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June 2017 Magazine Contents

SOS (US Edition) June 2017

Reviews: Wave Alchemy Revolution, GEM Promega 2+, Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII, Roland Boutique TR‑09 & TB‑03, Korg Volca Kick, Lewitt LCT 440 Pure.

Features: Mastering for Streaming music, Classic Tracks: Primal Scream ‘Come Together’, Inside Track: Frank Wolf talks about Disney’s Beauty And The Beast.

Techniques: Library Music: Part 2, Session Notes, Mid-Sides Array Surround Sound.

Reviews

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    AEA RPQ2

    Dual-channel Microphone Preamplifier

    With the RPQ2, AEA have improved on what was already an excellent ribbon-mic preamp.

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    Apple iPad

    App Works: Making Music On The Move

    Apple quietly introduced a new iPad in a press release towards the end of March — called simply iPad. It isn’t a new flagship for the company, more an affordable replacement for the iPad Air.

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    Apple Logic Pro 10.3

    Digital Audio Workstation For Mac OS

    Offline effects and new playlist functionality are just two of the highlights of Apple’s latest Logic update.

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    Audio-Technica ATM350a

    Instrument Miking System

    With multiple mounting options, the ATM350a system combines flexibility with all the quality we’ve come to expect from Audio-Technica.

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    Backbone T-Bone & Stratobone

    Guitar Resonance Enhancers

    Backbone Guitar Products’ metal plates are direct bolt-on replacements for the standard neckplates of Tele- and Strat- style guitars, their purpose being to lift out more harmonic detail and to promote sustain.

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    Bereich03 Audio Filterbank

    Filter & Dynamics Processor

    The humble band-pass filter forms the basis of this fun little 500-series module.

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    Best Service Ethno World 6 Complete

    Multi-format

    Ethno World is advertised as being the ultimate sample library for ethnic instruments and voices from all over the world...

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    Big Fish Audio Grindhouse

    Kontakt Instrument

    Grindhouse provides a collection of playable instruments that aim to capture the musical essence of some of the more popular sub-genres of the B movie/exploitation film soundtrack.

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    Electro-Harmonix Synth 9

    Guitar Effects Pedal

    This stompbox aims to put the sound of classic analogue synths at guitarists’ feet.

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    Eowave Ribbon 2

    Ribbon Synth & Controller

    Eowave’s Ribbon 2 combines a 12-bit synth and a ribbon controller in 24-inches of plexiglass.

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    Eventide Fission

    Structural Effects Plug-in

    What does Eventide’s “new method for processing audio” offer that we don’t already have in our plug-in folders?

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    GEM Promega 2+

    Stage Piano

    Finnish company Soundion have revived the GEM brand to bring us a successor to the Promega 2 stage piano — the Promega 2+.

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    Golden Age Project Comp-2A Audio Levelar

    Valve Optical Compressor

    Golden Age Project’s quest to bring classic designs within reach of the masses continues, with this affordable take on the LA-2A.

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    Heavyocity Punish

    Distortion Plug-in

    If your audio has been particularly naughty, perhaps Heavyocity can give it the treatment it deserves...

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    IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage

    Acoustic Guitar Microphone & Processor

    IK Multimedia’s latest gizmo aims to give you a studio-quality guitar sound on stage with the minimum of hassle.

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    Korg Volca Kick

    Analogue Kick Generator

    Korg’s Volca Kick offers a whole lot more than its name suggests...

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    Lewitt LCT 440 Pure

    Cardioid Capacitor Microphone

    Lewitt’s new vocal and instrument microphone retains the essence of their established models, but at a much more attractive price.

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    Mäag Audio Magnum-K

    Analogue Compressor & EQ

    With dual compressor stages and dual-band, boost-only EQ, the novel Magnum-K shows that high-end outboard needn’t be retro.

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    MenuBUSAU Plug-in Host for Mac OS

    Virtual soundcard

    MenuBUS is a very neat execution of a simple idea. Essentially, it’s a virtual soundcard which is inserted between...

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    PG Music Band In A Box 2017

    Automated Music Creation Software: Part 2

    We conclude our review of PG Music’s unique music auto-generation package by exploring some of the more advanced ways you can shape its output.

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    PreSonus R Series

    Active Monitors

    For those who like a ribbon-based tweeter, PreSonus’ stylish monitors offer an alternative to the usual suspects.

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    Radial ToneBone JDX Direct Drive

    Guitar Amp Simulator & DI Box

    Designed to allow the guitarist to produce familiar amped tones without the need for an actual amplifier, Radial’s ToneBone JDX Direct Drive emulates the tonal coloration of a guitar amplifier/speaker combination.

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    RealiTone Fingerpick

    Kontakt Instrument

    RealiTone Fingerpick provides the user with a fingerpicked acoustic guitar within a compact Kontakt-based virtual instrument.

