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Reviews

WSA Touch Of Glass

Multi-touch Music Software For Windows

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What Windows music software works well with multi-touch screens, and what feels a bit out of touch? Find out in our in-depth guide.

WSAcidlab Miami

Analogue Drum Machine

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If you want a cut–price 808 and only analogue will do, Acidlab have just the thing...

WSApp Works

Making Music On The Move

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With the launch of the iTrack Dock, Focusrite are attempting to establish some ‘grown up’ standards so that musicians can make music on their iPad using any Core Audio-savvy application...

WSAudio-Technica AT5045

Cardioid Electret Microphone

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A-T have used their innovative rectangular diaphragm concept to come up with this new instrument mic. Read our exclusive review!

Big Fish Audio Pure Rock Hits 2

Multi Format

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Unsurprisingly, Big Fish Audio’s Pure Rock Hits 2 is a follow-up to their earlier Pure Rock Hits library (reviewed by...

WSBlue Mo-Fi

Active Headphones

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Blue are known for their innovative mic designs, and now they’ve applied that originality to their first set of studio headphones.

WSCerwin-Vega P1000X

Active PA Speaker

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PA veterans Cerwin-Vega expand their popular P-series with the launch of this compact yet powerful active speaker.

WSControlling In The Deep

Spotlight

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Although control surfaces may not ‘add’ to your sound, they can certainly make working with audio an easier and more pleasant experience. But with so many different models on offer, it pays to read up on them before you commit your hard-earned money.

WSDynacord AXM 12A

Active Stage Monitor

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Few compact wedges can boast the same quality, versatility and robustness as this uncompromising speaker from Dynacord.

Fender '68 Custom Princeton Reverb

12W Valve Guitar Amp

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Why do we need a ‘68 model of this classic amp when Fender already have a ‘65 in the range?

WSFostex PX5 & PX6

Active Monitors

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In their new PX series of monitors, Fostex have chosen to use DSP to provide a range of useful configuration options.

WSFunky Junk Industries 3202

Summing Mixer & Monitor Controller

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It’s neither cheap nor perfect — but there are still reasons to love this device!

WSHeavyocity DM307

Virtual Drum & Groove Instrument

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Does DM307 live up to Heavyocity’s reputation for seriously good beat creation tools?

Hybrid Two Project Bravo

Kontakt Instrument

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In June 2013 we looked at Project Alpha, a sound-design toolkit for cinematic music projects, produced by sound designers...

Ian Boddy Waveforms Analogue Workshop Vol. 2: Dark Ambient

Kontakt Instrument

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A follow up to Dark Ambient - Volume 2, now even darker!

WSJZ HH1

Dynamic Vocal Microphone

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Latvian mic makers JZ have applied their unusual design approach to this hand-held vocal mic. Does it stand up to the competition?

Learn Digital Audio Nebula Explained Professional

Online Training Course

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Acustica Audio’s Nebula software is brimful of potential, and this course should help you realise a bit more of it.

WSMoog Sub 37

Synthesizer

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Moog’s latest synth, the Sub 37, sees the company return to the form that made their reputation back in the 1970s.

WSNeo Instruments Ventilator II & Mini Vent

Leslie Speaker Emulators

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So many Leslie speaker emulators are mere approximations. Could authenticity lurk in these tiny boxes?

WSPhoenix Audio 500 Series

Preamplifier, EQ & Dynamics Processor

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For the first time, fans of Phoenix gear can assemble a full recording channel.

Roger Mayer 456 Stereo

Analogue Tape Simulator

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Real reels are a thing of the past — but not all tape emulation comes in software form.

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WSSkoogmusic Skoog

Control Surface

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What applications could this unusual control surface have for the studio or stage musician?

Sonokinetic Grosso

Orchestral Sample Library

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Sonokinetic go epic with a grandiose 12/8-time orchestral phrase library.

Spitfire Audio Titanium Euphone

Kontakt Instrument

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Not many people know this, but ‘Euphone’ is the generic name for an 18th-century instrument consisting of resonant...

