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PRODUCER PROFILE: SEEKAE’S GEORGE NICHOLAS

December 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nicholas talks about how mixing indie electronic music is all about distinguishing the intentionally weird from the byproduct of bedroom studio screw-ups. Interview: Mark Davie Tucked in behind FBI radio station, producer George Nicholas might...

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LAST WORD: KC PORTER, PART 2

December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

JMC Academy recently brought multi Grammy-winning producer KC Porter out to Australia on a masterclass tour. This issue we look at how he transformed Ricky Martin from a career in boy bands and the theatre...

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LAST WORD: KC PORTER, PART 1

December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

JMC Academy hosted an exclusive masterclass tour with Grammy-winning producer KC Porter in October, 2017. We interviewed KC to provide you with a taster of the wealth of insights he has to offer producers, engineers...

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LAYERS OF PAIN

December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Constantly starting from scratch, stacking layers on layers, chasing the tail of the ’80s, and mixing songs six times in six different studios. This is the story of how The War on Drugs uncovered A...

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GETTING IN THE ZONE

December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cloud Control decided to take the recording of Zone into their own hands. Entirely self-produced, it’s an outrageously successful ‘first effort’. We talk to frontman and producer Alister Wright and drummer Ulrich Lenffer. Story: Christopher...

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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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