And they've also released a fascinating new documentary that tracks down their revered Studio Consoles, only 10 of which were ever made.
On the cover this month, we have The Box from API, an analogue recording and mixing console aimed at the project studio. We find out how much of API’s legendary large-console technology and sound they’ve managed to pack into this smaller mixer.
Producer Phil Ramone was legendary for getting great vocal sounds and in our feature this month, we uncover how he did it — and how you can do the same. We go behind the scenes with Chris Godbey, engineer for Justin Timberlake’s 2013 albums, both titled The 20/20 Experience. Then, in Classic Tracks we examine Shirley Bassey’s iconic ‘Goldfinger’ theme.
As always, we’ve got the most in-depth reviews available for new gear such as the Alphasphere from NuDesine, the Clavia Nord Lead 4, Audient’s ID22 audio interface and monitor controller, the Allen & Heath QU16 digital mixing console, the Equator Audio D8 monitors and Novation’s trio of new MIDI controllers: the Launchpad Mini, Launchkey Mini and Launch Control.
We’ve also got software covered with a full review of Cakewalk’s new DAW, Sonar X3, iZotope’s Nectar 2 vocal production suite, HOFA IQ Reverb, Sonnox Codec Toolbox and new sample libraries from Soniccouture and Toontrack.
In the Live Sound section we ask some of the world’s leading engineers how they approach one of the most common but complex instruments on stage: the drum kit.
On top of all this, we have regulars such as The Mix Review, DAW workshops, Notes From The Deadline, Studio File and Spotlight, which this month rounds up some of the best iPad DAWs out there.
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Sound On Sound is the world's best recording technology magazine, packed full of in-depth, independent product tests, including music software, studio hardware, keyboards and live sound (PA) gear. Every issue also includes SOS's unique step-by-step tutorial and technique columns on all the leading DAW programs, as well as insightful interviews with leading producers, engineers and musicians.