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    iPod Nano; Motorola ROKR; .Mac

    Apple Notes

    We round up a month of small, yet interesting, product releases from Apple, as well as looking at how the company is making it easy for Linux developers to port audio software to Mac OS X.

    Techniques Nov 2005
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    FREE Audio Units Host App

    Apple Notes

    We explore a powerful Audio Units plug-in host application you might not realise you already own, called AU Lab. Plus news of the multi-button Apple mouse and Intel architecture changes...

    Techniques Oct 2005
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    Powerbook Alternatives

    Apple Notes

    As the Mac community looks to Pentium M-based Powerbooks to deliver high-performance, low-power mobile solutions, what if you can't wait until next year and need to purchase a Powerbook right now?

    Techniques Sep 2005
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    Macs With Intel Processors?

    Apple Notes

    Apple users are used to transitions, having moved from 68k-based Macs to Power PC processors, and the classic Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X. Now it's time for the third and most shocking transition of all: the move to Macs with Intel processors.

    Techniques Aug 2005
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    Faster G5s

    Apple Notes

    As Apple's Tiger finds its way around the jungle of Mac users, there's also some new hardware to consider this month, with faster G5 machines hitting the shelves.

    Techniques Jul 2005
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    Mac OS X Tiger: A Musician's Guide

    Apple Notes

    The latest version of Apple's Mac OS contains some excellent new features aimed at musicians and audio engineers. Is this one OS upgrade you won't mind performing on your studio computer?

    Techniques Jul 2005
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    OS X Tiger • Apple Soundtrack Pro

    Apple Notes

    We offer a brief preview of the features musicians can look forward to in Mac OS X Tiger, take a first look at a major new version of Soundtrack, and examine why the iPod Shuffle is hard to resist.

    Techniques Jun 2005
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    GarageBand 2, PowerBooks & iPods

    Apple Notes

    Although intended as an entry-level application to introduce new people to computer-based music making, Apple's GarageBand has received acclaim from beginners and professionals alike. We look at version 2, which adds score editing, multitrack audio recording, and more...

    Techniques May 2005
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    Setting Up Logic Node

    Apple Notes

    We've discussed Logic's distributed audio processing in past Apple Notes columns, but this month we offer some tips on setting up Logic Node to run on a network of headless Macs, along with some advice on Firewire-based networking.

    Techniques Apr 2005
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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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    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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    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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    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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