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Last updated 12 June 2021
Co-founder of SOUND ON SOUND in 1985 and its first Editor. Currently Managing Director/owner of SOS, focused on our website and running the business.
Bit of an Apple and PreSonus fanboy, whilst remaining objective, of course.
- Computers: Apple Mac Pro (2013) 'Trashcan', Apple MacBook Pro 17" (2011), Apple M1 MacBook Pro 16" (upgraded), Apple iPad Pro 32GB Gen 1, Apple iPad Gen 1 (stuck on old iOS).
- DAW(s): PreSonus Studio One Professional, Apple Logic Pro X.
- Audio Interfaces: PreSonus Studio 192, Avid Eleven Rack, MOTU 828 MkII (rarely used these days).
- Controllers: PreSonus FaderPort 8, PreSonus FaderPort MkI Classic.
- Guitars: Burns Brian May Red Special, Guild S100, Gibson Les Paul Standard (black), Fender Stratocaster (fat Strat, black), Takamine 6-string Acoustic/Electric.
- Keyboards: Sequential Pro-One, Ensoniq VFX (mainly for poly aftertouch), Kawai K1, Yamaha Electric Home Keyboard, Welmar Upright Acoustic Piano (kept tuned).
NOTE: Ian has written more articles than this, just that the early issue content is not yet on this website.
SoundCloud is a web-based tool for digital musicians to streamline the process of hosting and distributing audio. It simplifies and optimises the previously laborious process of moving music on the web, allowing users to effortlessly upload tracks and share them anywhere on the web.
This special November 2000 edition includes a 32-page supplement looking back over those early days, making this this the biggest SOS of all time. Selected leaders, highlights, and advertisements reveal how the hi-tech music recording field has evolved and how expectations (and prices) have radically changed through the years...
Always eager to expand their experiences, Mainframe duo Murray Munro and John Malloy talk to Ian Gilby about the processes involved in the shooting of the promo video that accompanied their recent Polydor single release.