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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record: Studio Attractions

    Music & Recording Industry News

    The rise of the studio as a tourist attraction might seem a little crass — but if it helps to pay the bills...

    Music Business Nov 2016
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    Sounding Off: Cinema's Lazy FX

    Michael Greenhalgh

    Private Wilhelm: screaming through cinema’s lazy history of sound effects.

    People Nov 2016
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Kungs Versus Cookin’ On 3 Burners • Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber • Blossoms • Beyoncé • Classic Mix: The Sex Pistols ‘God Save The Queen’

    People Nov 2016
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    Paul White

    Mixer Messages

    Leader

    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...

    People Oct 2016
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    A reputation for competence is vital — and to get it, you need to take every opportunity going.

    Music Business Oct 2016
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record: Home Studios

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Studios often fall prey to the real-estate business — but for some people, they present a niche opportunity.

    Music Business Oct 2016
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    Sounding Off: Use Your Brain, Not Your Mouse

    Dave Stewart

    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...

    People Oct 2016
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    Paul White with mics.

    Soft Options

    Leader

    When it comes to music software, there are now several payment models for acquiring it...

    People Sep 2016
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    Off The Record

    Off The Record: Convergence

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Just as music and technology have been converging, so have studios and the tech industry.

    Music Business Sep 2016
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    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.

    Music Business Sep 2016
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    Sounding Off: The Tools We Use

    Richard Norris

    Do the tools we use define the music we make?

    People Sep 2016
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    The Mix Review: September 2016

    Commercial Releases Analysed

    Christine And The Queens • Radiohead • Rick Astley • Classic Mix: T’Pau ‘China In Your Hand’ (1987)

    People Sep 2016
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    Paul White

    A Different Drum

    Leader

    Is it time to burn a few musical bridges, experiment with a more Eno-esque approach, and turn off the click track?

    People Aug 2016
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    Persistence is a virtue every composer needs, but you can take it too far.

    Music Business Aug 2016
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    Off The Record: Live Music Producers

    Music & Recording Industry News

    As recording live shows gets cheaper and easier, the line between live-sound engineer and producer blurs.

    Music Business Aug 2016
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    Sounding Off: The Home Studio Conundrum

    Pete Dowsett

    There are two commodities that, if we don’t get in check, will massively affect the quality of recorded music: space and skills.

    People Aug 2016
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    The Mix Review: August 2016

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    More analysis of tracks from: Drake • The Steeldrivers • Fifth Harmony • Classic Mix: Prince & The New Power Generation ‘Sexy MF’ (1992)

    People Aug 2016
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    Japanese synth pioneer Isao Tomita dies, aged 84

    Snowflakes Are Dancing artist passes away

    Japanese synth pioneer Isao Tomita has died...

    News
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    Paul White

    The World’s Gone Modular

    Leader

    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.

    People Jul 2016
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    The Very Best Of Prince album cover.

    Off The Record: Who Owns What?

    Music & Recording Industry News

    How can we expect people to value music when we don’t keep track of who owns it?

    Music Business Jul 2016
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    Sometimes a make-or-break opportunity can make you and break you...

    Music Business Jul 2016

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