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    Cenzo Townshend: Decoy Studios & The Maccabees

    Video Feature

    In this video, mix engineer Cenzo Townshend gives us a tour of his new studio and shows us the techniques behind his mix of ‘Marks To Prove It’.

    Techniques Jun 2015
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    Studio SOS: Matthew Pinfield

    Your Studio Problems Solved

    This month, we optimise speaker placement, tame some early reflections, and get our hands dirty with a problematic mix.

    Techniques Nov 2011
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    Studio SOS: Jason Firth

    Setting Up A Dual-Purpose Studio

    What do you get when you cross a recording musician with a photographer? A nice-looking studio that serves a dual purpose, thats what...

    Techniques Jan 2010
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    Studio SOS: Roshan Bains

    Taming A Reflective Room

    This month, we tame a reflective room, tweak vocal compressors and slay the Blue Screen Of Death.

    Techniques Nov 2009
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    Dream Studio SOS: Craig Sellwood

    LIMS Prizewinner

    The Studio SOS team pay a visit to the lucky winner of the spectacular £30,000 SOS Dream Studio giveaway we ran at this year's LIMS show, to help him get his unbelievable studio prize up and running.

    Techniques Oct 2009
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    Studio SOS: Seb Palmer

    Twin-roomed Bedroom Studio

    Ever wanted to set up both a control room and live room in two tiny bedrooms? On a budget? With remote-control facilities? Actually, it can be done!

    Techniques Aug 2009
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    Studio SOS: Tom Hennessey

    Recording on a tight budget

    We show Tom Hennessey that as long as you have good ideas and a good ear, you can put together decent recordings and mixes on the smallest of budgets.

    Techniques Jul 2009
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    Studio SOS: John Clark

    Home recordings

    We lend some practical studio advice to a seasoned pro guitarist who is rather newer to the world of songwriting and home recording.

    Techniques Jun 2009
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    Studio SOS: Kevin Brown

    Optimising a garage studio

    Even if you have the space and the gear, like reader Kevin Brown, you still need to know how to make the best of it. We paid a visit to help him optimise his new garage-conversion studio.

    Techniques May 2009
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    Studio SOS: Gerry Daly

    Making the most of your studio space

    We turn a less-than-ideal square rented room into a workable recording and mixing space.

    Techniques Apr 2009
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    Studio SOS: Danny Williams

    Garage Studio Tips

    We turn a family homes garage into a usable recording studio, and take reader Danny Williams through a number of gear maintenance, recording and mixing tips.

    Techniques Mar 2009
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    Studio SOS: Taming A Large, Live Room

    Simon Mayor & Hilary James

    Ever wondered how to tame a large, lively room without drills, nails or glue? Or how best to mount monitors without speaker stands? Then read on to find out how we helped Simon Mayor and Hilary James.

    Techniques Feb 2009
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    Studio SOS: Teddy Pagano

    Drums, doors and damping...

    Drums, doors and damping... the Studio SOS Team get to grips with Teddy Pagano's London studio.

    Techniques Aug 2008
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    Studio SOS: Jody Whitesides

    Improving a 'boxy' garage studio

    We take a distance-learning approach this month, to help US reader Jody Whitesides improve the sound of his home studio.

    Techniques Jul 2008
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    Studio SOS: Adam Dengel

    Fixing a 'dead' live room

    A dead live room, a live control room and faulty monitors... sounds like a job for the Studio SOS team!

    Techniques Jun 2008
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    Studio SOS: Paul Evans

    Sound Workshop

    SOS's crack studio squad tame unwanted reflections, track down strange noises coming from a Mac, and make some good-sounding drums sound even better!

    Techniques May 2008
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    Studio SOS: Stu Evans

    Lacklustre Drum Sounds

    Reader Stu Evans has a smart studio but a lacklustre drum sound. Can the team breathe life into it?

    Techniques Apr 2008
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    Studio SOS: Howard Bragen

    Troubleshooting Your Studio Problems

    This month we tackle problems that were causing a bass-heavy mix and use coat-hangers to produce better vocal recordings!

    Techniques Mar 2008
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    Studio SOS: Calderdale College

    Workshop

    Calderdale College in West Yorkshire gets the Studio SOS treatment, as we turn a concrete room into a working studio.

    Techniques Feb 2008
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    Studio SOS: The Hatch Studio

    Your Studio Problems Solved

    This month we play the role of studio design consultants... and leave the heavy work to the studio owners!

    Techniques Oct 2007
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    Studio SOS: Jamie

    Your Studio Problems Solved

    In this episode, the SOS crew sort out monitoring problems and offer some practical mastering tips to another reader.

    Techniques Sep 2007

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