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    Studio SOS: Paul Evans

    Sound Workshop

    SOS's crack studio squad tame unwanted reflections, track down strange noises coming from a Mac, and make some good-sounding drums sound even better!

    Techniques May 2008
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    The Story Of The BBC Radiophonic Workshop

    Founded in 1958

    50 years ago this month, the most celebrated electronic music studio in the world was established. We trace the history of the Radiophonic Workshop, talking to the composers and technical staff who helped to create its unique body of work.

    People Apr 2008
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    Studio SOS: Stu Evans

    Lacklustre Drum Sounds

    Reader Stu Evans has a smart studio but a lacklustre drum sound. Can the team breathe life into it?

    Techniques Apr 2008
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    Studio SOS: Howard Bragen

    Troubleshooting Your Studio Problems

    This month we tackle problems that were causing a bass-heavy mix and use coat-hangers to produce better vocal recordings!

    Techniques Mar 2008
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    Studio SOS: Calderdale College

    Workshop

    Calderdale College in West Yorkshire gets the Studio SOS treatment, as we turn a concrete room into a working studio.

    Techniques Feb 2008
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    Studio SOS: The Hatch Studio

    Your Studio Problems Solved

    This month we play the role of studio design consultants... and leave the heavy work to the studio owners!

    Techniques Oct 2007
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    Studio SOS: Jamie

    Your Studio Problems Solved

    In this episode, the SOS crew sort out monitoring problems and offer some practical mastering tips to another reader.

    Techniques Sep 2007
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    Studio SOS: Lews Castle College

    Workshop

    This month we journey to the Outer Hebrides, where a college teaching Gaelic music has more than a few wires crossed...

    Techniques Aug 2007
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    Studio SOS: Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre

    Acoustics & Ergonomics Workshop

    The SOS crew go hob-nobbing at a stately home this month, and get to grips with the acoustics of a large and lively room.

    Techniques Jul 2007
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    Studio SOS: Amplifying & Recording A Tea-Chest Bass

    Chris Walker

    The SOS crew visit reader Chris Walker's home studio and help solve amplification problems for his tea-chest bass.

    Techniques Jun 2007
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    Studio SOS: John Farrell

    Optimising A Student's Bedroom Studio

    The team take a trip up north to a multi-student household in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

    Techniques May 2007
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    Studio SOS: Duncan Drury

    Optimising Your Studio Space

    This month, the SOS team visit a student's home studio to help him overcome a few teething troubles with layout and acoustics...

    Techniques Apr 2007
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    Studio SOS: Darren Williams

    A Drum Recording Room

    The SOS crew help drummer Darren Williams sort out a better space in which to record drums and operate as a remote session drummer.

    Techniques Mar 2007
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    Studio SOS: David Crane

    Bedroom Studio Makeover

    Would you let two strange men drill holes in your house? USA-based SOS reader David Crane took the risk enough to let Paul and Hugh at his walls with a drill to solve his cabling issues...

    Techniques Feb 2007
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    Tori Amos

    Inside Her Martian Engineering Studio

    Over the last decade, some extraordinary music has emerged from Tori Amos's Martian Engineering studio. A new box set collects together the highlights, while the studio itself is soon to open to paying customers.

    People Feb 2007
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    Studio SOS: Ray Parkes

    Digital Detectives

    Sorting digital gremlins and rogue reflections is all in a day's work for the Studio SOS team...

    Techniques Jan 2007
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    Studio SOS: Ross Prior

    Your Studio Problems Solved

    Sweetening the mixing environment and sorting out the bass end is this month's task — but there's much more to do than adding a bit of rockwool!

    Techniques Dec 2006
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    Studio SOS: Midge Ure

    Updating Studio Acoustics

    This month, the SOS team help out with the acoustics at Ultravox and Band Aid star Midge Ure's personal studio.

    Techniques Nov 2006
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    Studio SOS: Paul Roy

    Improving The Mix Environment

    The team rearrange Paul Roy's studio to improve the mixing environment and tackle some bass issues.

    Techniques Oct 2006
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    Studio SOS: Recording Drums & Guitars

    Jon Marsh

    Recording drums and guitars is the task in this month's studio troubleshooting visit.

    Techniques Sep 2006
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    Studio SOS: Ergonomics

    Simon McEvoy

    This month's task for the SOS crew involves stripping down Simon McEvoy's entire studio to improve the acoustics and ergonomics.

    Techniques Aug 2006

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