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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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    Sisters With Transistors Film

    Sisters With Transistors Documentary

    The untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers

    The film documents the remarkable female composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to utterly transform how we produce and listen to music today.

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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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    Sound On Sound March 1987

    Mu:zines turns 5

    Music mag archive celebrates fifth birthday

    The ambitious music magazine archive project celebrates its fifth birthday today.

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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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    Bright Sparks documentary

    Bright Sparks released for free

    Synth documentary explores the biggest names in electronic instruments

    Synth documentary explores the lives of Robert Moog, Don Buchla, Peter Zinovieff, Alan R Pearlman, Harry Chamberlin, Adrian Wagner, Ken Freeman and the Bradley Brothers.

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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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    Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & The Legendary Tapes

    Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & The Legendary Tapes

    15-18 October - new film streaming on the BFI Player

    Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & The Legendary Tapes — a cinematic portrait of the legendary musical innovator.

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    Tone Science Module No.4 Form and Function album

    Tone Science new release

    Module No.4 Form and Function

    The Tone Science sub-label, from DiN records, continues to explore the world of modular synth music with this new release: Module No.4 Form and Function. 

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    PATCH & TWEAK with Moog Book

    PATCH & TWEAK with Moog

    A new book on Moog’s Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers

    The creators of the highly-regarded original PATCH & TWEAK book have teamed up with Moog Music to produce this 200-page book on Moog’s Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers.

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    Audio Test Kitchen 2

    Audio Test Kitchen launches new website

    Faster load times, more sources, Spotify integration and more

    ATK 2 promises faster loading times, more recordings, Spotify integration and more!

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    Samplecraze Mixing Pop Music video course logo

    'Mixing Pop Music' video course from Samplecraze.com

    How to mix and produce a commercial friendly pop mix

    The best way to explain how to mix a pop song is to actually mix a pop song, from start to finish! Spanning five hours and 24 videos...

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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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    DiN TV

    UK electronica label launch DiN.tv channel

    Streaming video

    The UK electronica label DiN has launched its own TV channel on YouTube.

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    Why I Love... Criticism

    Robin Morley

    Even if some people who hear it loathe your music, there will always be some who adore it. Whether you care about either camp, or just decide to make music to please yourself, is entirely up to you.

    People May 2020
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    The Mix Review: May 2020

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of recent hits from Lewis Capaldi, Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey and a classic mix from Radiohead.

    People May 2020
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    The Mix Review: April 2020

    Commercial Hit Productions Analysed

    To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of some recent hits from Meduza, Roddy Ricch, Jorja Smith, Eminem and a classic mix of Harry Belafonte from the first LP ever to sell a million copies.

    People Apr 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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