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    Paying Our Dues

    Leader

    The idea of paying to ‘own’ software has always been problematic. What exactly is it that you possess?

    People Jun 2022
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    Hugues Vinet is Director of Innovation and Research Means of IRCAM

    IRCAM Paris: Electronic Music Institute | Podcast

    Software Tools, Sound Design & AI Composition

    Hugues Vinet, of the IRCAM electronic music institute in Paris, talks to Paul Tingen about their work in software, sound design and AI composition.

    Music Business Feb 2022
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    Setting Up & Using Jamulus

    Play With Other Musicians Over The Internet In Real Time

    The free and open-source Jamulus app lets you play along with other musicians over the Internet in real time. We guide you through it.

    Techniques Sep 2020
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    Retro Jungle Production With Pete Cannon

    Video Feature: Retro Akai, Atari & Amiga

    In this exclusive SOS Video Feature, we talk to jungle producer Pete Cannon about how and why he’s still using Akais, Ataris and Amigas.

    Techniques Aug 2020
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    How To Make Zoom Work For Music

    Recording Audio On Zoom: 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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    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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    Ethernet Audio

    Everything You Need To Know About Audio-Over-IP

    Already dominant elsewhere, audio-over-IP is poised to take over the studio world. We explain how it works — and why there are so many protocols!

    Techniques Jul 2017
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    Migrating To A New Music PC

    How To Take Your OS & DAW With You

    Is it possible to transfer everything from your existing Windows music computer to a new machine, or should you start afresh?

    Techniques Apr 2017
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    Taking The Strain Off Your CPU

    PC Notes

    Improve your PC's performance by taking the strain off your CPU.

    Techniques Mar 2014
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    Apple's new Audiobus

    Apple Notes

    The new version of Audiobus is really going places. All aboard!

    Techniques Mar 2014
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    Apple Notes

    It didn’t make the headlines, but a quiet revolution is happening in Mac OS Mavericks...

    Techniques Feb 2014
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    PC Notes

    With '8 hate' remaining strong, Microsoft haven't had the best of years. Is that all about to change?

    Techniques Feb 2014
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    Apple Notes

    Apple have ditched the feline theme and gone Mavericks, but what does that mean for you?

    Techniques Jan 2014
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    PC Notes

    They boast faster boot times, total silence and greater durability ­— but is a solid-state drive right for you?

    Techniques Jan 2014
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    Apple Notes

    The introduction of 'inter-app audio' in iOS 7 provides a new level of integration between music apps.

    Techniques Dec 2013
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    Freeing Up PC Hard Disk Space

    PC Notes

    If your hard drive becomes cluttered, your PC's performance will suffer. So how do you free up space without it becoming a chore?

    Techniques Dec 2013
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    Apple Notes

    We root out a little-known hard-disk hog and tell you why musicians shouldn't rush to upgrade to iOS 7.

    Techniques Nov 2013
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    PC Notes

    If you're keen to squeeze the last drop of performance from your Windows PC, read on...

    Techniques Nov 2013
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    Apple Notes

    A new program makes it possible to use your favourite 32-bit plug-ins in any 64-bit DAW.

    Techniques Oct 2013
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    PC Notes

    Shut Down, Sleep or Hibernate — which is the most efficient for the PC musician?

    Techniques Oct 2013
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    Apple Notes

    The recent release of Logic Pro X brought into focus once again Apple's bold approach to backwards compatibility and legacy support — which is to say that there often isn't very much of it!

    Techniques Sep 2013

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