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    A Guide To Modular Worlds

    Book Review

    This book by Rolf-Dieter Leib and Ulf Kaiser is aimed at beginner to intermediate synth scholars and, in 300 pages, seeks to explain all technical aspects of modular synthesis.

    Reviews Jul 2020
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    Step By Step: Adventures In Sequencing With Max/MSP

    Book Review

    A tutorial book on making step sequencers with Cycling '74's Max graphical programming environment.

    Reviews Apr 2020
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    Pedal Crush

    Book Review

    This hardback tome might just be the ultimate coffee table book for anyone interested in effects pedals.

    Reviews Mar 2020
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    Book Review | Classic Keys: Keyboard Sounds That Launched Rock Music

    by Alan S. Lenhoff & David E. Robertson

    The authors are both devoted admirers (and experienced users) of classic keyboards and, together, they have created a marvellously impressive book detailing these instruments in great depth and breadth.

    Reviews Jan 2020
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    Book Review | An Introduction To Writing Music For Television

    Book Author: Michael Kruk

    If you're looking for some initial insights into the creative stage of writing music to picture, then Michael Kruk's new book might be just what you need.

    Reviews Jan 2020
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    From DAW To Score by Tristan Noon

    PDF eBook

    Inside you're rewarded with a very good dose of common-sense advice for those just getting to grips with the world of film and TV music creation.

    Reviews Oct 2019
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    Book: So You Want To Become A Media Composer?

    Book Author: Adonis Aletras

    This book claims to be "the most comprehensive guide to becoming successful in the Film/TV/Media industry, as told by 65 thriving professionals in mini interviews."

    Reviews Jun 2019
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    Patch & Tweak

    Book Review

    The team behind Push Turn Move shift their attention to modular synthesis.

    Reviews Apr 2019
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    Loudspeakers For Music Recording And Reproduction

    (Philip Newell & Keith Holland: 2nd Edition) Book Review

    The first edition of Loudspeakers was published in 2007 but now, with the much revised and expanded second edition, we have reason to give it the formal SOS review treatment...

    Reviews Apr 2019
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    Mixing With Impact — Learning To Make Musical Choices

    Written by Wessel Oltheten: Book Review

    This book's 350 pages are packed with useful ideas, up-to-date, well-marshalled information, and great conceptual explanations backed up with lots of useful diagrams.

    Reviews Mar 2019
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    Push Turn Move

    Book: Interface Design In Electronic Music

    Push Turn Move offers a fascinating insight into how we interact with electronic instruments.

    Reviews Oct 2018
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    The Sounds Of Star Wars

    Book Review

    Along with classic sci-fi films like War Of The Worlds (1953) and Forbidden Planet (1956), the Star Wars film franchise (1977...

    Reviews Sep 2018
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    Mix Bus Strategies: The Definitive Guide For Producers

    Author: Eddie Bazil

    A real labour of love, this neatly-zipped 893MB download file expands to nearly 1GB of data, comprising the 185-page e-book itself, 130 audio files, and 17 associated MP4 video tutorials that in themselves provide a total of 3.5 hours of viewing.

    Reviews May 2018
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    Book Review: Room Acoustics

    6th Edition by Heinrich Kuttruff

    Heinrich Kuttruff, the author of Room Acoustics — which was first published in 1973 and is now in its sixth edition (2017) —...

    Reviews Apr 2018
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    The New Electronic Guitarist

    By Marty Cutler | Book Review

    Aimed primarily at the guitarist who also wants to get to grips with MIDI and guitar synthesis, Marty Cutler's book manages to cover the subject in adequate depth without ever getting too complicated.

    Reviews Jan 2018
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    Samplecraze Video Tutorials

    Online Resources

    Samplecraze have recently refocused their web site around a host of producer and sound-design video tutorials, with Samplecraze’s founder (and SOS contributor) Eddie Bazil at the helm.

    Reviews Nov 2017
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    Recording Orchestra And Other Classical Music Ensembles

    Book Review

    In this book, Grammy Award-winning engineer Richard King reveals the nuts and bolts of his own recording, editing, and mixing methods for a wide range of classical ensembles.

    Reviews Aug 2017
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    The Sampling Handbook

    eBook Review

    I’ve been dabbling in creating my own sample-based instruments in Kontakt over the last few years — one day, I...

    Reviews Mar 2017
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    Tape Leaders

    Book Review (Author Ian Helliwell)

    For anyone with an interest in the early years of electronic music, Ian Helliwell’s new book (published by Sound On Sound) takes the reader on an enthralling tour of the pioneering British contributors to this genre...

    Reviews Oct 2016
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    Accurate Sound Reproduction Using DSP

    Book Review

    This Kindle e-book is designed to help the reader develop unique custom digital filters that correct the frequency and timing responses of the reader’s loudspeakers within their specific listening environment.

    Reviews Aug 2016
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    Bright Sparks

    Film & Album

    This history of synthesis documentary and album presents the human stories behind the technology that changed the face of electronic music.

    Reviews Jul 2016

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