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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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    Clean Up Your Windows Registry

    PC Notes

    Even if you've cleaned out all references to old hardware from your Windows registry, it's a fair bet that it is not quite as spick and span as it could be. Housekeeping tasks and installations leave behind their own trail of junk, but fortunately it can be removed. Find out how...

    Techniques Aug 2004
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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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    Backup Strategies For The PC Musician

    PC Musician

    It has almost certainly happened to you at some time — a crash or a damaged or deleted file that takes days of music with it. If you don't want it to happen again, read on...

    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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    NAB Apple News

    Apple Notes

    Apple had some interesting announcements to make at this year's US National Association of Broadcasters show, including improvements to the eMac and portable line-up.

    Techniques Jun 2004
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    Gigging Safely With A PC

    PC Musician

    Increasing numbers of musicians want to gig with their computers — but home PCs are fragile and laptops may not always be powerful or adaptable enough. So what are your alternatives, and what measures can you take to protect the centrepiece of your live set?

    Techniques Jun 2004
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    Hyperthreading & Spring-cleaning

    PC Notes

    This month, we find out whether Hyperthreading is hyper-helpful to the musician and discover some new freeware. First, though, it's time to spring-clean that Windows Registry...

    Techniques Jun 2004
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    OS X Kernel Panics

    Apple Notes

    If you're suffering from kernel panics, if no one else can help, and if you can find a log file, maybe you should hire (well, read, at least) this month's Apple Notes...

    Techniques May 2004
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    Super-quiet Power Supplies

    PC Notes

    We take a look at a new range of super-quiet power supplies, as well as explaining how to protect your data and settings in case of crashes.

    Techniques May 2004
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    PC Systems: What Do You Get For Your Money?

    PC Musician

    Just what can you expect in a PC system costing £600? Or over £1500? We round up the likely specs and the possible pitfalls.

    Techniques May 2004
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    Apple GarageBand

    Apple Notes

    We take a look at the newest member of Apple's iLife suite and discover that youthful looks, adolescent attitude and long hair are not required to join this GarageBand.

    Techniques Apr 2004
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    Macs On The Move

    Using Apple Laptops For Music

    It's been possible to make music on Apple laptops for many years now, but creating a working mobile system is harder than it looks. Fortunately, one SOS contributor has years of experience to pass on...

    Techniques Apr 2004
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    USB Vs Firewire PC Drives

    PC Notes

    This month we not only compare the hard-drive speed performance of USB and Firewire, but also take a look at a MIDI latency-testing utility and see how a handful of MIDI interfaces measure up.

    Techniques Apr 2004
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    DSP-assisted Audio Effects & Latency

    PC Musician

    Extra DSP assistance to help your PC's processor cope with effects treatments used to be the province of the pro. Now there's a wide range of DSP-equipped cards to fit all budgets — but many people don't realise the latency issues that might be involved in using some of them.

    Techniques Apr 2004
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    G5 Xserve

    Apple Notes

    Apple continued to demonstrate a commitment to music in January at both the San Francisco Macworld and LA Winter NAMM shows, as well as releasing G5-based Xserve machines. And this month we continue exploring the G5's performance in a musical context.

    Techniques Mar 2004
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    Using Hardware Effects With Your PC Software Studio

    PC Musician

    Do you use a software studio with plug-in effects but crave the effects quality that your favourite hardware processor used to provide? Well, you can have the best of both worlds... as this article explains.

    Techniques Mar 2004
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    Page File: The Great Controversy

    PC Notes

    We return to the great Page File controversy of 2003... as well as keeping you stocked with the usual cocktail of PC news and tips.

    Techniques Mar 2004
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    How Powerful Is The G5?

    Apple Notes

    As more musicians and audio professionals begin to embrace G5 Power Macs, we take a look at quantifying just how much host-based DSP power you can expect. Plus, news of the 20-inch iMac and an explanation of 'Journaling'.

    Techniques Feb 2004

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