SOS December 2013 is now available online!
In our cover feature this month, we look at the Pre-mix. Pro mixers do great work because they’re not distracted by problem-solving. With our ten easy steps, you can do the same.
Our features are especially excellent in the December issue. In Session Notes, we give you the opportunity to mix a recording made at Abbey Road Studios, then we have an interview with Matt Robertson, the musical director for Björk’s Biophilia tour, as well as a fascinating piece on the French recording artist Vincent Delerm and how his latest album is recorded entirely using a piano – bowed, plucked and hammered.
We get our hands on the iZ Technology RADAR 6 and ADA II hardware multitrack recorder and converter. Originally launched in 1994, RADAR was the first hard-disk digital audio recorder and was prized for its editing capabilities and the tape-like sound of its converters. We ask whether the RADAR system is still relevant in today’s world of software recording.
We’ve also got the most in-depth reviews available for new gear such as the Korg Wavedrum Global Edition, Aphex Project Channel, Numark’s wireless Orbit controller, the Studiomaster Horizon 2012 powered mixer, Advanced Audio’s CM12 & CM47 valve microphones and the Yamaha HS7 and HS8S active monitors and sub.
That’s not to mention the software reviews we have for Sony’s Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2, Geosonics from Soniccouture, Sonokinetic’s Minimal orchestral sample library, Toontrack EZmix 2 and Fabfilter’s multi-band dynamics processor Pro-MB.
The competition prize for this month is a fantastic pair of PMC TwoTwo 6 monitors, worth £4200/$4999.
On top of all this, we have regulars such as Inside Track, The Mix Review, DAW workshops, the ever-entertaining Notes From The Deadline, Studio File and Spotlight, which rounds up some of the best powered mixers on the market.
For full contents and to start reading this month’s issue, follow the link below.