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    Virtual Instrument

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    PC Notes

    Microsoft Surface

    Early adopters of the Microsoft Surface could be frustrated by cut-down software and uncertain support from third-party app developers.

    Sound Advice Feb 2013
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    A studio in the palm of your hand. For music and audio apps, the iPad Mini offers roughly the same performances as the third-generation iPad, but in a lighter, more slender and cheaper package.

    App Works

    Making Music On The Move

    This month we look at the new iPad Mini, Microsoft Surface and Borderlands Granular Synth app.

    Reviews Jan 2013
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    Apple Notes

    Using Spotlight

    Better use of your Mac’s Spotlight feature could save you hours of arduous searching...

    Sound Advice Jan 2013
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    PC Notes

    Virtual MIDI cables

    Virtual MIDI cables still have a place in the PC musician’s studio, so what should you be using in this 64-bit world?

    Sound Advice Jan 2013
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    Apple Notes

    Audio editor roundup.

    This month we take a stroll throught the Mac audio editor market and pick up a few bargains along the way.

    Sound Advice Dec 2012
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    PC Notes

    Windows 8

    With the Windows 8 release date fast approaching, we look at real-world performance results from beta users.

    Sound Advice Dec 2012
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    If your new Mac is already set up, Migration Assistant will copy across all applications, libraries, preferences and so on from the backup of your old Mac.

    Q. How do I re-image my new Mac from a backup drive?

    In order to back up my Mac, I used a backup utility (Carbon Copy Cloner), in addition to using Time Machine to create incremental backups...

    Sound Advice Dec 2012
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    Apple Notes

    Great little apps

    This month, we take a look at some great little apps for problem solving.

    Sound Advice Nov 2012
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    Windows 8 support for touchscreen

    PC Notes

    Now that Windows 8 supports touchscreen operation, manufacturers are getting inventive with their hardware formats...

    Sound Advice Nov 2012
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    Apple Notes

    Document management

    With the advent of Lion and Mountain Lion, the way we save and manage documents is changing. But what does this mean for studio musicians?

    Sound Advice Oct 2012
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    Chillblast Artiste Mozart

    Audio Computer

    Mainstream PC builders Chillblast have made an impressive debut in the music computer market.

    Reviews Oct 2012
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    Windows 8 GUI

    PC Notes

    Windows 8’s new GUI may take some getting used to, but the features it brings should make the effort worthwhile.

    Sound Advice Oct 2012
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    Apple Notes - MobileMe

    Apple Notes

    If your workflow is a casualty of the closure of MobileMe, it’s probably time to start looking for alternatives...

    Sound Advice Sep 2012
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    Windows 8

    PC Notes

    With a release date for Windows 8 finally announced, should musicians take advantage of upgrade offers?

    Techniques Sep 2012
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    Upgrading Mac OS

    Apple Notes

    With OS 10.8 Mountain Lion nearly upon us, just when is the right time to upgrade your Mac OS — and to what version?

    Techniques Aug 2012
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    Microsoft Surface

    PC Notes

    With functionality that could actually surpass that of the iPad, Microsoft’s Surface looks set to make a big splash in the tablet market.

    Sound Advice Aug 2012
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    Scan 3XS Intel SAX6 PowerDAW PC

    Music Computer

    Scan’s new hex-core machine offers huge amounts of processing power and RAM. Is it the perfect studio PC?

    Reviews Aug 2012
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    Audiobus

    Apple Notes

    For those suffering the frustrations of moving audio from one app to another, a solution may finally have arrived, in the form of Audiobus.

    Techniques Jul 2012
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    Windows 8-compatible Products

    PC Notes

    Announcements in the touchscreen world of Windows 8-compatible products hint at competition for the iPad.

    Sound Advice Jul 2012
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    Rain Recording Event Muse

    Silent PC For Music Recording

    If you want a computer that’s completely silent, yet portable and powerful enough for location recording, look no further.

    Reviews Jul 2012
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    Protecting Against Viruses On Macs

    Apple Notes

    After years of relative immunity, the Mac platform may now be more vulnerable to virus attacks. What precautions should you be taking?

    Techniques Jun 2012

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