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Turn it up! Dynamic Range Day – March 16th

Dynamic Range Day is back on the 16th March. As well as various meet-ups and campaigns, they have some fascinatimg research on whether listeners really prefer loud music and are… Read more

Charlie Winston. Credit: Andrew Gura

Charlie Winston producer interviewed about new album

Society of Sound members will be able to download an exclusive version of Charlie Winston’s new album, Running Still, next week. In this short film, producer Tony Berg (Peter Gabriel,… Read more

Dickie Chappell, engineer. Photography: York Tillyer

New Blood interview with Peter Gabriel engineer, Dickie Chappell

To celebrate the launch of Peter Gabriel’s New Blood album, and its exclusive Society of Sound sibling, Half Blood, we have an interview with famed Peter Gabriel engineer, Dickie Chappell.… Read more

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Debate: Will cloud-based music ever replace physical formats?

Will music in the cloud ever replace physical discs? Can you imagine clearing your shelves of CDs and LPs, and instead just access your music via a computer or handheld… Read more

Mira Calix

Concert for 1 – 100,000. Mira Calix discusses working with sound

Sound artist and musician Mira Calix writes about the complexities of creating a sound to fill the California desert and how the systems she uses for installations, big or tiny,… Read more

TED

TED: David Byrne on architecture and music

From La Scala to CBGB’s, the ever brilliant David Byrne discusses the impact a room can have on the music made within it. Read more

Do people need to learn how to listen?

Debate: Do people need to learn how to listen?

Do we need to rediscover the art of listening? Does knowing what to listen for enhance your enjoyment of music or is it enough just to be carried away by… Read more

Diego Stucco, sound designer

The inspiring world of Diego Stocco

Two great videos from inspiring sound designer Diego Stocco. Creating the DTS Sound System using milk, lentils and water balloons. Creating a new instrument using a dismantled piano, a broken… Read more

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Debate: Does pop music need to be well recorded?

Welcome to the first in a new series of debates. Each month we’ll ask two experts to argue a thorny sound-related topic. We hope you enjoy the discussion, and we’d… Read more