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    Roland Boutique TR-09 & TB-03

    Rhythm Composer & Bass Line

    Are Roland’s recreations the last word on these classic instruments?

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    Rossum Electro-Music Morpheus

    Eurorack Module

    The original E-mu Morpheus was capable of real-time morphing in just one dimension, but today’s processors have much more power and can therefore offer 3D morphing — and in stereo.

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    SamSystems Integral

    Guitar Amp Microphone

    Save setup time and space on busy stages with this crafty guitar-amp miking solution!

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    SubZero SZPA

    Compact Line-array Systems

    These highly portable and affordable active column systems make the benefits of line-array PA more accessible than ever!

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    Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII

    Thunderbolt Audio Interface & Monitor Controller

    UA’s updated Apollo Twin packs in more DSP power and improved audio performance.

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    Vermona Twin VC Filter

    Eurorack Module

    Vermona’s Eurorack stable continues to grow with the addition of the TwinVCFilter.

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    Wave Alchemy Revolution

    Software Drum Instrument

    Wave Alchemy’s Revolution breathes new life into a pantheon of classic drum machines.

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    Zoom U-44

    USB Audio Interface

    More than just an interface, Zoom’s U-44 is expandable via a range of snap-on accessories.

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Techniques

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    CLASSIC TRACKS: Primal Scream ‘Come Together’

    Producers: Andrew Weatherall, Hugo Nicolson

    With the Screamadelica album Primal Scream didn’t just reinvent themselves as a band, they reinvented what it meant to be a band.

    Techniques
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    Cubase Pro: Frequency EQ

    Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Cubase 9 Pro’s Frequency EQ plug-in can do everything from gentle tone shaping to delicate mid-sides surgery.

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    Inside Track: Disney’s Beauty And The Beast

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Frank Wolf

    The resurgence of film musicals continues, with Disney’s Beauty And The Beast the most successful yet. Hollywood veteran Frank Wolf oversaw the complex recording and mixing process.

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    Live: Clip Shop

    Ableton Live Tips & Techniques

    We look at how audio clips can be repurposed in Ableton Live.

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    Mastering For Streaming Services

    On Stream

    Streaming is now the most important way in which music is consumed. So how can you make sure your music sounds as good as possible?

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    Media Content - June 2017

    Audio & Video Files To Accompany The Articles

    A list of all articles that hold associated media files for June 2017 audio examples and video tutorials.

    Techniques
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    REX Machine

    Propellerhead Reason Tips & Techniques

    Kong is more than just a drum machine: it’s Reason’s secret weapon for dynamic performance with loops and breaks.

    Techniques
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    Session Notes: Recording Steel Drums

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    Recording Steel Drums: Our engineer rises to the unfamiliar challenge of capturing a loud steel band in their octagonal rehearsal building.

    Techniques
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    Studio One: Making Arrangements

    PreSonus Studio One Tips & Techniques

    Harness the power of Studio One’s Arranger track and Scratch Pads to reshape your material.

    Techniques
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    The Double Mid-Sides Array

    On The Double

    M-S miking is already a versatile technique, but it can be built upon to provide surround-sound recording and a whole lot more besides!

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    Using Sonitus Modulator In Sonar

    Cakewalk Sonar Tips & Techniques

    Get the best out of Sonar’s surprisingly powerful Sonitus Modulator plug-in.

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Sound Advice

People

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    Paul White

    Career Opportunities

    Leader

    Our esteemed Editor In Chief offers some sage advice to budding audio students...

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    Infected Mushroom: Making Psytrance

    Video Feature

    We catch up with Erez and Duvdev, the performer/producers behind Infected Mushroom and plug-in company Polyverse. Here, they show us some of the tools and techniques used to create the constantly morphing track 'Flamingo'.

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    Sounding Off: Stable Software

    Simon Grey

    Could it be the idea of using software live is ‘sexy’ and sells units, but the back-end task of making it function solidly is not?

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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month: Ariana Grande, Tim McGraw, Zara Larsson, Kelsea Ballerini and our Classic Mix is Gloria Gaynor ‘I Will Survive’ (1978).

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Music Business

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    All About Library Music: Part 2

    The Business

    We saw last month that library music can provide composers with a good income. This month, we explain how that income is generated.

    Music Business
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    We’d all love to work with the LSO at Abbey Road. But if we don’t have the budget, are we betraying British musicians by looking overseas?

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    Off The Record

    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Automation is a double-edged sword...

    Music Business
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    Vox Recording Studios, Los Angeles

    Studio File

    Possibly the oldest independent studio in the world, Vox was built in 1936, and its layout served as the template for the celebrated Gold Star Studios.

    Music Business
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