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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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    Witnesses Of Words: by Marco C van der Hoeven

    How 20th Century Microphones Made History

    To some, music technology is simply a means to an end and the music is all that matters. To others, music technology holds some technical importance in its own right.

    Reviews May 2016
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    Sound FX, by Alexander Case

    Book Review

    Although first published in 2007, I only became aware of this interesting book very recently, when I found it on a recommended-reading list for a music technology course at a UK university.

    Reviews May 2016
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    The Prophet From Silicon Valley, by David Abernethy

    The Complete Story Of Sequential Circuits

    As George Harrison once told my friend Martin Smith at Streetly Electronics, “History is bollocks. If you weren’t there, you don’t know.”

    Reviews Apr 2016
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    The Great British Recording Studios

    Book Review

    This fascinating and commendably detailed book by Howard Massey provides a wonderful overview of the significant recording studios in London in the ’60s and ’70s, as well as a few noteworthy facilities elsewhere in the UK. 

    Reviews Mar 2016
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    Music Electronics

    Book Review

    In my experience, many SOS readers are, at least at some level, fairly technically minded and have an interest in how the technology they use works, especially in ‘classic’ instruments and devices. This book is designed to go a long way towards satisfying that ‘inner geek’ in all of us.

    Reviews Feb 2016
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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.

    Reviews Sep 2015
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    Microphone Arrays For Stereo & Multichannel Sound Recording

    Book Review

    The author Michael Williams began his audio career as a BBC technician in the early 1960s, but he is better known today for his teaching and the many papers he has presented to the AES on the science of stereo and multi-channel mic arrays.

    Reviews Aug 2015
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    The Synthesizer: Mark Vail

    Book Review

    Comprehensive Guide To Understanding, Playing and Recording the Ultimate Electronic Music Instrument.

    Reviews Jun 2015
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    Playback

    Readers' Music Reviewed

    This month we comment on albums by Nick Molyneux, Peter Appleyard and Paul Thomas Butterfield.

    Reviews May 2015
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    Recording Secrets For The Small Studio

    Book Review

    With over 400 pages and 12 chapters, author Mike Senior covers both the technical concepts and practical techniques necessary for capturing musical performances of all kinds.

    Reviews May 2015
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    Alan Parsons: Art & Science of Sound Recording

    Book Review

    Does Alan Parsons’ latest book add anything useful to his video tutorial series?

    Reviews Mar 2015

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