Will Betts

“I can’t get any satisfaction from pop music today”: producer Michael Beinhorn

Although responsible for a string of iconic 90s rock records, the Grammy-winning producer is venturing into the nebulous field of pre-production. We discuss physical reactions to music, why hooks aren’t always good, and the unenviable task of being the bad guy.

Algorithms, apes and improv: the new world of reactive game music

Video-game soundtracks can be impressively responsive, but with indie action title Ape Out, game sound designer Matt Boch has made a virtual drummer that can improvise along to your actions.

Stem mastering can solve mix issues: Cass Irvine of Wired Masters

It’s common for a mastering engineer to EQ and limit a track to ready it for public consumption. But what happens when a mix has deeper problems? As Cassian Irvine of Wired Masters explains, the solution might be stem mastering.

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Aston Microphones shares results from first round of Element testing

We hear from Aston Microphones on how the first round of audience testing has informed the sound of its new mic.