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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Crosstalk

    Readers' Writes

    Replies to more of your emails, letters and faxes.

    People 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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