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    Windows iTunes & OS X Updates

    Apple Notes

    There's plenty to investigate in this month's Apple Notes, from the Windows version of iTunes to the latest major update to OS X.

    Techniques Dec 2003
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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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    Apple G5 • Developer Conference Report

    Apple Notes

    Apple had plenty of surprises at their Developer Conference this year, including new hardware (the G5 Power Macs), and new software (Panther). In this specially extended Apple Notes, we consider the likely effects on the Mac-based musician...

    Techniques Sep 2003
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    Plug-ins Under OS X; Apple Music Store

    Apple Notes

    As the Apple Music Store online music experience is unleashed on an unsuspecting world, we speculate on the reasons for the recent reduction in Powerbook prices and take a look at how plug-ins are faring under OS X.

    Techniques Aug 2003
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    Tweaking Extensions To Boost System Performance

    Apple Notes

    It's history in OS X, but extension management is a subject every OS 9 user has to deal with. Here, we offer some final advice on the subject and see if tweaking extensions really can boost your system's performance.

    Techniques Jul 2003
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    Apple 17-Inch Powerbook

    Laptop Computer

    With the largest screen ever featured on a portable computer, Apple's flagship laptop would be tempting even if it didn't offer lots of musician-friendly features such as versatile connectivity and quiet operation...

    Reviews Jul 2003
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    Final Cut Pro; VST To Audio Units

    Apple Notes

    This month saw the first signs of Emagic's technology being used in Final Cut Pro. We also take a look at a utility that allows OS X-compatible VST plug-ins to be converted into Audio Units.

    Techniques Jun 2003
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    12-inch Powerbook & iBook

    Apple Notes

    Apple's new 12-inch Powerbook seems perfect for musicians who are unable to afford a Titanium, but need something more powerful than an iBook. However, with the 800MHz G3 iBook now available at a new low price, is the extra cost of a Powerbook justified in terms of its performance?

    Techniques May 2003
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    Mac OS X For Musicians

    What You Need To Know

    The most dramatic overhaul of the Mac OS ever was ignored by most musicians until recently — and rightly, as established music applications and standards no longer run under it. But lately, there have been more and more reasons for musicians to leave OS 9 behind. If you're considering making the switch, read on...

    Techniques Apr 2003
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