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    Apple Silicon

    What Does It Mean For You?

    Apple recently announced a transition in the Mac’s hardware architecture that promises to be the most significant in the product’s history. But how will this affect musicians and audio engineers?

    Sound Advice . Dec 2020
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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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    Core Wars! AMD & Intel CPUs Tested

    Which Is Best For Your Music PC?

    AMD's third-generation Ryzen chips have reignited the CPU arms race with Intel — but which is best for a music-production PC?

    Sound Advice 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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    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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    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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    Computer Connectors, Protocols & Audio Interfaces

    Making Connections

    How do you know which audio interfaces will work with which studio computers? We cut through the connector confusion!

    Sound Advice Jan 2018
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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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    Q. Should I partition my iMac’s SSD?

    I’ve recently bought an iMac and would be grateful for any advice on how to set up the hard drives for music...

    Sound Advice Apr 2017
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    Q. Should I choose Windows 8 or 10?

    I’m currently looking into a new music PC build and wondered which Windows operating system you’d recommend.

    Sound Advice Oct 2015
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    Q. Do laptops sound worse when using an AC adapter?

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

    Sound Advice Nov 2014
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    Q. How can I rid my PC of annoying background noises?

    I've recently added some new gear to my PC-based studio and now get low-level whistling noises through my loudspeakers that...

    Sound Advice Aug 2014
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    Q. Are hybrid solid-state drives any good for audio?

    Solid-state drives (SSDs) seem expensive, and I've seen some so-called 'hybrid' drives which combine a small solid-...

    Sound Advice May 2014
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    Q. What's the best way to upgrade my audio computer's system drive?

    I want to replace my Windows 7 PC's system drive with a solid‑state drive, but I have a lot of software on there that I...

    Sound Advice Apr 2014
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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 Notes

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

    Sound Advice 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?

    Sound Advice Feb 2014
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    Apple Notes

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

    Sound Advice Jan 2014

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