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    Mission Critical

    Leader

    As we write this, Sound On Sound is hurtling towards its 35th birthday. The world's changed a lot since 1985, certainly in the sphere of music technology...

    People Feb 2020
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    Why I Love... Mountains

    TG LaFredo

    Almost no cell service reaches my home studio. People come here to record, and within moments of arrival, they inform me that they have zero bars... Then a wonderful thing happens: they put away their phones and we get to work.

    People Feb 2020
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    The Mix Review: March 2020

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of some recent hits by Dua Lipa, Tones And I, Caroline Shaw/Attacca Quartet, Arizona Zerva and a Destiny's Child classic mix.

    People Feb 2020
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    Reader Survey 2020

    SOS Wants Your Feedback!

    Our dedicated team produces Sound On Sound magazine and website each month for you, our fabulous Readers, so help shape the future of what we do by completing this survey.

    People Feb 2020
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    Nothing But The Truth

    Leader

    Most of the time we're on the lookout for plug-ins, pedals and processors that help us create interesting sounds —...

    People Jan 2020
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    The Mix Review | February 2020

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of recent hits by Selena Gomez, Travis Scott, Maroon 5 plus a classic mix from Roxette.

    People Jan 2020
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    Why I Love... My Car

    Chris Korff

    For all the headaches it's caused my mechanic, my car has been of huge value to my musical life. My mobile disco lets me indulge my guiltiest musical pleasures without fear of judgement...

    People Jan 2020
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    Are Loops Cheating?

    Leader

    Many of us use rhythm loops in our compositions, but at what stage does relying on them become cheating?

    People Dec 2019
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    Why I Love... Collecting Gear

    Simon Horrocks

    My name is Simon and I have Gear Acquisition Syndrome....

    People Dec 2019
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    Synth Heaven

    Leader

    Having just returned home from SynthFest UK 2019 held at Sheffield's Octagon, I thought it might be appropriate to focus...

    People Nov 2019
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    The Mix Review: December 2019

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We examine the production of some recent hits from Dermot Kennedy, Marshmello ft. chvrches, DJ Regard, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey, Mist plus The Cars 1984 classic 'Drive'.

    People Nov 2019
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    Why I Love... Soft Synths

    David Baer

    I am a bit older than most Sound On Sound readers. I was in high school when I watched the Beatles get introduced...

    People Nov 2019
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    Investment Advice

    Leader

    Have you noticed that whenever you buy a new guitar, a new amplifier or a different software guitar amp emulation, the end...

    People Oct 2019
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    The Mix Review | November 2019

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Brush up on your listening skills as we examine the production of recent hits from Aitch, Lizzo, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith and a classic mix from Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta.

    People Oct 2019
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    Why I Love... Early Mornings

    Gavin Herlihy

    It wasn't until life dragged me by the scruff of the neck out of bed at an unfathomably early hour that I began to learn the value of being up before everyone else.

    People Oct 2019
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    Making Mistakes

    Leader

    Acquiring the skill to mix a piece of music takes time and practice, and like playing an instrument, you’re never done...

    People Sep 2019
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    The Mix Review | October 2019

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Brush up on your listening skills as we examine the production of some recent hits from Avicii, Dave, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, Fantastic Negrito and a classic mix from Procol Harum.

    People Sep 2019
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    Why I Love... Standing Up

    Paul Nagle

    Verticality has been such a revelation that I now no longer own a beanbag!

    People Sep 2019
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    Thanks For The Memory

    Leader

    I've had a couple of sample-based instruments to review lately, and both have weighed in at over 50 gigabytes each. Given my...

    People Aug 2019
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    The Mix Review | September 2019

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of some recent hits from Logic, Ed Sheeran, Lil Nas X and Paul Hardcastle's No.1 sampling classic '19'.

    People Aug 2019
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    Why I Love... My Guitar Processor

    Beren Matthews

    Don't get me wrong, I still love my tube amp. But the quality–of–life improvements that this device has brought to the table (or stage) is undeniable.

    People Aug 2019

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