Sail away to the Caribbean and feel Really Free when you read the February issue of PSNEurope, which includes the cover story on British singer/songwriter John Otway. The story follows how a crowdfunding campaign allowed him to record a new album in Montserrat – 25 years after AIR Studios' facilities came to an end on the island. Setting up the studio in a guest house's basement and a few suitcases full of equipment saw the bulk of recording done in a week and a bunch of MI gear bequeathed to the island.
Watch out for an interview with fight arranger and musician David Goodall. The jack of all trades talks about working on fight scenes for TV and film, including on Game of Thrones, and composing music for a modern dance choreography.
A round up of sessions from the Sound of Story symposium explores innovative radio drama, putting visuals to emotional voice recordings and the work of sound designer Paul Davies.
Check out the story on Synchron Stage Vienna – a new world-class orchestra scoring studio, owned and run by Vienna Symphonic Library, which boasts SLL Duality Delta consoles and Dante networking.
Evolving loudspeaker manufacturer CODA Audio is taking the brand to the USA and the sales and marketing director explains how the company is in a good position to react to technological changes that have been occurring over the last nine years.
One of the magazine's feature story looks at the sound industry in Italy and finds manufacture, distribution and live events look buoyant for 2017, despite the economic situation.
Don't miss the Q&A with producer George Shilling, who has engineered chart hits including The Only Way Is Up, recently played cell on choral work written by Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and who can almost do a headstand.