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November 2014 Magazine Contents

SOS (US Edition) November 2014

 

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    Acidlab Miami

    Analogue Drum Machine

    If you want a cut–price 808 and only analogue will do, Acidlab have just the thing...

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    Audio-Technica AT5045

    Cardioid Electret Microphone

    A-T have used their innovative rectangular diaphragm concept to come up with this new instrument mic. Read our exclusive review!

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    Big Fish Audio Pure Rock Hits 2

    Multi Format

    Unsurprisingly, Big Fish Audio’s Pure Rock Hits 2 is a follow-up to their earlier Pure Rock Hits library (reviewed by...

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    Blue Mo-Fi

    Active Headphones

    Blue are known for their innovative mic designs, and now they’ve applied that originality to their first set of studio headphones.

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    Cerwin-Vega P1000X

    Active PA Speaker

    PA veterans Cerwin-Vega expand their popular P-series with the launch of this compact yet powerful active speaker.

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    Controlling In The Deep

    Spotlight

    Although control surfaces may not ‘add’ to your sound, they can certainly make working with audio an easier and more pleasant experience. But with so many different models on offer, it pays to read up on them before you commit your hard-earned money.

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    Dynacord AXM 12A

    Active Stage Monitor

    Few compact wedges can boast the same quality, versatility and robustness as this uncompromising speaker from Dynacord.

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    Fender '68 Custom Princeton Reverb

    12W Valve Guitar Amp

    Why do we need a ‘68 model of this classic amp when Fender already have a ‘65 in the range?

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    Focusrite iTrack Dock

    Docking Interface For iPad

    With the launch of the iTrack Dock, Focusrite are attempting to establish some ‘grown up’ standards so that musicians can make music on their iPad using any Core Audio-savvy application...

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    Fostex PX5 & PX6

    Active Monitors

    In their new PX series of monitors, Fostex have chosen to use DSP to provide a range of useful configuration options.

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    Funky Junk Industries 3202

    Summing Mixer & Monitor Controller

    It’s neither cheap nor perfect — but there are still reasons to love this device!

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    Heavyocity DM307

    Virtual Drum & Groove Instrument

    Does DM307 live up to Heavyocity’s reputation for seriously good beat creation tools?

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    Hybrid Two Project Bravo

    Kontakt Instrument

    In June 2013 we looked at Project Alpha, a sound-design toolkit for cinematic music projects, produced by sound designers...

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    Ian Boddy Waveforms Analogue Workshop Vol. 2: Dark Ambient

    Kontakt Instrument

    A follow up to Dark Ambient - Volume 2, now even darker!

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    IK Multimedia iRing

    Motion Controller For iOS

    IK Multimedia’s iRing is essentially a motion-tracking device that uses the front- or rear-facing camera on your iOS device to...

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    JZ HH1

    Dynamic Vocal Microphone

    Latvian mic makers JZ have applied their unusual design approach to this hand-held vocal mic. Does it stand up to the competition?

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    Learn Digital Audio: Nebula Explained Professional

    Online Training Course

    Acustica Audio’s Nebula software is brimful of potential, and this course should help you realise a bit more of it.

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    Moog Sub 37

    Synthesizer

    Moog’s latest synth, the Sub 37, sees the company return to the form that made their reputation back in the 1970s.

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    Multi-touch Music Software For Windows

    A Touch Of Glass

    What Windows music software works well with multi-touch screens, and what feels a bit out of touch? Find out in our in-depth guide.

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    Neo Instruments Ventilator II & Mini Vent

    Leslie Speaker Emulators

    So many Leslie speaker emulators are mere approximations. Could authenticity lurk in these tiny boxes?

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    Phoenix Audio 500 Series

    Preamplifier, EQ & Dynamics Processor

    For the first time, fans of Phoenix gear can assemble a full recording channel.

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    Roger Mayer 456 Stereo

    Analogue Tape Simulator

    Real reels are a thing of the past — but not all tape emulation comes in software form.

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    Skoogmusic Skoog

    Control Surface

    What applications could this unusual control surface have for the studio or stage musician?

