The August 2012 issue of Sound On Sound magazine is now on sale!For this month's cover feature we take an exclusive in-depth look at the hotly-awaited X32 console: Behringer's new flagship digital mixer packed with a vast array of impressive features including Midas-powered preamps and Klark Teknik technology, all at a really great price.
The SOS review team get their hands on Roland's Jupiter 50 performance synth, Peluso's P67 tube mic, Unity Audio's The Boulder three-way monitors and Steinberg's UR28M audio interface and monitor controller, as well as products from Tascam, Cartec, Nord, Lewitt, Presonus and SPL. In the live section this month we also have reviews of some of Mackie and Galaxy's latest gear, while Mike Crofts explores what's involved in preparing an open-air concert.
Jake Jackson takes us through the process of recording 201 national anthems in 51 hours for the 2012 Olympic Games, and Trevor Muzzy tells SOS how he applied the finishing touches to Nicki Minaj's massive hit, 'Starships'. MARRS' 'Pump Up The Volume' gets the Classic Tracks treatment this month as we delve into the unlikely collaboration between two 4AD artists.
Before his passing earlier this year, SOS were lucky enough to have spoken with legendary engineer Keith Grant who shared his story who oversaw the golden age of music recording at the UK's greatest independent studio, Olympics Studios. The focus of this month's Spotlight is acoustic treatment as we take a look at some of the products out there on the market, while SOS's own Paul White and Hugh Robjohns are tasked with improving speech recordings for an audio newspaper aimed at the partially sighted in this month's Studio SOS.
You can also win yourself Kemper's impressive Profiling Amp in this month's competition, plus we've got details of how you can take part in our 2012 SOS Reader Survey and be in with a chance of winning an AKG C12VR mic!
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