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POLAR PATTERNS

July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Philip Samartzis went to Antarctica to record the sound of wind, which ain’t easy when it’s travelling at cyclone level velocities. Story: Mark Davie Philip Samartzis does what any other audio engineer does; he records...

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LAST WORD: PHIL MCKELLAR

July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

with Phil McKellar Phil McKellar is a multi-ARIA winning engineer and producer. He’s worked all throughout the ABC and recorded a bunch of Aussie hit records, including Grinspoon’s Guide To Better Living, which has been...

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GRAND ACTIONS

July 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Craig Field jumped at the chance to record an Australian-made 9½-foot, 102-key Stuart & Sons grand piano, despite it being in a farm shed under the critical eye of founder Wayne Stuart. Story: Craig Field...

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THUNDAMENTALLY SOUND

July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thundamentals aren’t afraid to show their stripes on Everyone We Know. Relying on familiar engineer Dave Hammer to knock their diverse influences into line. Story: Mark Davie Artist: Thundamentals Album: Everyone We Know In the...

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TYCHO RIDES WAVES’ EMOTION

July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tycho’s music might be chill, but operating monitors is not. Naturally, we were intrigued when we spied Waves’ eMotion LV1 touchscreen system at the position. Story: Mark Davie Before Scott Hansen started making ambient electronic...

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WORKING ON THE WEEKND

June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

All-round producer and MIDI guitar programmer, Doc McKinney, explains how he and The Weeknd pulled together 18 songs from 40 collaborators and fashioned Starboy. Interview: Paul Tingen Photo: Zoe Prinds-Flash Not one song on The...

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INTERNET FAMOUS

June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

How three musicians have cracked the code and made it big on YouTube. Story: Paul Tingen The Internet was once the brave new hope of the leftfield, the trendy, and the creative. Those of you...

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STUDIO FOCUS: SAE INSTITUTE, SYDNEY

June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tertiary audio education is enjoying some hefty financial investment lately. SAE Institute recently opened the doors to its new $12m, seven-story Sydney facility located at 39 Regent St in the inner-city creative hub of Chippendale,...

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SNARKY PUPPY LIVE: EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jazz/funk collective Snarky Puppy are all about improvising, even their console and mic choices. Story: Preshan John Live Photo: Anna Madden Midway through their popular tune What About Me, Snarky Puppy frontman Michael League calls...

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Story: Paul Tingen Artist: The xx Album: Say Something Loving The xx have always looked and sounded as if you’ll scare them off if you get a little too close. They like their space, it...

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