Welcome to SOUND ON SOUND, the world's premier music recording technology magazine. Based in Cambridge, England and independently-owned, we've been delivering our quality monthly print magazine since 1985. This web site houses our continually-expanding archive of highly informative articles (from January 1994) that chart the impact of technology on the music production and recording processes.
SOUND ON SOUND is recognised internationally as the 'bible' of the hi-tech music recording industry.
Every month our UK and USA editions deliver consistently more pages than any competing title, packed full of in-depth product tests of Recording Systems, Music Software: DAWs, Virtual Instruments, Plug-ins, Synthesizers, Keyboards & Rack Modules, Music Computers, Samplers, Soundcards, Mixing Consoles, Effects & Signal Processors and not forgetting studio essentials like Microphones and Monitors, plus the best Musician/Mix Engineer/Record Producer interviews you'll read anywhere. Our regular Tutorials and practical 'how to' Workshops offer no-nonsense advice for pros, semi-pros and beginners alike, helping readers gain the most from their studio tools.
SOUND ON SOUND has consistently remained at the forefront of music recording technology since it was launched in 1985 on the UK's Channel 4 TV top music show The Tube by the visionary SOS Publications Group, championing the convergence of MIDI, computer technology and recording equipment that continues to revolutionise the music production industry today, 30 years later.
With undoubtedly the most experienced editorial team to grace any music magazine's staff list, our editorial integrity and professional reputation are highly-prized and internationally respected by both readership and advertisers alike. Chicago Tribune newspaper voted SOS the 29th Best Magazine in a poll of the 17,500+ titles that are sold in that city (we're honoured!):
"If electronic musicians had married Wooden Boat with FHM, the result would have been this glossy UK mag. With in-depth reviews of the latest music-making equipment and photos that inspire insane depths of gear lust, the pages of SOS are familiar to electronic musicians, music producers and deejays around the world, whether they perform dance music or experimental esoterica."
[Chicago Tribune: 12 June 2003]
So browse our award-winning web site, search our extensive archive of past articles (it covers from present day back to January 1994) or swap helpful hints/tips and chew the fat with fellow readers and experts in the popular SOS Forum. Then you will discover why SOUND ON SOUND remains the "yardstick by which all other music recording magazines are measured".