The rise of the studio as a tourist attraction might seem a little crass — but if it helps to pay the bills...
Private Wilhelm: screaming through cinema’s lazy history of sound effects.
Kungs Versus Cookin’ On 3 Burners • Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber • Blossoms • Beyoncé • Classic Mix: The Sex Pistols ‘God Save The Queen’
Those of us who grew up with tape machines and mixers can see how most DAWs follow an analogue mixer paradigm, but this might not be quite so obvious to a musician who’s taken the DAW route from the start...
A reputation for competence is vital — and to get it, you need to take every opportunity going.
Studios often fall prey to the real-estate business — but for some people, they present a niche opportunity.
Mastering a little musical craft and applying your imagination will get you a lot further than fiddling around with plug-ins. Use your ears, not your eyes. Use your brain, not your mouse...
When it comes to music software, there are now several payment models for acquiring it...
Just as music and technology have been converging, so have studios and the tech industry.
To get a job in the media you need to do a job. Specifically, you need to write a pitch that will blow the doors off.
Do the tools we use define the music we make?
Christine And The Queens • Radiohead • Rick Astley • Classic Mix: T’Pau ‘China In Your Hand’ (1987)
Is it time to burn a few musical bridges, experiment with a more Eno-esque approach, and turn off the click track?
Persistence is a virtue every composer needs, but you can take it too far.
As recording live shows gets cheaper and easier, the line between live-sound engineer and producer blurs.
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...
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