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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month tracks from: D'Angelo, Zara Larsson, Lukas Graham, Mavis Staples and John Williams' Star Wars theme.

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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.

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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.

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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month Mike comments on work by Lalah Hathaway, Little Big Town, Alabama Shakes and Ghost, plus our Classic Mix, Bonnie Tyler's ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’    

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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.”

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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month tracks from Krept & Konan, Fleur East, One Direction, Rod Stewart, Tame Impala and our Classic Mix is Britney Spears ‘Toxic’.

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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. 

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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month: Grace • Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust Choir • Jamie Lawson • Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra • Classic Mix: The Prodigy ‘Breathe’ (1997)

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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.

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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Tracks from Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Sam Smith, Dr. Dre and our Classic Mix, Lionel Richie 'Hello'

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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month we discuss tracks from Hilary Hahn, Drake, Adele and Rachel Platten. Plus, our Classic Mix: The Kinks 'You Really Got Me' (1964). 

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    Playback

    Readers' Music Reviewed

    This month we review releases from Kelly & Woolley, The SOS Team and Subliminal Message.  

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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month we feature Walk The Moon, Jason Derulo, Jack featuring Justin Bieber, Tinie Tempah, Muse and our Classic Mix: Glenn Gould, Bach’s ‘The Goldberg Variations’  

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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month, Years & Years, Labrinth, Galantis, Fetty Wap, Major Lazer & DJ Snake and Classic Mix, Alanis Morissette 'Ironic'.

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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.

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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month's selection includes: Philip George, OMI, Wiz Khalifa, James Bay, Sia and the Classix Mix - Shania Twain ‘You’re Still The One’.

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    Book Review: Recording The Beatles

    By Brian Kehew & Kevin Ryan

    Could this book be the definitive guide to the Beatles' recording sessions?

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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.

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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month's selection include Ellie Goulding, Beck, The Book Thief soundtrack from John Williams, Jess Glynne and that all time classic mix, James Brown 'I Got You (I Feel Good)'.

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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month tracks from Jason Derulo, Martin Garrix, Eminem and our Classic Mix: The Beatles' Yesterday from 1965.

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    Studio Essentials

    Towersonic Speaker Stands • Book Reviews

    • Towersonic Speaker Stands • Book: The Insider Audio Bathroom Reader by Paul D. Lehrman • Book: Understanding and Crafting the Mix: The Art of Recording by WM Moylan.

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