Parody producer Woody Brown returns

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‘Iconic hitmaker’ Woody Brown set the internet ablaze last year with his unforgettable video ‘Brown On Sound’ with Woody Brown.  Now, the nine-time Grammy-attending producer returns to trail his new ‘maestroclass’ with tips, tricks and tropes for mixing, mastering, producing and production. You won’t regret watching. Find out more here.  The post Parody producer Woody […]

Facial recognition at gigs strongly opposed by musicians

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A new campaign to oppose the use of facial recognition tech has been launched by digital rights group Fight For The Future. The campaign has already been supported by artists such as Tom Morello, Thievery Corporation, Gramatik, The Glitch Mob, Amanda Palmer and even Summer Meltdown Festival in Washington state. “Music fans should feel safe […]

Production duo LYRE share vocal chains and explain the power of silence in tracks

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Female production duo LYRE may not yet be a household name, but at their current trajectory, they could be before long. Made up of best friends and former roommates Alina Smith and Elli Moore, LYRE specialise in pop and their productions have already racked up over 100 million plays. They’ve even earned the number one […]

Roland packs two Junos into the Boutique JU-06A

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As part of their 909 Day celebrations, and in addition to the Fantom and Jupiter announcements, Roland has revealed a new four-voice Boutique module, the JU-06A. Not to be confused with the JU-06, the JU-06A is a brand new battery-powered Boutique module that incorporates the sounds of both Juno-60 and Juno-106 synths. The synth has […]

Ask Abbey Road: Recordist Matt Jones explains his role, checklists and how to get into the industry

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Matt Jones began working at Abbey Road in 2012 straight out of university, rising through the ranks from runner to assistant and now to recordist. However, his journey to the iconic studio arguably started when he first picked up the trombone, aged seven. He learnt guitar through his teens and played in brass ensembles and […]

Spitfire Audio announces BBC Symphony Orchestra instrument

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Spitfire Audio tonight launched a huge new product – a team-up with the BBC Symphony Orchestra recorded at Maida Vale, the iconic recording studio belonging to the Beeb that’s due to be decommissioned imminently. The British virtual instrument maker has worked with the world-famous symphony orchestra to produce an instrument boasting 20 signals, 55 instruments […]

Sampleson releases Sub, a free analogue drum synth

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Virtual instrument makers Sampleson has launched a brand new, free instrument called Sub. Described as raw analogue drums and a sub-bass oscillator, by its makers, Sub is clearly based on Roland’s TR-808. Because it uses synthesis rather than sampling, it affords you a decent amount of control over your sound while only weighing in at […]