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  • How To Mix A Pop Song From Scratch

    Mixing Desk

    This series is a rough guide on how to go about mixing a pop record from scratch. Many people don’t seem to know where to start, so hopefully this series of articles will give some guidance.

  • How To Set Up A Drum Kit

    Yamaha Custom Club Drum Kit

    Drum kits are, like many things, down to personal taste with their fittings and exactly where and how you place each piece. However, there are some standards which are worth knowing, and then you customise your kit from there. Building from a Shell Pack Most kits bought today are sent by mail, and are therefore […]

  • Music And Media Subscription Model

    DRM has rightly had a bad year as consumers have been faced with iTunes songs not working on any other mp3 player, and even interoperability issues between Napster and Yahoo Music’s Microsoft developed PlayForSure DRM and Microsoft’s own Zune player. Annoying to say the least. Even iTunes sales have collapsed in contrast to emusic’s DRM […]

  • The History Of File Sharing

    This article should go some way into explaining the birth and collapse of file sharing companies, the effect of record company pressure, and the huge growth of file sharing since Napster. (updated 26/12/2006) In the beginning Scour Exchange was understood to give faster searching and downloads, but that it was the first one to fight […]

  • Digital Audio – Hearing Is Believing

    The following is a discussion that started between me and a friend in a pub in January 2000. It follows on from some very pertinent discussion on the Internet about how “Digital Level Meters” tend to take responsibility away from peoples ears – with disastrous results, and how in the early days of Digital Audio, many of us embraced the early technology because we were “told” it was better. But deep in the back of our minds, we had our suspicions…