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    Q. What's the best way to transfer software to my new PC?

    I have just ordered a new PC, which I am turning into a music-only machine, using software from my old workhorse computer....

    Sound Advice Jun 2007
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    PC Spring Cleaning

    PC Musician

    Your PC may well be the nerve-centre of your studio, so keeping it in top condition is worth a bit of effort. Read on for the SOS guide to inner and outer PC cleanliness.

    Sound Advice May 2007
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    Xserve For Music?

    Apple Notes

    This month we take a look at Apple's Xserve as a platform for music and audio production, and continue creating a custom music-controlled 'visualisation' with Quartz Composer.

    Techniques May 2007
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    PCI Soundcard Compatibility Issues

    PC Notes

    Your much-loved elderly PCI soundcard may be working perfectly, but might still have to go on the scrapheap if you upgrade your PC. Why? It's all down to the PCI specification and the location of your notches...

    Techniques May 2007
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    Re-installing PC Music Software

    PC Notes

    If you ever have to re-install all your software after a PC upgrade, there are tricks that can save you a lot of time, and also help you to be more organised in the future. PC Notes rounds them up, as well as keeping you up to date on Vista compatibility for musicians.

    Techniques Apr 2007
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    Q. Do RAM voltages make a difference?

    In your recent article 'Specifying and Building A Dual-core Desktop PC' (printed in SOS February 2007), the RAM chosen was specified for 1.9V. The selected Intel motherboard specifies 1.8V only. Why did this not result in failure to boot up?

    Sound Advice Apr 2007
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    Installing A Windows OS From Scratch

    PC Musician

    As a PC user, one job you're almost sure to have to do at some point is a clean install of Windows, whether because you've built your own PC, as outlined in last month's issue, have suffered a serious crash, or have decided to change to a new OS. Here's what you need to know...

    Techniques Mar 2007
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    Audio Add-ons For Macbook Pro

    Apple Notes

    With little new from Apple for musicians and audio engineers at the recent Macworld and NAMM shows, announcements from other manufacturers will allow Macbook Pro owners to take advantage of more sophisticated audio and DSP hardware while on the road.

    Techniques Mar 2007
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    Windows Vista; Boot Management; Partitions

    PC Notes

    More Vista-related musings, advice on 'boot management' for multi-partition setups and the usual handy tips — all in this month's PC Notes.

    Techniques Mar 2007
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    Specifying & Building A Dual-core Desktop PC

    PC Musician

    If you haven't yet taken the dual-core plunge, there's an alternative to either buying an off-the-shelf mainstream model that may not be quite right for music or paying a premium for a custom-assembled music PC: choose the components and build your own.

    Techniques Feb 2007
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    Running Windows On Intel Macs

    Apple Notes

    We take another look at running Windows on Intel Macs and consider how Apple's latest acquisition will affect their professional video and audio software.

    Techniques Feb 2007
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    Windows Vista — Upgrade Or Wait?

    PC Notes

    After a long wait, the new Windows Vista OS is actually on the horizon — so should we all be rushing to upgrade?

    Techniques Feb 2007
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    Macbook Pro (64-bit) & Xeon Xserve

    Apple Notes

    We take the opportunity of a New Year issue to look back at the 12 months that saw Apple's transition to Intel processors, and to welcome in the new Core 2 Duo-based MacBook Pros and Xeon-based Xserves.

    Techniques Jan 2007
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    Direct X Plug-ins & Cubase 4

    PC Notes

    Direct X plug-in support has been dropped from Steinberg's Cubase 4 sequencing software — so what do you do if you have projects that use such plug-ins and you want to upgrade to the latest Cubase? PC Musician offers some solutions, as well as rounding up the latest PC news and information.

    Techniques Jan 2007

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