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SOS October 2015 now available

Chvrches, Muse, Beatstep Pro, Boss SY-300 and more inside

This month we welcome Scottish electronic trio Chvrches to our front cover after having them welcome us into their studio. We find out about the making of their sophomore release Every Eye Open and learn that, like every good SOS reader, they spent the procedes of their debut on buying more synths!

In our 'Man Vs Drum Machine' feature, we find out what real session drummers can offer over their software counterparts, and also talk to the mix engineers behind Muse’s album Drones.

Our crack squad of reviewers escape from a maximum security stockade to bring you product tests for Arturia’s Beatstep Pro sequencer and MIDI controller; the Focusrite Clarett 8Pre and 8PreX Thunderbolt audio interfaces; Audeze’s premium LCD-X and EL8 heaphones; Rupert Neve Designs’ RNDI active DI box; the Lewitt DGT650 USB mic and interface; the high-end Focal Trio6 Be three-way monitors; the Akai Advance 49 controller keyboard and much, much more.

On top of all that, we’ve got two great competitions for you — one for a ROLI Seaboard Grand Stage worth £2399$2999, and another for a Sample Logic software instrument bundle worth £1300$2000!

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