You are here

Industry Talk

  • link

    Phil Dudderidge of Focusrite

    The Man Behind The Brand

    Industry veteran Phil Dudderidge, now 70, may have plenty to look back on, but he’s still looking forward as Focusrite enters its 30th year.

    People
  • link

    Thunder: The Band As Business

    Striking Back

    Having been one of the UK's most popular rock acts in the early '90s, Thunder found that record labels were no longer willing or able to promote their releases properly. Now they have taken matters into their own hands, using the Internet and new methods of distribution to get their records back in the charts.

    People
  • link

    RME Designs

    Matthias Carstens & Stephan Flock

    From simple beginnings as an offshoot of an electronics project, RME have established themselves as well-respected soundcard and recording interface manufacturers whose products usually offer that bit more than those of their competitors. We talk to their head of development about their recent innovations.

    People
  • link

    Ernst Zacharias & The Hohner Clavinet

    Key Man

    Ernst Zacharias invented the Clavinet and has spent a lifetime perfecting electro-mechanical instruments. We talk to him about his life and explore his classic designs.

    People
  • link

    Line 6: Inside the Tone Modelling Factory

    Marcus Ryle • Michel Doidic • Jeff Slingluff

    We go behind the scenes at the home of the Pod and Variax to get the latest on developments in the world of guitar modelling technology.

    People
  • link

    Rupert Neve: The SOS Interview (Video)

    Video Feature

    In this month's video interview  we meet a living legend of the audio industry, Mr Rupert Neve himself. Over 25 minutes, we talk transformers, software modelling, and get the story of how he created the world's first high-Q equaliser.

    People
  • link

    John Chowning

    Pioneer Of Electronic Music & Digital Synthesis

    A visionary in the field of electronic music, John Chowning invented FM synthesis and set up CCMRA, one of the world’s most influential research centres.

    People
  • link

    Ken Freeman & The Birth Of String Synthesis

    Retrozone

    Ken Freeman couldn't afford a Mellotron to play his string parts, so he invented a new kind of electronic instrument. But though the world would eventually embrace string synthesizers with a passion, he never got the credit he deserved.

    People
  • link

    Ray Kurzweil

    The Synth Designer Who Wants To Live Forever

    Ray Kurzweil brought human feeling to digital synthesis, and his ultimate goal is to achieve immortality by fusing human and artificial intelligence. In the meantime, he's returned to Kurzweil Music Systems to oversee the next generation of music technology...

    People
  • link

    The Rebirth Of Keith Emerson's Moog Modular

    Second Coming

    The stuff of synthesizer legend, Keith Emerson's megalithic modular system hasn't just been restored — it's also been completely recreated.

    People
  • link

    Bob Williams: The Analogue Systems Story

    Modular Masters

    Who are the most successful British synth manufacturers of all time? Hint: they’re alive and well — and busier than ever...

    People
  • link

    The Sire Records Story

    Richard Gottehrer & Seymour Stein

    Fifty years after their first hit, the duo who discovered Blondie, the Ramones, Talking Heads and Madonna are still producing great new acts.

    People
  • link

    AIM: Association Of Independent Music

    Alison Wenham • Steve Johnston

    We would all like to make a living from selling our own music — but how would you actually go about it? The UK-based Association Of Independent Music offer some thoughts on how to cope with the opportunities and pitfalls of the modern music industry.

    People
  • link

    Keeping Hardware Alive

    Leader

    Editor In Chief, Paul White, believes that if the manufacturers of studio hardware outboard equipment still want to be building it in significant numbers in five years' time, then a system similar to the one he proposes in this article is the only thing he can see that will keep them in the game. Read on...

    People
  • link

    The Engineers Who Changed Recording

    Fathers Of Invention

    Some of the legendary names in engineering and production didn't just make great records — they also invented equipment and techniques we take for granted today.

    People
  • link

    Kid 606, Cex & The Tigerbeat6 Label

    Tiger Tales

    There's some amazing music being made in bedrooms these days. And bringing it to the wider public is the job of the Tigerbeat6 label, whose stars include label founder Kid 606 and Rjyan Kidwell, aka Cex.

    People
  • link

    Vic Keary

    Thermionic Culture Valve Designs

    SOS talks to a British designer who thinks audio in the 21st century is still best served by tube.

    People
  • link

    Educate Your Ears

    Leader

    If you've never heard top-quality recording gear with your own ears, what reference do you have when assessing mid-price and budget gear?

    People
  • link

    Mic Manufacturing In The Far East

    Siwei Zou : SE Electronics

    Chinese manufacturing has brought the price of microphones down to levels unthinkable a few years ago. But does the quality suffer accordingly? SOS visited one of the biggest mic companies in China to find out...

    People
  • link

    Steve Gibson & Dave Walters: Recreating Samples

    Rinse Productions

    The process of clearing samples can be financially crippling, as well as causing havoc with release schedules. Rinse Productions specialise in helping producers and labels by recreating problematic samples to order.

    People
  • link

    Cracking Under Pressure?

    Leader

    Editor In Chief Paul White explains why hardware is one way of reducing piracy in the music software industry.

    People

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Industry Talk