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Grammy-winning producer/engineer Vance Powell welcomes SOS to Sputnik Sound in Nashville to show us how he recorded a track for rock act Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown.
When it comes to music software, there are now several payment models for acquiring it...
Singer, songwriter and producer Jack Garratt is only 24, yet his debut album Phase still draws on a decade’s experience in the music business.
Do the tools we use define the music we make?
Peter Zinovieff has been described as Britain’s Bob Moog. A renowned composer from the mid ‘60s to the present day, he was also one of the founders of EMS who produced seminal synthesizers such as the VCS3 and the Synthi AKS, as used by Brian Eno, Pink Floyd and the Chemical Brothers.
More analysis of tracks from: Drake • The Steeldrivers • Fifth Harmony • Classic Mix: Prince & The New Power Generation ‘Sexy MF’ (1992)
There are two commodities that, if we don’t get in check, will massively affect the quality of recorded music: space and skills.
PJ Harvey’s long-term co-producer John Parish is uncompromising in his willingness to experiment — even with the world watching!
Is it time to burn a few musical bridges, experiment with a more Eno-esque approach, and turn off the click track?
SOS has been reviewing modular systems since the 1990s, but this month seems like the right time to embark on a regular column covering this ever-expanding, highly popular sector.
John Carpenter is not only a cult movie-maker, but also a pioneering electronic composer. John, his son Cody and collaborators Alan Howarth and Daniel Davies explain how it’s all possible.
The process for royalty collection is laborious, complex, and at times hostile to the artist. We need a royalty revolution!
Fusing experimental electronic styles with hip-hop elements, the beat scene is where we find the subject of this month’s video feature...
The sound designer’s role in a big-budget musical is to create an immersive experience for the audience — and keep the cast and director happy too!
The sad death of Sir George Martin earlier this year got me thinking just how important producers are...
Is it time that we retired our TRs and TBs and forced ourselves out of our comfort zones?
Ernst Zacharias invented the Clavinet and has spent a lifetime perfecting electro-mechanical instruments. We talk to him about his life and explore his classic designs.
A project that was started to help unsigned bands show solidarity with victims of the Paris attacks has grown to unite musicians, artists and film-makers from around the world. And it’s not finished yet...