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Gear Of The Year 2023 | SOS Podcast

Paul and Hugh's favourite 2023 gear releases By Hugh Robjohns & Paul White
Published January 2024
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 pick their personal software and hardware standout products from the last 12 months.

Show Notes


00:00 - Introduction
00:16 - Universal Audio Waterfall Rotary Speaker
03:25 - Boss GM-800 Guitar Synthesizer
04:24 - Tokyo Dawn Records Simulathe Cut
06:33 - PreSonus Eris 3.5 Studio Monitors
07:32 - Prism Audio Dream ADA-128
10:07 - Walrus Audio Fable Granular Soundscape Generator
10:59 - Blackstar St. James Amp Plug-ins
11:55 - Zoom F8n Pro Field Recorder
14:13 - Strymon BigSky Multi Reverb / Deco Tape Saturation
14:49 - Line 6 HX One Pedal

Click here: Read the full 2023 Gear Of The Year choices by the SOS Editorial team.

Presenter: Paul White - Biog

A youthful Paul White with Roland GR-500 and Powertran Transcendent 2000 self-build monosynth.A youthful Paul White with Roland GR-500 and Powertran Transcendent 2000 self-build monosynth.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 he has suffered for his music so he doesn’t see why everyone else shouldn’t too!

Presenter: Hugh Robjohns - Biog

Dr Hugh RobjohnsDr Hugh Robjohns (left) with his Orator Martyn Harries, Senior Lecturer, Audio and Music Technology.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 for many years at the BBC´s UK technical training centre.

Hugh continues to provide audio consultancy and bespoke broadcast audio training services all over the world. He lectures at professional and public conventions, and occasionally records and masters acoustic and classical music too!

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