What Happens When Musical Genres Collide

Greater than the sum of their parts Music is wonderful in that, no matter how hard people try, it cannot always be put into little pigeonholes. For the most part, musicians and performers are creative souls. With creativity usually comes a sense of curiosity. “Will it work if I throw a 200bpm breakbeat over this… Read More

Focusrite Plug-In Collective

Gotta Catch Em All Plugins, plugins, plugins. We all love a plugin that makes our life easier, or our music sound amazing. We also all love a freebie… With this in mind, Focusrite have devised a scheme called The Plug-In Collective, which allows users of their range of interfaces to download a free and really… Read More

Different Types Of Multi-track Recording

Options for tracking your tunes While for many playing an instrument, and expressing yourself creatively, is the main factor behind being a musician there are times when you might want to record yourself. You may be writing your own original material. Perhaps you want to share your music with others. Whatever your reasons, creating your… Read More

The Scarlett 2nd Generation – Focusrite Set The Bar

The worlds best audio interface just got better Since it was founded by Rupert Neve in 1985, Focusrite has become one of, if not the go-to brand for both professional and home recording enthusiasts and musicians who want easy to use, reliable and highly portable options for laying down studio quality recordings. The Scarlett range… Read More

10 Items You Will Always Need For Your Home Studio

The essentials you’ll need for making good quality recordings at home For those of you about to start recording at home, you may be thinking that you’re about to enter a world of confusion and complication. In actual fact, with the right equipment at home to do the job, you can make high quality recordings (and… Read More

Home Recording Guitar On A Budget

Updated 12/9/16 Getting studio sounds in your front room One of the joys of playing, writing and performing music is hearing your tunes back once you’ve recorded them. In days gone by, this used to mean either cobbling together a few microphones and a four track tape recorder, or booking in to a professional studio… Read More

Focusrite Red Plugin Review

Classic compressor and EQ make their plugin debut The Focusrite Red range of studio outboard gear has been used in top studios the world over for decades. Introduced in 1994, the entire range, clad in its distinctive red casing, found favour with the professionals on account of its super-high clarity and versatility, pure and simple…. Read More

Optimise Your Rehearsal Space For Recording

Tips to help change the way you use your practice space For many artists, having their own private rehearsal space is a vital component in writing, managing a band and generally keeping sharp. Most people tend to start practising at home or at school, but once you reach a certain point you need to find your… Read More

Five Great Compact Audio Interfaces

As the mobile production set-up becomes the norm, we take a look at five great, compact audio interfaces… Updated 13/09/2016 As the portable recording rig becomes an astonishingly powerful reality (and rapidly becomes the norm), there are certain bits of gear that are essential to these new, pared-down set-ups. The hub of everything is, of… Read More

Which Audio Interface Do I Need?

Updated 13/9/16 Deciding which audio interface to buy can be a bit bewildering – here’s a guide to help you find what you need It’s fair to see that, within these pages, I regularly enthuse about the incredible power and functionality offered by even modest home studios these days. The problem with having easy access… Read More