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    A Vintage Odyssey (Dan Alexander)

    Book Review

    This book is essentially an autobiography of the author's experiences in buying and selling all manner of vintage pro‑audio equipment, combined with some fascinating history about the leading manufacturers and their products...

    Reviews Jul 2021
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    Chairman At The Board: Recording The Soundtrack Of A Generation

    Book Review

    “I believe both producing and engineering are about serving the artist’s needs to help them accomplish their goals,” writes...

    Reviews Jul 2021
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    SoundGym

    Ear Training Website

    The ability to analyse what you’re hearing is a vital skill for audio engineers. SoundGym is a fun way to hone that ability.

    Reviews Jul 2021
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    The Art And Science Of Surround And Stereo Recording

    Book Review

    There’s no shortage of books discussing the science and practice of stereo and multichannel recording but the author’s approach to this complex topic is of unique interest because of his inclusion of quantitative data...

    Reviews Jun 2021
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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: 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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    The Mix Review: March 2020

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of some recent hits by Dua Lipa, Tones And I, Caroline Shaw/Attacca Quartet, Arizona Zerva and a Destiny's Child classic mix.

    People Mar 2020
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    The Mix Review | February 2020

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of recent hits by Selena Gomez, Travis Scott, Maroon 5 plus a classic mix from Roxette.

    People Feb 2020
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    The Mix Review: January 2020

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of recent hits by Dominic Fike, Harry Styles, Joel Corry plus a 1995 classic mix from Oasis.

    People Jan 2020
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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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