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Read my collection of news, insights and helpful articles, providing tips and advice on a range of musical topics.

How to make the best virtual choir recording

How to make the best virtual choir recording

Autumn 2020: we’ve survived remote teaching and overcome the technical obstacles of Zoom lag and silent singers, now let's look at concerts and how to make the best virtual choir recordings.Would you like to give your choir members an audience this Christmas? You can...

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Opening the DAW with Source-Nexus

Opening the DAW with Source-Nexus

How the Source Elements Source-Nexus Pro plugin can improve your workflow Before I discovered this plugin the task of reference-listening to my mixes on small domestic-style speakers was a pain! It was time-consuming and laborious for me to switch away from ProTools...

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Test microphones before you buy – Audio Test Kitchen

Test microphones before you buy – Audio Test Kitchen

New tool to find microphones for the recording you want Here are a couple of things that happen when you spend a lot of time in music production. Firstly, you become surer of the sound you like and consciously aim for. Secondly, you hone in on the equipment - hardware...

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Latest posts

Step Up To The Mic

 James Hawkins Music presents... 'Step Up To The Mic' at the Epsom Playhouse on Sat 13th July 2019Wow Wow Wow! THANK YOU! We were blown away by the brilliant audience, the amazing performers, our fab band, and the feedback we received from our first Step Up To The Mic...

Waterloo Sunset at Waterloo Sunset on BBC Music Day

Gorgeous choral arrangment of Waterloo Sunset performed live at London Waterloo Station for BBC Music Day I was just moved to tears while watching the London news and a choir sang Waterloo Sunset from Waterloo Station... at sunset. “As long as I gaze on Waterloo...