MUSIC TECHNOLOGY - a few selected magazine items written over the years

For SOUND ON SOUND: The UK's Biggest Selling Music Recording Magazine

Mixing On Headphones

Successful Mixing Without Loudspeakers

By Martin Walker

Why I Love... Bandcamp

By Martin Walker

Warmer Sounds From Digital Synths

If your plug-in synths sounds feel a bit cold and clinical, there are plenty of ways to inject some life...

By Martin Walker

Convolution Processing...

With Impulse Responses: How It Works

By Martin Walker

PC Spectral Multi-band Plug-ins

Are you brave enough to enter the frequency zone?

By Martin Walker

Reaper Project Recovery

Tips & Techniques

By Martin Walker

Sounding Off: Multi-Gig Sample Libraries

Multi-gigabyte sample libraries are now very much a part of the modern studio - but does bigger always mean better?

By Martin Walker

For AUDIO TECHNOLOGY: Magazine for Sound Engineers & Recording Musicians, Australia

PC Audio 136 - May 2020

Plug-ins Under the Microscope.

Column: Martin Walker

PC Audio 135 - Mar 2020

Sometimes PC plug-ins can have almost subliminal effects, but in combination these can become sublime.

Column: Martin Walker

PC Audio 134 - Feb 2020

Where's all that drive space gone? There's probably plenty of audio stuff you can safely delete with suitable tools.

Column: Martin Walker

PC Audio 133 - Sep 2019

DDMF PluginDoctor exposes all the engine room secrets of your plug-ins. Revealing a few charlatans along the way.

Column: Martin Walker

PC Audio 132

Fitted studio acoustic treatment, yet your mixes still don't fly? Sonarworks to the rescue!

Column: Martin Walker

PC Audio 131

Bug hunting can be frustrating, but it can be rewarding when you finally track down the cause and get it fixed.

Column: Martin Walker

PC Audio 130

When manufacturers and developers donít see eye to eye, your fellow users can be the glue between hardware and software.

Column: Martin Walker

PC Audio 129

Do your mixes still sound flat and two-dimensional? Here are some free plug-ins that can help you push back the boundaries, while avoiding depth charges!

Column: Martin Walker

PC Audio 128

Buying a new audio interface can also mean losing an old friend - here's how to minimise your stress levels.

Column: Martin Walker

PC Audio 127

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be - now it's all about software emulation!

Column: Martin Walker

Martin Walker interviewed by Commodore Format

Martin Walker Head2Head Interview with AAS

Martin Walker interviewed by PlugINdex

Martin Walker interviewed by Sonik Matter

Samplecraze - Essential Producer & Sound Designer Video Tutorials

Buddha Machine - A small plastic box playing meditative music



My collection of Chinese, Japanese, and Tibetan bells, gongs, and singing bowls feature strongly in my music, and enhance its feelings of spirituality. Bells mark the passing of time, call the faithful to prayer, are used to cleanse spaces, as amulets, and help induce a state of trance.

Gongs - From wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Steve Hubback - Maker of amazing custom gongs, cymbals and metal sculpture

Matt Nolan - Artisan Cymbals, Gongs and other Metal Percussion Sound Sculptures

Tobias Kaye - Sounding Bowls, in tune with the heart

Beat Root Drums - Beautiful-sounding Mini Hand Pans, Hand Crafted in Cornwall



Why Yew Tree Magic? Well, before we moved to Cornwall we lived in a small village in Gloucestershire, in 'Yew Tree Cottage', named for the twenty-foot high clipped Yew tree arch over its front gate. By a strange coincidence (or perhaps a quirk of fate) my first album 'Secret Trees'was already close to completion, largely inspired by the wind-sculpted trees we'd seen on Cornish holidays, but when I delved into the mysteries of the Yew tree I found an even stranger saga of immortality and rebirth, of churchyard trees that are older than the churches themselves, whose wood was used for the famous English longbow, and of ancient groves planted by the Druids. Yew Tree Magic indeed, and a perfect name for all our creative endeavours!

The Yew - by Glennie Kindred

Ancient Yew Group



Belinda's Green Man imagery is wonderfully evocative, and you can see it both here on our web site and on my album 'The Greenwood'. But who or what is the Green Man? Well, he represents the spirit of nature, and usually consists of the head only, surrounded by leaves, or sprouting leaves like horns, or disgorging vegetation from his mouth.

Green Man - From wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Search For The Green Man - by Mike Harding

Rainwalker Studio - wonderful green man masks

Shapeshifter - Magickal Masks & Sculptures: Green Folk



Although we've explored other rugged coastlines including those of Devon, Dorset, and Pembrokeshire, Cornwall provides a unique combination of wildness and magic that was the main inspiration for 'Ancient Seas'

The Museum of Witchcraft - Boscastle

St. Clether Holy Well Chapel

Tintagel Castle

Cornwall Myths, Legends and Folklore

Cornwall Guide - North Cornwall



Back in the early 1980's we lived in Avebury, Wiltshire, just a short walk away from the famous stones. These ignited our interest in ancient stone monuments of all types, which eventually resurfaced in the music of'Moonhill'. In Cornwall we are blessed with a host of ancient circles, solitary standing stones, and sacred wells. There are also famous labyrinth carvings at Rocky Valley, a few miles from where we live, which Belinda incorporated into the large standing stone on the Moonhill cover artwork.

Exploring Cornwall's Standing Stones

Rocky Valley - the labyrinth rock carving featured on our 'Moonhill' artwork

Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network - a charitable partnership

Meyn Mamvro - Magazine of ancient stones and sacred sites in Cornwall

Labyrinthos - Labyrinths & Mazes Resource Centre, Photo Library & Archive



Eventide Music - The Tranquil, Atmospheric Music of Kevin Kendle

ISHQ - The Ambient Music of Matt Hillier, based in Cornwall

Seventh Wave Music - Nigel Shaw & Carolyn Hillyer

Judy Dyble - Martin features on Judy's Albums 'The Whorl' & 'Spindle'