The Strokes' Is This It was many critics' choice for the best album of 2001, and has gone platinum in the UK. Remarkably, it was recorded in a basic New York project studio by a then-unknown producer.
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A former SOS Apple Notes columnist applies memetics to the perennial Mac/Windows struggle.
As you know, April is that time of year when articles of a 'less-than-factually-accurate' nature tend to creep into SOS...
One-time SOS writer Mark Cunningham hadn't produced an album for almost 10 years — until a soulful ex-prisoner inspired him to get back behind the desk...
We visit another SOS reader's studio set-up. This month, it's located in a Portakabin in Bedford, UK.
Are modern workstations fit to be called 'synthesizers'? By Bob Williams
Let's leave the 'my sequencer is bigger than your sequencer' type of forum posts and focus on what matters — making good music.
As someone who's been hugely successful both in his native Britain and his adopted home of the USA, producer Peter Collins has a uniquely international perspective on record production.
After a house move, SOS reader Russ Sowdon discovered a secret passage under his ground floor, and it led to a hidden barrel-vault cellar which he soon made into his musical den!
Recorded on eight-track cassette, cLOUDDEAD's extraordinary debut album is an object lesson in lo-fi production and the creative use of budget equipment.
Is modern music more concerned with good sounds than with good ideas?
Software samplers are revolutionising studio recording, but can they replace their hardware counterparts in live performance? Jazz keyboardist Django Bates is in the process of finding out...
If we are going to get behind surround sound and help drive the industry to its next level, we're going to need the right tools at the right price.
This month's Readerzone doesn't have a home studio at all, but instead has chosen to concentrate on location recording — and with his modest Portastudio-based setup he's achieving a degree of local success.
One of the original pioneers of electronic music in Britain, David Vorhaus has remained at the cutting edge of the genre for over 30 years.
Another 'through the keyhole' glimpse into one more SOS reader's studio.
There's an array of powerful music‑making software tools out there, but because they're considered 'hard' they don't get the same publicity as the latest toys available at your local music shop.
Among his many credits as an engineer, producer, programmer and artist, Jon Astley is perhaps best known for his award-winning work remastering classic albums from the likes of The Who, Abba and George Harrison.
Super Furry Animals' recent album Rings Around The World is one of the first to be released in a custom-mixed 5.1 surround version for DVD as well as on stereo CD. Keyboard player Cian Ciárán explains how and why they embarked on this groundbreaking project.