About the Author
Mike Collins is a studio musician, recording engineer, and producer with more than thirty years' experience making records. He has many credits on UK chart singles and albums, for radio and TV broadcasts, advertising jingles, and movie scores. Mike has regularly reviewed music and audio software and hardware and written about a variety of audio and music production topics, with more than 2500 articles and reviews published in Future Music, Macworld, MacUser, Personal Computer World, Sound On Sound, AudioMedia, Studio Sound, Electronic Musician, EQ, MIX, Pro Sound News Europe, and others. He is also an established studio musician, MIDI programmer, recording engineer, and producer working on Top 40 albums and singles in top London recording studios. In 1997, Mike set up a project studio equipped with a high-end Pro Tools system and has since been involved in everything from dance remixes to TV ads, background and featured music for TV and video, album editing and compilation, and, since 1999, producing jazz, blues, and soul recordings.