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    The Church Of Components?

    Leader

    Over time, accurate observations about specific things have a tendency to dissolve into dubious generalisations...

    People Feb 2023
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    Talkback: Jessica Wong

    Producer & Recording Engineer

    Macau‑born Jessica Wong began her production career at Boston’s prestigious Berklee School Of Music before relocating to Atlanta, where she can often be found working in the Madison Records studio in nearby Chamblee, Georgia.

    People Feb 2023
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    Why I Love... Ambient Music

    Louis Sterling

    While ambient music can be stereotyped as meditative or calming, it bridges the gaps between noise and silence, helping us find solace.

    People . Feb 2023
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    Team Talk

    Leader

    When Stormzy agreed to be interviewed for this month’s cover feature, he set one condition. We would, he insisted, be...

    People Jan 2023
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    Talkback: Billy Nomates

    Tor Maries

    Combining deft production and fluent beat‑making with no‑holds‑barred spoken word and singing, Bristol’s Billy Nomates, aka Tor Maries, has enjoyed a fast ascent to cult success.

    People Jan 2023
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    Why I Love... Compact Discs

    David Baer

    I bought my first CD player in 1984. I had been lusting for one since I first saw/heard the new format three years earlier,...

    People Jan 2023
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    Look Sharp

    Leader

    Many years ago, a manufacturer who shall remain nameless sent us two iterations of their new product...

    People Dec 2022
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    Talkback: Authentically Plastic

    Ugandan Producer & Performance Artist: Tayo Alemi

    Ugandan producer and performance artist Tayo Alemi, aka Authentically Plastic, creates experimental electronic music.

    People Dec 2022
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    Why I Love... Distortion

    Misty Jones

    My first experience with distortion was with guitar pedals. There was something amazing about physically stomping on a device...

    People Dec 2022
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    New Or Improved?

    Leader

    Spatial audio needs to offer more than just an iterative improvement — and if that’s going to happen, producers and musicians are the people who need to make it happen.

    People Nov 2022
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    Why I Love... Live Streaming

    Jyoti Mishra

    Could live streaming open up fresh worlds for your music?

    People Nov 2022
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    Talkback: Teno Afrika

    Amapiano Ambassador

    Teno Afrika, aka Lutendo Raduvha, is one of South Africa’s fastest‑rising electronic music stars. 

    People Nov 2022
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    Crunch Time

    How bad will the cost of living crisis get? Energy prices are forecast to rise by hundreds of percent this autumn. Inflation...

    People Oct 2022
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    Why I Love... Guitarists

    Jyoti Mishra

    The electric guitar — has there ever been an instrument so identified with rebellion, with danger, with transgression?

    People Oct 2022
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    Price vs Progress

    Leader

    Are manufacturers becoming more willing to pursue original design concepts?

    People Sep 2022
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    Talkback: Malena Zavala

    Cross‑cultural Synth‑Guitar Pop

    Malena Zavala pauses her cross‑cultural synth‑guitar pop career to answer SOS's nine core production questions...

    People Sep 2022
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    Why I Love... Imperfections photo of vocalist singing into studio mic.

    Why I Love... Imperfections

    Daniel Lee Collins

    Sometimes you need to free yourself from the reign of the click track and headphones...

    People Sep 2022
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    Why I Love... Live Sound

    Joseph Winters

    Live sound has been a fascination of mine ever since I did my first live sound job at a pub in Cambridge back...

    People Aug 2022
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    Growing Bolder

    Leader

    For Elton John, sorry seemed to be the hardest word. For the sound engineer, it’s something we all have to say sooner or later...

    People Aug 2022
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    Express Yourself

    I write this column with two recent events in mind. One is the sad passing of legendary synthesist and composer Vangelis. The...

    People Jul 2022
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    Modular Profile: Moritz Klein & Girts Ozolins

    DIY Education

    German DIY electronics whiz Moritz Klein and Erica Synths founder Girt Ozolins explain the motivation behind their mki x es.EDU collaboration.

    People Jul 2022

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