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    Apple Core Duo iMac

    Computer

    When is an iMac not an iMac, but still an iMac? When it's a new model featuring an Intel processor. We test Apple's first Intel-based Mac and see what the future holds for Mac musicians and audio engineers.

    Reviews Jun 2006
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    Intatouch Touchscreen

    Touchscreen Add-on [Mac/PC]

    Hate mixing by mouse? Intatouch's neat monitor add-on allows you to draw control data directly onto the screen.

    Reviews Mar 2006
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    Millennium Dual-core Pentium 4 PC

    Music Computer

    Dual-core processors hold the key to unprecedented performance with music applications. But how do systems based around Intel's Pentium D, like this one from Millennium Music, compare with their AMD-based rivals?

    Reviews Mar 2006
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    Scan 3XS

    Dual-Core Athlon 64 PC For Music

    Dual-core CPUs promise a huge jump in performance at a modest price, while RAID disk arrays can provide both faster and more secure storage. Scan Computers' Athlon-based system features both technologies.

    Reviews Jan 2006
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    Apple Soundtrack Pro

    Audio Sequencer & Editor

    Apple's loop-sequencing application has grown up, with the addition of sophisticated recording, editing and mixing facilities, a powerful waveform editor, and many of Logic's most sought-after effects.

    Reviews Nov 2005
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    BSP Cubase Keyboard

    QWERTY Keyboard

    We test another customised keyboard aimed at Cubase users.

    Reviews Aug 2005
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    Apple Mac Mini

    Desktop Computer

    Apple have long been criticised for charging a premium for their products, making the Mac platform a more costly choice than the alternatives. With the newly released Mac Mini, Apple hope to change this perception, but is there enough Mac in the Mac Mini to make it useful for musicians?

    Reviews May 2005
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    Dawsons Music Athlon 64 PC

    Music Production Computer

    The AMD Athlon 64-based music computers from UK retailer Dawsons Music offer performance comparable to the very fastest Pentium 4 CPUs, and are ready to take advantage of 64-bit music software once it becomes available.

    Reviews Mar 2005
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    Philip Rees Pentium 4 PC

    Music Production Computer

    Intel's Prescott Pentium 4 chips have proved too hot for many music PC builders to handle, but Philip Rees have used them to build machines that are both powerful and impressively quiet.

    Reviews Jan 2005
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    Inta Audio Opteron PC

    Music Production Computer

    AMD's Opteron range of CPUs are popular with musicians and ready for 64-bit computing — so how does Inta Audio's Opteron PC compare with typical Intel machines?

    Reviews Dec 2004
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    Apple iMac G5

    Desktop Computer

    Apple's original iMac marked the beginning of a turnaround for the company, and despite the consumer-oriented nature of the product, iMacs have found a place in many a home studio over the years. With the iMac range finally inheriting a G5 processor, have Apple created the perfect entry-level machine for demanding Mac musicians on a budget?

    Reviews Dec 2004
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    Carillon Core 4

    Music PC

    Computer specifications have changed radically in the three years since Carillon launched their first music PCs, but the company's signature metal rackmount case and attention to detail still sets them apart. Their powerful Core 4 machine offers support for three monitors, plus a huge 400GB RAID 0 hard drive array for audio data.

    Reviews Sep 2004
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    Red Submarine Dual Xeon PC

    Music Computer

    Most of the major Windows sequencers now support dual processing, and if you want the ultimate performance, machines like Red Submarine's dual Xeon PC could be the way to go.

    Reviews Jun 2004
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    Gmedia ImpOSCar

    Virtual Instrument Plug-in: Mac & PC

    Gmedia continue their quest to render the best of the world's keyboards in software form. But will it give OSCar fans a case of the grouches?

    Reviews May 2004
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    Nu Systems Nu-Audio NB Pro

    Laptop Music PC

    Although Centrino laptops have advantages in terms of weight and battery life, standard Pentium 4 CPUs still offer the ultimate in performance, and Nu Systems's desktop replacement machine is a processing heavyweight.

    Reviews Apr 2004
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    Apple G5

    The Ultimate Music Computer?

    Few products have been hyped as much as Apple's new G5 range of 64-bit personal computers — but how good are they for making and recording music in the real world? We test the 2GHz Dual Processor model...

    Reviews Jan 2004
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    SME Solutions/Maxdata Pro 7000X

    Centrino Laptop PC

    More and more musicians are turning to systems based around a laptop PC, and Intel's new Pentium-M processor — as found in this model from Maxdata and SME Solutions — seems to perform well with music applications.

    Reviews Jan 2004
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    INTA Audio SOS Workstation

    Music PC System

    INTA Audio's music workstation boasts some of the latest PC technology, including hyperthreading, dual-channel DDR400 memory and Serial ATA, making it one of the fastest systems around.

    Reviews Nov 2003
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    Millennium Music Laptop PC

    Portable Music Computer

    The advantages of laptop PCs used to be undermined by lower performance and higher prices. Now, however, machines like Millennium Music's notebook are claimed to offer a reasonably priced, mobile replacement for a desktop PC.

    Reviews Sep 2003
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    Red Submarine Mini-Sub

    PC Music Workstation

    Does a standard PC take up too much space in your studio? Red Submarine's Mini-Sub system packs all the performance of a full-sized desktop PC into a diminutive Micro-ATX case.

    Reviews Aug 2003
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    Apple 17-Inch Powerbook

    Laptop Computer

    With the largest screen ever featured on a portable computer, Apple's flagship laptop would be tempting even if it didn't offer lots of musician-friendly features such as versatile connectivity and quiet operation...

    Reviews Jul 2003

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