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Boutique microphone manufacturer Peluso have kindly donated this P67 Valve Mic worth £1,700 ($1,965).
A large new violin library for Kontakt turns legato sampling into an art form.
These mics are intended to offer the sound of the classic U87, while costing a fraction of the price. Do they live up to their inspiration?
Making Music On The Move
Yamaha Synth Arp & Drum Pad, EUM DAW Remote HD, Liine Lemur.
Behringer’s new digital mixer and snake system are impressive on paper, but how do they fare under real-life gigging conditions?
Multi-pattern Valve Microphone
This handmade mic employs top-quality components, which lend it a character reminiscent of the classic Neumann M49.
ESI claim to have improved on the design of their popular Near range of desktop monitors. The result is definitely Unik...
Reverb Plug-in For Mac & PC
There are hundreds of reverb plug-ins to choose from, but none quite like Eventide’s Blackhole...
Acoustic Instrument Amplifier
Fishman have taken their popular Loudbox 100 and given it a fresh lick of paint, more powerful amplifiers and a welcome new effects section.
Hybrid FET/Valve Microphone Preamplifier
The man behind well-known French mixing console manufacturers Freevox has created a preamp — and it sounds très bon!
Precision Analyser plot test images
Active PA Speakers
To really put these three-way speakers to the test, we took them out on a number of outdoor live-music events.
Pedalboards and foot controllers are usually seen as the preserve of guitarists rather than of DJs and keyboardists — but if one man has his way, that might just be about to change...
Modelled Virtual Piano
Now six years old, this physical modelling instrument has reached a new level of refinement and sophistication — and not just for piano sounds.
USB 2 Audio Interface
The new Microbook’s miniature exterior hides surprising depths of functionality.
DIY Synth Module
If you’re handy with a soldering iron, buying the Shruthi 1 gets you a lot of synth for your buck...
Eight-track Pocket Recorder
Building on their record for successful hand-held stereo recording devices, Olympus have stepped into multitracker territory...
Handheld Capacitor Microphone
This French-designed stage mic costs less than more established models — and might just out-perform them, too!
Tape Emulation Plug-in For Mac & PC
The sound of magnetic tape stems from a hugely complex set of interacting factors. Slate Digital’s VTM is the most detailed attempt yet to capture these in digital form.
These three-way, sealed-box speakers aren’t cheap — but then they might just be the best monitors in the world...
Round-up of popular models
Digital mixing offers a huge range of benefits over analogue, and with more models available than ever before, there’s never been a better time to try it. Here’s our round-up of some of the most popular models available today.
Guitar Amp & Speaker Simulator
Does an all-analogue, 1989 design still have a place in the world of convolution and modelling-based guitar recording products? Get ready to be surprised by the reissued SansAmp Classic.
Uhe’s painstakingly authentic analogue emulation is pretty demanding. Is she worth it?
People + Opinion
Inside Track | Secrets Of The Mix Engineers
All it took to make a star of Carly Rae Jepsen was one memorable song — and, in Dave Ogilvie, a mix engineer who understood how to make it stand out.
From The Smiths To The Blues
John Porter made his name with British indie and rock music — but is now arguably the world’s leading producer of blues records.
Readers' Music Reviewed
Dave Gerard & The Watchmen, Knive Eight, A Glance Beyond Nature, Seed, Adam Dawson, My Name Is Earl, Dream Baby Dream.
Paul White's Leader
Cubase Tips & Techniques
Get creative with your guitar tones, using Cubase’s VST Amp Rack
If your workflow is a casualty of the closure of MobileMe, it’s probably time to start looking for alternatives...
Tips & Techniques
Soaring, anthemic descants and quicksilver runs are the meat and potatoes of old-school string arranging. But they may not be enough to save the day when disaster strikes…
Pro Tools Tips & Technique
Learn how to use Pro Tools’ Digibase Browsers and all your audio files will be at your fingertips.
Cockos Reaper Tips & Technique
In the second of this two-part series on drum editing in Reaper, we use SWS Extensions to fill gaps and stretch time.
Presonus Studio One: Tips & Techniques
Assigning logical key shortcuts in Studio One could seriously speed up your work rate...
Apple Logic Tips & Technique
Use Logic’s stock plug-ins to decongest the middle of your mix.
How To Craft The Perfect Bottom End
Avoid all the low-frequency pitfalls and learn to achieve the perfect foundation for any mix, with our bass-mixing masterclass...
Although the shock value of its lyrics and ensuing censorship earned it notoriety, ‘Closer’ perfectly exemplifies Trent Reznor’s radical use of sampling and singularly focused musical vision.
Recording Live Sound
Imagine mixing the world’s biggest bands in front of an audience of millions — with no soundcheck. It’s all in a day’s work for BBC in-house engineers.
Propellerhead Reason Tips & Techniques
Pausing by the buffet, we check out what Propellerhead have brought to the Rack Extension party.
Your Studio Problems Solved
In a departure from the usual home-studio make-overs, this month we answer an SOS call from the historic Radio Caroline!
Commercial Productions Analysed
We examine the production of some recent hit records by Flo Rida, Kelly Clarkson abd Michael Kiwanuka.
Ableton Live Tips & Technique
Unlock the potential of overlooked but useful Live effects devices.
Sonar Tips & Techniques
Instrument definitions make life easier when using hardware instruments or effects with Sonar.
With a release date for Windows 8 finally announced, should musicians take advantage of upgrade offers?
TV Music From The Inside
Most of the time, TV composers are happy if anyone notices their music. It’s when people start to like it that the trouble starts.
Music & Recording Industry News
Just like studios and record companies, music industry trade bodies have had to adapt to survive in a rapidly changing business landscape. ** This article was originally printed in the US Edition of Sound On Sound only, but is available online to all subscribers. **
Inside The World's Pro Studios
We reveal the unexpected vintage treasures hidden inside an 18th Century palace.