As we write this, Sound On Sound is hurtling towards its 35th birthday. The world's changed a lot since 1985, certainly in the sphere of music technology...
Almost no cell service reaches my home studio. People come here to record, and within moments of arrival, they inform me that they have zero bars... Then a wonderful thing happens: they put away their phones and we get to work.
To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of some recent hits by Dua Lipa, Tones And I, Caroline Shaw/Attacca Quartet, Arizona Zerva and a Destiny's Child classic mix.
The designers behind some of today's most innovative studio microphones tell us what we can expect from the mics of tomorrow.
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