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    Joey Sturgis

    Metalcore Producer & Engineer

    From humble beginnings, Joey Sturgis has become a leading producer in the highly technical metalcore scene.

    People Sep 2014
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    Session Notes: Duo Melodika

    Baroque Music

    This month one of our engineers aims to augment the natural beauty of a baroque‑music duo playing in a church.

    Techniques Aug 2014
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    Mixing FOH With A UAD Apollo Interface

    David Williams

    Front-of-house engineer David Williams talks to SOS about why mixing with a DSP audio interface is worthwhile, despite the dangers of using a laptop on stage.

    People Jul 2014
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    Classic Tracks: James Brown 'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag'

    Producer: James Brown • Engineer: Ron Lenhoff

    'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag' was James Brown's statement of intent as he abandoned soulful ballads in favour of a raw and frenetic new sound.

    Techniques Jun 2014
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    Prefab Sprout

    Paddy McAloon: From Langley Park To Memphis (And Back)

    Prefab Sprout rose to fame in an era of indulgence and eye‑watering studio budgets. These days, things are a little different...

    People Mar 2014
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    Q. How do I recreate the vocal sound of Haim?

    I'm really interested in the vocal sound on Haim's debut album, Days Are Gone — could you tell me what sort of processing might be involved in this album?

    Sound Advice Mar 2014
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    Classic Tracks: Tomorrow 'My White Bicycle'

    Producer: Mark Wirtz • Engineer: Geoff Emerick

    Tomorrow's pioneering paean to the joys of communal public transport has proved to be a classic of the British psychedelic underground.

    People Mar 2014
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    Classic Tracks: Tom Petty 'Learning To Fly'

    Producers: Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne • Engineer: Richard Dodd

    While Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne’s writing partnership was certainly successful, it was the partnership between Jeff Lynne and engineer Richard Dodd that gave the records their distinctive sparkle.

    People Feb 2014
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    John Newman & Ant Whiting: 'Love Me Again'

    Producing Tribute

    Proving that not every pop star is a manufactured creation, John Newman is as at home in the studio as he is on TV.

    People Feb 2014
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    Classic Tracks: Shirley Bassey 'Goldfinger'

    Producers: John Barry, George Martin. Engineer: Eric Tomlinson.

    Engineer Eric Tomlinson recorded a host of classic soundtracks during his 40-year career, not to mention what's...

    People Jan 2014
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    Q. Why won't my mixes translate better?

    Tracks that I mix in my home studio tend to sound really bad in my car, but when I correct the mixes so they sound good in the car, they sound awful over my monitors — so what's going wrong?

    Sound Advice Jan 2014
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    Phil Ramone & The Secrets Of Vocal Production

    The Producer & Artist Relationship

    Producer Phil Ramone was legendary for getting great vocal sounds. Here's how he did it — and how you can do the same.

    People Jan 2014
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