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    Synth Gems 1 hardback book cover

    Synth Gems 1: Exploring Vintage Synthesizers

    Book Review

    The latest lavish offering from Bjooks collects some of the world’s rarest and most desirable synths between its covers.

    Reviews Dec 2021
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    Synth Book Launch Event

    Synth Book Launch Event

    Films, Talks and Live Music: 8 November

    Celebrating the launch of the newly updated Tape Leaders and the first anniversary of Synth Evolution, Velocity Press present an evening of books, films, talks and live music at The Social, London.

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    SYNTH GEMS 1 Book

    SYNTH GEMS 1 - Exploring Vintage Synthesizers

    320-page Authoritative Reference Book

    This 320-page, superbly illustrated, hardcover book takes readers on a chronological journey through a unique selection of over 60 synthesizers — some popular, some rare, all beautiful.

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    Drum Sound And Drum Tuning

    Book Review

    Drums are crucial to the sound of so many records, but they’re more complex instruments than most people imagine.

    Reviews Sep 2021
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    Tape Leaders Book

    Tape Leaders - New Edition

    Book+CD Compendium Of Early British Electronic Music

    This new edition has been extensively revised and updated and is now available to pre-order from the new publisher, Velocity Press. 

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    A Vintage Odyssey (Dan Alexander)

    Book Review

    This book is essentially an autobiography of the author's experiences in buying and selling all manner of vintage pro‑audio equipment, combined with some fascinating history about the leading manufacturers and their products...

    Reviews Jul 2021
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    Chairman At The Board: Recording The Soundtrack Of A Generation

    Book Review

    “I believe both producing and engineering are about serving the artist’s needs to help them accomplish their goals,” writes...

    Reviews Jul 2021
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    SoundGym

    Ear Training Website

    The ability to analyse what you’re hearing is a vital skill for audio engineers. SoundGym is a fun way to hone that ability.

    Reviews Jul 2021
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    Max Your Mix by Craig Anderton

    Craig Anderton eBooks released

    Three publications exclusively available from Sweetwater

    Three new electronic publications cover mixing, guitar tone and advanced Studio One tips.

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    The Art And Science Of Surround And Stereo Recording

    Book Review

    There’s no shortage of books discussing the science and practice of stereo and multichannel recording but the author’s approach to this complex topic is of unique interest because of his inclusion of quantitative data...

    Reviews Jun 2021
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    Loot Audio Competition 2021

    Loot Audio online giveaway announced

    Enter by June 8th to win

    Software and hardware goodies to be won, with over 1500 runner-up prizes.

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    Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & The Legendary Tapes

    Delia Derbyshire film on BBC Four

    'The Myths & The Legendary Tapes' Docudrama

    Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & The Legendary Tapes receives its national showing as part of the BBC Four Arena television series and will be available on the iPlayer shortly afterwards.

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    Patch & Tweak With Moog

    Book Review

    It’s a reflection of how big the modular‑synth world has grown, in the last decade or so, that a book like this can be commercially viable.

    Reviews May 2021
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    Sisters With Transistors Film

    Sisters With Transistors Documentary

    The untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers

    The film documents the remarkable female composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to utterly transform how we produce and listen to music today.

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    Template Mixing And Mastering

    Book Review

    Can you mix a hit record in 45 minutes? Billy Decker can, and in this book he tells you how!

    Reviews Apr 2021
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    Sound On Sound March 1987

    Mu:zines turns 5

    Music mag archive celebrates fifth birthday

    The ambitious music magazine archive project celebrates its fifth birthday today.

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    Classical Recording: A Practical Guide In The Decca Tradition

    Book Review

    For anyone with an interest in recording classical performances of any form — whether they’re an amateur, a professional or an academic — this is absolutely essential reading.

    Reviews Mar 2021
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    Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue To Digital (And Back)

    Book Review

    Synth fans of a certain age will remember the Keyfax books by musician and sometime SOS contributor Julian Colbeck. Back in...

    Reviews Mar 2021
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    Bright Sparks documentary

    Bright Sparks released for free

    Synth documentary explores the biggest names in electronic instruments

    Synth documentary explores the lives of Robert Moog, Don Buchla, Peter Zinovieff, Alan R Pearlman, Harry Chamberlin, Adrian Wagner, Ken Freeman and the Bradley Brothers.

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    Book Review: Major Label Mastering

    The Professional Mastering Process by Evren Göknar

    Mastering is often considered a mysterious black art, but while there is certainly a lot of artistry involved Evren Göknar’s book (Routledge/Focal Press) dispels the mystery in a very readable and understandable way.

    Reviews Feb 2021
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    Steinberger: A Story Of Creativity And Design

    Book by Jim Reilly

    We review Jim Reilly’s biography of Steinberger, pioneers of carbon fibre headless guitars.

    Reviews Feb 2021

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