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    Phil Jones Bass Buddy & Little Labs STD

    Bass Guitar Recording DI Box & Instrument Cable Extender

    Two very handy 'accessories' come under scrutiny: PJB's Bass Buddy, a Bass Guitar Recording DI Box, and from Little Labs their STD Instrument Cable Extender.

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    Quartz Composer: OS X's Hidden Gem

    Apple Notes

    While Mac users continue to wait in anticipation for new Mac hardware and software, we explore a really neat application you might not realise you even own, which lets you create your own MIDI- and audio-based visual performances.

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    Guitar Technology

    Little Labs Redeye DI / Reamping Box

    Little Labs' Redeye gets the GT once-over, while we also offer some handy tips and look at the latest ppedals from Eventide.

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    Studio Essentials

    Towersonic Speaker Stands • Book Reviews

    • Towersonic Speaker Stands • Book: The Insider Audio Bathroom Reader by Paul D. Lehrman • Book: Understanding and Crafting the Mix: The Art of Recording by WM Moylan.

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    Wi AudioLink Pro

    Digital Wireless System

    This affordable wireless system offers some unusual features, including stereo operation and tablet and computer interfacing.

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    HED Balun Amp

    Ground Loop Isolation Unit

    Ground loops are the bane of many people's home studios. If you're suffering, this little black box from Hall Electronic Devices offers a neat solution.

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    Latch Lake MicKing 1100

    Microphone Stand

    Mic stands are an essential bit of gear that few people spend enough time thinking about. Really well–engineered stands are frustratingly rare, though.

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    Lavry LK-1 & LK-Solo

    Latency-free Cue Mixers

    In the post-console world, some of us lack facilities we used to take for granted. These ‘Latency Killers’ aim to plug one of the gaps.

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    Xaudia Mount-A-Mic

    Microphone Mount

    Study photos of recording sessions from the ‘60s and ‘70s, and you’ll often look in vain for a microphone shockmount.

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    Suite Spot Studios Cleaver

    Audio-file Utility

    I discovered this very handy software, created by the makers of AA Translator almost by accident after searching for a way of batch–interleaving pairs of mono WAV files.

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    App Works

    Making Music On The Move

    Flux FX ambitious iOS guitar effect processor. Cubase iC Pr controller app.

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    Nugen Audio MasterCheck

    Loudness Metering Plug–in For Mac OS & Windows

    It’s becoming ever more important to monitor the loudness of music mixes, and Nugen Audio’s MasterCheck makes it easy.

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    Cycling ’74 Max 7

    Media Programming Environment For Mac OS & Windows

    Learning Cycling ’74’s Max presents a challenge even if you’re used to other music software. Is this new version easier to get to grips with?

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    Little Labs Pepper

    Professional Guitar/Effects Router

    It might not be glamorous, but Little Labs’ Pepper could save you a lot of time and unnecessary compromise.

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