There are two commodities that, if we don’t get in check, will massively affect the quality of recorded music: space and skills.
More analysis of tracks from: Drake • The Steeldrivers • Fifth Harmony • Classic Mix: Prince & The New Power Generation ‘Sexy MF’ (1992)
Japanese synth pioneer Isao Tomita has died...
SOS has been reviewing modular systems since the 1990s, but this month seems like the right time to embark on a regular column covering this ever-expanding, highly popular sector.
How can we expect people to value music when we don’t keep track of who owns it?
Sometimes a make-or-break opportunity can make you and break you...
The process for royalty collection is laborious, complex, and at times hostile to the artist. We need a royalty revolution!
Music from: Zayn • Jonas Blue • Alan Walker • Kendrick Lamar and our Classic Mix is David Bowie's 'Starman'.
The sad death of Sir George Martin earlier this year got me thinking just how important producers are...
Every TV producer knows the value of a good ‘ssssccHHH PRRRgghhh’. How are you going to give them what they want?
Is it time that we retired our TRs and TBs and forced ourselves out of our comfort zones?
This month tracks from: D'Angelo, Zara Larsson, Lukas Graham, Mavis Staples and John Williams' Star Wars theme.
Today’s electronic keyboard players have a lot going for them that guitar players should envy: no tuning problems, no need for pedal effects ...
It’s only when you look back that you realise how far you’ve come...
What can studios do to protect themselves when high-profile recordings get leaked?
The human head was not designed to wear two hats at a time.
This month Mike comments on work by Lalah Hathaway, Little Big Town, Alabama Shakes and Ghost, plus our Classic Mix, Bonnie Tyler's ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’
I’m sure I recall being told that computers were invented in order to make life easier. While they can probably handle more calculations in a millisecond than I could in a lifetime, there are still aspects that are incredibly frustrating.
This month tracks from Krept & Konan, Fleur East, One Direction, Rod Stewart, Tame Impala and our Classic Mix is Britney Spears ‘Toxic’.
Sound libraries are great, but making your own sound effects is more fun — and more individual.
As the role of studios changes, so too must that of the new generation of studio managers.
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