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MIX MASTERS: BIEBER’S DESPACITO

November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

How Josh Gudwin mixed the most streamed song in history on a laptop during an airport layover. Story: Paul Tingen Artist: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber Album: Despacito I’ve got a new...

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Ben Feggans is one of Australia’s most in-demand mastering engineers. Working out of legendary 301 Studios in Sydney, he’s put the final shine on releases from Rüfüs, Ngaiire, Cut Copy, The Kite String Tangle, Dustin...

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SIGUR ROS LIVE

November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Sigur Rós went down to a three-piece they decided to really strip it back — no horns, no saws, no strings, just Jonsi’s bow. Story: Mark Davie And then there were three. When Kjartan...

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Snares that sound like they’re saying, ‘cock!’; contact mics on drums; ‘dry, shallow and vacuous’ DI guitar sounds; and Mark Ronson bringing the Uptown Funk. We join in the weirdness that is a Queens of...

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STUDIO FOCUS: SING SING SOUTH

October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Story: Preshan John Sing Sing’s mothership studio on Gordon St, Melbourne, was a luxurious place decked with outboard gear, loads of instruments, a Neve console in one control room, and an SSL in another. With...

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AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW SCHEPS

October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Multi-Grammy winning engineer Scheps just moved from LA to the UK, but not much has changed for the ‘in the box’ mixer. It’s still all about the song. Interview: Allon Silove Whether its mixing Adele,...

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GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR KIT

August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Husky punch up their demos from Berlin, and producer Matt Redlich shares his tips on getting three sounds out of one small-room drum recording, and double dipping with analogue gear. Story: Mark Davie Photos: Ben...

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STUDIO FOCUS: BMG WRITING ROOMS

August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Story: Preshan John You’ve heard the term ‘content is king.’ BMG has a slightly adapted philosophy better described as ‘content creation is king.’ The global record label isn’t your average hit-churning machine, although it certainly...

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OPITZ MAKES BAD DREEMS COME TRUE

July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mark Opitz’s production techniques are simple, effective and all about clarity. Perfect for letting the political rage of Bad Dreems shine through on Gutful. Story: Mark Davie Artist: Bad Dreems Album: Gutful When Bad Dreems...

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RIDING THE WAIFS

July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

James Newhouse shipped half his Reel2Real Studios coast to coast to record The Waifs in a half-finished house. Story: Graeme Hague Some bands seem to come and go in the blink of an iTunes download,...

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