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    Studio SOS: Portable Acoustic Treatment

    Hilgrove Kenrick

    The team create portable acoustic treatment for a TV/film music composer who has plans to move house.

    Techniques Jul 2006
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    Studio SOS: Mobile Home Studio

    Paul 'Spyder' Fitzpatrick

    This month the team travel to Wales to mix vocals, acoustic guitars, and a troublesome hurdy-gurdy for a studio based in a mobile home!

    Techniques Jun 2006
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    Studio SOS: The Lab

    Flying Duvet Remedies

    Flying duvets provide an emergency remedy for control-room acoustics in The Lab's two-storey industrial unit.

    Techniques May 2006
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    Q. What kind of bass trap do I need?

    We have set up a new recording studio at our school [Radley College in Oxfordshire]. It's not huge, but we do...

    Sound Advice May 2006
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    Studio SOS: Drum Recording

    Simon Kusnierek • Jon Kent • Nate Lewis • Dan Edney

    Drum recording problems face the Studio SOS team this month, as they sort out two Bristol-based studios at once.

    Techniques Apr 2006
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    Studio SOS: Building A DIY Vocal Booth

    Paul Joyner

    This time, the team convert a small empty room into a professional vocal booth within the space of a single afternoon!

    Techniques Mar 2006
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    Q. How should I build a vocal booth?

    I'm having a small vocal booth built within an open-plan office to record voiceovers for games and DVDs. The main reasons...

    Sound Advice Mar 2006
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    Studio SOS Guide To Monitoring & Acoustic Treatment

    How To Get Your Control Room Sounding Right

    The Studio SOS visits have shown that many home studio owners are having problems with their monitoring. So this month we explain the principles anyone can use to get their own control room sounding right.

    Techniques Feb 2006
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    Studio SOS: Troublesome Monitoring


    The SOS team get busy at the London studio of a band called South, by transforming the sound of their troublesome monitoring room.

    Techniques Jan 2006
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    Studio SOS: Monitoring

    Dave Rogers

    This SOS reader was having trouble with his monitoring, so the SOS team sped over to his home studio in Bristol, England to sort things out.

    Techniques Dec 2005
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    Studio SOS: Improving Your Workspace

    Bella Saer

    In another exciting installment of our studio 'makeover' series, the team rotate Bella Saer's entire setup through 90 degrees in search of a more effective working environment.

    Techniques Nov 2005
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    Q. How can I make the most of a small studio space?

    I'm just about to set up a studio in a room of my house and I was wondering if you have any tips on where to put everything...

    Sound Advice Nov 2005
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    Studio SOS: Banishing Hums & Buzzes

    Jim Fish

    The SOS team purge the unwanted buzzes and hums from reader Jim Fish's new studio.

    Techniques Sep 2005
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    Studio SOS: Carpeted Walls!

    Brett Taylor-Holmes

    The intrepid SOS crew answer a call for help from a drummer whose studio requires a monitoring and acoustics makeover...

    Techniques Aug 2005
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    Studio SOS: Room Reorganisation

    Jazz and Alessia

    The SOS team return to Cambridge, turning another home studio upside down in search of improved vocal and guitar sounds.

    Techniques Jul 2005
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    Q. How do I set up acoustic treatment for recording vocals?

    I'm looking to acoustically treat my home studio primarily for recording vocals. I've heard that putting acoustic foam...

    Sound Advice Jul 2005
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    Studio SOS: Help With Guitars

    Rod Brakes

    The owner of an unusually bijou studio setup provides the chocolate biscuits this month, as the SOS team get busy helping to improve the performance of his gear and the sound of his recordings.

    Techniques Jun 2005
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    Studio SOS: Mains Hum

    Aniff Akinola

    Acoustic problems and mains hum were making Aniff's studio difficult to use, so the SOS team stepped in to help.

    Techniques Feb 2005
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    Studio SOS: Live Drums

    The Loose Cannons

    The SOS crew head to the 14th floor of a London tower block to help a pair of readers improve their drum sound.

    Techniques Jan 2005
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    Q. Is it OK to paint acoustic foam?

    Can you tell me how I should go about painting my acoustic foam panels? They are currently white and rather ugly!

    Sound Advice Nov 2004
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    Studio SOS

    TV Composer David Lowe

    We help television composer Dave Lowe transform a cavernous-sounding spare bedroom into a usable home studio.

    Techniques Sep 2004


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