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    Mac Mini & Garageband 2

    Apple Notes

    Apple kicked off a potentially exciting year for their customers at the 2005 Macworld show in San Francisco with a host of new and updated products, including the most affordable Macintosh computer the company has ever brought to market.

    Techniques Mar 2005
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    PC Processing Power

    PC Notes

    Is PC processing power finally matching the aspirations of PC musicians? PC Notes debates the issue, as well as bringing you another crop of news, tips and ideas.

    Techniques Mar 2005
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    Removing Unwanted PC Device Drivers

    PC Musician

    Most hardware devices you use with your PC require drivers — but what happens to them and their associated files when you change the hardware or update to new drivers? Unfortunately, they hang about in various locations, cluttering your hard drive and storing up problems for the future. We explain how to make a clean sweep and get rid of them once and for all.

    Techniques Mar 2005
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    Apple 30-inch Cinema Display

    Apple Notes

    In an extended Apple Notes column we take an exclusive look at the 30-inch Cinema display from a musician and audio engineer's perspective, and evaluate the performance of the new dual-2.5GHz Power Mac G5 with our usual series of performance tests.

    Techniques Feb 2005
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    CD-burning • Gigastudio 3 Tips • Cubase SX3 Dongle

    PC Notes

    PC Notes comes across CD-burning problems, offers some Gigastudio 3 tips, and warns against a possible pitfall when updating a Cubase SX3 dongle.

    Techniques Feb 2005
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    Updating PC Hard Drives: The SOS Guide

    PC Musician

    You're planning to change your PC hard drives, so you just unplug the old ones, plug in the new ones, and off you go, right? Wrong!! There's many a slip, and this month we aim to help you avoid all of them.

    Techniques Feb 2005
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    Logic 7 Audio Unit Compatibility • iPod Photo

    Apple Notes

    Another crop of news, advice and tips is presented in the latest instalment of our essential Apple users' column.

    Techniques Jan 2005
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    Processor Wars

    PC Notes

    Intel abandon their 4GHz Pentium processor speed target and shift their attention to the dual-core technology first espoused by AMD. Whatever is going on?

    Techniques Jan 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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    Cheaper G5 • iBook Revisions

    Apple Notes

    There's no shortage of Apple news this month, including the release of new versions of Logic, a revision to the iBook line and a new, cheaper G5 model.

    Techniques Dec 2004
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    Avoiding PCI Problems

    PC Notes

    The PCI standard has more ins and outs than you might be aware of. We attempt to sort them out, as well as highlight a problem that can cause software authorisations to expire before their time.

    Techniques Dec 2004
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    PowerBook Power; New iMac; OS X Tips

    Apple Notes

    We discuss Apple's brand-new iMac, investigate how much power a musician can really expect from the latest Powerbooks, and explain how to save some hard disk space when installing Mac OS X.

    Techniques Nov 2004
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    Solving Computer Audio Problems

    Banish Them For Good

    Many of the unwanted hums, clicks, and whirrs that compromise the performance of your computer studio are nothing to do with software. We take a look at what causes them, and how to banish them for good!

    Techniques Nov 2004
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    Investigating Core Audio Performance Under Mac OS X

    The Ins & Outs Of X

    In recent months, SOS's online Mac Music forum has highlighted the difficulty with achieving the same number of channels of audio I/O under Mac OS X and Logic that were possible under OS 9. We investigate the problems and provide some solutions.

    Techniques Nov 2004
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    Should Musicians Install XP Service Pack 2?

    PC Notes

    The Windows XP Service Pack 2 is out, and it offers valuable bug fixes as well as enhanced Internet security measures. But as reports of a few audio-related problems surface, should musicians go ahead and install it?

    Techniques Nov 2004
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    Linux Jack Sound Server Ported To OS X

    Apple Notes

    The Jack low-latency sound server has been ported to OS X from Linux. We discuss its background and implications.

    Techniques Oct 2004
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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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    Incurable PC Soundcard Stuttering?

    PC Notes

    We investigate an obscure PC parameter that may be responsible for some otherwise 'incurable' soundcard stuttering problems.

    Techniques Oct 2004
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    OS X Tiger; Cinema Displays; New iPods

    Apple Notes

    New Cinema Displays, a new operating system upgrade, and a new iPod revision — all in this month's Apple Notes column.

    Techniques Sep 2004
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    New Intel Chipsets: Good For Musicians?

    PC Notes

    Intel's latest chipsets are finding their way into new PCs — but do they offer any advantages to the computer musician?

    Techniques Sep 2004
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    Faster G5s • Wireless Music

    Apple Notes

    Apple finally announced faster Power Mac G5 models this month, along with a new wireless music technology for use with iTunes — plus the long-awaited opening of the iTunes Music Store in the UK.

    Techniques Aug 2004

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