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The best sound design tools of 2016

This time last year, we presented our round up of the best sound design tools of 2015, as suggested by Cities and Memory contributing artists. Here, we update the piece for 2016 by asking several of our most frequent contributors which tools they’ve been using

The 13 best albums of 2015

Time for that annual tradition – the much-anticipated (by nobody except me, really) rundown of the albums that came out this year and that I kept returning to over and over. Here they all are in a handy Mixcloud compilation – and the full list

The 21 best tools for sound design

We asked some of our contributors to reveal all and tell us about some of their favourite tools for sound design, music and sonic manipulation. Read on for some serious sonic inspiration.

What makes a field recording special? (part two)

In part one, we heard from 15 field recordists, who shared their favourite recorded sounds. Here, we take a closer look at what they told us and draw some conclusions about the factors that lift an everyday field recording up to the level of a sound you might remember forever.