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FROM MODDING TO MODELLING

December 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

UBK got its start modding Empirical Labs’ analogue Fatso, now Gregory Scott is digitally modding the Distressor. We talk about his new company Sly-Fi Digital, and which is better, analogue or digital? Story: Mark Davie...

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RICHARDS ROLLS ON

December 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Keith Richards almost quit music, but now the Stones’ guitarist is under its influence again. Story: Paul Tingen “Keith is very charismatic, very smart and a very sharp guy. He reads a lot and is...

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SMASHED IT

April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chet Faker’s Built on Glass just keeps on piling up the accolades — ARIA Album of the Year and topping Triple J’s Hottest 100. For Eric J Dubowsky, it’s a mix that’s cemented the American...

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BENNETT & GAGA: CHEEK TO CHEEK

December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tony Bennett’s son Dae took up the reins from Phil Ramone on his father’s latest album of duets, this time with just the one (surprise) guest, Lady Gaga. Story: Paul Tingen “What I find with...

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Brian Lucey: Mastering the Black Keys

September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mastering engineer Brian Lucey isn’t concerned about loudness wars and high resolution files. He just wants to move air and the people that hear your mix. Story: Mark Davie Photos: Beth Herzhaft Fortuitously, when he first...

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Reviving The King Of Pop

September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mixing can quickly turn into a labour of love, even for full-time engineers. For Dave Pensado, mixing Michael Jackson’s latest single over 13 months took plenty of love to go with the labour. Story: Paul...

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Apple Notes: Free plug-ins for a rainy day

September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Column:  Anthony Garvin I have a love-hate relationship with plug-ins, and I’m probably not alone on this. Reinstalling my software on a new setup recently, I realised just how many plug-ins I had, and consequently,...

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MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a digital audio landscape, transformers are the new tubes. But there’s much, much more to transformer design than perceived ‘warmth’. Jensen Transformers’ president Bill Whitlock talks cores, phase distortion, and the enduring legacy of...

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Lana del Rey’s metamorphosis continues, but mixer Robert Orton assures the image is all of her own making. Orton mixed her latest hit record Ultraviolence completely in-the-box, and he wouldn’t do it any other way....

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IN DEEP WITH A CLASSIC

August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Martin Pullan balances where only the brave dare, and remixes the three concerts Deep Purple’s classic live album Made in Japan were culled from. Story: Mark Davie It’s the car crash syndrome. You know you...

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