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    3D Mixing: Giving Your Mixes More Space

    Tips & Techniques

    Paul White explains some of the principles behind the 3D sound perception, and shows how you can apply some of these to your mixes using nothing but simple effects and a little EQ.

    Techniques Nov 1994
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    Hard Disk Recording Basics: Part 2

    Primer

    David Mellor takes a look at the components of a typical disk recording system, and passes on some hints on what to look for when deciding on a setup.

    Techniques Nov 1994
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    Jon Anderson: Change We Must CD cover

    Jon Anderson: Recording Change We Must

    Classical Orchestrations

    Jon Anderson discusses the recording of the Yes singer's forthcoming solo album, an intriguing mix of old and new material presented in a classical style, plus his latest venture with Yes.

    People Oct 1994
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    Acoustic Piano Miking Workshop

    Tips & Techniques

    Though the acoustic piano isn't exactly Paul White's forte, he (fortunately) knows rather more about miking it up than about playing it...

    Techniques Oct 1994
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    Hard Disk Recording Basics: Part 1

    Primer

    Paul White looks at both sides of hard disk recording, and concludes that although it's generally a good thing, it isn't destined to take over the world just yet.

    Techniques Oct 1994
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    Daniel Lanois: For The Beauty Of Wynona, Vintage Gear

    Interview | Producer/Artist

    Daniel Lanois has followed up a career producing acclaimed recordings for the likes of U2 and Peter Gabriel with two solo albums which have earned him equal respect as an artist in his own right. Paul Tingen talked to him about the changing directions in his own music.

    People Sep 1994
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    Recording A Jazz Quartet On A Budget

    Exploration

    Irritated by the pop-fixated production values of small commercial studios, Per Villez decided to attempt a jazz recording session at home, using minimal equipment to produce master-quality results. Here he explains how he went about it on his own terms.

    Techniques Sep 1994
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    Stephen Street: Recording Blur & The Cranberries

    Producer

    With a track record that includes hit albums for the Smiths and current chart success with both Blur and the Cranberries, producer Stephen Street is making himself quite a name for his honest and straightforward production approach.

    People Jul 1994
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    The Grid: Evolver

    Richard Norris & Dave Ball

    Take some Cajun banjo, an Italian opera singer, and a dash of Robert Fripp. Mix these diverse elements liberally with electronic dance music, and serve as the third album from the Grid, Evolver. Nigel Humberstone talks to the hi-tech duo on the making of this album, and their forthcoming classical project.

    People Jul 1994
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    Recording The Spoken Word

    Tips & Techniques

    Recording the spoken word requires a slightly different approach to recording vocals, and intelligibility takes over from musicality as the prime consideration. Paul White spreads the word.

    Techniques Jun 1994
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    Beverley Craven: MOR & Love Scenes

    Crafting Ballads

    The first album from this chart-topping pianist and chanteuse was a million-seller; her second looks set to continue the trend. Ian Gilby was invited into the Craven home studio to discuss the enduring appeal of MOR.

    People May 1994
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    Suzanne Ciani with ARP and Buchla synthesizers.

    Suzanne Ciani: Dream Suite

    Pushing The Electronic Music Envelope

    Headlining the biggest electronic music festival in Europe was a US composer almost unknown in the UK. A contemporary of synth pioneer Don Buchla, Suzanne Ciani enjoys enourmous success in America, yet such recognition has eluded her so far this side of the Atlantic.

    People May 1994
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    Chris Rea & Stuart Epps: Recording Espresso Logic

    Interview | Artist/Engineer

    Chris Rea and engineer Stuart Epps talk to Mark Cunningham about the making of Espresso Logic, life at The Mill studios and their approach to recording Rea's work.

    People Apr 1994
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    John Dyson: Different Values

    Interview | Artist

    John Dyson is one of the UK's most popular electronic music composers, yet he works with recording equipment that is more state of the ark than state of the art, and his northern pragmatism won't let him give up his day job. Paul White met him at his home studio.

    People Apr 1994
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    Robbie Adams: Recording U2's Achtung Baby & Zooropa

    Interview | Engineer

    Young Irish engineer Robbie Adams played an important part in the recording of U2's popular and critically-acclaimed albums Achtung Baby and Zooropa. Here he gives Paul Tingen a fascinating insight into the exciting and unorthodox recording methods they used.

    People Mar 1994
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    Analogue Versus Digital Tape

    Tips & Techniques

    Changing from analogue to digital multitrack brings many benefits and one or two pitfalls. Craig Anderton offers some hints and tips to help you get the best from digital recording.

    Techniques Mar 1994
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    Boosting Quiet Synths

    Quick Tips

    Paul White offers a tip for boosting gain when recording your synths.

    Techniques Feb 1994
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    Toyah Wilcox: Leap

    Interview | Artist

    Toyah's first pop album for several years, Leap, was recorded not in an expensive commercial studio, but in the type of home recording environment with which many SOS readers will be intimately familiar, as Paul White discovers.

    People Jan 1994
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    Aural Hygiene: How To Keep Noise At Bay Part 2

    Tips & Techniques

    Gordon Reid turns his attention to multi-band digital noise removal systems.

    Techniques Jan 1994
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    Midge Ure leaning on his Emulator II sampling keyboard

    Midge Ure

    A Man With A Gift

    In between tours with Ultravox and appearances on Live Aid, Midge Ure somehow found the time to discuss the writing and recording of his first ever solo LP 'The Gift' and his No.1 single with SOS Editor Ian Gilby.

    People Nov 1985
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    Paul Bliss

    Thoughts Of A Marathon Songwriter

    You don't know his name but you'll have heard his refrains. Composer Paul Bliss writes hits for the best of 'em using a UMI-2B sequencer package and several synthesizers. Ralph Denyer finds out how.

    People Nov 1985

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