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Wayback Machine's 'SOS All Issues' archive page. Select the Month/Year you want and view the Issue contents list. Click the article heading to open.Wayback Machine's 'SOS All Issues' archive page. Select the Month/Year you want and view the Issue contents list. Click the article heading to open.If you've reached this page, it is most likely because you tried accessing a URL for an Sound On Sound article which has not yet been migrated from our old site.

  • On 15 June 2016 we launched this current incarnation of the SOS web site, which currently hosts 11,258 independent, high quality, in-depth reviews / techniques / interviews / tutorial articles  — plus news and SOS Forum posts.
  • We are working hard to get the remaining issues converted into the new site format but this can only be done in main magazine/website production 'downtime' and it is a long-winded, convoluted process and we apologise for the delay.

Past issues are generally being added one edition at a time to this SOS site, in reverse order, until we get back to January 1994 — although we have recently been adding individual articles and still-relevant/useful series from older issues, when requested.


Thanks go to a wonderful non-profit organisation called, who run their Wayback Machine service that catalogues billions of web pages daily from all web sites. This means it has captured snapshots of the full SOS legacy site, as it used to be — meaning SOS articles not yet on our own site can still be found in Wayback's extensive web archived pages.

How to use the Web.Archive: Click this link to: 'Show All Issues of SOS' on — once there, select the Month/Year and view the Issue contents list. Clicking article links will open most of them. It's not perfect, but better than zilch. It also contains archives of the old SOS Forum posts. Try it...

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Synth Secrets (May 1999 to July 2004: 63 Parts)

All 63 instalments of the classic Synth Secrets series are now on the SOS site: Show me all 63 Parts of SYNTH SECRETS


SOS Glossary of Technical Terms

Check out our regularly updated, indispensable Glossary of technical terms from the fields of Recording, Audio, MIDI, Computers, Music Technology, Electronics and Live Sound:

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SOS (UK Edition) April 2019SOS April 2019Each month, SOS offers a great value Full Issue PDF (FI-PDF) containing all articles and adverts, just like the magazine. Anyone can buy it and download instantly. It can be viewed on your desktop, smartphone or tablet with Adobe Reader or any equivalent PDF utility (most smartphones have one built in).

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Please note: we publish the same editorial content in our UK and North America editions, only the advertisements and contacts/pricing information differs. More info...