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September 2015 Magazine Contents

SOS (US Edition) September 2015
Reviews: Roli Seaboard Grand (cover), EastWest ProDrummer, PreSonus Studio One 3, Allen & Heath
Qu-Pac, Munro Sonic Egg 100, Royer SF2, Acidlab Drumatix.
Techniques: Richard King: How To Record Acoustic Ensembles, Mix Rescue, Session Notes.
Features: Inside Track: Daniel O‘Donnell, Studio File, John Chowning.

Reviews

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    75 Years Of The Shure Unidyne 55

    One Direction

    In 1939, Shure revolutionised the music industry with a microphone so successful that it is still in production today!

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    Acidlab Drumatix

    Analogue Drum Machine

    Acidlab haven’t just recreated the Roland TR606 — they’ve made it better.

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    Allen & Heath Qu–Pac

    Digital Mixer

    With their strong live–console pedigree, Allen & Heath are hoping to tackle the burgeoning iPad–controlled mixer market.

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    Big Fish Audio Smack

    Kontakt Instrument

    Fancy a little Smack? Then think again, because Smack is a rather neat virtual instrument sample library .

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    Blue Hummingbird

    Cardioid Capacitor Microphone

    This head–turning new mic from Blue helps you reach the places other mics can’t.

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    EastWest ProDrummer

    Virtual Drum Instrument

    Need a professional drummer in your studio? How about auditioning EastWest’s ProDrummer for the job?

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    Electro-Harmonix Super Pulsar

    Tremolo Pedal

    Is the Electro-Harmonix Super Pulsar the most sophisticated and versatile tremolo pedal money can buy?

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    Harrison Mixbus 3

    Music Production Software For Mac OS X, Windows & Linux

    Harrison’s Mixbus offers large–format console sound at a budget price, and the addition of MIDI and third–party plug–in support broaden its appeal considerably.

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    IGS Audio RB 500 ME

    Stereo Mastering Equaliser

    With so many different interpretations of the venerable PulTec EQP-1A now available, how does this one stand out from the crowd?

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    Kinsman KM12FX

    Compact Mixer

    The market for mini mixers may be crowded, but Kinsman’s entry offers an excellent balance between affordability and ruggedness.

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    Korg Electribe Sampler

    Music Production Station

    The Electribe Sampler may well be Korg’s best Electribe yet...

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    Korg Nuvibe

    Effects Pedal & Foot Controller

    Is this the most faithful imitation yet of the fabled Uni-Vibe effect?

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    Marco Scherer It’s Dangerous Drums

    Multi-format

    It’s Dangerous Drums is a sample pack released by German EDM DJ/producer Marco Scherer, and based on the sound of acoustic drums “morphed with synthetic drums.

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    Media Content - September

    Audio files to accompany the relevant articles.

    This page contains a directory of all media pages that hold the associated media for September 2015.....

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    Meris Ottobit

    500-series Bit-crusher

    The Ottobit offers further proof that the 500-series needn’t be restricted to the niceties of analogue gear.

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    Meris Ottobit | Media

    500-series Bit-crusher

    Audio files to accompany the article.

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    Microsoft Surface 3

    Tablet Computer

    The baby brother of the Surface Pro 3, this is the first non–Pro Surface tablet to run full Windows 8.1...

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    Miktek Procast SST

    Mic, Audio Interface & Mixer

    As the name suggests, Miktek’s Procast SST is aimed at those using desktop systems to put together podcasts but, it also has wider appeal.

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    Mission Engineering Gemini 2

    Powered Guitar Cabinet

    Digital amp modelling has come a long way, but some guitarists still miss the ‘feel’ of a real amp on stage. Enter the Gemini 2.

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    MOM Instruments Elastic Drums

    Drum Synth App For iOS

    Elastic Drums is a 16–step sequencer and drum/percussion synthesizer with six audio channels and four effects...

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    Munro Sonic Egg 100

    Nearfield Monitors

    Following his success with the Egg 150 monitors, Andy Munro is back with a new, compact design. Can they beat the competition?

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    Neumann KH420

    Active Monitors

    Neumann are known for producing outstanding microphones, and their new flagship monitors are no less impressive!

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    Ogre Tubeholic Overdrive

    Guitar Effects Pedal

    Ogre’s Tubeholic pedal overdrive contains neither tubes nor, as far as I can tell, any alcohol. It does, however, feature 440g of barking-mad cast metal as its case.

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    Philharmonia Orchestra

    On-line Resources

    Founded in 1945 by EMI producer Walter Legge, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra is world-renowned for its musical achievements, but what you may not know is that it also has an impressive web site which provides many tools that may be of interest to recording musicians.

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    Playback

    Readers' music reviewed.

    This month albums from Kinky Dove, Noah’s Tape, Clarence King & The Regents and the Pete Newman Clarinet Project.

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    PreSonus Studio One 3

    Digital Audio Workstation For Mac OS & Windows

    A major update to PreSonus’s cross–platform DAW sees Studio One take some popular feature concepts to new levels.

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    Prism Sound Lyra 2

    USB 2 Audio Interface

    Prism Sound’s Lyra brings the quality of their Orpheus and Titan interfaces within reach of lesser mortals.

