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Round Up of 2018

So, with the mince pies nearly gone and New Year’s resolutions looming on the horizon, Making Music.com is taking a look back...
creative thinking for musicians

3 essential mindset shifts for creative musicians

Albert Einstein was quoted as saying: “Creativity is intelligence having fun”, and as you may have experienced, making a creative vision come to life...
Tony Bacon guitar book

Electric Guitars: Design And Invention

A lot of the content here on Making Music is either electronic or computer focussed, after all, that's where we started well over a...

Has electronica made you a lazy songwriter?

Since I was a 13 year old kid, I wanted to write and record my own music. Seems a simple enough idea, eh? In...
Shaun Keaveny

Music Producers Guild awards 2018 – call for submissions

Now in it's tenth year the Music Producers Guild Awards will be held on March 1st 2018.  The event will be hosted by BBC...
Loic-Gaillard receives MPG LIPA prize

Loïc Gaillard Wins The 2017 MPG LIPA Prize

LIPA graduate Loïc Gaillard will receive a host of benefits, including financial support from PPL, after being named the recipient of the 2017 Music...

A New SSD – Hurrah!

I finally succumbed to the temptation (see this post) and upgraded my laptop with a Crucial 512Gb M4 SSD.UK Readers:   Crucial 512Gb M4...

Win 8, New Laptop and SSDs

I recently bought a laptop (i7, 8Mb RAM), not specifically for music, although I reckon it could easily handle most music applications, and installed...

Best SSDs for the Money – October 2012

SSD (Solid State Drive) discussions have become a semi-regular feature here at Making Music and, as usual, we defer to the On Test expertise...

Best SSDs For the Money – August 2012

The question is - do you need - or simply want! - a SSD (Solid State Drive)? The answer to the second question is...