December 15, 2017

Sometimes, we receive audio to mix that is not quite ideal. This could be down to a lack of experience by the recording engineer or artist, or constraints on the recording session. In the first of an occasional series, I'm going to explore how to make the best out of a...

December 1, 2017

We all like our toys. At Western Audio, we are lucky enough to have a wonderful range of different mics, amps and instruments. But today I want to let you in on a bit of a secret:

It doesn't matter as much as you might think. 

Now don't get me wrong - I know that a £2000...

November 14, 2017

There are so many brilliant tools out there for shaping sounds - the widespread availability of top-notch plugins for mixing and sound design has never been better, or more affordable. Whether it's an emulation of a classic piece of gear, or something totally unique, a...

October 12, 2017

Hello, and welcome to the very first Western Audio blog! We're going to be talking all things music here; from recording and gear chat, through favourite records, interviews and the wider industry as well. But first, I'm going to try to answer a pretty thorny question....

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