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    Thinking Ahead

    Leader

    Next time you’re buying studio hardware, try searching the manufacturer’s website using terms like ‘sustainability’. You might be surprised at the results.

    People May 2021
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    Why I Love... Labels

    Robin Bigwood

    Great‑sounding gear with big feature sets — what’s not to like? Well, for one, user interfaces that are so obscure you forget how they work the moment you put down the manual...

    People May 2021
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    Talkback: Niko Moon

    Country Meets Hip-hop

    Georgia‑born, Nashville‑based Niko Moon gets the 10-question treatment...

    People . Apr 2021
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    Rights & Wrongs

    Leader

    We owe the famous saying “If it sounds right, it is right” to Joe Meek. It sounds like a truism — but only if you overlook what’s involved in deciding that something sounds right.

    People Apr 2021
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    Why I Love... Modern Instruments

    Kate Isaac

    Sam Inglis’s leader regarding vintage gear got me thinking about similar myths which surround vintage saxophones...

    People Apr 2021
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    Why I Love... Video Games

    Chris Korff

    If you care about sound but have previously considered video games a distraction, do yourself a favour: pick a title you like the look of, don your favourite studio headphones, and get immersed.

    People Mar 2021
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    For The Love Of Mic

    Leader

    No‑one can tell you exactly what to buy without knowing more about your circumstances, your preferences, your studio and the things you’re likely to be recording. And the best person to come up with those answers is you.

    People Mar 2021
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    Why I Love... My DAW

    John Walden

    I’m addicted to YouTube. A couple of weeks ago, its slightly scary algorithms coughed up a video clip from the BBC’s 1980s ‘...

    People Feb 2021
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    Talkback: Marcus Hamblett

    Producer / Multi-instrumentalist

    Brighton‑based producer and multi‑instrumentalist Marcus Hamblett is in our Talkback hot seat.

    People Feb 2021
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    Vintage Vice!

    Leader

    Like all love affairs, love of vintage gear isn’t entirely rational. Old equipment is often unreliable, noisy and limited. But...

    People Feb 2021
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    Difficult Conversations In The Studio

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    In this video, Editor in Chief Sam Inglis explains how to handle those awkward studio moments with tact and diplomacy, and emerge with your dignity intact!

    People Jan 2021
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    The Luxury Of Choice

    Leader

    Today’s teenagers see nothing odd about playlisting The Beatles and Sinatra cheek by jowl with trap‑metal and drill. Music of the past is seen as a canon to be added to, not an embarrassment to be left behind. This seems to me a very positive change...

    People Jan 2021
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    Talkback: Jay Watson

    The Brightest New Talent

    In our new monthly feature, we track down the new producers who are making waves and find out what makes them tick.

    People Jan 2021
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    Why I Love... Electronic Open Mics

    Simon Horrocks

    If regular open mic nights aren’t quite right for the emerging army of knob‑twiddlers, loopers and beatmakers, where do we go to perform?

    People Jan 2021
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    Why I Love... Passive Speakers

    Phil Ward

    There’s an element of art in the design of passive speakers that’s somehow diluted, lost even, once you put the crossover upstream of multiple power amplifiers...

    People Dec 2020
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    The Death Of Live?

    Leader

    For anyone who supplies or works in live sound, or the wider events industry, it’s been a disaster...

    People Dec 2020
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    Happy Birthday SOS

    A lot can happen in 35 years. Start the clock in 1914 and it’s a period that encompasses both World Wars, the Russian...

    People Nov 2020
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    Why I Love... The EBow

    Paul White

    The EBow is a small plastic‑cased gadget, powered by a 9V battery, and when it’s hovered over a guitar string, it causes it to vibrate...

    People Nov 2020
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    Why I Love... Well-run Studios

    Dave Stewart

    When a studio also has helpful staff, talented engineers and clued-up assistants, the whole experience is a joy.

    People Oct 2020
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    Sam Inglis, SOS Editor In Chief.

    New Romantics

    Leader

    Romance isn't a concept often associated with music technology, but it definitely has a role to play. Only a ...

    People Oct 2020
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    Sam Inglis, SOS Editor In Chief.

    Choices Choices

    Leader

    Why is Sound On Sound publishing a major article about choosing an audio interface? Many reasons...

    People Sep 2020

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