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Grumpy 101: Top Peeves, Annoyances and Pet Hates | Podcast

Paul and Hugh wax lyrical about the things they dislike about today's gear By Hugh Robjohns & Paul White
Published March 2022
Technical Editor Hugh Robjohns (L) and Executive Editor Paul White (R)Technical Editor Hugh Robjohns (L) and Executive Editor Paul White (R)

Paul White and Hugh Robjohns engage in a lighthearted discussion about what peeves and annoys them about today's music software and recording hardware.

Show Notes


00:00 - Introduction
00:18 - Power Supplies
02:32 - USB Connectors
03:07 - Software
04:37 - Audio Specifications
06:15 - Digital Meters
08:02 - Detented Potentiometers
09:01 - OS Upgrades
10:28 - Non-Removable Batteries
11:39 - Impractical Hardware

Presenter: Paul White - Biog

Paul White joined the Sound On Sound team in 1991 where he became Editor In Chief, a position he held for many years before becoming Executive Editor in 2020. Paul has written more than 20 recording and music technology textbooks, the latest being The Producer’s Manual.

Having established his own multitrack home studio in the 1980s Paul has worked with many notable names, including guitarists Bert Jansch and Gordon Giltrap. He’s played in various bands over the years and currently collaborates with Malvern musician Mark Soden, under the name of Cydonia Collective. Paul still performs live claiming that as he has suffered for his music he doesn’t see why everyone else shouldn’t too!

Presenter: Hugh Robjohns - Biog

Hugh Robjohns has been Sound On Sound´s Technical Editor since 1997. Prior to that he worked in a variety of (mostly) sound-related roles in BBC Television, ending up as a Sound Operations Lecturer at the BBC´s technical training centre. He continues to provide audio consultancy and bespoke broadcast audio training services all over the world, lectures at professional and public conventions, and occasionally records and masters acoustic and classical music too! 

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