Some say that nothing does analogue tape like analogue tape does, but AnaMod think theyre wrong — and are doing a pretty good job of proving it!
This budget recording strip is certainly a jack of all trades, delivering a huge feature set for the price — but does it offer quality as well as quantity?
Audiofile Engineerings elegant package offers impressive editing features at an affordable price.
Audixs acclaimed range of microphones is designed and built entirely at home in the USA — and its an approach that seems to be paying off...
Big Fish Audio have already established a reputation for South American music sample libraries with their two 'Roots of South...
The dynamic equaliser can be a secret weapon for fixing faults at the mixing or even the mastering stage, and Brainworx innovative plug-in implementation offers novel M/S features.
There can be few corners of the globe whose native music remains unexplored by a sample library, but (having missed Volume 1...
Even Harmonic's GTAK is a low-cost utility that uses Kontakt's KSP scripts to allow Kontakt 3 (it won't work with earlier...
Future Audio Workshops debut soft synth offers versatile modulation possibilities, via an interface designed to be highly intuitive.
Regular readers will be pretty familiar with IK Multimedia's Amplitube family of guitar‑amp and cabinet emulation programs,...
Izotopes comprehensive suite of mastering tools continues to develop and mature, yet still offers excellent value for money.
The hugely popular Microkorg — the worlds best-selling synth for the past few years, according to its makers — has gained what Korg describe as a big brother. Will it repeat the success of its sibling?
MOTUs BPM takes some obvious cues from Akais MPC range — but can a groovebox work in software?
When youre on a budget, youll need one mic to perform a range of duties — and this one seems to punch above its weight.
Samsons new low-cost nearfields can produce a big sound, but do they measure up for serious mixing? We find out.
Complete Classical Collection is quite a claim. Can orchestral sampling pioneer Peter Siedlaczeks latest library make good on it?
Marc Gallo, the creator of Studio Devil's Virtual Guitar Amp plug‑in (reviewed in SOS August 2008), has returned with a ...
There are lots of strange noises you can make with acoustic instruments beyond playing them normally, and Ultimate Sound Bank...
This suite of sampling, effects and live performance software, with a bundled 65GB library, is feature-rich but also up against heavy competition. Can it make its mark?
Warping has changed entirely in Live 8. We show you how to get the most out of the new system.
News, tips and advice for Mac-based musicians.
Part 1: Use Logics EQ and SubBass plug-ins to give some mastering polish to your mixes.
We didnt have to fight through competing walls of sound in this months Mix Rescue, but a sparse arrangement offers challenges of its own...
This page provides links to MP3 and WAV files that accompany July 2009's Mix Rescue article.
Comping multitrack audio neednt be a headache with new features in Digital Performer 6.
If your music deserves the best musicians, the Internet provides the means to find them. We test the three leading on-line session services.
With even a basic hardware MIDI controller, Quick Controls make writing automation in Cubase much more convenient.
Download a ZIP file of the Track Presets that accompany July 2009's Cubase Notes workshop on Quick Controls automation.
If youre interested in M/S (Mid/Side) recording or stereo image tweaks, Sonars Channel Tools could be your best friend.
We show Tom Hennessey that as long as you have good ideas and a good ear, you can put together decent recordings and mixes on the smallest of budgets.
We continue our insiders guide to remixing with some practical tips on the creative decisions that will underpin your remix.
We continue our newcomer's guide to Pro Tools with a selection of techniques that every user should know.
I'm doing an assignment that involves a section on crossovers. I get the general idea of what they do but don't know how they...
I've recently started learning to mix, and my current setup is an Apple Mac with an Echo Audiofire 2 interface. My monitors...
I always hear people talking about low‑pass filters and high‑pass filters and cutting at this and that frequency, but where do...
The Giga sampling platform may be coming back from the dead, with the news that developer Gary Garritan has acquired it from Tascam. PC Notes reports.
Doves have overcome writers block, the perils of democracy and a silly studio name to produce an early contender for album of the year.
• Duncan Miller & Tom Rodwell: Nightmares On Wax? • Jon Hopkins: Electronica Without MIDI
In this screen-driven world, it's easy to forget that we have ears with which to make quality judgements...
More readers' tracks get the Juke Box Jury treatment from the SOS crew. Sponsored by breed-media.co.uk
For their fifth album, The END, Black Eyed Peas main man will.i.am took the band — and their long-serving mixer Dylan Dresdow — in a new direction, with stunning success.
Thirty years after their debut, Simple Minds returned to their roots as a live band and relit the old fires to record their most impressive album in years.
Will the recession have music going for a song?
Thunderous reverbs, haunting vocals and Mellotron galore: we tell the story of recording the Moody Blues symphonic rock masterpiece, Nights In White Satin.
Pitching for work is frustrating, time-consuming and, unless youre very lucky, unpaid. But at least the best demo (usually) wins.