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    Stay-at-home deals

    Software to keep you sane during self-isolation

    We round up some of the best software bargains and freebies to help get you through the quarantine.

    News
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    Get FREE access to SOS September issue!

    Another helping hand from SOS for locked-down musicians and studio personnel

    To help SOS readers, other musicians and studio personnel during the COVID-19 lockdown, we've launched a FREE replica Digital Magazine.

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    Native Instruments Community Drive

    Native Instruments release Community Drive charity samples

    Star-studded sample pack is available on a free/donationware basis

    Star-studded sample pack is available on a free/donationware basis, with all money raised going towards musicians and creative institutions struggling through the COVID-19 crisis.

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    How To Make Zoom Work For Music

    Set-up & Operation Tips

    With self-isolation likely to continue for some time, we talk you through using the world's leading conference‑call service for remote music performance.

    Techniques Jun 2020
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    How To Record Yourself And Make It Sound Good

    Self Service: Solo Tracking Sessions

    Sometimes, performers have to be their own engineers. Here's how to get better results from solo tracking sessions.

    Techniques May 2020
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    Remote Music Production

    Successful Recording Over The Internet

    Social distancing needn't mean the end of studio recording. We explain a simple, free setup for real-time online collaboration.

    Techniques May 2020
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    Roland Cloud Academy adds free online classes

    #stayathome initiative

    Roland's Cloud Academy is an online teaching platform that offers free music and video production classes...

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    Audio Masterclass: half-price enrolment during COVID-19 lockdown

    Learn more skills - Make more music

    Audio Masterclass is helping home recording studio owners with time on their hands by offering below half-price enrolment on their Music Production and Sound Engineering Course, and their Professional Course in Mixing, both available online.

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    Apple Logic Pro X - Flex Pitch

    Apple offer extended Logic Pro X trial

    Try out Apple's flagship DAW for 90 days!

    Extended trial period also includes the Final Cut Pro X video-editing package.

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    Coronavirus & SOS

    How to record yourself at home

    Sound On Sound Print and Digital Editions will continue uninterrupted for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, read our 'How to record yourself' guide.

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    Studio SOS: Home Studio Upgrade

    Dennis J. Wilkins

    Follow one SOS reader on his quest to transform a box room into a studio worthy of the name!

    Techniques Apr 2019
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    MeLo-X: Mobile Music Making

    Video Feature

    How does a platinum-selling producer make music on a mobile device? We sit down with MeLo‑X, who found commercial success co-writing tracks on Beyoncé’s Lemonade, as he talks about the real-world advantages of making music on a phone or tablet.

    Techniques Apr 2018
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    Mastering For Streaming Services

    On Stream

    Streaming is now the most important way in which music is consumed. So how can you make sure your music sounds as good as possible?

    Techniques Jun 2017
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    Part 2: Cloud Collaboration In Pro Tools 12.5

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    In the second part of our guide to Pro Tools’ cloud collaboration features, we learn how to exchange tracks with other musicians.

    Techniques Jul 2016
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    Part 1: Cloud Collaboration In Pro Tools 12.5

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Pro Tools 12.5 lets you collaborate remotely with other users. Here’s how to get started.

    Techniques Jun 2016
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    Man vs Drum Machine

    How Does A Real Session Drummer Compare With Software Drums?

    Does today’s sample-based drum software mean we don’t need real drummers any more? We find out what a human session drummer offers that a virtual drummer can’t.

    Techniques Oct 2015
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    Session Notes: Tracking Lead Vocals

    Collaborative Vocal Production Using FaceTime

    Tracking lead vocals: We demonstrate why the element that demands most listeners’ attention also demands most of the producer’s...

    Techniques Dec 2014
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    Session Notes: Steven James Adams

    Living-room Recordings

    Steven James Adams: Our engineer shows that there’s nothing wrong with living-room recordings if you approach them in the right way.

    Techniques Nov 2014
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    Passing Chords: Part 1

    Spice Up Your Keyboard Chords

    Bored of the same old chord sequences? In this short series, we explore some simple ways to spice up your piano chords.

    Techniques Mar 2014
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    Remote Collaboration

    Long‑distance Recording Projects

    Once an expensive and futuristic dream, the technology for Internet‑based collaboration is now available and affordable — and more practical than you might think.

    Techniques Mar 2014
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    Remote Working

    On-line Session Services Compared

    If your music deserves the best musicians, the Internet provides the means to find them. We test the three leading on-line session services.

    Techniques Jul 2009

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