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Gear Of The Year 2021 | SOS Podcast

Paul and Hugh's favourite 2021 gear releases By Paul White
Published January 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 look back and chat about some of their favourite gear releases of 2021.

Show Notes


00:00 - Introduction
00:18 - Zoom F6
01:27 - Apple Logic Pro 10.7
01:59 - IK Multimedia AmpliTube X-Space 
03:03 - Trinnov D-mon
05:06 - IK Multimedia AmpliTube 5
05:26 - Cherry Audio Stardust 201 Tape Echo
05:41 - Waves Retro Fi
06:14 - Rob Papen DelSane
06:37 - SSL Native X-Echo
06:49 - Classical Recording: A Practical Guide in the Decca Tradition
08:21 - Boss IR-200
08:41 - Blackstar Dept. 10 Dual Drive
09:47 - RME Audio HDSPe AIO Pro
11:19 - SSL BiG SiX
12:42 - Aum Guitars Vibraslide
13:52 - Gamechanger Audio LIGHT Pedal
15:06 - Grace Design m900

(Click red text links above to read the SOS review)

Click here: Read the full 2021 Gear Of The Year choices by the SOS Editorial team.

Presenter: Paul White - Biog

Paul White initially trained in electronics at the Royal Radar Establishment in Malvern then went on to work with Malvern Instruments, a company specialising in laser analysis equipment, before moving into technical writing. 

He 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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