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Post by Luke W »

Congratulations, and thank you! :thumbup:

Partly responsible for a fair number of purchases over the years, but at least they're all good ones...
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Re: 35 Years of SOUND ON SOUND

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My first SOS purchase from WHSmiths had one of my Synth heroes on the cover.

I recall circling all the gear I wanted but didn't have money for. The fun was in circling what I wanted.

Dreaming about all the gear I saw on SOS, then hopping along to local music shop in Kent to see which they had in stock. I miss those local music shops.

Since then, from 2k onwards, nearly every modern music gear I have purchased, I search SOS magazine and database to read whether it's been reviewed. SOS forums too.
Any gear that catches my fancy that others have reviewed I check to see what SOS thinks of this gear.

If I recall correctly Yammy SY85 was on a front cover, thereafter a few years later I purchased SY85.
I just purchased an Audient ID4 because of SOS views of it.

When I had very little idea of computer music 2002, SOS magazine articles, forums, came to the rescue.

I also like reading SOS for articles on diverse range of music from all around the World.
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Re: 35 Years of SOUND ON SOUND

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I can’t remember how I came across SOS, my usual magazine was always Home & Studio Recording, I actually bought things on the basis of its reviews, I can remember, an Alesis 1622, and a Midiverb 11, I only bought the magazine for something to read in my shop when I was bored.
After that I started buying SOS when my wife left me, I grabbed it furiously from Sainsbury’s, anything to take my mind off of chucking myself under a bus.
I can’t rember buying anything based on an SOS review, but the depth and knowledge of the reviews was always a guiding factor.
I used to be all over the readers ads, my favourite bit, it was great when they were printed in the magazine.
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Re: 35 Years of SOUND ON SOUND

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35 years! Amazing. I think my first copies were back in '90/'91 when I was looking for a 'keyboard' and was browsing SOS along with stuff like Music Technology and H&SR – I remember specifically looking at the JD800 and SY22 (only one of which was anywhere near my paltry post-college budget) and ended up with a Juno 6 (still here). But those magazines got me through lunch breaks on the crappy Sat'dy job.

Cheers!
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nathanscribe wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:27 am 35 years!

Aaaand I just spotted the date of the original post. :headbang:
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Re: 35 Years of SOUND ON SOUND

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nathanscribe wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:58 pm
nathanscribe wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:27 am 35 years!

Aaaand I just spotted the date of the original post. :headbang:

One cannot rush into these things.
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