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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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STUDIO FOCUS: MATTHEW NEIGHBOUR

April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Matthew Neighbour thrives off half-formed musical ideas. The Melbourne-based freelance producer has developed an addiction for fleshing out half-baked tracks by mashing and mangling sounds from his eclectic collection of instruments and effects. In fact,...

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NEW HORIZONS

April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bring Me The Horizon’s transition from Metal to Metalcore hasn’t stopped them being loud! Hutch explains how to mix when your hearing’s on the edge. Story: Preshan John Show Photo: Jaz Meadows It’s 9pm on...

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Go behind the scenes at Laneway Festival to find out how Tame Impala reproduces their records live. Story: Mark Davie Intro Photo: Daniel Boud It hadn’t been the smoothest day on the Laneway Festival tour,...

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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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