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    Retro Instruments OP-6

    Valve Microphone Preamplifier

    Vintage RCA OP-6s go for silly money — if you can find them. Can this Retro recreation justify a similar price tag?

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    ROLI Seaboard Grand

    Keyboard Controller & Synthesizer

    With its familiar interface and enormous potential for expressive control, is the ROLI Seaboard the future of the keyboard?

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    Royer SF2

    Active Ribbon Microphone

    Does the sound of Royer’s flagship active mic justify the asking price? We put it to the test.

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    RTW TM3-Primus

    Touch-screen Meter

    The German manufacturer RTW has a long history in the broadcast sector dating back to 1965, mostly in the areas of specialist metering systems and equipment interfaces.

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    Sample Shop | Media

    Audio files to accompany the article.

    These files accompany the Sample Shop articles in the September 2015 issue.

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    Samplephonics Deviant Acoustics

    Multi-format

    For this library, sound designer Aneek Thapar has put together a collection of acoustic instrument samples and made them deviate from the norm by using such things as convolution processing, formant shifting and pitch morphing.

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    Sennheiser Evolution D1

    Digital Wireless Mic & Instrument Systems

    Want to cut loose? We try out Sennheiser’s latest licence–free digital wireless systems.

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    Spotlight: Live Digital Mixers

    The Digital Age

    The digital mixer market shows no sign of slowing down. We round up some of the latest options from the biggest players.

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    Strezov Sampling Oracle

    Kontakt Instrument

    Oracle is billed as a “modern sound design” library of large-scale elements to pump up your TV, film and game scores.

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    Tin Pan Rhythm

    Composition App For iOS

    Rhythm is a multi-sample playback interface with an eight–step sequencer and five–channel mixer. It is the brainchild of games developer Gil Carmel...

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Techniques

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    As You Like It

    Sonar Tips & Techniques

    Speed up your work by tailoring Sonar’s look and feel.

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    Complete Control

    Ableton Live Tips & Techniques

    Working with MIDI controllers in Ableton Live.

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    Inside Track: James Taylor's Before This World

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Dave O’Donnell

    The art of music production lies in serving the song — and working with James Taylor, Dave O’Donnell felt that modern production trends would hinder his aim of capturing emotive performances.

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    Memory Locations

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Memory Locations in Pro Tools don’t have to be tied to the timeline — they can also store and recall a host of session parameters.

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    Mix Rescue | Media

    Our Experts Transform Your Tracks

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    Mix Rescue: Malenky Slovos

    Our Experts Transform Your Tracks

    Malenky Slovos from Italy: There are times when achieving a satisfying mix requires a lot of creative input — not to mention some extreme effects!

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    Navigational Aids In Reason

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    As Reason has evolved from a compact synth rack into the incredibly powerful DAW it is today, its user interface has necessarily grown in size and complexity. Learn how to customise and navigate Reason’s user interface.

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    Project Recovery

    Reaper Tips & Techniques

    Cockos Reaper has some interesting tricks up its sleeve to help you resuscitate seemingly corrupt projects.

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    Reverb Rating

    Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Cubase Pro 8 gives you four different reverb plug-ins to choose from, but which one should you be using?

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    Reverb Rating | Media

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    Cubase Pro 8 gives you four different reverb plug-ins to choose from, but which one should you be using?

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    Session Notes

    The Practical Craft Of Recording Brass

    Brass on location: Our engineer tracks a trombone ensemble and solo trumpet for use in a contemporary rock mix.

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    Session Notes | Media

    The Practical Craft Of Recording Brass

    Audio files to accompany the article.

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    Touch & Go

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    Learn to map custom touch controllers with an iPad and Duet Display in Logic Pro X.

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Sound Advice

People

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    Paul White

    Disc Assessment

    Leader

    Ever since audio recording was invented the recordings themselves have been tied to a physical format that, despite its physical failings, has given us some kind of psychological reassurance in the longevity of those recordings.

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    Jacquire King: Producing James Bay

    Video Feature

    We visit the world-famous Blackbird Studios in Nashville to meet Jacquire King, the Grammy-winning producer of James Bay’s Chaos And The Calm.

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    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.

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    Richard King: How To Record Acoustic Ensembles

    Recording Yo-Yo Ma

    Engineer Richard King has brought the art of ensemble recording to new heights in both classical and folk/pop spheres.

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    Sounding Off: Robin Bigwood

    Better gear always equals better recordings. Doesn’t it?

    Location sound recordist Robin Bigwood offers an insight.

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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month's selection includes: Philip George, OMI, Wiz Khalifa, James Bay, Sia and the Classix Mix - Shania Twain ‘You’re Still The One’.

    People

Music Business

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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    This month’s Notes From The Deadline is brought to you by former DJ, apprentice sound engineer and guest columnist Terry Trihard.

    Music Business
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Thanks to new legislation, gainful employment now means just that for academies and students.

    Music Business
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    Studio G, New York

    Studio File

    Tony Maimone laid the foundations for what has become one of New York’s most interesting recording venues.

    Music Business
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