Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of frequently asked questions about the SOS Smart Guides website.

  • SOS Smart Guides is a multimedia portal designed to accompany the Smart Guides series published by the same publishers of Sound On Sound magazine.

    So far, we have published two Smart Guides: DAW Power User and Music Technology: Basics & Beyond. We publish new Guides once every few months, so keep checking the Smart Guides website and SOS homepage for updates!

  • This is a security feature to link the two parts of your registration profile together: the second part of the registration process confirms your email address to ensure you will register successfully.

  • Access codes are printed on the last page of copies of our Smart Guides. The access code is different for each Guide, and so is the registration form, so you'll need to make sure you are signing up for the right Guide along with the correct access code.

  • No. The bonus content is only available to customers who have bought a Smart Guide, as you will need to use the access code printed inside to register an account.

  • Each of the Smart Guides will be available in print form at bookshops for a limited time after publication, typically 3 months. You can also purchase a print copy of the Smart Guides through the SOS online shop.

  • We are hoping to provide Digital Editions of each of the Smart Guides soon. These will be available for you to purchase through the SOS online shop.

  • We are hoping to provide Digital Editions of each of the Smart Guides soon. These will be available for you to purchase through the SOS online shop.

  • Please feel free to send us any suggestions or feedback on the Smart Guides series by using the contact form on this website. Alternatively, you can discuss suggestions in the SOS Forums.

  • If you have any questions which are not answered here, please use the contact form to send us an email.  We'll get back to you as soon as we can.