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    Tech Dissect: discussing equality in the music production world

    Spitfire Audio recently hosted Tech Dissect, an event designed to support womxn in music and music production, and challenge the current male-dominated landscape. We attended the event and spoke to some of the artists and producers involved.

    How the computer became the ultimate synth

    Virtual synths have become an established part of the music-technology landscape, but that wasn’t always the case. Let’s explore how the computer has basically become the ultimate synth…

    The history of virtual reality

    Let’s take a look back at the history of virtual reality, and how this technology – which could dramatically affect music-makers – has advanced over the last few decades.

    Virtual reality: How will it change the way you make music?

    Long the preserve of science fiction and well-funded laboratories, virtual reality is now an affordable consumer technology whose impact on music production could be as profound as the invention of magnetic tape. Let’s take a look at the history and tech behind this innovation.

    Recording Spotlight: The Beatles – ‘White Album’

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of 'The White Album', a double LP that is as innovative as it is inspirational. We honor this special birthday with a look back at the history, recording techniques, tense studio sessions and the gear used for this incredible double album…

    The Vocoder: History and deployment

    Few pieces of music technology have captured the imagination of the public quite like the vocoder. Dave Gale tracks its development and offers a few tricks of the trade…
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