Pushing the Analog

by Phil Graham The life-cycle of a piece of music can often be split into 4 stages: writing, recording, mixing and finally mastering. Mastering is the step of the music production process that is typically handled by a separate person and considered to be something that it is worth paying […]
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Edinburgh Songwriters in the 90's…

An article written by Norman Lamont in 1997 about the original Edinburgh Songwriters scene… The Edinburgh Songwriters Showcase I was there at the start. Well, not quite the first session, but back in 1993 in the Gallery Bar (now the Car Wash) at the top of the Mound – near […]
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Instruments on a Plane

Facebook chorus prompts Qantas to scrap instruments ban (AFP) SYDNEY — Australian musicians Thursday said they had scored a victory against Qantas after a Facebook campaign helped persuade the airline to scrap a ban on carrying instruments as cabin luggage. Jazz saxophonist Jamie Oehlers started the online protest when Qantas […]
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Studio Monitors

What makes a good studio monitor? A good monitor does not artificially exaggerate frequencies. Where Hi-Fi speakers will make your music sound good, which is usually down to the boost in lows & highs and a cut in mid frequencies, sometimes known as the “Disco Smile” due to the big […]
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