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    Audio Vs MIDI Latency, Online Security

    PC Notes

    Online security, the difference between audio and MIDI latency, and a software world record attempt: all this and more in the latest instalment of PC Notes...

    Techniques Sep 2008
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    Buying A Budget PC For Music

    PC Musician

    Very low-cost PCs with apparently good spec are not hard to come by these days — you can even pick one up at the local supermarket. But not all computers will work well for music and audio, so how do you avoid making a big mistake?

    Sound Advice Aug 2008
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    Worldwide Developers Conference: Snow Leopard

    Apple Notes

    At the first Apple Worldwide Developers Conference to be billed as a joint event for both Mac and iPhone developers, the iPhone took centre-stage and Apple dropped some breadcrumbs of information regarding the next major version of Mac OS X: Snow Leopard.

    Techniques Aug 2008
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    RAM Limitations

    PC Notes

    Even if you pack your PC with a full 4GB of RAM, you may only be able to access between 3GB and 3.5GB of it, and a single application is normally limited to using just 2GB. We explain why, and what you may be able to do about it...

    Techniques Aug 2008
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    Mac Pro + RAID = Better Audio Performance

    Apple Notes

    This month we consider the return of Power PC processor technology to Apple, and also investigate how adding Apple's RAID card to the latest Mac Pro can improve audio performance.

    Techniques Jul 2008
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    The End Of Windows XP

    PC Notes

    The newly released Service Pack 3 will be the last one ever issued for Windows XP — and XP itself is due to go 'off the market' at the end of June. Are there any implications for the thousands of XP-using musicians out there?

    Techniques Jul 2008
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    Apple Mac Pro: How Powerful Is It?

    Apple Notes

    The current top-end Mac Pro offers so much power that some audio software is playing catch-up just to be able to make use of it all. But how much power? We run some tests to find out.

    Techniques Jun 2008
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    Audio Clicks and Pops

    PC Notes

    Clicks or pops in your audio? The cause may be hardware devices taking more than their share of interrupt time. Now there's a utility that checks for this, and a PC Notes survey amassing results that could help you track down the source of your problems.

    Techniques Jun 2008
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    Revamped MacBooks & MacBook Pros; iPhone SDK

    Apple Notes

    There's no lack of new Apple products to discuss this month, with a revamp of the company's portable line of MacBooks and MacBook Pros, and the iPhone SDK that will enable developers to create applications for what Apple hope will become the next significant platform.

    Techniques May 2008
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    Solve Latency Problems

    PC Notes

    The focus this month is on checking and improving the performance of your PC, with a new benchmark test just released and news of a useful tool that could help you pin down the source of latency-related problems.

    Techniques May 2008
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    Why Won't 32-bit Plug-ins Work In 64-bit Apps?

    Apple Notes

    Have you ever wondered why Power PC plug-ins can't run in Intel applications, or why your 32-bit plug-ins won't work in 64-bit applications of the future? Apple Notes explains all.

    Techniques Apr 2008
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    Happy Birthday Vista: How Was It For You?

    PC Notes

    Vista's now a year old — but is it loved or loathed by musicians?

    Techniques Apr 2008
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    New Mac Pro & MacBook Air

    Apple Notes

    As weeks go, the first couple in January were pretty good for new Mac hardware, with Apple introducing updated Mac Pros and Xserves, along with a new stunningly thin MacBook. We dissect the potential of Apple's new offerings with a musician-shaped scalpel.

    Techniques Mar 2008
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    Avoid PC Upgrade Bandwagon?

    PC Notes

    Are you stuck on the PC upgrade bandwagon? This month, PC Notes discusses whether it might be possible to step off it, as computer power finally starts to catch up with the needs and aspirations of musicians.

    Techniques Mar 2008
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    Penryn Tech; Mac Pro Storage

    Apple Notes

    With Apple opening a new retail store in Exeter, and speculation as to when new Mac Pros might be released to take advantage of Intel's latest Penryn technology, welcome to the first (and possibly last) West Country-themed Apple Notes.

    Techniques Feb 2008
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    Toxic Capacitors, USB terminology

    Faulty capacitors can leak toxic fluid and eventually disable your PC altogether. We investigate, as well as attempting to untangle the thorny world of USB terminology.

    Techniques Feb 2008
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    Q. Is Firewire 800 backwards compatible?

    I have three Firewire 400 devices, which all run simultaneously, but I only have one Firewire 400 port, so using them all...

    Sound Advice Feb 2008
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    Multi-core Processors For Musicians

    PC Musician

    Some music applications will completely fail to take advantage of the multiple cores of a modern CPU — but which ones, and why? We find out, and advise on how you can make best use of however many cores your PC has.

    Sound Advice Jan 2008
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    Leopard: What Does It Offer Musicians?

    Apple Notes

    Leopard is finally with us — but while it promises improvements for general Mac users, will it offer anything to musicians and audio engineers other than incompatibility?

    Techniques Jan 2008
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    PC Notes

    More PC News, Tools & Guidance

    You might think you can hear that one sequencer sounds better than another, but are you fooling yourself? Your PC can help you find out. But first, if you're thinking of building a new computer, read on...

    Techniques Jan 2008
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    Direct Resolution Studio Plus

    Audio PC

    The Direct Resolution Studio Plus is a high-performance, low-noise audio PC that enjoys a cheaper price tag than many of its competitors. Interested? Read on...

    Reviews Dec 2007

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