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How to make the best virtual choir recording

How to make the best virtual choir recording

Over the past 15 months 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.One of the better outcomes of the pandemic is the strides we've...

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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

How do you make an online choir work?

Since we set up isoChoir using Zoom every Friday in the lock-down we have been asked multiple times: how do you get the virtual choir to work? Since there seems to be such a problem with delay or lag in voices being heard, it seems impossible! The main message is that...

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...