Today we have lost the amazing composing talent of John Barry who has died of a heart attack at the age of 77. I, along with countless others, have been inspired, encouraged, and entertained by his wonderful music. Over his amazing composing career John Barry wrote a wonderful variety of memorable themes and film scores […]

Came across string arranger and orchestrator Pete Whitfield‘s Disco Strings video today – think it’s a great introduction to using strings in disco music and for a good intro to strings in general. Very well put together and informative. Pete Whitfield on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/pwhitfield and on Twitter:http://twitter.com/pwhitfield

There are some people probably wondering what a DAT is. The joy of being young! When I was starting out not too many years ago way way back in the 1990s the Digital Audio Tape was, before the invasion of affordable hard drives and CD-Rs, a widely used stereo format in recording studios. I liked […]

Just been introduced to the talent of Kutiman via Paul Rostill with his post on the SOS Music Recording Technology Forum. Here’s his perfect description of what Kutiman does: “What he has done is use Youtube as a stonking great big sample library, of sorts. And he’s not using just the audio, but the video […]

Drobo

When was the last time you did a backup of the data on your computer? You haven’t? Even if you have, here’s something that might interest you. I have a family of external LaCie drives in the studio that has expanded to the point that, when I was considering more backup and archiving space in […]