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    G-Sonique Technol HN1

    Software Instrument

    G-Sonique's Technol HN1 offers bread-and-butter techno sounds in an easy to use format and at a bargain price.

    Reviews Aug 2020
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    Q. What gear and software do I need for sample-based soundtracks?

    I'm looking for advice as to what I should be considering as my next move, to give me the 'oomph' for creating music that uses the best sample libraries for orchestra...

    Sound Advice Aug 2020
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    Apple MacBook Air 2020

    Laptop Computer

    How does the new version of Apple's entry-level laptop fare in a music and audio-based environment?

    Reviews Aug 2020
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    Arturia OB-Xa V

    Software Synthesizer

    Arturia's latest instrument is a software recreation of Oberheim's pinstriped polysynth.

    Reviews Aug 2020
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    Nextmidi Divisimate

    Arrangement Software

    Suffering for your orchestral arrangements? Divisimate can help.

    Reviews Aug 2020
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    Soniccouture Blanks

    Software Drum Instrument

    Soniccouture deliver a powerful drum sampler engine where you provide the samples.

    Reviews Aug 2020
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    XILS Lab X505

    Software Synthesizer

    XILS Lab have recreated a classic Roland string synth, and made a few improvements to boot.

    Reviews Aug 2020
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    10 Years Of The Apple iPad

    Influencing How We Make And Record Music

    In 10 short years, the iPad has changed the way we make and record music. We explore what the current line-up has to offer, and what the future might hold.

    Reviews Jul 2020
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    Modartt Organteq

    Modelled Virtual Pipe Organ

    Does Modartt's Organteq do for the pipe organ what Pianoteq did for the piano?

    Reviews Jul 2020
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    NI Session Guitarist Picked Acoustic

    Virtual Guitar Instrument

    Is Native Instruments' virtual picked acoustic guitar better than the real thing?

    Reviews Jul 2020
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    Toontrack EZbass

    Virtual Bass Instrument

    Toontrack's virtual bass player should have its human counterparts very worried indeed.

    Reviews Jul 2020
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    Celemony Melodyne 5

    Pitch & Time Manipulation Software

    Although it's now been around for two decades, Melodyne is still the stuff of science fiction. In our exclusive review, we explore version 5's new superpowers.

    Reviews Jul 2020
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    Rhythmic Robot Audio Dark Machine

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. From a damaged, poorly-maintained Soviet-era monosynth that suffers from crackles, frequency drift and other problems, RR saw an opportunity to create an unusual polysynth...

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    The article author Paul Baggott with Mac Pro below his studio desk

    Diary Of A Mac Pro Upgrader

    The Journey Is The Reward?

    Like many SOS readers, Paul Baggott's studio centred around the original 'cheesegrater' Mac Pro tower but in 2020 he could hold off no longer and needed to upgrade. In our 'web-only' feature, we thought you'd enjoy reading the trials-and-tribulations tale of Paul's journey and his real-world experiences as this producer bites the bullet and buys a new 2019 Mac Pro.

    People Jun 2020
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    StaffPad

    Notation Software For iOS & Windows

    Pen-based input devices have been sadly neglected in music software. The StaffPad notation app reminds us why they're cool!

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    The Hidden Dangers Of Vintage EQ

    Pultec EQP‑1A & Models

    Plug‑in models of classic hardware can sound great if you feed them the right level. But what level is right?

    Sound Advice Jun 2020
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    How To Make Zoom Work For Music

    Set-up & Operation Tips

    With self-isolation likely to continue for some time, we talk you through using the world's leading conference‑call service for remote music performance.

    Techniques Jun 2020
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    Auddict PercX

    Virtual Percussion Instrument

    Is it a drum loop player? Is it a drum sampler? Auddict try to do both, and more...

    Reviews May 2020
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    UJAM Beatmaker 2

    Virtual Drum Instrument Suite

    If you are looking for a source of instant drum parts for your latest electronic music production, UJAM's Beatmaker 2 collection might be just what you need.

    Reviews May 2020
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    Apple Mac Pro 2019

    Desktop Computer

    Have Apple finally delivered the professional desktop system Mac-based musicians and audio engineers have been waiting for?

    Reviews May 2020
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    Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581GV

    Laptop Computer

    The ZenBook Pro Duo UX581GV has more screens and power than you can shake a stick at. Is it the perfect portable music machine?

    Reviews Apr 2020

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