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    Why I Love... Handheld Recorders

    Michael Denny

    Modern, computer‑based music technology has revolutionised home production. For all the positives, though, one downside...

    People May 2022
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    Sam Inglis, SOS Editor In Chief.

    Second Fiddle

    Leader

    During his lifetime, Antonius Stradivarius made around 2000 instruments, but dying gave his productivity a real boost...

    People May 2022
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    Talkback: Noga Erez & Ori Rousso

    Collaborative Beat-making

    We put the desert island questions to this Tel Aviv-based dynamic, hip‑hop‑infused pop duo.

    People Apr 2022
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    Central Processing

    Leader

    One of the core skills of the audio engineer is overcoming limitations. In the days of tape, that might have meant squeezing...

    People Apr 2022
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    Why I Love... Making A Difference

    Simon Glenister

    My school attendance was, ahem, erratic to say the least. The only place I felt I was any good at anything was hitting drums...

    People Apr 2022
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    Orchestral Revolution!

    Leader

    Ask anyone in the know about trends in music technology, and the reply will probably contain the word ‘democratised’. DAW...

    People . Mar 2022
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    Talkback: Angel-Ho

    Artist / Producer

    South African artist/producer Angel‑Ho creates joyous and very danceable music, combining synths, samplers, Afrobeat influences and pop sensibilities.

    People Mar 2022
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    Why I Love... Adversity

    James Keith Norman

    How a setback forced the writer to question and freshen the way he had been doing things...

    People Mar 2022
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    Hugh Robjohns (L) and Paul White (R)

    Grumpy 101: Top Peeves, Annoyances and Pet Hates | Podcast

    Paul and Hugh wax lyrical about the things they dislike about today's gear

    Paul White and Hugh Robjohns engage in a lighthearted discussion about what peeves and annoys them about today's music software and recording hardware.

    Music Business Mar 2022
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    Sam Inglis, SOS Editor In Chief.

    The People’s Choice

    Leader

    When you talk to manufacturers and developers whose work has been honoured in the annual SOS Awards, you’re in no doubt as to how much importance they attach to winning...

    People Feb 2022
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    Talkback: Hinako Omori

    Producer / Artist

    Japanese producer and artist Hinako Omori receives the SOS desert island treatment...

    People Feb 2022
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    Why I Love... Arranging

    Julian Schmauch

    Should arranging play a role in music education?

    People Feb 2022
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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