Black Friday 2018 Preview
November 14, 2018

Music Production Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals – what’s in store?

It’s almost that time of year again, where deals and offers on music software, sample packs, software instruments, and hardware are aplenty. That’s right; we’re talking about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Every year there’s always a wide range of deals and cheap virtual instruments available from some of our most popular brands. So, we thought we’d take a look at last year’s deals, and try and predict some of…

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Nova Erez
June 27, 2018

We talk to producer, singer, and songwriter Noga Erez

Born four days before the Gulf War started, for Tel-Aviv-based Noga Erez, there was never any doubt that, whatever music she chose to make, and whatever she felt about her homeland, she could never ignore her surroundings. Her work reflects the manner in which she’s learned to live. While the music she makes in collaboration with her partner and co-writer, composer and producer Ori Rousso, exploits many of the more…

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January 26, 2018

SOS Award Winners Announced!

This year’s SOS Awards are the first to place their emphasis primarily on innovation and contemporary design by limiting the nominations to products launched in the 12 months prior to the voting period. The new format celebrates products launched in the period from September 2016 to the end of August 2017. The awards are voted for by SOS readers, so the more happy users a product has, the more likely it is…

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Year in Review 2017
December 29, 2017

We look back at some of the biggest music production tools of 2017

2017 has seen a veritable plethora of releases, from quirky cool plugins, to huge hardware upgrades. It’s been a roller coaster year for the music industry, and especially the tech therein, so we’re taking a look back at some of the releases that made an impact throughout the past twelve months. January: Audiority Grainspace Grainspace is a cool plugin based on high quality, real-time, granular processing and reverberation. It’s a…

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Artists and Composers Top 5 plug-ins of 2017
December 26, 2017

Artists and Composers reveal their favourite instruments and plugins of 2017

As another year is nearly over we thought we’d get in touch with some of our composer and artist friends to find out which virtual instruments and effects plug-ins they have been using the most in 2017 and what they love about them. To start us off, Andy Barlow reveals his top picks (it was obviously a great year as 9 products made his list!) Andy Barlow Andy is a producer and musician who…

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Stephen Baystead
December 13, 2017

We talk to award-winning composer Stephen Baysted

Born in London, award-winning composer Stephen Baysted is well known for his versatility and emotionally charged and expressively powerful music. Stephen’s acclaimed music scores have been enjoyed by viewers and players worldwide in a succession of award-winning films, TV programmes and video games including the number one bestselling racing game Project Cars, Blink Film’s epic six-part documentary series Ancient Mysteries for Channel 5, and Graveyard of the Giant Beasts for…

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Gary Numan Spectrasonics Omnisphere
November 30, 2017

Gary Numan on why Spectrasonics Omnisphere is the king of music software

Omnisphere 2 is the flagship synthesiser of Spectrasonics – the company behind other incredible music production tools such as Trilian, Stylus RMX and Keyscape. Omnisphere 2 is an instrument of extraordinary power and versatility. The award-winning software brings many different types of synthesis together into one amazing-sounding instrument that promises to inspire a lifetime of exploration. It’s arguably one of the greatest software instruments of all time, winning numerous awards…

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Sound on Sound and Music Tech awards
October 10, 2017

Sound on Sound & Music Tech awards nominations announced!

The nominations for both the Sound on Sound Awards, and the Music Tech Awards for Gear of the Year have now been announced, and we’re delighted to reveal that fourteen of our brands’ products have been nominated for awards! Every year Sound on Sound gives it’s readers the chance to decide who will get the coveted top slot in each of the dozens of major product-group categories. Voting takes place through…

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