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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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POLAR PATTERNS

July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Philip Samartzis went to Antarctica to record the sound of wind, which ain’t easy when it’s travelling at cyclone level velocities. Story: Mark Davie Philip Samartzis does what any other audio engineer does; he records...

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LAST WORD: PHIL MCKELLAR

July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

with Phil McKellar Phil McKellar is a multi-ARIA winning engineer and producer. He’s worked all throughout the ABC and recorded a bunch of Aussie hit records, including Grinspoon’s Guide To Better Living, which has been...

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