Three things stand out about 1985: Mario and Luigi took the world by storm, Back To The Future hit cinemas for the first time, and Sound On Sound celebrated its inaugural issue.
Think your own music is good? Listen to these tracks from SOS readers and see if you agree with the good Doctor's prognosis...
Hard drives are getting bigger and that can only be good, right? Well, up to a point...
The music world is going soft — but the economics of software production run up hard against the inadequacies of software protection. Cutting Edge speculates on a possible solution.
Another batch of lucky SOS readers' demos wait nervously for the Doctor's prognosis. What is the verdict? Listen while you read on...
Considering the best way to mix in a small modern studio leads Cutting Edge to speculate on a possible future for the interconnection of digital audio devices.
Ultra low-cost PC setups are all very well, but can we be sure they'll run everything we need them to? Cutting Edge finds out from personal experience.
The Doc proffers diagnosis and suitable cures for another batch of reader-submitted meisterwerks.
We investigate two new technologies from Microsoft that could change the way we use audio and video for entertainment; plus, as video becomes more pervasive in the music technology market, we look at some of the latest announcements from NAB.
We explore the idea of understanding technology in terms of layers and abstractions, and how this makes it possible for a protocol like MIDI to be communicated via USB, Firewire and even Bluetooth.