When is an engineer not an engineer?
• Lana Del Rey 'Videogames'
• Tinchy Stryder 'Off The Record'
• Emeli Sandé 'Heaven'
• One Direction 'What Makes You Beautiful'
Over the past few years, we have seen computer software achieve what had previously been considered to be impossible.
If you make music for a living, now’s the time to unite with others to protect your rights.
Breton * Ove Engen * RJ Thompson * Burning Wire
SOS Technical Editor Hugh Robjohns ponders whether 'boutique' actually means 'better'.
• Lady Antebellum 'We Owned The Night'
• Cher Lloyd 'With Ur Love'
• Snow Patrol 'Called Out In The Dark'
We've been running a small amount of live sound gear coverage in the mag for a few months now. On the whole, it has been very well received...
No matter how ridiculous a line may be, it’s the media composer’s role to toe it — even if the fate of the world is at stake.
Does it sound better... or different?
• Maroon 5 'Moves Like Jagger'
• James Morrison 'I Won't Let You Go'
• Coldplay 'Paradise'
District Myths * The Shed * The Destructors * Mick Nolan * Three Cane Whale * Henderson/Oken * Pepe Deluxé * Cyrion
When sequencers first appeared on the scene, I was concerned that they would distract musicians, specifically keyboard...
We all have musical skeletons in our closets, but at least media composers don’t have to wheel them out every night at Wembley Arena.
Lapplander * Syd Arthur * Audnoyz * Lelio Padovani * Pocket Satellite * Xavier & Ophelia
Is the customer really always right?
• Rizzle Kicks 'Down With The Trumpets'
• Foo Fighters 'Rope'
• Christina Perri 'Jar Of Hearts'
• Nicki Minaj 'Super Bass'
A little over three years ago, I wrote a leader column pointing out the pitfalls of relying on plug-in presets,...
Unless you’ve worked in today’s television business, you can’t hope to understand the true meaning of job satisfaction.
The Unknown Stuntman * Steve Nicholls * Permanent Déjà Vu * Stus Rollins
The modern producer has a vast array of sounds at his command, but does that make for musical misery?
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