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Ian Gilby

Ian Gilby playing guitar, aged 18.One from the archives! Ian Gilby playing guitar, aged 18.

Last updated 27 March 2024

Co-founder of SOUND ON SOUND in 1985 and its Founding Editor. Currently CEO / Managing Director/ Owner of SOS, focused on our website, running and growing the business.

Bit of an Apple and PreSonus fanboy, whilst remaining objective, of course.

  • Computers: Apple Mac Book Pro M3, 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 16 and 8, PreSonus FaderPort MkI Classic.
  • Guitars: Burns Brian May 'Red Special', Guild S100 'SG style', Gibson Les Paul Standard (black), Fender Stratocaster (fat Strat, black), Takamine 6-string Acoustic/Electric (with 11 year-old strings on it!!!).
  • Keyboards: Sequential Pro-One, Ensoniq VFX (kept mainly for poly aftertouch), Kawai K1, Yamaha Electric CK Home Keyboard, Welmar Upright Acoustic Piano (tuned every year by Miller's Music, Cambridge).

NOTE: Ian has written more articles than this, just that the early issue content is not yet on this website.