Diva of the diode Suzanne Ciani, Recreating Bowie’s Heroes Reverb with Eventide Tverb, Secrets of the Vinyl Revival, and Secretsundaze’s New Studios.

Diva of the diode Suzanne Ciani. Now 69 years old and living in San Francisco, celebrated new age artist Suzanne Ciani explains the obstacles she’s faced on her journey from working a day job at synth pioneer Don Buchla‘s workshop to becoming one of early electronic music’s most respected composers. Read her interview with RA here.

Recreate Bowie’s Heroes Reverb with Eventide Tverb. Eventide releases a new reverb plugin, developed in collaboration with legendary producer Tony Visconti, to recreate the three microphone technique he used with David Bowie on Heroes at Hansa Studios, Berlin. Run your tracks through this legendary room with one close mic and two movable stereo room mics. Find out more here.

Repetition, Variation and Sampling. From the tape experiments of musique concrète to the repeating drum machine patterns of techno, Ableton reports on a conversation about the various forms and the cultural-historical importance of repetitious music, had by Recloose, King Britt, Hillegonda Rietveld, Henrik Schwarz and Tony Nwachukwu at Loop 2015. Read it in full here.

Secrets of the Vinyl Revival. With 48% of collectors admitting they never even play the records they purchase, the BBC reveals the secrets behind the vinyl revival, examining an exclusive new ICM poll that suggests the boost of sales has, at least in part, been brought about by streaming services. Read more here.

Secretsundaze’ New Studios. Secretsundaze founders James Priestley and Giles Smith reveal their latest project, a brand new production, recording and mixdown studio for aspiring and experienced producers, based in the heart of the Secretsundaze HQ at The Laundry in London Fields. Click here for more details.

15th April, 2016

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