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Welcome to Sound On Sound, the world's premier music recording technology magazine.

Based in Cambridge, England and independently-owned, we've been delivering our quality monthly print magazine since 1985. This web site houses our continually-expanding archive of highly informative articles that chart the impact of technology on the music production and recording processes.

Sound On Sound is recognised internationally as the 'bible' of the music recording industry.

Every month our UK and USA editions deliver consistently more pages than any competing title, packed full of in-depth product tests of Recording Systems, Music Software: DAWs, Virtual Instruments, Plug-ins, Synthesizers, Keyboards & Rack Modules, Music Computers, Samplers, Audio Interfaces, Effects & Signal Processors, Mixing Consoles,and not forgetting studio essentials like Microphones and Monitors, plus the best Musician/Mix Engineer/Record Producer interviews you'll read anywhere. Our regular Tutorials and practical 'how to' Workshops offer no-nonsense advice, to help you gain the most from your studio tools - whatever your level of expertise.

SOS first issue, with a November cover month, went on sale 18 October 1985.SOS first issue, with a November cover month, went on sale 18 October 1985.

Sound On Sound has consistently remained at the forefront of music recording technology since it was launched in 1985, by the visionary SOS Publications Group on the UK's top Channel 4 TV music show The Tube. For 30+ years, we've been championing the convergence of software, MIDI, computer technology and recording equipment that continues to revolutionise the music production industry today.

With undoubtedly the most experienced editorial team to grace any music magazine's staff list, our editorial integrity and professional reputation are highly-prized and internationally respected by both our readers and advertisers alike.

So browse our award-winning web site, search our extensive archive of past articles (from present day back to August 2005, with more past issues being added as fast as we can) or swap helpful hints/tips and chew the fat with fellow recording enthusiasts and experts in the ever-popular SOS Forum. Then you will discover why Sound On Sound remains the "yardstick by which all other music recording magazines are measured".

For SOS issues published between 1985 and 1994 please visit Mu:zines the Music Magazine Archive.

Licensing Enquiries

Sound On Sound has a long tradition of licensing articles to other publishers around the world. If you wish to talk to us about individual articles or any aspect of the magazine / web site content, please email Dave Lockwood, Editorial Director via our Contact SOS form.

You can contact staff in any department via the Contact SOS form. Please visit this page for Advertising enquiries.