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February 3
10 Ways to Stay Fit and Healthy in the Recording Studio

Music studios are notoriously unhealthy environments. Low lighting, stale air, computer screens and overexposure to loud volumes eventually take their toll on mental and physical well being. In this article […]

October 30
Music on the Move: A Short history of Mobile Listening

Long before technology provided us with a pocket sized phone where we can store thousands of our favourite tunes, listening to music on the go was often an unreliable and expensive pastime. In this article […]

July 28
Retro Synth Wave Vol 1 by Pawel Blaszczak

I’ve been a big synthesizer music fan from many, many years. It all started when I first heard Jean Michel Jarre album “Oxygene“. Then when I first heard the SID chip from Commodore 64 and tunes from Martin […]

Articles

Temp Tracks: A Movie’s Secret Score

In this article, I explain exactly what temp music is and the role it plays in everything from a low budget short films to a major Hollywood feature.

Sound Effects and the Fake Engine Roar

An in-depth look at artificial motor / engine roaring sounds (fake engine noises) installed in, or added to, some modern cars.

Hans Jenny and The Sound Matrix

Author Adam Johnson takes a detailed look at the mystery of the Hans Jenny Sound Matrix.

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