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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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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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