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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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    The Mix Review: September 2016

    Commercial Releases Analysed

    Christine And The Queens • Radiohead • Rick Astley • Classic Mix: T’Pau ‘China In Your Hand’ (1987)

    People Sep 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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    The Mix Review: August 2016

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    More analysis of tracks from: Drake • The Steeldrivers • Fifth Harmony • Classic Mix: Prince & The New Power Generation ‘Sexy MF’ (1992)

    People 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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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Music from: Zayn • Jonas Blue • Alan Walker • Kendrick Lamar and our Classic Mix is David Bowie's 'Starman'.

    People Jul 2016
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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.

    People Jun 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 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’    

    People May 2016
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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’.

    People Apr 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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    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)

    People 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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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

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

    People Feb 2016
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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). 

    People Jan 2016
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    Playback

    Readers' Music Reviewed

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

    People Nov 2015
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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’  

    People Nov 2015
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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'.

    People Oct 2015
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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’.

    People Sep 2015

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