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This month you could win the complete Ueberschall Elastik Sample Collection, worth over €6,000. There are 70 sample libraries contained in the set, comprising a whopping 120GB+ of samples.
What can you do with a mixer plug‑in that operates on a single track? With Blue Cat Audio’s innovative MIDI side‑chaining system, the sky’s the limit.
This novel preamp design features a variable impedance and slew rate — which opens up a whole new world of possibilities from your mic locker...
These audio files accompany the Dave Hill Designs Europa 1 review that featured in SOS July 2011.
Paul White checks out three VST plug-ins for this month's folder.
Hardware Synth Controller
Some synths sound great, but lack hands‑on control. That’s where the Patch Editor comes in...
Korg’s analogue renaissance continues with the Monotribe groovebox. If last year’s Monotron knocked your socks off, this should leave you completely trouserless...
Lexicon are synonymous with high‑end reverb, but also make versatile multi‑effects units. Now they’ve spun off the delays, pitch‑shift algorithms and special effects from their PCM boxes into a new plug‑in bundle.
Paul White plugs his guitar in and strums away, all in the name of reviewing this effects pedal!
In our new App column, Jules Harding looks at three iOS-compatible Apps: • Harmonicdog Multitrack DAW • IK AmpliTube and iRig Adaptor • IK AmpliTube Fender
These compact monitors from Swiss company PSI incorporate some very clever technology, including ‘Class‑G’ amplification, that helps put them in a class of their own!
Can a 30‑year old algorithm in a tiny blue box really be at the cutting edge of room simulation? The answer to that question would appear to be “yes”.
Portable Recorder Accessories
Paul White looks at a highly portable recorder.
R2D2 meets podcasting! Matt Houghton investigates...
Virtual Ondes Martenot Instrument
The Ondes Martenot is as rare as it is hard to sample, leaving its distinctive sounds beyond the reach of most of us — until Soniccouture decided to step in, that is...
This hybrid mic preamp can go from solid‑state clean to valve warmth — and for a surprisingly low price, too. Is there a catch?
Stand‑mounted Guitar Resonators
This hands‑free take on the long‑established E-bow concept offers a promising new palette of sounds for the recording guitarist.
Multi-pattern Valve Microphone
Violet bid for a place at the higher end of the mic market with this vintage-styled valve model. Will it turn out to be a real gem?
People + Opinion
Interview | Producer
Arctic Monkeys’ fourth album, Suck It And See, is a dazzling return to form — and to producer, long‑time collaborator and ‘fifth Monkey’ James Ford.
Jules Harding, SOS Video Media Editor, considers the effects of gear-lust.
Interview | Composer
Are modern orchestral sample libraries really good enough to power an entire 90‑minute film score? Mark Russell found out the hard way...
Inside Track | Secrets Of The Mix Engineers
Alison Krauss persuaded mix specialist Mike Shipley to return to engineering after a 10‑year gap — in a genre he’d never tackled. The result was a creative and commercial triumph.
Inside The New Blood Tour
Transforming Peter Gabriel’s Scratch My Back into an impressive live experience required an orchestra, a team of top engineers and just the right selection of gear.
Readers’ Music Reviewed
Jiggo * New Town Triptych * Peyton Place * Herd of Instinct * AdamSK * The Apple Gies * Sticky Wickit * Royal Gala * Nick Stephenson
Paul White's leader.
Apple Logic Tips & Techniques
Sharpen your pointers for a crash course on drawing automation in Logic.
Avid Pro Tools Tips & Techniques
For Pro Tools users who are tired of conventional effects, convolution plug‑ins open up a huge range of new possibilities.
Tips & Techniques
Sound design isn’t just for special effects in the movies: it’s perfect for giving your music a unique twist.
Tips & Techniques
These media files accompany the Creative Sound Design For Music article that featured in SOS July 2011.
Ableton Live Tips & Techniques
Discover how to make the most of Live’s Effect Racks.
Cakewalk Sonar Tips & Techniques
Why settle for harsh amp-simulator tones? Find out how to produce a more organic sound using Sonar X1’s Guitar Rig 4 LE plug-in.
Is the latest iMac ‘Ultimate’ the one to unseat the Mac Pro as the obvious choice for the studio?
Computing’s big names continue to offer more power in less space, as Intel pioneer new microprocessor technology and Seagate put even more data storage on your platter...
As the ’60s came to a close, Marvin Gaye was forced to ask some serious questions about the world as he found it; the result was the sublimely soulful piece of social commentary, ‘What’s Going On’.
MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Techniques
This month's DP Notes shows you how you can achieve MIDI mastery using the Graphic Editor.
Mixing & Recording Advice
Once again, Mix Rescue finds that the arrangement and harmonic structure of the song makes it difficult to mix. But we get by... with a little help from our online friends!
Mixing & Recording Advice
These audio files accompany the Mix Rescue article that featured in SOS July 2011.
Propellerhead Reason Tips & Techniques
In part two of our short series, we dive deeper into Neptune, the pitch correction device that keeps on giving.
Cockos Reaper Tips & Techniques
Reaper’s ability to run multiple instances of plug-ins is impressive, but how do you keep track of them all and maintain optimum performance?
Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques
Cubase’s send effects aren’t just for reverb and delay!
Your Studio Problems Solved
Bass trapping can go a long way towards solving low-frequency problems in small rooms — but so, too, can monitor placement, as we find out in this month’s Studio SOS...
Sampling Vintage Synthesizers
Vintage synths are perfect for sampling, and modern multisampling software makes the process easy and creatively rewarding. We show you how it’s done in our in‑depth guide.
Sampling Vintage Synthesizers
These audio files accompany the Sampling Vintage Synths article that featured in SOS July 2011.
Analysing Commercial Productions
• Ke$ha 'We R Who We R'
Musicians and video makers alike could learn plenty from a new generation of online artists like Robin Schmidt, who expand and fund their work through social media and ‘crowd funding’.
TV Music From The Inside
To reach the top as a composer for the media, what you really need is ‘people skills’ — and the patience of saints.
Music & Recording Industry News
** This article was originally printed in the US Edition of Sound On Sound only, but is available online to all subscribers. ** Remasters and remixes are proven means of exploiting old records — but as the recent success of music-based video games has shown, there might be more mileage in un-mixing them...
We discuss the sort of studio setup you need for voice-over work, and how you can start promoting and selling your services.
Two‑channel Preamp For Cameras & Camcorders
Your bargain DSLR may be able to shoot wonderful cinematic video, but its audio quality and connectivity are unlikely to meet a Sound On Sound reader’s high standards. Beachtek suggest a compact solution...