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    Why I Love... Well-run Studios

    Dave Stewart

    When a studio also has helpful staff, talented engineers and clued-up assistants, the whole experience is a joy.

    People Oct 2020
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    Studio SOS: Home Studio Upgrade

    Dennis J. Wilkins

    Follow one SOS reader on his quest to transform a box room into a studio worthy of the name!

    Techniques Apr 2019
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    Soup Studio: Recording On A Ship

    Video Feature

    Meet the crew behind London's Soup Studio

    Techniques Mar 2018
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    Creating A Virtual Studio Tour

    Video Feature

    To attract talent from around the world, Johann Scheerer has created an interactive online tour of his world-class Clouds Hill Studios facility in Hamburg. In this month’s SOS video feature, Johann and his team explain how they used virtual reality and immersive audio to bring the studio’s unique ambience to life.

    People Jan 2018
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    Studio SOS: Sound Leakage

    Ollie Gray

    As well as tackling monitoring issues, this month’s Studio SOS visit sees the team making extensive modifications to a leaky vocal booth.

    Techniques Aug 2017
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    Studio SOS: Lack Of Low End

    Paul Allen

    A reader’s home-studio monitoring suffers from a lack of low end and poor stereo imaging. Can the Studio SOS team track down the cause?

    Techniques Jul 2017
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    Recording '50s Style

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    Inspired by Norman Petty and Sam Phillips, studio owner Dean Amos has lovingly built a perfect recreation of a 1950s recording environment — right down to the dimensions of the pegboard!

    Techniques May 2017
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    Studio SOS: Studio Desk & Acoustics

    Graham Battersby

    The Studio SOS team put their DIY skills to the test, constructing a new studio desk and optimising a home studio’s acoustics.

    Techniques Apr 2017
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    Studio SOS: An Untreated Room

    Alex Hutchings

    Down at the bottom of the garden, among the birds and the bees, we went to Alex Hutchings’ studio, to eliminate some unpleasant frequencies.

    Techniques Dec 2016
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    Studio SOS: Eddie Bazil

    Taming Room Acoustics

    When misfortune befell one of our contributors, we sent the SOS team to help him get his studio back up and running.

    Techniques Nov 2016
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    Studio SOS: Synth & DAW Gremlins

    Mark North

    A home studio visit sees the SOS team tackle some stubborn synth and DAW gremlins.

    Techniques Jun 2016
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    Studio SOS: Endell Street Studio

    Optimising Your Studio

    The SOS team travel to London’s West End, to optimise a studio that helps homeless people record their music.

    Techniques Mar 2016
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    Michael Ilbert: Mixing At Hansa

    Video Feature

    We talk guitar recording and more with Grammy-nominated engineer Michael Ilbert, based in Berlin's legendary Hansa Studios.

    Techniques Dec 2015
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    Studio SOS: Narrow Room Solution

    Adrian Leung's home studio

    The SOS team travel to the big smoke to deal with some tricky acoustics in a media composer’s writing studio.

    Techniques Oct 2015
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    Studio SOS: Stourbridge Community Centre

    Solving Low-end Problems

    The SOS team travel to a Stourbridge community centre to solve some low-end problems and build some speaker stands.

    Techniques Aug 2015
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    Cenzo Townshend: Decoy Studios & The Maccabees

    Video Feature

    In this video, mix engineer Cenzo Townshend gives us a tour of his new studio and shows us the techniques behind his mix of ‘Marks To Prove It’.

    Techniques Jun 2015
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    Studio SOS: Matthew Pinfield

    Your Studio Problems Solved

    This month, we optimise speaker placement, tame some early reflections, and get our hands dirty with a problematic mix.

    Techniques Nov 2011
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    Studio SOS: Jason Firth

    Setting Up A Dual-Purpose Studio

    What do you get when you cross a recording musician with a photographer? A nice-looking studio that serves a dual purpose, thats what...

    Techniques Jan 2010
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    Studio SOS: Roshan Bains

    Taming A Reflective Room

    This month, we tame a reflective room, tweak vocal compressors and slay the Blue Screen Of Death.

    Techniques Nov 2009
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    Dream Studio SOS: Craig Sellwood

    LIMS Prizewinner

    The Studio SOS team pay a visit to the lucky winner of the spectacular £30,000 SOS Dream Studio giveaway we ran at this year's LIMS show, to help him get his unbelievable studio prize up and running.

    Techniques Oct 2009
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    Studio SOS: Seb Palmer

    Twin-roomed Bedroom Studio

    Ever wanted to set up both a control room and live room in two tiny bedrooms? On a budget? With remote-control facilities? Actually, it can be done!

    Techniques Aug 2009

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