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We clear the air on how to hear ambience and get the most out of what’s already in your studio space. Tutorial: Michael Carpenter As audio engineers, we interpret the concepts of ‘space’ and ‘ambience’...

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PC AUDIO 119

January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Windows 10 may now update itself while you’re recording a session. Is this regime proving beneficial to the musician, or turning into a nightmare? Column: Martin Walker Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update (aka Version 1607)...

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APPLE NOTES 119

January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Touched by an Apple. Column: Brad Watts Many pundits speculate Apple has again fallen into the rut of offering too many computer designs. On one hand Apple is heralding the demise of the traditional desktop...

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HOW TO PRODUCE A RECORD TODAY, PART 1

January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The role of the record producer has encompassed everything from ‘label A&R guy’ to freelance megastar producer. These days, everyone calls themselves a record producer, so we unpack the skills you actually need to truly...

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Distorting Twenty One Pilots for Suicide Squad. Story: Paul Tingen Artist: Twenty One Pilots Album: Heathens Melancholy, minor-key, mid-tempo electropop appears to be all the rage these days. The Chainsmokers’ Closer, Major Lazer’s Cold Water,...

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PC AUDIO 118

November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

If your PC audio whistles in time with the music, or has itchy/scratchy background noises, ground it until it behaves properly. Column: Martin Walker During my regular forays during the last 20 years onto Internet...

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APPLE NOTES 118

November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sierra is out on the range, but who’s supporting the new macOS? Column: Brad Watts As many would be aware, Apple has released yet another chapter in the evolution of OS X, now known as...

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COACH HUGH: THE MATCHMAKER

November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Matching microphones with the right preamp is not as hard as it looks, especially with our online calculator. Tutorial: Hugh Covill One of the many hats I wear is owner of a small cottage microphone...

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PC AUDIO 117

September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Where should you install your VST plug-ins? Fear not, as we explain VST2 and VST3, and how to sort out any confusion. Column: Martin Walker Most PC musicians could not imagine a world without VST...

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APPLE NOTES 117

September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Process this: The ‘i’ of your apple. Column: Brad Watts A few issues back we looked at crafting your own OS X-capable machine using off the shelf computer parts — a Hackintosh, as it’s become known....

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