This Months Releases – Oct 2017

Martin AndrewMusic, Releases

Ducktales – Jersey Devil Matt Mondanile drops the latest Ducktales release entitled Jersey Devil. Written and recording in LA and his mothers basement in New Jersey, the record offers up psychedelic pop feel reminiscent of his days with Real Estate. Jersey Devil is released via his own label – New Images Limited. Ducktails are touring the UK during October so … Read More

Gig List 09/10/2017 – 15/10/2017

Martin AndrewRecording

09.10.2017 Bellevue Days – Support from The Young Hearts Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3ES The perfect kick off to our weeks starts over at Old Street where we’re down to see Croydon 4 piece Bellevue Days who sound like the perfect mix of The Xcerts, Manchester Orchestra and Weezer. Support comes from The Young Hearts … Read More

Production Tips – A few recording, production & mixing ideas – 25/09/2017

SamLocal Music, Production, Recording

Thought not strictly Production Tips, I hope these little bits that I have picked up recently can help some people. 1. Referencing with SampleMagic Magic A/B I have used reference tracks while recording, producing & mixing for years, and it has always been quite simple. Load the track/tracks into Protools/Logic, level match it to what I’m working on, then mute. … Read More

Gig list 02/10/2017 – 08/10/2017

Martin AndrewLocal Music, Music

02.10.2017 Fuzzwalker – Support from Aqualassie and the sky pumas, YGHD The Finsbury, Manor House N4 1BY Lost in the Manor promotions present rock riffs from Fuzzwalker but us guys at Form & Filter are most pumped about checking about YGHD and hearing their single Ghosts on VHS live! More info Get tickets 03.10.2017 Foxe – Support from Arrows of Time, … Read More

Gigs in London this week – 25/09/2017 – 30/09/2017

SamGigs, Local Music

25.09.2017 Dolce Vita – Support by Leeches, Dear Man, Black Palms The Finsbury, Manor House N4 1BY Lost in the Manor promotions present a DOLCE VITA headline slot straight off the back of their recent single release ‘Sofa Bed’. Support comes from Leisure Records’ band LEECHES. More info Get tickets 26.09.2017 Simo The Borderline, Soho, W1D 4JB Nashville psychedelic blues … Read More

Pro Tools Writing Template

SamProduction, ProTools

Pro Tools templates make you & your collaborators lives easier, FACT. I have always used a variety of session templates for recording & mixing stages, but have always tended to start with a blank state when it comes to writing. Since starting on a new project recently, I spent some time creating a template to load up when a writing … Read More

Switching to Pro Tools for Writing

SamProduction

Lets start with debunking a myth. Pro Tools is only good for recording, Logic is only good for writing I have seen this for years on all manner of forums, articles & blogs all over the web, and it has always slightly rubbed me up the wrong way. It doesn’t matter how many times I see it, it still gives me a shudder. All … Read More

4 techniques I have tried this week

SamMixing, Recording

On a weekly basis I push myself to try out as many tricks & tips as I can. These might pop their head up while recording, I may read them online or another engineer may spills the beans on them. They rarely work out straight away, and take a little experimentation to realise and some seem to be no good … Read More

Preparing for a session : Vocals

SamPreproduction, Recording

You have poured your heart into writing songs, you’ve managed to get through some awkward but ultimately productive rehearsals and you have taken the time to choose the right studio to record at, but one of the most crucial (and also most commonly overlooked) is your preparation to recording your vocals. Simply put, if you aren’t in good shape, it … Read More