Sound On Sound
by Ben | 9th Jul 2021
With the final two issues from 1993 going live today, it marks the completion of Sound On Sound for mu:zines and another important milestone for me.
When I originally had the first idea for mu:zines, the issues I mostly had in mind for it were Music Technology and (early) Sound On Sound (and to some extent, Making Music) and I kept those issues I had aside for "someday" (I binned all my 1994+ SOS issues as those were ones SOS had started to publish online in the early days of the web, but kept any early ones I had).
I didn't have many of the early SOS issues, due to it not being available locally - I had the early issues 2 and 3, but I would only have the opportunity as a kid to pick up a copy of SOS when I made the journey to London, particularly for the British Music Fair. I loved them, but had to settle for other mags in the late 80s, until about 91/92, when they again became available locally and I could start picking them up regularly.
SOS was unique among the magazines I wanted on mu:zines as it was the only one still actively publishing today (a huge testament to them for being able to weather the often stormy MI publishing waters that sunk so many other publications), so while I didn't know whether I was going to be able to get permissions to add it, I *did* know that SOS would love to have their early, pre-archive content in their archive, but weren't able to justify the time, effort and expense in doing so. So it was always my intention to bring this content back home to SOS - in effect being a win for everyone - should we be able to go ahead.
Thankfully, SOS were very supportive of this project and made it possible for us to go ahead.
Blog entries from 2020...
Part 6 - OCR Part 1a - Contents & Metadata | Apr 2020
Blog entries from 2019...
Synth Patches - The Return | Dec 2019
Part 5 - Outputting the Scans to Use | Nov 2019
*Almost* the first DAW... | Oct 2019
...and Three New Things (Polyphony, Ads, & Stats) | Mar 2019
Part 4 - Processing the Scans | Jan 2019
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