Cranborne Audio release 500R8 and 500ADAT racks

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Innovative hardware manufacturer Cranborne Audio has announced that their brand new 500R8 and 500ADAT racks have started shipping and are available for purchase. The 500R8 is capable of housing up to eight 500 series modules, whilst also being a rather versatile 28/30 channel USB audio interface, monitor controller, ADAT interface and summing mixer. Its design […]

PLASA Show 2019 brings the best of live sound to London Olympia

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London’s long-running entertainment technology expo PLASA, kicked off at the spacious London Olympia on Sunday, where many live sound and pro audio manufacturers are exhibiting their wares. The tech we are most interested in is that which is aimed at enhancing the on-stage, performance-monitoring experience for artists and the audio delivery to the audience. We […]

New tape reveals truth behind The Beatles’ final album

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After decades of received wisdom, and varied statements from the Fab Four themselves over the years, a new tape recording of a Beatles’ meeting circa 1969 has shed light on the band’s plans at the dawn of the 1970s. And they’re not what many would expect… As any Beatles’ fan will tell you, the band’s […]

Modal Electronics Announce Argon8 Wavetable Synth

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Bristol-based Modal Electronics has revealed the much anticipated new addition to its synth family, the affordable Argon8 owes much of its DNA and internal mechanics to the much-praised Modal 002. This jam-packed synthesiser has a raft of impressive looking features, let’s look at some of the standout eye-openers: the wavetable-based, 8-voice digital synth contains up […]

Genelec Unveil New Additions to The Ones Family

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Genelec, at Metropolis Studios today, announced two new additions to the highly acclaimed ‘The Ones’ family of point source monitors, as well as an update to an existing model. The updated 8351B and 8361A coaxial three-way monitors alongside the impressive-looking W371A Adaptive Woofer System open up the potential of The Ones, which now promises uniquely […]

Paul Statham – multi-Platinum songsmith for Warner Chappell Music – on how to write hits

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In the last decade, songwriting courses have flourished around the world, with droves of passionate students keen to cultivate the skills that will enable them to join the sizeable writing teams behind the charts. Music-industry stalwart Paul Statham is one of the architects behind the Writing For Commission module at BIMM London, a visiting professor […]

Ed Harcourt talks highs and lows of songwriting and collaboration

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During our exploration of Mercury-nominated singer-songwriter and producer Ed Harcourt’s Oxfordshire studio, the inevitable question arises – about whether modern studio technology is a good thing and whether having unlimited track counts and thousands of instruments at your disposal is beneficial to the process.  Ed’s view is that in the songwriting sphere, less can be […]

Ed Harcourt on establishing and maintaining a career as a songwriter

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When embarking on a career as a musician and particularly as a songwriter, there will inevitably be difficult and challenging periods; the real-world pressures of maintaining an income, the slog of dealing with an often unsupportive industry and of course, simply keeping creatively stimulated and feeling that inspiration to write worthy work. Ed Harcourt is […]

MusicTech 198: Explore the synth universe

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It’s probably not all that contentious to say that everybody, at some stage in their music-making journey, needs a synth. Whether you’re working on deep, intricate soundscapes, creating pounding dance music or concocting chart-climbing pop hits, taking advantage of the myriad textures, pads and leads that the synthesizer provides is a no-brainer. This month, we […]