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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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    Mac: Installing A MIDI Interface

    Apple Notes

    Installing a MIDI interface to work with your Mac should be an easy task, but what happens if it doesn't want to play ball? Apple Notes is here to help.

    Techniques Jul 2007
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    Installing A Windows OS From Scratch

    PC Musician

    As a PC user, one job you're almost sure to have to do at some point is a clean install of Windows, whether because you've built your own PC, as outlined in last month's issue, have suffered a serious crash, or have decided to change to a new OS. Here's what you need to know...

    Techniques Mar 2007
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    Windows Vista; Boot Management; Partitions

    PC Notes

    More Vista-related musings, advice on 'boot management' for multi-partition setups and the usual handy tips — all in this month's PC Notes.

    Techniques Mar 2007
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    Running Windows On Intel Macs

    Apple Notes

    We take another look at running Windows on Intel Macs and consider how Apple's latest acquisition will affect their professional video and audio software.

    Techniques Feb 2007
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    Direct X Plug-ins & Cubase 4

    PC Notes

    Direct X plug-in support has been dropped from Steinberg's Cubase 4 sequencing software — so what do you do if you have projects that use such plug-ins and you want to upgrade to the latest Cubase? PC Musician offers some solutions, as well as rounding up the latest PC news and information.

    Techniques Jan 2007
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    OS X RAID: Any Good For Audio?

    Apple Notes

    With the new Mac Pro offering increased internal data storage, we investigate whether using the software RAID functionality built into OS X has any benefits for audio applications.

    Techniques Dec 2006
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    Firewire Chips To Win XP Media Center

    PC Notes

    From rogue Firewire controller chips to Windows XP Media Center Edition, the strangest things can cause problems with PC audio...

    Techniques Dec 2006
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    Eradicating PC Audio Clicks & Pops

    PC Musician

    Cicks and pops can ruin a recording, not to mention causing vast amounts of annoyance and wasted time. Tracking down their causes can be far from easy — but our step-by-step troubleshooting guide is here to help.

    Techniques Oct 2006
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    USB Ports

    PC Notes

    All USB ports are not created equal, as PC Notes finds out this month...

    Techniques Oct 2006
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    Software Studios: The Next Generation

    PC Musician

    The totally software studio, with sound quality at least as good as that offered by studio hardware, is now more feasible than ever before. But what are the factors to consider if you're going to go completely 'soft'?

    Techniques Aug 2006
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    Are PC Musicians Ready For Windows x64?

    The 64-bit Question

    With advantages such as more efficient processing and the ability to address up to a Terabyte of RAM, Windows XP Professional x64 has a lot to offer PC-based musicians — in theory. We put the fully 64-bit system idea to the test.

    Techniques May 2006
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    Windows Vista

    PC Notes

    If you're thinking about a new PC, do you need to make sure it's ready for the forthcoming Windows XP replacement: Vista? We examine the relevant issues for the musician.

    Techniques Apr 2006
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    Harbal Auto EQ & Windows Driver Model

    PC Notes

    Can Harbal's new automatic track EQ solve your equalisation problems with one click? We find out, as well as exploring the mysteries of the Windows Driver Model...

    Techniques Mar 2006
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    Useful Utilities For The PC Musician

    PC Musician

    Whether you're running a single PC in your bedroom or a bank of them in a professional studio, sometimes a tiny freeware or shareware utility can make the difference between frustration and elation. We round up some of the best and point you to places where you can find more.

    Techniques Sep 2005
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    Hard Drive Defragmentation

    PC Musician

    Does defragmenting your hard drives, including the ones you use for recording audio, really result in better PC performance? Opinion is divided, so we take a considered look at the subject, as well as testing some of the most suitable 'defragger' utilities.

    Techniques Jun 2005
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    GarageBand 2, PowerBooks & iPods

    Apple Notes

    Although intended as an entry-level application to introduce new people to computer-based music making, Apple's GarageBand has received acclaim from beginners and professionals alike. We look at version 2, which adds score editing, multitrack audio recording, and more...

    Techniques May 2005
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    Setting Up Logic Node

    Apple Notes

    We've discussed Logic's distributed audio processing in past Apple Notes columns, but this month we offer some tips on setting up Logic Node to run on a network of headless Macs, along with some advice on Firewire-based networking.

    Techniques Apr 2005
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    Optimising The Latency Of Your PC Audio Interface

    PC Musician

    If you are tempted to go and make a cup of tea in the gap between pressing a note on your keyboard and hearing it play on your soft synth, you need help! Read on...

    Techniques Jan 2005
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    PC Music Shareware Roundup

    PC Musician

    Shareware might be cheap, but it can also make you very cheerful. We round up some of the best of the current PC music shareware scene.

    Techniques Oct 2004
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    Using Mac OS 10.3 For Music

    Panther OS X

    Mac OS 10.3 (Panther) has been with us a few months, and has been dissected and evaluated to destruction in the mainstream computer press — but just how useful are its new features for Mac-based musicians and engineers?

    Techniques Aug 2004

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