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Rhythm Sticks

I loved Motown and I was drawn to it in a very visceral way. I wanted to go out and enjoy it, meet boys and dance and stay up late.

Annie Lennox, Manchester Confidential, 2012/05/21


A studio sound engineer’s hand rests on the controls of a Mackie mixing console.

Mixing things up with the web — some of our favourite sites and sources on the internet. It’s a long list. Photograph by Rana Mullan




Wired for Sound …

The Sound80 recording studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which operates an anechoic chamber designed by Eckel Industries, is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the Quietest Place on Earth at –9.4dBA. The human ear typically detects sound above 0dBA.