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    Why I Love... Passive Speakers

    Phil Ward

    There’s an element of art in the design of passive speakers that’s somehow diluted, lost even, once you put the crossover upstream of multiple power amplifiers...

    People Dec 2020
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    The Death Of Live?

    Leader

    For anyone who supplies or works in live sound, or the wider events industry, it’s been a disaster...

    People Dec 2020
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    Happy Birthday SOS

    A lot can happen in 35 years. Start the clock in 1914 and it’s a period that encompasses both World Wars, the Russian...

    People Nov 2020
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    Why I Love... The EBow

    Paul White

    The EBow is a small plastic‑cased gadget, powered by a 9V battery, and when it’s hovered over a guitar string, it causes it to vibrate...

    People Nov 2020
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    Why I Love... Well-run Studios

    Dave Stewart

    When a studio also has helpful staff, talented engineers and clued-up assistants, the whole experience is a joy.

    People Oct 2020
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    Sam Inglis, SOS Editor In Chief.

    New Romantics

    Leader

    Romance isn't a concept often associated with music technology, but it definitely has a role to play. Only a ...

    People Oct 2020
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    Sam Inglis, SOS Editor In Chief.

    Choices Choices

    Leader

    Why is Sound On Sound publishing a major article about choosing an audio interface? Many reasons...

    People Sep 2020
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    Why I Love... The JBL Control One

    Helen Skiera

    JBL Control Ones with dented grilles, sticky with fake blood, painted bright yellow for some forgotten scenery reason, are the unsung heroes of theatre audio delivery.

    People Sep 2020
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    Sam Inglis, SOS Editor In Chief.

    Keeping It Fresh

    Leader

    We all want our music-making tools to be intuitive. But what does that actually mean?

    People Aug 2020
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    Why I Love... Keytars

    Atheen Spencer

    It's fair to say that keytars have had bad press over the years. It's my view that this malicious campaign was started by...

    People Aug 2020
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    SOS Editor In Chief Sam Inglis

    A Price On Your Head

    Leader

    Headphones are now the primary means by which music is consumed. Some say this makes it desirable to mix and master on phones, too...

    People Jul 2020
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    Why I Love... Soldering

    Robin Vincent

    My confidence grew to the point that tackling surface-mounted components was not the horror I was led to believe...

    People Jul 2020
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    Why I Love... Chance Operations

    Andrew Culver

    When you use chance operations correctly, you end up challenging yourself constantly...

    People Jun 2020
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    Why I Love... Criticism

    Robin Morley

    Even if some people who hear it loathe your music, there will always be some who adore it. Whether you care about either camp, or just decide to make music to please yourself, is entirely up to you.

    People May 2020
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    The Mix Review: May 2020

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of recent hits from Lewis Capaldi, Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey and a classic mix from Radiohead.

    People May 2020
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    Why I Love... The Kindness Of Strangers

    Paul Evans

    Steve gave me his time that day, he was good-humoured and made it fun. He showed me how synthesizers work and how to create sounds... it was magical.

    People Apr 2020
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    Paul White

    The Modular Mindset

    Paul White

    On occasions I think the modular synth concept is a bit bonkers. It takes ages to set up a sound with little chance of being able to repeat it... Surely programmable synths were invented to get around that shortcoming?

    People Apr 2020
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    Mission Critical

    Leader

    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...

    People Mar 2020
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    Why I Love... Mountains

    TG LaFredo

    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.

    People Mar 2020
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    The Mix Review: March 2020

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    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.

    People Mar 2020
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    Reader Survey 2020

    SOS Wants Your Feedback!

    Our dedicated team produces Sound On Sound magazine and website each month for you, our fabulous Readers, so help shape the future of what we do by completing this survey.

    People Mar 2020

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