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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Patch & Tweak

    Book Review

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

    Reviews Apr 2019

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