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BEAUTY IS IN THE EARS OF A DUMMY

December 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Are high sampling rates a cure or a curse? Chesky records stands by them, and pays top dollar to ensure both tracks of its ‘Binaural +’ recordings make the most of every 1 and 0....

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TALES FROM THE FRONT LINES OF VR AUDIO

December 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s early days in VR. Not many people on the planet have finished and shipped a ‘Virtual Reality’ experience, but those pioneers have valuable insights from the VR audio production coalface. AT brings together four...

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Emma Louise was close to musical burnout, but a French stint with a unique producer birthed her latest album Supercry. Story: Preshan John Producer Pascal Gabriel’s style is literally miles away from the typical commercial...

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BEDROOM FUNK

December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Harts is like a funky version of Kevin Parker, smashing out blazing modern soul and funk rock from his budget collection of gear in his bedroom studio. Story & Photos: Mark Davie Artist: Harts Album:...

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PRINCE’S FAMILY BAND

December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

fDeluxe brings together the original members of The Family — a short-lived but much-revered 1980s Prince project. The band, headed by Paul ‘St Paul’ Petersen (lead vocals, bass) has some funk royalty in its ranks...

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Jeff McLaughlin helped Tim Webb assemble the core system, which included an Apogee Ensemble, additional Presonus preamps, a lunchbox full of JLM Audio pres, and Opera Australia chipped in some DPA clip-on mics. Webb preferred the sound of the Rode NT2/Audio-Technica AT2021 MS configuration, with a spaced pair of AT2020s.

BUSH ORCHESTRA

December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

An indigenous acoustic duo tracking with chamber orchestra musicians in rural NT? Audio engineer Tim Webb knew this was no ordinary gig. Story: Preshan John Hailing from the tiny town of Marlinja, Northern Territory, indigenous...

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ABC GOES TO RIO

December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Joshua Craig was ABC Radio’s sole tech stationed in Rio for the Olympics. Here’s his diary of how the ABC pulled off a broadcast amongst bomb threats, angry Frenchmen, and a temporary Olympic village. Story:...

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ON LOOP AT THE LOFT

December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Paul Dempsey had every instrument he could possibly imagine on hand at Wilco’s The Loft, but he was the only musician there to play them. Story: Mark Davie Photos: Maclay Heriot Artist:  Paul Dempsey Album:...

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KING GIZZARD’S LO-FI GUT FEELING

November 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

From modding microtonal guitars, to scrunching up a VHS master tape, and recording at Daptone in Brooklyn, psych rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will do anything and go anywhere to get creative. Story:...

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PEACEFUL INTERFERENCE

November 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Violent Soho are more at home than ever on Waco. The second album since returning to their roots sees the band continue their loyal relationship with producer Bryce Moorhead. Feature: Mark Davie Photos: Luke Henery...

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