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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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    Harold Budd at Bill Nelson’s 70th Birthday concert, Leeds 2018.

    Harold Budd - Master Of Ambient Music Dies

    Avant-garde and minimalist composer has died, aged 84

    American composer and pianist Harold Budd, often cited as one of the founding fathers of ambient, has died aged 84.

    News
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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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    Bruce Swedien: 1934 - 2020

    Legendary recording engineer dies, aged 86

    The legendary recording engineer has died, aged 86.

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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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    Why I Love... The JBL Control One

    Helen Skiera

    JBL Control Ones with dented grilles, sticky with fake blood, painted bright yellow for some forgotten scenery reason, are the unsung heroes of theatre audio delivery.

    People Sep 2020
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    Sam Inglis, SOS Editor In Chief.

    Keeping It Fresh

    Leader

    We all want our music-making tools to be intuitive. But what does that actually mean?

    People Aug 2020
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    Why I Love... Keytars

    Atheen Spencer

    It's fair to say that keytars have had bad press over the years. It's my view that this malicious campaign was started by...

    People Aug 2020
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    SOS Editor In Chief Sam Inglis

    A Price On Your Head

    Leader

    Headphones are now the primary means by which music is consumed. Some say this makes it desirable to mix and master on phones, too...

    People Jul 2020
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    Why I Love... Soldering

    Robin Vincent

    My confidence grew to the point that tackling surface-mounted components was not the horror I was led to believe...

    People Jul 2020
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    Why I Love... Chance Operations

    Andrew Culver

    When you use chance operations correctly, you end up challenging yourself constantly...

    People Jun 2020
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    Why I Love... Criticism

    Robin Morley

    Even if some people who hear it loathe your music, there will always be some who adore it. Whether you care about either camp, or just decide to make music to please yourself, is entirely up to you.

    People May 2020
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    The Mix Review: May 2020

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of recent hits from Lewis Capaldi, Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey and a classic mix from Radiohead.

    People May 2020

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