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Top FOH engineers tell us which stage vocal mics they recommend — and why!
Already dominant elsewhere, audio-over-IP is poised to take over the studio world. We explain how it works — and why there are so many protocols!
M-S miking is already a versatile technique, but it can be built upon to provide surround-sound recording and a whole lot more besides!
Is it possible to transfer everything from your existing Windows music computer to a new machine, or should you start afresh?
Dolby Laboratories have been leading the development of surround-sound systems for four decades, but over the last year or so they have been piloting an intriguing surround system in a famous UK night-club...
Guitar-synth stompboxes open up a world of sonic possibilities — but getting the most out of them takes a little forward planning...
It’s now the norm for musicians to provide their own sound reinforcement for small gigs — but what kind of system would suit you best?
When misfortune befell one of our contributors, we sent the SOS team to help him get his studio back up and running.
Zwiepack: Our engineer captured one jazz session using two completely different recording techniques. Which one won the day?
More than just a live-sound mix controller, PreSonus’s StudioLive CS18AI offers hands-on control over Studio One.
A directory of all media pages that hold the associated media for February 2016 audio examples.
One of the most misunderstood subjects in pro audio is control–room nearfield monitoring: the dos and don’ts, the problems and suggested remedies.
The SOS team travel to the big smoke to deal with some tricky acoustics in a media composer’s writing studio.
The SOS team travel to a Stourbridge community centre to solve some low-end problems and build some speaker stands.
If you’re choosing a new audio interface or a new computer, what are the pros and cons of the many different connection protocols that are on offer?
This is the story of the fall and rise of a unique Mellotron with an equally unique history.
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This month, we travel all the way to Amsterdam to help last year's SOS Awards prize winner set up his brand-new, £14,000$20,000 studio!