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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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    From 32-bit To 64-bit

    PC Notes

    The magic number of 64 is gradually working its way into all aspects of our PC experience: processors from both AMD and Intel, the Windows XP OS, hardware drivers, and — coming soon — 64-bit music apps. But what should we be aware of as we consider the transition from 32-bit?

    Techniques Jun 2005
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    Apple Mac Mini

    Desktop Computer

    Apple have long been criticised for charging a premium for their products, making the Mac platform a more costly choice than the alternatives. With the newly released Mac Mini, Apple hope to change this perception, but is there enough Mac in the Mac Mini to make it useful for musicians?

    Reviews May 2005
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    Why & How To Partition Your Music PC Hard Drive

    PC Musician

    Did you know that sensibly partitioning your hard drive or, if it's already partitioned, simply swapping the positions of your audio and sample partitions could result in a significant improvement in PC audio performance? We explain the whys and wherefores.

    Techniques May 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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    Maximum RAM

    PC Notes

    If you are tempted to approach the dizzy heights of 4GB of RAM in your PC, as supported by most motherboards, there are a few things to bear in mind.

    Techniques May 2005
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    Q. Will my PC run Garritan Personal Orchestra?

    I am very interested in purchasing Garritan Personal Orchestra as reviewed in the October 2004 edition of ...

    Sound Advice 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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    Solving Directmusic Timing Problems In Cubase SX & Nuendo

    PC Notes

    We tackle a Directmusic timing problem in Cubase SX and Nuendo, catch up with Gigastudio news, and bring some great freebie plug-ins and VSTis to your attention...

    Techniques Apr 2005
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    Dawsons Music Athlon 64 PC

    Music Production Computer

    The AMD Athlon 64-based music computers from UK retailer Dawsons Music offer performance comparable to the very fastest Pentium 4 CPUs, and are ready to take advantage of 64-bit music software once it becomes available.

    Reviews Mar 2005
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    Removing Unwanted PC Device Drivers

    PC Musician

    Most hardware devices you use with your PC require drivers — but what happens to them and their associated files when you change the hardware or update to new drivers? Unfortunately, they hang about in various locations, cluttering your hard drive and storing up problems for the future. We explain how to make a clean sweep and get rid of them once and for all.

    Techniques Mar 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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    PC Processing Power

    PC Notes

    Is PC processing power finally matching the aspirations of PC musicians? PC Notes debates the issue, as well as bringing you another crop of news, tips and ideas.

    Techniques Mar 2005
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    Updating PC Hard Drives: The SOS Guide

    PC Musician

    You're planning to change your PC hard drives, so you just unplug the old ones, plug in the new ones, and off you go, right? Wrong!! There's many a slip, and this month we aim to help you avoid all of them.

    Techniques Feb 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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    CD-burning • Gigastudio 3 Tips • Cubase SX3 Dongle

    PC Notes

    PC Notes comes across CD-burning problems, offers some Gigastudio 3 tips, and warns against a possible pitfall when updating a Cubase SX3 dongle.

    Techniques Feb 2005
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    Optimising The Latency Of Your PC Audio Interface

    PC Musician

    If you are tempted to go and make a cup of tea in the gap between pressing a note on your keyboard and hearing it play on your soft synth, you need help! Read on...

    Techniques Jan 2005
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    Philip Rees Pentium 4 PC

    Music Production Computer

    Intel's Prescott Pentium 4 chips have proved too hot for many music PC builders to handle, but Philip Rees have used them to build machines that are both powerful and impressively quiet.

    Reviews Jan 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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    Processor Wars

    PC Notes

    Intel abandon their 4GHz Pentium processor speed target and shift their attention to the dual-core technology first espoused by AMD. Whatever is going on?

    Techniques Jan 2005
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    Q. How can I stop audio dropouts when using my laptop live?

    I have a problem that I am tearing my hair out trying to fix. I have a 3.2GHz Pentium 4 laptop with 1GB of RAM, an 80GB...

    Sound Advice Jan 2005

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