jon_atlanta's Review of Sound On Sound UsaReviewed on 11/22/19 1:01 PM
We US customers have been patiently waiting on a Sound on Sound app for iPad for quite some time. While other British publishers went the Zinio/PixelMags route, SOS went with a far more user friendly and interactive solution. The Zinio/PixelMags apps basically give you the equivalent of a PDF, requiring you to constantly zoom in and out in order to read and navigate the app. The SOS app takes a much more intuitive approach by presenting the magazine articles in horizontal pages, so that as you scroll left to right you peruse the articles/ads, while vertical scrolling takes you to the subpages within a specific article/ad. Brilliant! SOS is already the most respected music production magazine on the planet and this adaptation for iPad only serves to cement that position. In the past 12 SOS print copies would have cost you almost $200 on the newstand, then they created a US version that was a more reasonable $10 per issue. The iPad edition, with all the content and then some from the print edition, only costs $5/issue or $40/year. Plus I don't feel guilty about downing trees to print the pages I never read (e.g., the ProTools, Cubase, Reaper tutorials, etc). All in all, I'm very pleased with this app right out of the gate, reading it is a far superior experience to reading other British mags (.net magazine, Web Designer, Music Tech, Computer Music, etc). Well done, SOS!
JJ Loopy's Review of Sound On Sound UsaReviewed on 11/22/19 1:01 PM
I can't count the number of times I've sat down on a plane or subway (with no internet), opened up the SOS app, and had all of my downloaded issues gone without a trace. I am able to download them again, but not until I get somewhere with internet, defeating the purpose of having downloaded them for offline reading. Slightly less annoying is that the app does not keep track of where you left off reading. So if I close the app on page 40 of a particular issue, when I return I have to open the issue again and figure out where I left off. Please note that this is a review of the app, not the publication itself. If anything, it is a testament to the quality of the magazine that I am willing to put up with a sub-par app.
CaptainFearful's Review of Sound On Sound UsaReviewed on 11/22/19 1:01 PM
Everything that made the old version good and useful is now gone. Not sure who made the old version, but this new version is absolutely terrible. Aside from the now corrected issue with all back issues being unavailable, it looses a whole host of features, and yet, despite the iPad Pro being out for over a year, it still does not support the iPad Pro 12" features. Not sure what prompted this move, but please go back to the old version, this one is a subscription cancelling downgrade.
Deviantkirby's Review of Sound On Sound UsaReviewed on 11/22/19 1:01 PM
I let my subscription lapse for a couple months. I resubscribed and nothing new showed up in my cue. I updated the app hoping that would jog it back to life and it erased 2 years of downloaded issues and I can't log in. Kind of a sucky morning.
wayoutwest's Review of Sound On Sound UsaReviewed on 11/22/19 1:01 PM
Subscribe to print magazine, prices on line too costly. TwStudios
Joseph Schwartz's Review of Sound On Sound UsaReviewed on 11/22/19 1:01 PM
Sound on Sound is one of my favorite recording magazines. I have waited patiently for this app, but unlike those of rival magazines Mix and Pro Sound News, it does not provide free access to existing subscribers. If it did, I would give it five stars. But why should I be effectively penalized for renewing my subscription a month before this app was released?
MBArch's Review of Sound On Sound UsaReviewed on 11/22/19 1:01 PM
They lose subscriptions, can't log in, no support. Expensive for the content once you finally get an issue. Cheaper and easier to buy all the gear and try it out yourself.
Drely's Review of Sound On Sound UsaReviewed on 11/22/19 1:01 PM
Sure, the magazine looks great on the iPad—and that’s with just a standard (non-Retina) screen. A pleasant experience all around. That said, I am disappointed that existing subscribers aren’t somehow being given access to this incarnation of the mag. A bit silly, if you ask me, considering that current subscribers already get access to all monthly content via the web site. Hopefully, this is being addressed, because I have no intention to pay for two subscriptions. (I would consider paying a nominal extra fee.) Should this come to pass, I’ll raise my rating to 5 stars.
Windcrier's Review of Sound On Sound UsaReviewed on 11/22/19 1:01 PM
I've looked at a variety of magazines for the iPad thus far, in several of my areas of interest, and I believe that Sound On Sound has done the best job by far of translating their magazine to the iPad format of any I've seen, especially now that they are taking full advantage of the retina display of the new iPad. This made my choice to subscribe an easy one when I already knew that the content of the print edition was consistently good. If you are interested in music recording, there's no need to hesitate on getting this one - you won't be sorry!
seattleguitarman's Review of Sound On Sound UsaReviewed on 11/22/19 1:01 PM
Upgraded only to see it delete prior issues I'd paid for...then it didn't recognize my still active subscription. Don't upgrade till they fix this. Not happy