Over the last decade we have seen such a vast change in the music consumption landscape it’s surprising that we’ve kept up with it. Back in 2007, digital downloads were the ‘thing’ and ascending month by month, whilst vinyl and C.D. sales dwindled and stood in the dust of digital. But, thankfully, this is Read More →

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A few months ago I wrote a blog about Tidal, the new streaming venture pushed out by Jay Z and friends. The one thing that Jay Z had already done differently to others, he had got artists to release tracks solely on his platform, which to me said that this could be the new norm. Read More →

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Every day I spend an hour or so searching round the internet to see whats going on. For the last 6 months the first page of Google News with this term has been filled with bits and pieces on streaming, and I’m thinking this will continue for a while yet. So what does it look Read More →

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At the time when streaming reigns supreme, it’s nice to know that  vinyl is having a serious revival. With sales of vinyl increasing from £3m to over £20m in a mere five year window it is obvious that vinyl is becoming even more popular. Below is the list of top selling vinyls this year! The Read More →

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It’s over 20 years since Nirvana released their incredible second album ‘Nevermind’. I was only a small child when Nirvana were dominating the world with this album, and by the time I turned 9 it was by far my main inspiration musically. I can remember being in year 6 and performing the track ‘Breed’ on Read More →

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Last night I stumbled on the news story about Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ and Marvin Gaye’s ‘Got to give it up’. I was chatting with my boss this morning and played him ‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke (bear in mind he has never heard that track, which I know is hard to believe as it Read More →

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  Compression is used in almost every aspect or recording, mixing and mastering and has different effects depending on how you use it, and how subtly you use it. Compression is a good tool, if used correctly (check out our other blogs on compression and limiting), but if done wrong can completely ruin mixes. So, Read More →

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“Don’t cheat on your mix” – Mike Isaacs, August 2014. What Mike said is true, you wouldn’t cheat on your partner (or maybe you would) so why cheat on your mix? Mixing with buss compressors: Mixing music is an art and something that can take years of practice. The option to try and find easier Read More →

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This might seem to be a silly question to people in the recording industry, but for the average Joe looking to get his/her tracks mastered there is a confusing line between these two completely separate processes, so below I have tried my best to explain how they both work and the key differences. What is Read More →

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Everyone wants their tracks to match up to their favourite artists, and everyone wants their tracks to stand out, right? So, how do your tracks weigh up against the biggest competitors? How do we know for sure that it stands up or not? The only way to check if your track will stand up next Read More →

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