WSSunset Sound S1P Tutti

Microphone Preamplifier

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Hollywood’s Sunset Sound studios celebrated their 50th anniversary with this incarnation of their legendary mic preamp.

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Sunset Sound S1P: Audio Examples.

WSSveda Audio Dapo

Active Monitors

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Polish speaker company Sveda might be new kids on the block, but their Dapo monitors can hang tough with the established competition.

Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass DI

Bass Preamp/DI

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More than a mere DI, this latest Sansamp if a fully featured bass preamp

People + Opinion

Back To Basics

Leader

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For anyone who is just starting out with home recording, they could do a lot worse than spend a few weeks recording and mixing.

WSInside Track: Tom Petty's Hypnotic Eye

Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Ryan Ulyate

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Tom Petty’s first US number one album was mixed almost entirely without hardware — and with only two plug-ins!

Sounding Off

Begrudgingly Upgrading of Brighton...

WSThe Black Keys

Pat Carney & Dan Auerbach

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The Black Keys have built a career on a shared love of studio experimentation.

Technique

WSAC/DC 'Back In Black'

Classic Tracks

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In 1980 AC/DC were on a roll and nothing — not even the death of their lead singer — was going to stop them.

WSAuto Complete

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Discover the power of Logic Pro X’s advanced automation features.

WSEighth Wonder

Reason Tips & Techniques

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There’s lots to get to grips with in the new version of Reason.

WSFree & Easy

Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

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From guitar amps to gates, Pro Tools’ bundled plug-ins are more versatile than you might think.

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WSGet Glitched

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Cubase has all the tools you need to add vocal glitching effects to your pop or EDM tracks.

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These files accompany Cubase Technique article in the November 2014 issue.

Media Content - November

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WSMix Rescue

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Arc Pilot: When you’re talking about bass, it’s definitely possible to have too much of a good thing!

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WSOn The Air

Rigging The BBC Proms For Radio & TV

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Broadcasting every single Promenade Concert is a huge challenge for the BBC’s sound teams — especially as radio and TV have completely different requirements!

WSReason To Live

Ableton Live Tips & Techniques

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MIDI control between Live and Reason now works in both directions.

WSSafe Keeping

Studio One Tips & Techniques

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Properly archiving your finished projects is vital. Here’s how to do it in Studio One.

WSSession Notes

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Steven James Adams: Our engineer shows that there’s nothing wrong with living-room recordings if you approach them in the right way.

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WSStudio SOS

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Team SOS travel to Sheffield, to help one man in his quest to realise his lofty studio ambitions.

The Mix Review

Commercial Productions Analysed

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We examine the production of some recent hits to help you brush up on your listening skills. Lilly Wood, Taylor Swift, George Ezra and our Classic Mix  is Mariah Carey 'Without You'.

WSVocal Point

Sonar Tips & Techniques

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Get an even vocal level in Sonar without resorting to compression.

Music Business

Notes From The Deadline

TV Music From The Inside

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Everyone’s patience has limits — but as a professional, you should never reach them.

Off The Record

Music & Recording Industry News

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The MP3 may not be the perfect medium, but music has survived on far, far worse...

WSStudio File

Atlantis Studios Stockholm

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Housed in an old cinema in Stockholm, Atlantis Studios is a very special place even by the standards of our Studio File series.

Sound Advice

Q Can I make a 'Subkick' mic from any speaker cone?

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Yamaha no longer make their Subkick drum mic, so I was thinking of making my own from an old loudspeaker. Does it have to be...

Q Can you recommend a realistic vocal synth or sample library?

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I’ve been trying to find a keyboard, sample library, plug-in or synth that provides superb vocalisations for ‘...

Q Do laptops sound worse when using an AC adapter?

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A mastering engineer told me that, when playing back source files from his laptop into a high-quality USB-connected D-A, the...

Q How do I achieve a reverb-drenched sound on a full mix?

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A lot of the music I’m enjoying seems to be going back to an old-school sound of being swamped in lush reverb. Examples...

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