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Paul Epworth in the studio: unconventional production techniques are his forte...
Standing out from the crowd, it seems, is a sure-fire way of attracting attention, and in the case of music it’s certainly proven that by being experimental and straying from rigidly trodden traditionalist paths you can garner those allimportant ears that will hopefully translate into cash and make life as a musician or composer all the more rewarding – in more ways than one. But going about creating that new sound – or even a completely new genre – may prove to be your first hurdle, one that seemingly stops you in your tracks before you’ve even got to the point of needing that elusive middle-eight. But with a little imagination and the help of today’s technology it’s quite within the grasp of every aspiring experimental artist to get out and about and find new sounds that could form the basis of a new drum kit, a catchy rhythm or the atmospherics that put the finishing touches to a film.
Straying from rigidly trodden traditionalist paths can garner those all-important ears
And that’s what this month’s Music Tech is all about – taking technology out on the road and using it – along with your imagination – to capture sounds that could form the foundations of your next production. Hollin Jones kicks off proceedings with a look at the technology and techniques you’ll need to find and record real-world sounds, with Liam O’Mullane picking up afterwards with a look at the latest pocket-size smartphones, games consoles and apps, all of which can be put to good use when it comes to recording anything, anywhere.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there!
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THIS MONTH’S WRITERS,PRODUCERS AND MUSIC TECHNICIANS
DAVE GIBSON Dave produces audio and music for new media and runs music production workshops for BBC Blast and Access To Music. He’s now developing synthesizer applications for mobile platforms.
MARKCOUSINS Mark is, among other things, a composer for BMGZomba. His work has been used on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five. Mark’s long career makes him ideally placed to bring you our Logic Workshops every month.
KEITH GEMMELL Keith is an experienced performer, live/studio musician and composer/arranger with a wealth of expert knowledge. His specialist area is wind instruments, with his own speciality being the sax.
LIAMO’MULLANE Featureseditor Liamhasyearsofexperience asaproducerandDJ.Hehas also taughtmusictechnology coursesatvariouseducational establishments.Hespends his sparetimeworkingonnew production techniques.
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