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    Paul White circa 2002.

    Doing It The Hard Way

    Leader

    Isn't it time that the convergence of user interface design amongst the virtual instrument market began to happen on hardware recorders?

    People Dec 2002
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    Sounding Off: Authentic & Inspirational Ideas

    David Greeves

    Like authenticity, inspiration can't be bought and sold. Instead, it hides in all sorts of strange places and the only way to find it is to look...

    People Dec 2002
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    Paul White.

    What Makes A Good Studio?

    Leader

    You can please some of the people all of the time, or all of the people some of the time; but striking the best balance between the two becomes increasingly difficult as recording technology becomes more fragmented.

    People Nov 2002
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    Sounding Off: The State Of Music Today

    Marius Kahan

    It's always the music industry that gets blamed when people bemoan the state of music today; but maybe they shouldn't be so eager to point the finger...

    People Nov 2002
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    Paul White c.2003

    Creature Comforts

    Leader

    When we first came up with the idea for Studio SOS, we didn't quite know what to expect. To our knowledge, no other recording magazine had attempted to solve readers' problems actually in their own studios...

    People Oct 2002
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    Sounding Off: Who 'Owns' A Sample?

    Chris Eccles

    Copyright law may be very rigid these days, but in the context of creativity, who actually 'owns' a sample?

    People Oct 2002
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    Paul White c.2003

    Apples And Lemons

    Leader

    Despite rumours that Apple was on the lookout for a major audio company, Apple's buyout of German developers Emagic took us all by surprise...

    People . Sep 2002
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    Sounding Off: Bad Web Sites

    Tom Flint

    Web sites are one of the greatest revolutions of the information age; but is their purpose being undermined by bad design?

    People Sep 2002
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    Paul White c.2003

    Replace-Upgrade-Discontinue

    Leader

    Before we've learned half the capabilities of a synth or a piece of software, it's been replaced, upgraded or discontinued...

    People Aug 2002
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    Sounding Off: Transatlantic Appeal

    Dave Stewart

    From triumphant moptops to dismal flops: charting the spectacular fall from grace of British music in the US.

    People Aug 2002
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    Paul White.

    Marketing Initiative?

    Leader

    While listening to Classic FM on the way home from the SOS offices recently, I heard something that set me solidly into rant mode...

    People Jul 2002
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    Sounding Off: Original Music Being Undermined

    Nigel Beaham-Powell

    Is the work of media composers writing original music being undermined by people using unprocessed material from sample CDs, and passing it off as their own work?

    People Jul 2002
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    Paul White circa 2002.

    Tidying Up

    Leader

    Even in the simplest of studios, cables breed like rabbits on Viagra. If the whole thing isn't to descend into 'cable anarchy', you have to impose some kind of order...

    People Jun 2002
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    Sounding Off: Performance Royalties For Producers

    Andy East

    The Chairman of the UK Music Producers' Guild argues that producers should be paid performance royalties for their studio contributions, even if they don't actually play.

    People Jun 2002
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    Paul White circa 2002.

    Surround Sound: A Conspiracy?

    Leader

    Is Surround Sound and the DVD-Audio format all a plot to 'take the means of production away from the workers'?

    People May 2002
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    Sounding Off: Music Crusade

    Big George's Update On The Crusade

    Not being one to let the dust settle after having 'done the business', Big George provides an update on his crusade.

    People May 2002
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    Paul White circa 2002.

    Spoof Concepts

    Leader

    As you know, April is that time of year when articles of a 'less-than-factually-accurate' nature tend to creep into SOS...

    People Apr 2002
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    Sounding Off: Memes

    Kendall Wrightson

    A former SOS Apple Notes columnist applies memetics to the perennial Mac/Windows struggle.

    People Apr 2002
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    Paul White.

    Make Good Music

    Leader

    Let's leave the 'my sequencer is bigger than your sequencer' type of forum posts and focus on what matters — making good music.

    People Mar 2002
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    Are Modern Workstations Fit To Be Called 'Synthesizers'?

    Bob Williams

    Are modern workstations fit to be called 'synthesizers'? By Bob Williams

    People Mar 2002
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    Paul White circa 2002.

    More Affordable Surround Tools, Please

    Leader

    If we are going to get behind surround sound and help drive the industry to its next level, we're going to need the right tools at the right price.

    People Feb 2002

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