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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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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...