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Mixing with Parallel Compression

September 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Make friends with parallel compression and you have an enormously powerful tool to add impact and intensity to your mixes without the artefacts associated with heavy compression. Andy Stewart enters a parallel universe. The compressor...

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Steve Albini

September 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

The controversial ‘Godfather of Grunge’ spills the beans on his role as engineer, and his working methods. Paul Tingen picks up a few pearls of wisdom along the way. The big cliché about Steve Albini...

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Paul McKercher recently went ‘bush’ to record an album for a high-profile actor. Unlike most ‘location’ recordings, the budget for the session was substantial, but regardless, many of the same limitations applied. Here’s how he...

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Brian Eno

September 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Brian Eno is one of the most influential artists and producers in the world today. Whenever he opens his mouth, it’s worth listening. Paul Tingen was there to do just that. Dubbed the ‘professor’ of...

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Worst Audio Experiences

September 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

In response to Andy Stewart’s editorial in Issue 39, readers have written in to remember the times they’d most like to forget. So without further ado… Smoking Mix One mistake I will never forget occurred...

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Joe Barresi: King Of The Rock Age

September 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

When it comes to the production of volume-to-11 rock there’s no-one better than Joe Barresi – the latest offering from Queens of the Stone Age, Lullabies to Paralyze, is testament to that. Paul Tingen finds...

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Demystifying Directional Bass

September 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

To anyone who understands a bit about the behaviour of low frequency sound waves, directional bass might seem physically implausible. But as Hugh Covill points out, directional bass is not only a physical reality, it’s...

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Quested S Series

September 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

Roger Quested is known for throwing everything and the kitchen sink into his designs. Brad Watts has no qualms giving these new nearfields a ‘plug’. Roger Quested’s nearfield monitor designs have carved out an extremely...

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Digidesign D-Command

September 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

New-generation or old school… either way, the new control surface from Digidesign seems set to take command. Simon Leadley loses his mouse. Whenever the latest DAW controller thuds onto the AT test bench the poignant...

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Soundcraft GB8

September 8, 2005 | 1 Comments

Luke Kungl gives this new mid-sized eight-bus console the once-over. Nowadays even the most well respected console manufacturers would admit that, to sell live audio consoles, outstanding performance is not enough. A 24-channel live board...

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