Tag Archives: Freshness

Mixing as a Performance; Music as an Experience

I’m old enough to have tried to mix a sixteen track tape down to stereo, without mixing desk automation, having abused the tracks on my multi-track tape to cram more than sixteen instruments into my song, by the simple expedient … Continue reading

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First Takes, First Drafts and Alla Prima Painting

I’ve come to a realisation.  Most of the art I make is presented as it came out.  I rarely go back and correct or edit.  Everything is more or less as it happened.  I need to understand why that has … Continue reading

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Why You Should Use Other People’s Samples

Sampling is controversial, even thirty years after it became commercially ubiquitous.  Some people fervently believe you should not use other people’s sounds because it is a failure of originality and some sort of theft of the other person’s great sound … Continue reading

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Pressure

I’m angry and sad at the same time, this morning.  I opened up facebook only to witness the spectacle of a promising young artist, with bags of potential and who could have a very long and successful career, in total … Continue reading

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