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    Sonokinetic Grosso

    Orchestral Sample Library

    Sonokinetic go epic with a grandiose 12/8-time orchestral phrase library.

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    Spitfire Audio Titanium Euphone

    Kontakt Instrument

    Not many people know this, but ‘Euphone’ is the generic name for an 18th-century instrument consisting of resonant...

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    Sunset Sound S1P Tutti

    Microphone Preamplifier

    Hollywood’s Sunset Sound studios celebrated their 50th anniversary with this incarnation of their legendary mic preamp.

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    Sunset Sound S1P Tutti | Media

    Audio files to accompany the article.

    Sunset Sound S1P: Audio Examples.

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    SuperMegaUltraGroovy Capo Touch

    Chord Detection App For iOS

    SuperMegaUltraGroovy Capo Touch

    Chord Detection App For iOS

    Capo Touch is the iOS...

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    Sveda Audio Dapo

    Active Monitors

    Polish speaker company Sveda might be new kids on the block, but their Dapo monitors can hang tough with the established competition.

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    Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass DI

    Bass Preamp/DI

    More than a mere DI, this latest Sansamp if a fully featured bass preamp

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Techniques

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    Auto Complete

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    Discover the power of Logic Pro X’s advanced automation features.

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    BBC Proms

    Rigging For Radio & TV

    Broadcasting every single Promenade Concert is a huge challenge for the BBC’s sound teams — especially as radio and TV have completely different requirements!

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    Eighth Wonder

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    There’s lots to get to grips with in the new version of Reason.

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    Free & Easy

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    From guitar amps to gates, Pro Tools’ bundled plug-ins are more versatile than you might think.

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    Free & Easy | Media

    Preset to accompany the article.

    These files accompany Pro Tools Technique article in the November 2014 issue.

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    Get Glitched

    Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Cubase has all the tools you need to add vocal glitching effects to your pop or EDM tracks.

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    Get Glitched | Media

    Audio files to accompany the article.

    These files accompany Cubase Technique article in the November 2014 issue.

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    Inside Track: Tom Petty's Hypnotic Eye

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Ryan Ulyate

    Tom Petty’s first US number one album was mixed almost entirely without hardware — and with only two plug-ins!

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    Media Content - November 2014

    Audio files to accompany the relevant articles.

    This page contains a directory of all media pages that hold the associated media for November 2014.

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    Mix Rescue: Arc Pilot

    Transforming Your Songs

    Arc Pilot: When you’re talking about bass, it’s definitely possible to have too much of a good thing!

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    Reason To Live

    Ableton Live Tips & Techniques

    MIDI control between Live and Reason now works in both directions.

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    Safe Keeping

    Studio One Tips & Techniques

    Properly archiving your finished projects is vital. Here’s how to do it in Studio One.

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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.

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    Studio SOS: Peter Brooks

    Optimising A Loft Studio

    Team SOS travel to Sheffield, to help one man in his quest to realise his lofty studio ambitions.

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    Vocal Point

    Sonar Tips & Techniques

    Get an even vocal level in Sonar without resorting to compression.

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Sound Advice

People

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    Paul White - Editor In Chief

    Back To Basics

    Leader

    For anyone who is just starting out with home recording, they could do a lot worse than spend a few weeks recording and mixing.

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    Classic Tracks: AC/DC 'Back In Black'

    Producer: Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange • Engineer: Tony Platt

    In 1980 AC/DC were on a roll and nothing — not even the death of their lead singer — was going to stop them.

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    Sounding Off

    Begrudgingly Upgrading of Brighton...

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    The Black Keys

    Pat Carney & Dan Auerbach

    The Black Keys have built a career on a shared love of studio experimentation.

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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We examine the production of some recent hits to help you brush up on your listening skills. Lilly Wood, Taylor Swift, George Ezra and our Classic Mix  is Mariah Carey 'Without You'.

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Music Business

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    Atlantis Studios, Stockholm

    Studio File

    Housed in an old cinema in Stockholm, Atlantis Studios is a very special place even by the standards of our Studio File series.

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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    Everyone’s patience has limits — but as a professional, you should never reach them.

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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    The MP3 may not be the perfect medium, but music has survived on far, far worse...

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