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    Harold Budd at Bill Nelson’s 70th Birthday concert, Leeds 2018.

    Harold Budd - Master Of Ambient Music Dies

    Avant-garde and minimalist composer has died, aged 84

    American composer and pianist Harold Budd, often cited as one of the founding fathers of ambient, has died aged 84.

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    Bruce Swedien: 1934 - 2020

    Legendary recording engineer dies, aged 86

    The legendary recording engineer has died, aged 86.

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    SOS 2020 Reader Survey

    Help to shape SOS content

    The 31 March deadline is looming, so hurry and complete our survey, and help shape the future content and direction of your favourite audio recording technology resource.

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    Geoff Emerick RIP 1946 - 2018

    Beatles engineer dies, aged 72

    We’re saddened to hear of the passing of engineer and producer Geoff Emerick, who died on October 2nd, aged 72. Along with producer George Martin, Emerick was instrumental in crafting and guiding the sound of some of The Beatles’ most famous recordings...

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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...

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    Mike Skeet 1932 - 2015

    Obituary

    The British sound recording fraternity contains many eccentrics, but perhaps none more so than Mike Skeet who sadly...

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    Recording: Past, Present & Future

    Video Feature

    Three things stand out about 1985: Mario and Luigi took the world by storm, Back To The Future hit cinemas for the first time, and Sound On Sound celebrated its inaugural issue.

    Techniques Nov 2015
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    Demo Doctor

    Reader Recordings Diagnosed

    Think your own music is good? Listen to these tracks from SOS readers and see if you agree with the good Doctor's prognosis...

    Techniques Nov 2004
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    Demo Doctor

    Analysis Of Reader Recordings

    Think your own music is good? Listen to these tracks from SOS readers and see if you agree with the good Doctor's prognosis...

    Techniques Oct 2004
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    Demo Doctor

    Readers' Recordings Analysed

    Think your own music is good? Listen to these tracks from SOS readers and see if you agree with the good Doctor's prognosis...

    Techniques Sep 2004
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    Hard Drive Size

    Cutting Edge

    Hard drives are getting bigger and that can only be good, right? Well, up to a point...

    Techniques May 2004
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    Cutting Edge

    Software Protection

    The music world is going soft — but the economics of software production run up hard against the inadequacies of software protection. Cutting Edge speculates on a possible solution.

    Techniques Feb 2004
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    Demo Doctor

    Readers Recordings Analysed

    Another batch of lucky SOS readers' demos wait nervously for the Doctor's prognosis. What is the verdict? Listen while you read on...

    Techniques Feb 2004
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    Cutting Edge

    Ways Of Mixing & LCD Monitor Latency

    Considering the best way to mix in a small modern studio leads Cutting Edge to speculate on a possible future for the interconnection of digital audio devices.

    Techniques Jan 2004
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    Demo Doctor

    Reader Recordings Diagnosed

    Another batch of lucky SOS readers' demos wait nervously for the Doctor's prognosis. What is the verdict? Listen while you read on...

    Techniques Jan 2004
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    Cutting Edge

    Ultra-low-cost PCs

    Ultra low-cost PC setups are all very well, but can we be sure they'll run everything we need them to? Cutting Edge finds out from personal experience.

    Techniques Nov 2003
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    Demo Doctor

    Reader Recordings Analysed

    The Doc proffers diagnosis and suitable cures for another batch of reader-submitted meisterwerks.

    Techniques Nov 2003
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    Cutting Edge

    Media2Go; Windows Media Centre Edition; NAB

    We investigate two new technologies from Microsoft that could change the way we use audio and video for entertainment; plus, as video becomes more pervasive in the music technology market, we look at some of the latest announcements from NAB.

    Techniques Jul 2003
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    Layers And Abstractions

    Cutting Edge

    We explore the idea of understanding technology in terms of layers and abstractions, and how this makes it possible for a protocol like MIDI to be communicated via USB, Firewire and even Bluetooth.

    Techniques Jun 2003
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