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CURRENT NOSTALGIA

March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kevin Parker goes ‘old school’ and mixes Currents himself, finding a balance between lo-fi and his own teenage nostalgia. Story: Mark Davie Artist: Tame Impala Album: Currents “Just got back from tour,” explained Tame Impala...

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BRACE YOURSELF

March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tool producer Dave Bottrill helped Birds of Tokyo turn a heavy leaf by stripping back. Aside from their Squarewave Karate-Time Guitar Sound, that is! Story: Mark Davie Artist: Birds of Tokyo Album: Brace It was...

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STUDIO FOCUS: UNDERGROUND AUDIO

February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chris Brownbill has so helplessly succumbed to the audio bug that he’s now working three jobs to lease a space near central Brisbane, just because it’s a great room for tracking drums.  Growing up in...

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XYLOURIS WHITE LIVE

February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cretan lute with rock drums is not your average gig combo. But hey, it’s the Melbourne Recital Centre, where the fringes of culture suit up on the main stage. Report: Mark Davie Although the Melbourne...

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LEADING WITH LOVE

February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archie Roach took his latest album slow to let the right collaborators fill the gaps, including a makeshift children’s choir. Story: Mark Davie Artist: Archie Roach Album: Let Love Rule Archie Roach was warm but...

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GETTIN’ TWIGGY WID IT

February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Lemon Twigs — aka the D’Addario brothers — teamed up with Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado to record their debut on tape in his garage. A healthy sibling rivalry has helped turn the teenagers into prodigious...

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Audio apprenticeships don’t come any better than assisting on Beatles sessions at Abbey Road studios. Richard learnt the ropes from Geoff Emerick — ramping the varispeed on the ADT machine, and cutting up tape slivers...

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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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