The first edition of Loudspeakers was published in 2007 but now, with the much revised and expanded second edition, we have reason to give it the formal SOS review treatment...
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The team behind Push Turn Move shift their attention to modular synthesis.
This book's 350 pages are packed with useful ideas, up-to-date, well-marshalled information, and great conceptual explanations backed up with lots of useful diagrams.
Push Turn Move offers a fascinating insight into how we interact with electronic instruments.
Along with classic sci-fi films like War Of The Worlds (1953) and Forbidden Planet (1956), the Star Wars film franchise (1977...
A real labour of love, this neatly-zipped 893MB download file expands to nearly 1GB of data, comprising the 185-page e-book itself, 130 audio files, and 17 associated MP4 video tutorials that in themselves provide a total of 3.5 hours of viewing.
Heinrich Kuttruff, the author of Room Acoustics — which was first published in 1973 and is now in its sixth edition (2017) —...
Aimed primarily at the guitarist who also wants to get to grips with MIDI and guitar synthesis, Marty Cutler's book manages to cover the subject in adequate depth without ever getting too complicated.
Samplecraze have recently refocused their web site around a host of producer and sound-design video tutorials, with Samplecraze’s founder (and SOS contributor) Eddie Bazil at the helm.
In this book, Grammy Award-winning engineer Richard King reveals the nuts and bolts of his own recording, editing, and mixing methods for a wide range of classical ensembles.
I’ve been dabbling in creating my own sample-based instruments in Kontakt over the last few years — one day, I...
For anyone with an interest in the early years of electronic music, Ian Helliwell’s new book (published by Sound On Sound) takes the reader on an enthralling tour of the pioneering British contributors to this genre...
This Kindle e-book is designed to help the reader develop unique custom digital filters that correct the frequency and timing responses of the reader’s loudspeakers within their specific listening environment.
This history of synthesis documentary and album presents the human stories behind the technology that changed the face of electronic music.
Although first published in 2007, I only became aware of this interesting book very recently, when I found it on a recommended-reading list for a music technology course at a UK university.
To some, music technology is simply a means to an end and the music is all that matters. To others, music technology holds some technical importance in its own right.
As George Harrison once told my friend Martin Smith at Streetly Electronics, “History is bollocks. If you weren’t there, you don’t know.”
This fascinating and commendably detailed book by Howard Massey provides a wonderful overview of the significant recording studios in London in the ’60s and ’70s, as well as a few noteworthy facilities elsewhere in the UK.
In my experience, many SOS readers are, at least at some level, fairly technically minded and have an interest in how the technology they use works, especially in ‘classic’ instruments and devices. This book is designed to go a long way towards satisfying that ‘inner geek’ in all of us.