Boss BR recorders: multitrack recording on the move

Computers are great for recording. Once you’ve bought your computer, you just need to get some recording software and an audio interface with the appropriate bits and pieces for what you want to record, and you’re ready to go. Get a laptop, and you can take your studio with you. […]
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Wishlist: the Blackstar HT10 valve amplifier

Blackstar make a great range of amplifiers, from their in-the-flat manageable 1W recording and practice amps, to their 200W screaming-down-a-stadium-near-you monsters. Could there maybe be an easily-plugged hole in the range though, possibly between the HT-5 and the HT Studio 20? Both are great-sounding and versatile amplifiers, but what if […]
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How to learn every electronic music genre in 30 minutes

Electronic music genres can divide opinion. For every obsessive techno-geek, you’ll find several people who shove it all into one over-flowing pigeon-hole; someone who says that “all electronic music is techno”. Epic Eurotrance? Techno. Microhouse? Techno. Neurofunk? Techno. And even ‘techno’ itself is too straightforward: dub, Detroit, minimal, acid, hardcore? How […]
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The loudness war

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, records are getting louder. Play a few tracks from twenty five years ago and a few tracks from the last year without adjusting your volume control and you’ll hear it. Newer is louder, as a fantastic poster from an NPR article shows. This phenomenon, […]
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