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    Why I Love... My Laptop

    Robert Hicks

    With your laptop to hand, have a go at performing a rough mix on your headphones whilst the sun is shining. You might be surprised how inspiring it can be!

    People Jan 2022
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    Sam Inglis, SOS Editor In Chief.

    Lost In Space

    Leader

    Spatial audio. 3D music. 360‑degree sound. Call it what you will, immersive audio is a hot topic. And while researching...

    People Jan 2022
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    Sam Inglis, SOS Editor In Chief.

    Carry On Comping

    Leader

    Comping is an intrinsic part of modern record production. It’s something we all have to do...

    People Dec 2021
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    Why I Love... Gates

    Ashley Pomeroy

    SOS reader Ashley Pomeroy celebrates the creative power of gates.

    People Dec 2021
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    Talkback: Gemini Major

    Artist & Producer

    The producer behind an array of South African stars such as Nasty C, Sho Madjozi and Cassper Nyovest answers our quick-fire questions.

    People . Nov 2021
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    Sam Inglis, SOS Editor In Chief.

    Dynamics: Back To Basics

    Leader

    When it comes to dynamics processing, we’ve never had it so good. Once upon a time, even the largest studios had only basic...

    People Nov 2021
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    Why I Love... The Future

    Jyoti Mishra

    Isn't 'the future' meant to be all about user convenience?

    People Nov 2021
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    Creative Cuts

    When we think of musical genius, we tend to call to mind people with exceptional powers of planning and control. Whether it’s...

    People Oct 2021
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    Talkback: Badsista

    Producer & DJ

    Now a globetrotting producer and DJ, Badsista's work with artists like Lei Di Dai Linn da Quebrada and the Multishow Brazilian Music Award winner Jup do Bairro has seen her grow into one of Brazil’s most eminent electronic music producers.

    People . Oct 2021
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    Why I Love... The Electric Guitar

    Paul White

    The lovely thing about electric guitars is that you can tweak them to your own preferences in terms of both how they feel to play and in what features you add to them.

    People Oct 2021
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    Tough Choices

    Leader

    Buying equipment can be stressful and difficult, and never more so than in the case of loudspeakers...

    People Sep 2021
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    Talkback: Priya Ragu & Japhna Gold

    Songwriting/Production Partners

    The music of Priya Ragu is, on the surface, a solo project. However, a closer look at the Sri Lankan Tamil‑Swiss artist’s work reveals a close songwriting and production partnership with her brother, Japhna Gold.

    People . Sep 2021
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    Why I Love... The 1010Music Blackbox

    Paul Nagle

    Not long ago, I learned a sobering lesson about pet hates and how they can trip you up. I initially dismissed the 1010music...

    People Sep 2021
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    Practice Makes Perfect

    Leader

    Writers like Malcolm Gladwell argue that talent is a myth. What separates the successful from the also‑rans, they say, is practice...

    People Aug 2021
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    Why I Love... Peace & Quiet

    John Savage

    When I was but a wee lad, I loved things that were noisy. But as I got older, I started to appreciate moments of calm...

    People Aug 2021
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    Talkback: Nick Hook

    Producer

    A renowned producer straddling the worlds of hip‑hop and alternative music, Nick Hook speaks to me from thespacepit, his...

    People Aug 2021
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    Total Immersion

    Leader

    While it’s too early to pronounce immersive music a commercial success, it would be a mistake to write it off as an attempt to repackage old ideas...

    People Jul 2021
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    Why I Love... Photography

    Chris Korff

    Good photography, like a good recording, comes from a mix of experience and pragmatism...

    People Jul 2021
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    Talkback: Anna Laverty

    Studio All-rounder

    Now resident in Melbourne, Australia, this former Miloco Studios producer/engineer takes our 9-question challenge.

    People Jul 2021
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    Peter Zinovieff with the EMS VCS3.

    Peter Zinovieff — 1933-2021

    Legendary composer and synth designer dies aged 88

    Visionary synth designer and electronic music composer Peter Zinovieff has died, aged 88.

    News
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    Unplugged

    Leader

    Putting 95 percent of your plug‑ins off‑limits, and describing in beginner‑friendly terms what the others are actually doing, makes you realise how much of what we do is pure habit...

    People Jun 2021

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