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Guitar Effects Processor
The Boss GT Pro is more than just a guitar effects processor — in fact, with its dual COSM-based processing engines, it's two. But when it comes to guitar tone, does the GT Pro put Boss in charge?
One of the most welcome developments of recent years in the microphone market is the growing availability of ribbon mics. This new model takes its place in the middle ranks of price but has a far from mediocre sound...
Post-Production Tools For Pro Tools LE
If you want to do serious post-production work in Pro Tools but you can't stretch to an HD system, Digi's new DV Toolkit 2 could be the answer.
Compact Digital Recorder
The Edirol R09 is one of the most stylish and compact digital recorders on the market - but is it as accomplished as it is good looking?
Gear Reviews, Tips and Techniques
Chinese VST Instruments [PC]
Five new evocative sampled Chinese instruments in virtual instrument form at a seriously low price.
Digital 8-track Studio
This simple digital eight-track might appear a bit feature-light, but it could have hidden appeal for DAW users wanting a flexible multitrack audio capture machine.
Plucked String Synthesizer Expansion & OS Upgrade
An amazing new string-modelling synth is added to Korg's flagship workstation.
USB Audio & MIDI Interface [Mac OS X / Win XP]
Lexicon's latest addition to their alphabetically inspired soundcard range is friendly to both your desktop space and your wallet .
Songwriting/Rhyming Dictionary Tools [Mac OS X / Windows]
Computers may have taken over every aspect of the recording process, but they still can't help you write a good song. Or can they? The people behind Masterwriter certainly think so...
MIDI & USB Controller Keyboard
Novation's Remote LE range offers a healthy selection of features from their popular Remote controller keyboards at a cut-down price.
Latest Plug-ins tested
Another batch of hot plug-ins get installed and tested.
Our monthly round-up and evaluation of what tickled our fancy from the newest Sample Library releases.
Motion Capture MIDI Controller Suit
Want to turn movement into sound? Sonalog's 'mocap suit' is probably the world's first wearable MIDI controller.
Software Instrument [Mac/PC]
We find out how well Steinberg's new take on the virtual orchestra conducts itself...
Studio Capacitor Microphones
Are the Amethysts a bit of a jewel in the studio, or only semi-precious? We find out.
Notation & Performance Software [Mac / PC]
Ever wondered how your composition would sound played by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios? Virtuosoworks' notation package gives you the opportunity to find out.
People + Opinion
As Native Instruments celebrate their 10th anniversary SOS goes behind the scenes at the company, remembers the highlights, and looks forward to the next decade in software instrument design.
Paul White's Leader
As a solo artist, producer and member of the Velvet Underground, John Cale has had a hand in some of the most influential records ever made.
The Current State Of Affairs
Recording engineers are finding it tough to get jobs. But have they really tried all the options out there?
It was all happening at this year's Apple Developer Conference, where an Intel-based Power Mac replacement and a new Xserve were showcased and Apple Notes was in the audience for the first demonstration of Tiger's spotty successor, Leopard...
Producers: The Band, John Simon • Engineers: John Simon, Robbie Robertson, Tony May
The origins of The Band as Bob Dylan's backing group are well known, but with songs like 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' they forged their own unique American sound.
Digital Performer Notes & Techniques
MOTU have released DP 5.1, a Universal Binary version of Digital Performer that allows owners of Intel Macs to finally make the most of the application on their new machines. But while this is a crucial piece of the jigsaw in enabling DP's use on the Intel platform, it's going to be a while before you can recreate a fully loaded G4 or G5 setup. Here's the low-down...
Cicks and pops can ruin a recording, not to mention causing vast amounts of annoyance and wasted time. Tracking down their causes can be far from easy — but our step-by-step troubleshooting guide is here to help.
Remixing 'No Logo'
This month we overhaul rock band No Logo's mix in pursuit of a bigger and more commercial sound. Listen to Audio examples
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The Fundamentals Of Mixing
For the newcomer, mixing a multitrack recording can seem overwhelmingly complicated. The key is never to lose sight of the basic principles...
Logic Notes & Techniques
Logic allows you to multiply the processing power of your studio system by networking multiple computers together. But how well does this actually work in practice?
Podcasting is a powerful new communications medium that could help you get your music out to the masses — and it's accessible to pretty much anyone with a home studio and a broadband Internet connection.
Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques
The acoustic guitar has its place in almost every style of contemporary music. So how can you use the processing tools of SX to help find the right place in your mix for all that strumming and picking?
Paul Roy's studio is rearranged to improve the mixing environment.
All USB ports are not created equal, as PC Notes finds out this month...
Pro Tools Tips & Techniques
The new Region groups feature in Pro Tools 7 enables us to work with multiple Regions as though they were a single object. In this month's workshop we also take a look at two new training resources from Digidesign.
Sonar Notes & Techniques
As video becomes more accessible, Cakewalk have taken notice, adding a lot of video-friendly features to Sonar 5. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to combine the worlds of audio and video within the program.
Recording '(Is This The Way To) The World Cup'
This month sees the return of iconoclastic composer, DJ and music industry commentator Big George to the pages of Sound On Sound — and you thought we'd sacked him for good...
I have the band name Deleted registered here in Sydney, Australia. I already have a CD in the shops and I'll be releasing...
I'm hoping you can help me. I read SOS religiously, having recently ditched subscriptions for other magazines....
I have a MOTU 2408 audio interface and I want to upgrade from the PCI 424 host card to the PCIe 424 model, which is a...
I recently purchased a Mindprint DTC and I've noticed that it produces quite a lot of hiss. It is not so obvious to the ear...