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Below you will find all our Article Series.
Synth Secrets(64 articles)
Gordon Reid's classic 'synthesis explained' in-depth series ran over 5 years monthly and is still used by colleges and university courses as 'recommended reading' when teaching the foundations of synthesis and sound design. We've collected them all here, for ease and convenience.
Creative Synthesis With Yamaha XG(3 articles)
Synthesizing The Rest Of The Hammond Organ(2 articles)
Roland XV & JV Power User Tips(3 articles)
Synthesizing Tonewheel Organs(2 articles)
Recording A Jazz Band On Location(2 articles)
Running Your Own Record Label(7 articles)
Synthesizing Acoustic Pianos On The Roland JX10(3 articles)
The History Of Korg(3 articles)
Using Reason(2 articles)
The Truth About Latency(2 articles)
Monitors vs Hi-fi Speakers(2 articles)
ARP Quadra(2 articles)
Surround Sound Explained(9 articles)
Surround sound has been a part of the film industry for many years, but the emergence of affordable digital technology has now pushed it into the domestic mainstream. SOS Technical Editor Hugh Robjohns begins our definitive guide to surround and its implications for the hi-tech musician.
Advanced Reverberation Tips(2 articles)
Reverberation is to sound what light and shadow is to the visual world. It can make or break your productions, so consider this 2-part set of adavnaced tips and advice.
MIDI On The Road(2 articles)
If the very idea of tearing a studio MIDI rig from its comfortable moorings and shoving it in the back of a van for later reconstruction in the local village hall is enough to make you dive behind the sofa and refuse to come out, then this 2-part series is for you!
Giving Your MIDI Tracks A Live Feel(2 articles)
Programming tips and analysis to help you get the very best from your MIDI compositions.
Advanced Gating Techniques(2 articles)
All About EMS(2 articles)
A look at the history and achievements of this pioneering British manufacturer.