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    Sounding Off: What Is Real Music?

    Jyoti Mishra

    The argument over what's considered to be real music goes on and on (and on and on)...

    People Apr 2003
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    Cutting Edge

    Microsoft Smart Display

    When you launch a new product, it's always best to have a clear message. You buy a dishwasher because you hate washing up, you buy a car because you can't walk 20 miles to work, or wait for the bus that comes once a week; and you buy a Microsoft Smart Display because, um...

    People Mar 2003
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    Paul White c.2003

    Live And Dangerous

    Leader

    Paul White shines the spotlight on worrying proposed changes to the UK's live music licensing laws...

    People Mar 2003
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    Sounding Off: Results Of Software Piracy

    Mark Wherry

    Music software companies have warned us about the effects of piracy since the dawn of history; but are we now starting to see the results as smaller companies become absorbed into larger corporations?

    People Mar 2003
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    Paul White c.2003

    Don't Give Up Your Day Job

    Leader

    More words of wisdom proferred by SOS Editor-in-Chief Paul White.

    People Feb 2003
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    Sounding Off: Illegal Downloads

    Carl Pittam

    When it comes to digital rights management, downloading music illegally isn't really the problem — it's our obsession with it.

    People Feb 2003
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    Paul White c.2003

    Saving Graces

    Leader

    Digital data can't actually be considered 'real' unless it exists in at least two different places...

    People Jan 2003
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    Sounding Off: Not Convinced About Surround Sound

    Matt Bell

    The combined might of the record industry is currently behind the attempt to persuade us that surround is the next big thing - but many of us still remain to be convinced...

    People Jan 2003
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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?

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    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

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    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?

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    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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