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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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HOW TO BUILD A BETTER MOUTH TRAP

August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

For a one-man band, DIY isn’t a weekend indulgence, it’s a mantra to live by. Beardyman walks us through his quixotic musical quest from beatboxer to instrument curator. Turns out a big mouth will only...

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MODEL MAKER

July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

From code-breaking jumbled genres to crafting fresh analogue circuits out of software emulations… For modelling maestro Andrew Simper all it took was a little feedback. Story: Andrew Bencina I can still remember the first time...

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GOOD LORDE!

July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

In concert, all eyes are on the star. But it’s not all about Lorde. Story: Christopher Holder Performance Shots: Marty Philbey Untamed: That’s as best as I can describe Lorde in concert. In an industry...

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ST VINCENT ISN’T PERFECT

July 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

In their third time round together, St Vincent’s Annie Clark and producer John Congleton commit early to make a perfectly quirky album. Story: Paul Tingen “When you make a record with me, it’s all about...

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