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Logic Pro X book review

Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Production by Mark Cousins & Russ Hepworth-Sawyer Following the release of the new incarnation of Logic Pro last year, both users who have upgraded as well as new users...
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10 great online resources for songwriters

Every now and then here at the Republic we'll be collecting together some of our favourite online resources for musicians everywhere and today it's all about songwriting. We hope you enjoy checking out what...
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RSS readers: getting the most from the web

At Musicians' Republic we love all the free content that is available from around the web - it's all there at your fingertips to teach you more about songwriting, recording, playing, and more. But...
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Hum App – what every songwriter needs

Available from the iTunes App Store. ($1.99 US; £1.49 UK) justhum.com TwitterIt used to be handheld tape recorders and notepads. Today, largely thanks to the iPhone and the subsequent development of...
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Compression (pt.4): The 5 basic steps of compression

In Parts One, Two and Three of this mini-series I examined the various basic controls and parameters that you will encounter in most compressors, but I thought it would be useful to provide a final summary...
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Compression (pt. 3): Using make-up gain

In Parts One and Two of this series, I looked first at getting your threshold and ratio set sensibly, then at the attack and release settings on your compressor. All that’s left to say at the end of this...
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Interview: Kendal Osborne, Engineer & Studio Owner

Interview with Kendal Osborne about what it takes to make it as a professional recording & mix engineer and what it takes to keep clients coming back. He also offers invaluable advice on what is the best...