my lavalier mic recordings?

    I need to do some recording of spoken word, using a cheap and cheerful lavalier mic, but it’s noisy — there’s a steady ‘hiss’. Is there some plug-in that can reduce said noise, perhaps by taking a sample of it and then adding it out of phase?

    Sound Advice 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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    Media Content - December 2017

    Flies To Accompany This Month's Articles

    A list of all articles that hold associated media files for December 2017 audio and video examples.

    Techniques Dec 2017
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    Q. Why choose a condenser mic?

    Why do people recommend a condenser microphone over a dynamic? I know it’s an idiot question, but I’m new to...

    Sound Advice Nov 2017
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    Q. Why don’t D-A converters have a word-clock output?

    I have a very high quality D-A converter that boasts particularly low clock-jitter figures, so I thought it would be an ideal candidate to serve as a master clock — yet it doesn’t have a word-clock output socket!

    Sound Advice Nov 2017
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    Session Notes: Pro7ect Songwriting Retreat

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    Pro7ect 2017: producer Ian Wallman describes a unique collaborative project in an unusual space!

    Techniques Nov 2017
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    Neal Cappellino: Vocal Recording

    Video Feature

    Cappellino is one of Nashville’s most respected engineers. In this second video, we go behind the scenes and gain unprecedented access to a vocal recording and comping session with singer Heather Bond. Pick up useful tips for speeding through vocal recording while achieving a great result and find out how Neal puts together the perfect take.

    Techniques Nov 2017

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