It's a little later than scheduled but it is here! Your anticpated round up of the best sound, music and voice links this side of the wild(e), bad world of the web, making a fashionably late entrance.
SOUND DESIGN & MIXING
Expand your recording knowledge with this 10 minute guide to orchestral recording
What's on your mix bus? 3 pros share their secret plugin and outcoard weapons
How do you pick a great mic pre-amp? This straightforward article has practical answers.
WOMEN IN SOUND
"one of the things that I feel is a vacuum of femininity in dance music. You know, not to say there aren't women DJ...but there's not as many as there should be" Hear the gospel of the Black Madonna, aka producer & international DJ Marea Stamper
Not exactly sound, but important to everyone who uses technology for music or sound creations: the forgotten female programmers who created modern tech
Annie Nightingale tells Sound Women 5 things that helped her radio career
MUSIC & PERFORMANCE
Make time to watch these videos which reveal how 9 of the greatest songs in history were written
RIP Mark Bell - house music artist as LFO and producer of Depeche Mode and Björk
This is fun, though I wish the bass was higher in the mix, being the point of the song and all that.
Great practical advice from Australian voice coach Abbe Holmes about self direction and script breakdown for voice artists working from home studios
Sounds Wilde friend Jamie Grant at Loud & Clear Voices has a tongue-in-cheek version of the types of voice actors you might encounter in a voice over session. You can hear from Jamie on the next show of Sounding Wilde, the UK's premier voice & sound podcast which will be released next week. Keep an eye on the Sounds Wilde Twitter feed for details.
A nice succinct primer for newbie voice artists (and a good reminder for the rest of us) about what you need to do to succeed as a VO in the digital age
INSPIRATION & OTHER CREATIVE STUFF
Ade Edmonson on missing Rik Mayall and why he'd rather watch a variety show than go and see stand up
If you haven't seen this already, stop whatever you're doing and watch, because, woah.
10 things theatres need to do right now to save themselves. How many of these could be applied to the theatre in your city?
Catch you for the next Sunday Sound very soon...