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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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    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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    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 - Mark North.

    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: 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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    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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    Studio SOS: Tom Hennessey

    Recording on a tight budget

    We show Tom Hennessey that as long as you have good ideas and a good ear, you can put together decent recordings and mixes on the smallest of budgets.

    Techniques Jul 2009
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    Studio SOS: John Clark

    Home recordings

    We lend some practical studio advice to a seasoned pro guitarist who is rather newer to the world of songwriting and home recording.

    Techniques Jun 2009
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    Studio SOS: Kevin Brown

    Optimising a garage studio

    Even if you have the space and the gear, like reader Kevin Brown, you still need to know how to make the best of it. We paid a visit to help him optimise his new garage-conversion studio.

    Techniques May 2009
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    Studio SOS: Gerry Daly

    Making the most of your studio space

    We turn a less-than-ideal square rented room into a workable recording and mixing space.

    Techniques Apr 2009
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    Studio SOS: Danny Williams

    Garage Studio Tips

    We turn a family homes garage into a usable recording studio, and take reader Danny Williams through a number of gear maintenance, recording and mixing tips.

    Techniques Mar 2009
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    Studio SOS: Taming A Large, Live Room

    Simon Mayor & Hilary James

    Ever wondered how to tame a large, lively room without drills, nails or glue? Or how best to mount monitors without speaker stands? Then read on to find out how we helped Simon Mayor and Hilary James.

    Techniques Feb 2009
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    Studio SOS: Teddy Pagano

    Drums, doors and damping...

    Drums, doors and damping... the Studio SOS Team get to grips with Teddy Pagano's London studio.

    Techniques Aug 2008
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    Studio SOS: Jody Whitesides

    Improving a 'boxy' garage studio

    We take a distance-learning approach this month, to help US reader Jody Whitesides improve the sound of his home studio.

    Techniques Jul 2008
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    Studio SOS: Adam Dengel

    Fixing a 'dead' live room

    A dead live room, a live control room and faulty monitors... sounds like a job for the Studio SOS team!

    Techniques Jun 2008

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