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    Technical Support & How To Avoid It

    Diagnostic Guidelines For Self-starters

    Why does software always crash irrecoverably when you are at your busiest? And why are technical support lines unable to help you when you need them most? We offer some advice on how to avoid phoning them in the first place...

    Techniques Aug 2004
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    MIDI Config Problems In OS X • GarageBand Update

    Apple Notes

    The launch of Mac OS 10.4, codenamed Tiger, is just around the corner, but in the meantime there's the 1.1 update of GarageBand to be going on with. We reveal the improvements, as well as investigate MIDI configuration problems in OS X.

    Techniques Jul 2004
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    Longhorn & Harbal

    PC Notes

    The Harbal EQ-matching program benefits from some worthwhile tweaks. We report them, and discuss some new information about Longhorn: the next incarnation of the Windows OS.

    Techniques Jul 2004
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    PC Music Freeware Roundup

    PC Musician

    Thanks to the Internet and the generosity of talented programmers all over the world, it's possible to assemble a PC music software suite for no money at all. We round up some of the best download sites and freebie programs.

    Techniques Jul 2004
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    Cutting Edge

    Software Protection

    The music world is going soft — but the economics of software production run up hard against the inadequacies of software protection. Cutting Edge speculates on a possible solution.

    Techniques Feb 2004
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    PC Musician Jargon Buster

    PC Musician

    If you are relatively new to PC music, it can seem like a maze of acronyms and mystifying computer-related terms — so here's a useful glossary to clear up any confusion.

    Techniques Feb 2004
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    Cubase SX Processor Choices

    PC Notes

    Steinberg have made available the results from a set of uniform Cubase SX tests that pitted different computers against each other — but what does it all mean for your choice of processor?

    Techniques Feb 2004
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    OS X Panther

    Apple Notes

    As Apple's recent Panther operating system upgrade is adopted by the Mac community, the usual problems that accompany such a major change begin to surface. We take a closer look at the issues worth considering before making the jump to Panther, and report on Apple's new iBook G4.

    Techniques Jan 2004
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    Recovering Lost Files

    PC Notes

    Ever accidentally thrown away computer data that you should have kept? This month we have the technology, and we can rebuild it.

    Techniques Jan 2004
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    Running Legacy Software Under Windows XP

    PC Musician

    Do you have elderly Windows or MS-DOS software that refuses to run under Windows XP? If so, there may still be a way to get it working. Find out how...

    Techniques Jan 2004
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    iTunes Music Store

    Apple Notes

    Legal action by The Beatles' Apple Records caused the iTunes Music Store to hit the headlines recently, but there's no denying it has been an instant success that could change the way music is distributed forever. We look at the background to the Music Store and consider its implications for independent musicians.

    Techniques Nov 2003
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    Apple Soundtrack • AMS Icons

    Apple Notes

    The jungle drums are beating once again this month, as Apple begin shipping G5 Power Macs, and we take a closer look at Soundtrack, Apple's Acid-like loop-based music production tool, which is now available as a stand-alone product.

    Techniques Oct 2003
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    Windows XP One Year On

    PC Musician

    It's been 12 months since we first evaluated Windows XP as a music platform, and it now seems to be the OS of choice for most manufacturers. So should musicians who have been holding back now take the plunge and upgrade?

    Techniques Feb 2003
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    BIOS Tweaks For Music Performance

    PC Musician

    Your computer's most fundamental system settings are stored in its BIOS. Modifying them can help increase performance and eliminate glitches, but it's not something to approach lightly...

    Techniques Dec 2002
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    By recording the MIDI Note On message (shown here as a clump of negative-going pulses on the bottom trace) and the audio output produced by a synth (top trace), you can measure the time between them. Here it's about 17ms -- at the top of the range for com

    The Truth About Latency: Part 1

    Soft Synth Latency & Latency Jitter: Real-world Tests

    Theoretical figures and manufacturers' measurements may suggest that the latency of your soft synths is negligible — but that's no use if their timing is all over the place when you actually play them. Our real-world results give you the true picture.

    Techniques Sep 2002
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    Windows XP: Is It Suitable For Music?

    PC Musician

    Windows XP is probably the most important PC operating system upgrade since Windows 95, but as always, its new features come at a cost. Should you upgrade your computer? Here's the definitive guide...

    Techniques Feb 2002

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