Hugh Robjohns wrote:As it has said on the cover under the title for as long as I can remember: ...the world's premier audio recording technology magazine.
Not intending to embarrass you here Hugh, but the current strapline is above the mag title and it says "The World's Best Recording Technology Magazine". ;-)
If you glance at the Muzines site, and later 1990s mags, the strapline has evolved over time and varied from "Music Technology Magazine" to "Music Recording Technology Magazine"... but we've always covered computers, and SOS was the first magazine to introduce monthly software application Tips & Techniques columns, ie. Steinberg Pro-24 back in the day.
We have featured Music PCs on the cover -- Carillon being a case in point -- but usually not local UK builds, as the cover is typically chosen to work on our UK/EU/World edition and our North America edition.
The old Mac Pro 'cheesegrater' became a de facto machine in most pro studios worldwide, many post-pro studios too, and was a staple in many project studios and other market sectors. Whilst SOS had no control over Apple's pricing strategy (as if!!) for this new Mac Pro, there is undeniable interest in its replacement, and whether the time has come for pros to go PC after all. I believe Mark Wherry's review provides sufficient in-depth information to make a choice. And as Sam stated earlier, ours is probably the only in-depth written review from a musician/audio pro perspective.
There was also a nod to selling a few extra copies from Mac enthusiasts picking up a copy by intent or accident, too. ;-)