MusicTech 204: The ultimate gear guide for 2020

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Make some space in your studio – because there’s some new gear coming your way very soon! The annual NAMM show is our chance to feast our eyes on a massive range of fresh music-making technology, as well as get the lowdown on what else is coming in the year. 2020’s show was no exception, […]

Electronic music pioneer, DJ, and remix legend Andrew Weatherall dies aged 56

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Renowned producer, DJ and all-round musical powerhouse Andrew Weatherall has died at the age of 56, it has been confirmed this afternoon. “We are deeply sorry to announce that Andrew Weatherall, the noted DJ and musician passed away in the early hours of this morning, Monday 17th February 2020, at Whipps Cross Hospital, London,” a […]

Matt Black on the legacy of Coldcut, the values of Ninja Tune and building innovative new technology

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There are few figures in the industry that have had the same level of impact as Matt Black, from a production and performance point of view, his work with Jonathan More as part of Coldcut alone would be enough to enshrine his legacy as a pivotal figure in the evolution of dance music. Arguably the […]

15 recording studio tips from pros

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It’s the place you’re going to be spending most of your time, so don’t compromise. Here’s some advice on making your space conducive to recording, as well as cool… Emika Electronic musician Emika recently relocated her studio just outside of Berlin, called ‘The Forest Studio’. It’s a place of natural, rustic beauty. Top Tip “First, […]

NAMM 2020: EarthQuaker Devices releases the Afterneath Eurorack reverb module

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NAMM 2020: Like the guitar pedal on which it’s based, the EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath 16HP Eurorack module is an otherworldly reverb unit, just released at NAMM. Hooked up to your modular synth rig, the Afterneath produces sounds that span from ping-ponging delay to cavernous subterranean echoes. It is, as EQD, describes it, “an ambient powerhouse […]

MusicTech 202: The best gear of the decade

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I know it’s a cliche, but I’m genuinely finding it hard to believe that this decade – that once seemed so fresh, new and unknowable – is nearing its end. At the very start of the decade, the barriers to accessing high-quality, pro studio-worthy tech were still very much in place. One of the best things […]

Alev Lenz on releasing her album 3 and its stems simultaneously, as well as composing for Black Mirror and Dark

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The latest record from German-Turkish songwriter, producer and composer Alev Lenz is a veritable feast for the ears in its own right, harnessing her remarkably dexterous vocals to craft some sensorially beautiful music. But one of the most unique things about the record is the fact that Lenz has released a collection of patches of […]

MusicTech 201: The art of mastering

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Ever since we launched our ‘Show Off Your Studio’ series many moons ago, we’ve been inundated with remarkable, gorgeous and beautiful music-making spaces. We’ve also, of course, been able to spend some time in the creative hubs of many of our interviewees over the years. What I’m trying to say here is that we’ve seen […]

MusicTech 200: The ultimate freeware guide

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It’s pretty much certain that if you’ve bought this magazine, then you will have parted with some of your hard-earned cash on gear for your studio. And let’s be honest, it’s a safe bet you’re not done yet. Unfortunately, our wallets aren’t bottomless, but even though we might think we have to spend ever-increasing fortunes […]