Your home studio software or ‘Digital Audio Workstation’ (DAW) will undoubtedly produce audio direct from any instrument you play in it. This means that for the simplest productions, you may be able to get by without mixing and mastering your creations. But to ensure the best quality for your music, mixing is an essential process. This article describes how to prepare for an audio mix. Read more
Songwriting technique: we dissect Frances’s stirring and beautiful ‘Don’t Worry About Me’ to find out what makes it so good.
This writer admits a weakness – for beneath this cynical and unyielding intimidation, there beats the heart of a musical romantic. Read more
I’m probably going to get some stick for this – but I believe Punk Rock stifled rather than saved music.