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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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    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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    Project Symbiosis CD

    Project Symbiosis

    Electronic Music CD Compilation

    In 1975 hobbyist magazine Practical Electronics published a feature on Symbiosis, an electronic music composition by...

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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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    DiN record label @ 20

    Celebrating 20 years of the DiN label

    Specialising in Ambient and Electronic Music

    To celebrate the label's 20-year history, owner Ian Boddy is making seven of the DiN sampler albums available for free download (name your price) on the DiN Bandcamp site. See news for details.

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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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