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LEADING WITH LOVE

February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archie Roach took his latest album slow to let the right collaborators fill the gaps, including a makeshift children’s choir. Story: Mark Davie Artist: Archie Roach Album: Let Love Rule Archie Roach was warm but...

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GETTIN’ TWIGGY WID IT

February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Lemon Twigs — aka the D’Addario brothers — teamed up with Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado to record their debut on tape in his garage. A healthy sibling rivalry has helped turn the teenagers into prodigious...

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Audio apprenticeships don’t come any better than assisting on Beatles sessions at Abbey Road studios. Richard learnt the ropes from Geoff Emerick — ramping the varispeed on the ADT machine, and cutting up tape slivers...

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BEAUTY IS IN THE EARS OF A DUMMY

December 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Are high sampling rates a cure or a curse? Chesky records stands by them, and pays top dollar to ensure both tracks of its ‘Binaural +’ recordings make the most of every 1 and 0....

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TALES FROM THE FRONT LINES OF VR AUDIO

December 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s early days in VR. Not many people on the planet have finished and shipped a ‘Virtual Reality’ experience, but those pioneers have valuable insights from the VR audio production coalface. AT brings together four...

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Emma Louise was close to musical burnout, but a French stint with a unique producer birthed her latest album Supercry. Story: Preshan John Producer Pascal Gabriel’s style is literally miles away from the typical commercial...

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BEDROOM FUNK

December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Harts is like a funky version of Kevin Parker, smashing out blazing modern soul and funk rock from his budget collection of gear in his bedroom studio. Story & Photos: Mark Davie Artist: Harts Album:...

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PRINCE’S FAMILY BAND

December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

fDeluxe brings together the original members of The Family — a short-lived but much-revered 1980s Prince project. The band, headed by Paul ‘St Paul’ Petersen (lead vocals, bass) has some funk royalty in its ranks...

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BUSH ORCHESTRA

December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

An indigenous acoustic duo tracking with chamber orchestra musicians in rural NT? Audio engineer Tim Webb knew this was no ordinary gig. Story: Preshan John Hailing from the tiny town of Marlinja, Northern Territory, indigenous...

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ABC GOES TO RIO

December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Joshua Craig was ABC Radio’s sole tech stationed in Rio for the Olympics. Here’s his diary of how the ABC pulled off a broadcast amongst bomb threats, angry Frenchmen, and a temporary Olympic village. Story:...

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