TED

TED: David Byrne on architecture and music

From La Scala to CBGB’s, the ever brilliant David Byrne discusses the impact a room can have on the music made within it. Read more

Do people need to learn how to listen?

Debate: Do people need to learn how to listen?

Do we need to rediscover the art of listening? Does knowing what to listen for enhance your enjoyment of music or is it enough just to be carried away by… Read more

Diego Stucco, sound designer

The inspiring world of Diego Stocco

Two great videos from inspiring sound designer Diego Stocco. Creating the DTS Sound System using milk, lentils and water balloons. Creating a new instrument using a dismantled piano, a broken… Read more

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Debate: Does pop music need to be well recorded?

Welcome to the first in a new series of debates. Each month we’ll ask two experts to argue a thorny sound-related topic. We hope you enjoy the discussion, and we’d… Read more

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Colleen Murphy – Classic album Sundays

Colleen Murphy or DJ Cosmo as she’s known in clubbing circles is a one woman force for great sound in public. She has her own record label, Bitches Brew, runs… Read more

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Sit and listen: Classic album sundays

Classic Album Sundays is the brainwave of DJ and audiophile Colleen Murphy. She calls it a communal and audiophile listening experience on her blog. The premise is simple: she plays… Read more

Ramones

We love a badly produced album

  Much as we love a well-recorded album, occasionally nothing can beat a really dirty production. When you listen to the Ramones first album, you are not listening for transparency… Read more

Peter Gregson at Real World studio

Peter Gregson’s Real World recording blog

  It’s fast becoming my generations stock explanation – “it happened on Twitter”. Let me explain. I was in Boston performing a concert of solo cello and interactive electronics music… Read more

Vinyl – A new hope

Vinyl – A new hope

Seemingly moribund with the onset of CD, vinyl, especially audiophile vinyl, is now enjoying, says Paul Rigby, both a cultural and marketing renaissance. Vinyl was supposed to be finished. As… Read more