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  • ROOM ACOUSTICS

    Posted on September 19, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak

    Thanks to the physics of sound, the space you record in is as crucial as the gear you use, as Andy Munro explains…

    MEET THE WRITER

    Principle owner of Munro Acoustics, Andy co-founded Dynaudio Acoustics in 1990 and still designs custom Dynaudio monitor systems. He is currently designing many of the studios for the new BBC Broadcasting House and he is working with sE Electronics to develop a range of monitors.

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, Magazine, Recording and was tagged with andy munro, audio, treatment

  • DIGITAL vs ANALOGUE MIXING

    Posted on September 9, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak

    Allen & Heath Zed R16

    MIXING WARS

    Stuck between a digital rock and an analogue hard place? Let Jono Buchanan and Andy Legg help you out of it...

    Before the days of FireWire and USB-based DAW recording, the word ‘digital’ equated to ‘expensive’ and we were all charged a premium for digitally controlled signal paths and other digital features. However, over the years the cost of technology has fallen quickly so digital hardware is now more affordable than ever. Nevertheless, is a digital mixer right for your needs and budget? Well, hopefully that’s what the next three pages will help you to decide!

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, Live Sound and Light, Magazine and was tagged with analogue, digital, Live, mixer, studio

  • PERFECT YOUR PA

    Posted on August 28, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak

    Get to know the specs of your PA and you’ll find more power to play with, as Rob Speight explains…

    MEET THE WRITER

    Having spent the last 23 years honing his sound engineering skills, Rob is MD of Outpost Sound, offering recording, mixing, post-production and sound design services to music professionals.

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, Live Sound and Light, Magazine and was tagged with Live, pa speaker, speaker

  • STUDIO MONITORS

    Posted on August 27, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak

    Expert acoustician and monitor designer Andy Munro explains why it's so important to get exactly the right monitors…

    MEET THE WRITER

    Principle owner of Munro Acoustics, Andy co-founded Dynaudio Acoustics in 1990 and still designs custom Dynaudio monitor systems. He is currently designing many of the studios for the new BBC Broadcasting House and he is working with sE Electronics to develop a range of monitors.

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, Computer Music, Magazine, Recording and was tagged with egg, genelec, krk, monitor, se electronics, studio

  • DAVE SPOON'S PRODUCTION TIPS

    Posted on August 26, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak

    Remixer, producer and house supremo Dave Spoon lets us in on some of his top production tips…

    STUDIO SECRETS

    Hi, I’m Dave Spoon, general music nerd, producer for Wretch32, remixer of Madonna, Dizzee Rascal and others, and cultivator of a few of my own house hits, both solo and with Pete Tong no less. Enough showing off though, that’s not important right now. You’re reading this as I get ready to share some of my innermost studio secrets… the kind of stuff I get asked all the time that I genuinely don’t mind sharing. It might be a bass drum trick, hardware wiring or dealing with remix parts. Actually it will be all those things and more to assist you or at least give an insight into how I make my noises.

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, Computer Music, Magazine and was tagged with logic, production

  • DENON DN-F650R

    Posted on August 22, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak

    Whether for live performance or background music, the Denon DN-F650R is the ideal solid-state solution for playing and recording digital music files…

    The Denon DN-F650R solid-state player/recorder offers professional-quality playback and recording, with all the advantages and mass storage of digital music files on SD/SDHC memory cards and USB drives.

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, Magazine, Product Previews, Recording and was tagged with digital, recorder

  • KORG KRONOS

    Posted on August 21, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak

    This feature is taken from Issue 7 of our brochure...

    Intrepid synth explorer, studio engineer and Absolute Music hi-tech guru, Tim Way sets off to find the secrets of this mighty Titan...

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, In-Depth Reviews, Keyboards & Synths, Magazine and was tagged with keyboard, Korg, kronos, synth, synthesiser, synthesizer

  • RECORDING VOCALS

    Posted on August 20, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak

    This article is taken from issue 7 of our brochure...

    VOCAL KNOW-HOW

    Achieving the perfect vocal take is a lot more in-depth than a quick gargle and a fifty-quid microphone, as our experts explain…

    Recording has become easier and quicker than ever thanks to the ever evolving developments in music technology, in both hardware and software form. Gone are the days when the only way to be assured the perfect recording was to book George Martin and the whole of Abbey Road Studios for a month and a half. Nowadays if you’ve got a computer, a microphone and some half-decent musicians (or samples) you’re already halfway there.

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, Magazine, Recording and was tagged with mic, microphone, recording

  • GUITAR EFFECTS

    Posted on August 19, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak

    Big Muff PiThis article was written by Ed Mitchell and was taken from issue 7 of our brochure... I have to say that despite being more of a computer music and synth guy, this guitar-orientated article was an extremely enjoyable read... very entertaining and informative! Nice one Ed!

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, Guitars, Magazine and was tagged with blackstar, effect, guitar, line 6, pedal, Vox, z.vex

  • HOW TO CHOOSE A GUITAR AMP

    Posted on August 12, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak

    Ed MitchellThis article is taken from issue 7 of our brochure...

    MEET THE WRITER

    Ed Mitchell

    Experienced guitarist, Ed, spent 17 years in music retail before jumping ship for a career in music journalism. He contributes regularly to various guitar mags including Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar World. Continue Reading


    This post was posted in Guitars, How To Guides, Magazine, Product News and was tagged with amp, amplifier, guitar, roland

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