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Article Series

Below you will find all our Article Series.


How I Got That Sound - Top Engineers/Producers Reveal Their Favourite Sonic Moment

(29 articles)

SOS presents an ongoing collection of informative articles where each month a music producer and/or sound engineer reveals how their favourite recorded instrument or sound treatment was created, miked up, programmed and captured for posterity.



(37 articles)

Read artists' and producers' answers to quick fire questions from SOS in our Talkback articles series.


Why I Love...

(65 articles)

Sound On Sound's monthly feature that asks our authors and people in the industry to describe an aspect of music technology that they love and give the reasons why.


Modular Profile

(18 articles)

A series of SOS interviews with prominent figures in modular synthesis.


Classic Tracks

(153 articles)

In this long-running SOS feature, we break down and analyse how classic tracks were created, recorded, mixed, and produced - with contributions from the record producers, sound engineers and artists involved.


Mixing Atmos: Top Engineers/Producers Provide Insights Into Immersive Audio

(8 articles)

SOS presents this series of informative articles speaking to professionals working in the industry about their implementation of immersive audio and the recording and mixing considerations when working with the Dolby Atmos format.


Dying To Work In Music: Staying Healthy In The Studio

(4 articles)

Dying To Work In Music is a series of articles offering health and wellness advice for those working in the music industry, covering a wide range of topics such as stress, sleep and nutrition.


Korg Legacy Collection: In-Depth Review

(4 articles)

SOS author Gordon Reid takes an in-depth look at the Korg Legacy Collection, a virtual instrument suite that recreates some of Korg's best-loved keyboards in software form.


Audio Mastering Essentials: How To Achieve Great-sounding Results

(8 articles)

In this six-part series, produced in association with Steinberg, well-known mastering engineer Ian Shepherd takes us through his approach to mastering. Whether you’re polishing individual tracks or assembling EPs or albums, Ian explores the tools, skills and decisions that can help you achieve great-sounding results.


Generations: Key Figures In Electronic Music

(3 articles)

DJ/producer Dave Clarke's 3-part series on who he considers to be inspirational and influential in the electronic music scene.


Cubase: String Theory Workshop

(2 articles)

Find out how to write and arrange realistic string parts using Steinberg Cubase.


iZotope RX For Music Recording

(2 articles)

Follow these guidelines to learn a variety of tips and techniques when using RX, iZotope's award-winning noise removal and cleanup plug-in.


Buchla 200e

(5 articles)

Alongside Bob Moog, Don Buchla is one of the founding fathers of synthesis, and yet much less is known of him and his instruments. Read this two-part review of Buchla's latest modular synthesizer.


How To Capture Stunning Piano Recordings

(2 articles)

Watch this 2-part Video series where GSI Studios' Head Engineer Josh Giunta lifts the lid on his recording and miking process for capturing the sound of the piano and making it as lifelike as possible. 


How To Make Your Vocals Twice As Good!

(2 articles)

Learn how to create the conditions for a successful mix and what techniques and tricks you can employ to fit your vocals in the mix.


The Sampled Orchestra

(9 articles)

SOS reviewer and musician par excellence Dave Stewart delivers his major series explaining how to harness the power of today’s virtual orchestral instruments.


What Is Library Music?

(10 articles)

Read this 10-part series to fully understand every aspect of library music (AKA production music) from getting a foot in the door, to what clients look for, how to generate income and write top-class material that will keep earning.


Revoice Pro 3.2 Masterclass

(3 articles)

SOS's in-depth tutorial and video series exploring Synchro Arts’ powerful pitch-processing and audio-alignment software. (Many of the examples covered work across different version numbers of the software.)


Cloud Collaboration in Pro Tools 12.5

(2 articles)

Pro Tools 12.5 lets you collaborate remotely with other users over the Internet. Here’s how to get started.


How To Arrange For Brass Instruments

(4 articles)

Find out all you need to know about creating masterful brass arrangements in your programmed music productions for a whole range of musical genres. We reveal top arrangement tips and insider tricks to choosing the right harmonies, that can add punch and spice to your compositions!