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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...

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...

My PC Doesn’t Recognise My USB Drive

After banging on about backing up, I had an email from JJ Jefferson saying he got himself a USB drive to backup his audio...
Views From The Desk

What Sound Engineers Wished You Knew – Views From The Desk II

Let’s talk about specs… Even the most experienced of sound engineers have a list of items that they always...

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...
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...

Views From The Desk III – Five vocal microphones everyone should consider

Calling all singers! So, I’ve in worked live sound as part of my career in the industry for longer...

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...

Creating The Perfect Mix II

Creating The Perfect Mix was written in 2006. The advice is still solid - sound doesn't change that much! - but I've had a...
Views From The Desk

What Sound Engineers Wished You Knew – Views From The Desk

This the first of, hopefully, many articles on my experiences in music and music technology. This is not a rant and I'm...