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    TC Works Spark FX Machine

    SE Mac VST Wrapper Utility

    TC Works' neat Mac utility allows you to turn VST plug-ins into sophisticated multi-effects combinations.

    Reviews Dec 2001
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    Native Instruments Absynth

    Stand-alone/Plug-in Software Synth For Mac

    Released last year as a web-only download from Rhizomatic, the ground-breaking Absynth is now part of Native Instruments' product line, and can be used as a VST instrument plug-in.

    Reviews Dec 2001
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    Cadenza Web Wizard

    Atari Notes

    The useful range of Atari software from Cadenza includes the Web Wizard web site creation tool, and is now free.

    Techniques Dec 2001
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    FXpansion DR-008; SamplerChan

    PC Notes

    Shareware can be just as innovative and feature-packed as its fully commercial equivalent — take FXpansion's ambitious DR-008 sampled/synthesized drum machine, for example...

    Techniques Dec 2001
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    Islington MacExpo; OS X

    Apple Notes

    The audio side of OS X receives a big boost with the release of the first major update, as does Islington's MacExpo, as Apple themselves decide to attend their first UK show for several years.

    Techniques Dec 2001
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    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    Resource Management: Making The Most Of PC System Resources

    Even when you've installed the fastest processor you can afford and masses of RAM, your PC can still end up being slow and unresponsive. Here's what you can do about it.

    Techniques Dec 2001
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    Mac Processor Upgrades

    Tested For Musical Applications

    Upgrading your ageing Mac's processor to extend its useful working life is an appealing concept, and there are plenty of processor upgrades on the market. But what effect do they really have on musical and recording applications? We tested eight of them to find out...

    Techniques Dec 2001
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    EMAGIC EXSP24 & EVP73

    Emagic EXSP24 & EVP73 VST Instruments For Mac & PC

    EXS24 and EVP88, two of Emagic's dedicated plug-ins for Logic, are now available in scaled-down form for VST-compatible sequencers. But what has been lost in order to make the instruments work as VST plug-ins?

    Reviews Dec 2001
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    EMAGIC LOGIC AUDIO V5 & LOGIC CONTROL

    Emagic Logic Audio v5 & Logic Control MIDI Audio Sequencer & Hardware Control Surface

    An exclusive first look at Emagic's new Logic Control hardware control surface, and the eagerly awaited Version 5 of Logic - a powerful combination that takes the system to a new level of functionality

    Reviews Dec 2001
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    SOUND FORGE V5AUDIO EDITOR FOR PC

    Sonic Foundry Sound Forge v5 Audio Editor For PC

    Sound Forge is a very popular PC audio editor, but users have waited a long time for 24-bit support. Now it's here in version 5, along with a bundle of new features and plug-ins.

    Reviews Nov 2001
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    AKAI AK.SYS

    Akai AKsys v1.7 S5000/S6000 Sampler Management Software For Mac & PC

    Akai introduced AKsys some months ago, providing a USB-driven, computer-based control interface for recent S-series samplers. Now at v1.7, it is becoming indispensible for anyone fed up with managing their samplers via an LCD...

    Reviews Nov 2001
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    Melodyne Pitch & Time Software

    Apple Notes

    Find out just how long it takes to set up a musical environment on a Powerbook, and welcome the Melodyne pitch and time software to the world of OS X, as well as discovering how Microsoft broke QuickTime and Apple fixed it...

    Techniques Nov 2001
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    Celemony Melodyne

    Audio Manipulation Software For Mac

    Few recent software products have stirred as much interest as Melodyne - a program offering unique pitch, time and formant-processing features, which was created not by one of the major music developers but by a maverick Bavarian musician and his software-designer friend.

    Reviews Nov 2001
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    Simon ST Pattern/Event Editor

    Atari Notes

    With software from an independent German writer, your Atari could make music like Mozart, or just play back MIDI files for you...

    Techniques Nov 2001
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    Quietpc.com; Tassman 2.1

    PC Notes

    There are lots of things to consider when building your own PC, especially when transferring the contents of your hard drives to the new machine.

    Techniques Nov 2001
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    Identifying And Solving PC Instability Problems

    PC Musician

    There's nothing more disruptive to music-making than an unstable PC. Fortunately, there are many utilities and diagnostic tests available to help you resolve your problems.

    Techniques Nov 2001
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    MOTU DIGITAL PERFORMER V3

    MOTU Digital Performer v3: MIDI Audio Sequencer For Mac

    The latest and greatest incarnation of MOTU's flagship Mac sequencer adds full surround mixing support among many other new features.

    Reviews Nov 2001
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    Steinberg Nuendo v1.5.2

    Multitrack Recording Software [Mac]

    Can Steinberg's professional recording package make an impact in the Pro Tools-dominated Macintosh market? Sam Inglis finds out.

    Reviews Oct 2001
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    Chordwizard

    Guitar Chord-finding Software For PC

    If you constantly find yourself playing the same old chord shapes, then the rather nifty Australian Chordwizard...

    Reviews Oct 2001
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    Using Budget MIDI Hardware Controllers With Your PC

    PC Musician

    A little money spent on a hardware control surface for your PC can yield a dramatic improvement in ergonomics and ease of use. Martin Walker explores the options.

    Techniques Oct 2001
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    Frontier Designs Déesse

    Atari Notes

    Various companies are still putting development time and effort into creating 21st-century computers and add-ons based around the Atari operating system. Derek Johnson rounds up the breaking news.

    Techniques Oct 2001

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