Digital desks are all well and good, but analogue consoles still have their place, especially for smaller gigs.
If small is beautiful, then Antelope Audio’s latest product is the Mona Lisa of multi-channel audio interfaces.
This month, the new iPhone 6, Rode Grip and Triqtraq sequencer app.
The first new release of Sibelius in three years comes from the program’s relocated home in California. Is this much-loved notation package still in safe hands?
Cinematic Motion is a multi–format collection of loops for the budding composer of high-octane drama, whether for the...
If anyone can tease ‘that’ valve optical compressor sound out of a single-width 500-series module, Dave Hill can...
These cans aim to provide maximum isolation from outside sources, and could prove ideal for foldback when playing loud instruments.
Fabfilter’s Pro-Q already did everything an EQ should do — so what can they have added in version 2?
Garritan’s latest library raises the bar for virtual piano instruments.
With the tiniest bit of DIY, this could banish the gremlins from a ‘floating’ recording setup.
We put this compact new system from HK to the test at a festival stage in Malvern.
It might have lacked drawbars and tonewheels, but, sonically, the little–known Lowrey Heritage Deluxe was a match for any Hammond organ.
Mackie crown their DL series of app–controlled mixers with this full–featured stagebox–format model. Find out what’s new in our exclusive review!
Billed as their ‘greatest hits’ package, Manley’s Core packs a lot into a package that’s less expensive than their previous offerings.
Its open-source design means that this small box is bursting with possibilities.
Overloud are on a mission to prove that convolution reverb can be brash, bold and, above all, big!
Is there more to the latest version of Reason than a pretty face?
Is Retro’s recreation of the legendary Gates Sta-Level more than just a reissue?
Sample library creators are always trying to come up with fresh ideas for products, and this is possibly why Sample Logic...
What does this stylish-looking passive monitor controller offer that its competitors don’t?
With its side-address capsule and compact body, this handy little mic can reach the places other mics can’t!
Indelibly associated with magic, sugar plum fairies and, inevitably, Harry Potter, the celesta (or celeste) is a keyboard--operated idiophone resembling a small upright piano.
Sonoris’s mastering-oriented plug-in is designed to make dynamic control as unobtrusive as possible.
Unlike most compact recorders, Sony’s all-new design supports DSD recording. Is that enough to justify the price?
This neat modular system slots together in no time at all, and is surprisingly effective.
Unity revive some unusual ideas about speaker design to come up with this innovative and effective monitor system.
Is the world ready for the return of the string synthesizer? Waldorf seem to think so...
Zoom’s H4 has been hugely popular, and with the H5 it seems its few shortcomings have been ironed out.
Zoom’s TAC-2 is the cheapest Thunderbolt interface currently available, but is premium quality really possible on a budget?
Cubase’s Track Lanes system is great for speedy comping, but Track Versions brings plenty more to the party...
With Logic Pro X, there’s no excuse for leaving your music unfinished!
Live offers plenty of tools to perk up insipid rhythms.
They form the foundation of most bands, but getting them right can be tricky. We explore the many ways to deal with bass guitars on stage.
To make a splash with a new season of musical drama Nashville, the producers opted for a high-risk strategy: live music segments, performed as the show aired.
Use Sonar’s Sonitus Gate to achieve pumping reverb effects.
In search of reality, Leonard Cohen convinced his producer Patrick Leonard to abandon his hang-ups about using sampled instruments.
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Alex Kamburov: We coax different sounds from identical guitar recording setups and try to inject some attitude into a ‘70s rock track.
These files accompany the Mix Rescue article in the December 2014 issue
Could this neat but powerful little trick save you time and frustration on each and every mix?
These files accompany the Pink Noise article in the December 2014 issue.
Pro Tools’ Quick Start dialogue does exactly what its name suggests!
Tracking lead vocals: We demonstrate why the element that demands most listeners’ attention also demands most of the producer’s...
These files accompany the Session Notes article in the December 2014 issue.
We examine the production of some recent hits to help you brush up on your listening skills.
Is ‘burning in’ studio equipment (monitors, headphones, tube gear, and so on) of benefit to certain types of...
I’m recording a singer whose pitch is pretty good, but on higher notes the sound gets a little harsh. Looking at the...
I keep reading that it’s a good idea to use reference tracks when mixing, but when should I be referencing other mixes...
I have to record a vocal track in a fairly live–sounding room. I’ve got a couple of reasonable condensers,...
Just because I work for Sound On Sound, it doesn’t mean that I’m immune to gear obsession and the spending of...
Engineer Brian Humphries tells the story of recording Pink Floyd’s nine-part lamentation to their lost colleague, Syd Barrett.
When it comes to plug-ins, sometimes less is more...
Forty years on, one of the most famous tours in history is now the basis of an epic live album.
We take a look at the former EMI Electrola studios in Germany.
Power corrupts. And absolute power terrifies...
Under new leadership, the AES could once again find itself at the vanguard of technology.