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Apple iPod

June 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Released: 2001 Price: $895 The Apple iPod was a game-changer that disrupted several industries at once. As a portable media player it replaced the much larger, Walkman-style analogue devices with its modern 5GB Toshiba hard-drive,...

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Modern Classic: Digidesign Digi 001

June 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Released: 1999 Price: $1995 (Original) Digidesign (now Avid) released its 24-bit, host-based Digi 001 system at just the right time. The DAW market was about to go ballistic, host computers were becoming capable of handling...

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In 1998, building your business around ribbon mics was definitely a left-of-centre choice. But 15 years on, Royer Labs’ off-centre ribbon is a modern classic. Story: Mark Davie Mic Images: Corey Sleap It’s an audience...

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Modern Classics:

May 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Empirical Labs Distressor A photo gallery of Dave Derr’s masterpiece.       Dave Derr: “Chaz was our first employee, building some of the first Distressors in my rented house. This is also where my...

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Sometimes you’ve just gotta get outta town to realise a dream… For post-production mix wiz, Michael Gissing, a distant voice was calling him South. Text: Michael Gissing After a holiday in Tasmania over the Christmas...

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ABC Classics in-house tonmeister of all trades, Virginia Read, is this year’s ARIA Engineer of the Year. It’s high time we got to know the first female in ARIA history to take out the award....

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THAT HUMAN TOUCH

January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Electronic act PVT move from cult label Warp and head to a country manner to inject their new record Homosapien with a breath of fresh air. Story: Mark Davie PVT’s writing process is a finely-honed...

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THE GENESIS OF EVE

January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Eve Audio intends to break Adam’s mould, just not the ribbon. Story: Mark Davie Out of Adam’s rib came Eve. It’s the oldest origin story in the book. But there’s a fresh take that’s only...

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THE SOUND OF A CAR CRASH

January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Drones frontman Gareth Liddiard recorded I See Seaweed in a demountable classroom from the ’60s that he’d reno’ed for 10 grand. Then he turned it into a kitchen. Story: Mark Davie Gareth Liddiard lives...

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THE GREAT GATSBY

January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The budget is huge, the stakes are high and the pressures are enormous. AT goes behind the scenes to understand what it takes to work on a Baz Luhrmann epic. Story: Christopher Holder & Abigail...

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