Simon Lyon

171 Added | 39 Magazines | 1 Following | 35 Followers | @simonlyon1 | Musician/producer/Ableton Certified Trainer based in Manchester UK

How to use the iPhone 8 Plus camera: The ultimate guide

The iPhone 8 Plus has two lenses: wide-angle and telephoto. Here's how to use them!The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and upcoming iPhone X all have great …

New workshop space and art gallery PLANT to open in Manchester's NOMA development

Plans have been unveiled for a huge 300m sq gallery and arts space which will offer free arts and craft workshops for members of the public in the …

5 poppin’ female producers you should know by name in 2018

Even in 2018, female producers seem to be a rarity in hip-hop these days, but lowkey women in production have been part of the industry for a while …

10 Rock & Alternative Artists to Watch in 2018

Year-end list season is over, festival lineups are getting announced, and the 2018 music industry is officially open for business.<p>Here are 10 …

Songwriting

Flying Lotus sneaks brand new track ‘Quarantine’ out in Brainfeeder mix

<b>The LA producer is currently working on the follow-up to 2014’s full-length You’re Dead.</b>Flying Lotus has shared a new track called ‘Quarantine’.The …

Remixes

Power play: How consumers will take control of the digital ad industry in 2018

<b>Performance overshadows awareness</b><p>Everybody knows that video is great for driving brand awareness, and yet in 2018 advertisers will be increasingly …

Digital Advertising

Meet the Young Producer Who Landed on the ‘Bondax and Friends’ Compilation Before His 18th Birthday

Shagabond is the small-town Canada producer with a sophisticated taste in music and martinis.<p>"I was drinking a martini... don't ask, I don't know why," laughs Nicholas Arvanitis while shaking his head. The Waterloo, Ontario producer, known as Shagabond, is a natural storyteller. "I was drinking …

Canadian Music

Chase & Status 'Blind Faith' Feat Liam Bailey Live from London's O2 Arena

BEATDESIGN Thomas Piper Performance and Quick Review of Ableton Push 2 (Playing my Moog sub37 LOL)

Mid-Side Processing with Plugins

What is mid-side processing? Learn the basics of how to EQ and compress your mid and sides separately, and how small adjustments can improve your …

Music Production

Pumpkin Protein Muffins (Gluten Free & Dairy Free)

<i>Moist and packed with fall flavor and the perfect amount of spice, these Pumpkin Protein Muffins are so delicious that I can guarantee no one will</i> …

Breakfast

Mens - Jumpers - Shirts - Jeans - Designer

Gold Label<p>Fancy labels, fab prices<p>Men's Shoes<p>Walk tall, look good<p>Suits & Tailoring<p>Prices to fit you<p>At Least 60% Less*<p>It gets even better

PLANT - this new Manchester design studio will teach you to make stuff... for free

From bamboo sculptures to bespoke pub snacks - the latest project from Oh OK Ltd is enticing creatives into NOMA<p>Have you ever wondered what lies just …

12 Amazing Isolated Vocal Tracks

If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite singer’s voice sounds like in its purest form, the musical sub-genre of isolated vocal tracks can offer a …

Michael Jackson

The Ultimate List of Learning Resources for Max for Live

I keep getting messages if I know or could make a video course on programming with Max for Live. There are quite a lot of resources out there, but …

Tutorials

Producing Music With Focus…

2x Grammy-winning producer and mix engineer Focus... (Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem) shares his personal production tips and the top 5 qualities …

AV AV AV's Soundtrack To The Future

Danish group AV AV AV are gearing up to release <i>Everything Is True</i>, their follow up EP to 2015's debut <i>They Live</i>. The trio made of ELOQ, Unkwon and …

Team Supreme Assembles A Panel Of All-Star Artists To Give Advice To A 14 Year Old Aspiring Producer

The LA-based production collective Team Supreme that’s home to artists like Djemba Djemba, Great Dane, Mr. Carmack, and many, many more received an …

Motivation

Tim Ferriss' Top Tips For Being A Productivity Titan In 2017

It was the book Tim Ferriss never meant to publish. A meticulous note-taker since childhood, Tim has always written down inspiring stories and …

Tim Ferriss

The Untold Story of Ableton Live—the Program That Transformed Electronic Music Performance Forever

In their first joint interview, co-founders Gerhard Behles and Robert Henke look back at Ableton’s roots in Berlin’s 90s techno scene and its impact on electronic music.<p>The history of Ableton usually starts in 2001, when the Berlin-based software company released their first product, Ableton Live—a …

Music Festivals

John Malkovich Has A Secret For Being Insanely Productive

Malkovich—that guy's got to be a machine, right? Nearly 100 films! The latest: this month's BP-oil-spill thriller Deepwater Horizon. He's a 40-year member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and is now directing the play Good Canary in London. He's even got a fashion line! So you might be surprised …

John Malkovich

Manchester's 10 best breakfast dishes and where you can get them

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.<p>Some days, however, you chug down those Frosties like Tony the Tiger to get out the …

The best VR apps and games for iPhone

You've made, bought or borrowed a VR headset to slot your iPhone into. Now what? There are plenty of 360 video apps, experiences and VR games to try …

Virtual Reality

12 Best Free iPhone Apps For VR (Virtual Reality) Headsets

Virtual Reality may finally be coming of age in 2015 and it’s truly about time. We’ve been promised virtual reality in many forms for a long time …

The Best VR (Virtual Reality) Headsets For iPhone That Won't Break The Bank

Virtual Reality is a technology that has suffered more than its fair share of false dawns over the years, but it’s finally starting to find a place …

Mastering with the Masters. 7 Questions with Famed Mastering Engineers Emily Lazar, Peter Doell, and Bob Katz

From the outside, mastering audio may seem like a strange and mystical art, one that somehow ties everything in a track together and gives recordings …

Music Production

All Art Radio - Beatles : Free Download & Streaming

Kmart 30th Anniversary Program : Music Technologies International : Free Download & Streaming

NOISE-ARCH: La 1919 Spontaneo - L'enorme Tragedia : Free Download & Streaming

20 independent magazines that every creative should have on their coffee table

If you're going to be creative, then you've got to have at least a few subscriptions of independent magazines under your belt. Covering everything …

Personal Organizing