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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...
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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...

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...
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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...
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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...

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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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...
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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...

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...

The New Look Making Music

Hi - Welcome to the revamped Making Music website! It's taken a while to do the conversion - from XSite Pro to Wordpress - but...