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This App is free to download and will enable you to purchase either single issues or a 12-month subscription.

NOTE: Recent changes affecting the v5 update.
Existing customers of single issue or subscription issues should read this support page. http://www.soundonsound.com/information/app-update

Sound On Sound is the world's best recording technology magazine, packed full of in-depth, independent product tests, including music software, studio hardware, keyboards and live sound (PA) gear. Every issue also includes SOS's unique step-by-step tutorial and technique columns on all the leading DAW programs, as well as insightful interviews with leading producers, engineers and musicians.

Featuring all the content of the print edition of Sound On Sound — and sometimes more! — this is a fully bespoke iPad App, offering both enhanced readability and interactivity (the amount of interactive content may vary from issue to issue.

Download each issue to your device and read without need for an internet connection.
* Purchase back issues.
* Buy single issues using In-App Purchase.
* Subscribe for 12 months using In-App Purchase (starts with current issue shown in iTunes).

Please Note:
Print subscribers can upgrade to a combined print edition + app subscription. Prices vary depending on how many issues remain on your existing subscription and your location. Contact the SOS Subscriptions Department for details via the help link below.

The iTunes AppStore subscription does not include access to SOS subscriber-only content on our web site.

Sound On Sound Subscription.

Single issue $4.99
12 Month subscription [12 issues] $39.99

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Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your iTunes Account > Settings screen after purchase.

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What's New

Version 6.0.0

v6 release includes bug fixes and function updates.

Ratings and Reviews

1.8 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Downloaded Issues Keep Disappearing

JJ Loopy

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.

Mysteriously deletes downloads

Delicious Kittens

I’ll echo another 1 star review on here: this app will download an issue, and then the next time you open it your downloads will be gone. You have to redownload the issue to continue reading...I’ve had to do this 3 or more times in a single day with the same magazine issue. Please fix this so I can enjoy a great magazine!

Best Adaptation of a British Magazine Yet


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!


Sound On Sound Limited
40.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Sound On Sound Ltd
In-App Purchases
  1. 1 Year Subscription $39.99
  2. January 2014 $5.99
  3. September 2013 Free


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