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Nick Launay on producing Idles, vintage tech and keeping the fire alive in the studio

After three decades producing the likes of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Kate Bush, PiL, Arcade Fire and Idles, Nick tells us how he approaches unique musicians, and why attitude is just as important as technical proficiency.

Paul Epworth on making Voyager, his psychedelic debut album

The six-time Grammy-winning producer is taking a leap of faith with his debut solo project: a through-playing concept album exploring the outer reaches of record production. We talk astral projection, alien voices, and putting distortion on absolutely everything.

Vintage Rewind: Cubase VST

In its infancy, Steinberg’s pioneering program, now one of the world’s major-league DAWs, revolutionised many an approach to production

Show Off Your Studio: BT’s multi-rig synth utopia

Electronic-music journeyman Brian Transeau is a trance pioneer, software designer and has written for film, TV and games. We visit his private studio with separate zones to keep the creative juices flowing.

Wendy & Lisa on gear, gender equality and working with Prince

As the engine of Prince’s band The Revolution, solo artists, songwriters and acclaimed TV and film soundtrack composers, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman have pushed modern music in ever-evolving directions.

Could VirtualDJ’s stem separation change the field of DJ’ing forever?

Among everyone from beginners to top-tier DJs and producers, there’s a heightening buzz around VirtualDJ. Can one of the most frequently downloaded platforms for audio and video mixing truly change the game with its intelligent stem separation?
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