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    Scorewriters

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    Propellerhead Software Reason

    Virtual Music Studio

    Industrious Swedish company Propellerhead are well known for their virtual instruments, but now they've made an entire software studio. Derek Johnson & Debbie Poyser bolt a few virtual devices into the virtual rack...

    Reviews Mar 2001
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    Expertise On The Web

    Net Notes

    When your studio just won't co-operate and there's no-one to turn to, the pool of knowledge and expertise offered by fellow web users can be a life saver. Chris Carter investigates troubleshooting on the open-all-hours Internet.

    Techniques Mar 2001
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    Identifying & Solving PC MIDI & Audio Timing Problems

    PC Musician

    Many problems encountered when using PCs to record music are caused by MIDI or audio data not being delivered on time, or by its flow being interrupted. Martin Walker outlines some of the most common causes and symptoms, and tells you how to go about eliminating them.

    Techniques Mar 2001
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    MyAtari Free Online Magazine

    Atari Notes

    Derek Johnson plugs a new, free online magazine for Atari users, and explores a composition tool with an interesting angle on film music production.

    Techniques Mar 2001
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    OS X Beta

    Apple Notes

    Paul Wiffen makes the world a safer place for Mac users, by recounting a cautionary tale from his first brush with the OS X Beta, and joins the faithful on their annual pilgrimage to San Francisco MacWorld show.

    Techniques Mar 2001
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    Software Samplers

    PC Notes

    This month Martin Walker takes software samplers as his theme, offering advice about avoiding glitches when using them with other applications, and bringing news of a forthcoming sampling VST Instrument.

    Techniques Mar 2001
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    TC Works Mercury 1

    Monophonic Software Synth

    Hardly a week seems to go by without the announcement of another VST instrument, and virtual analogue software synths have been particularly common of late. But when a company like TC Works get involved, it's worth taking notice. Paul Ward plugs in...

    Reviews Feb 2001
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    Wave Mechanics Speed

    AudioSuite Plug-in

    Paul White's fast and furious with the new Wave Mechanics Speed.

    Reviews Feb 2001
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    ADSL

    Net Notes

    An ADSL telephone line can improve the speed and convenience of Internet access enormously; and it needn't cost the earth. Dave Shapton passes on his experiences of the new technology.

    Techniques Feb 2001
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    Crawly Crypt

    Atari Notes

    Derek Johnson explores a way of creating exotic tunings with your Atari, and recommends a fresh source of shareware and freeware.

    Techniques Feb 2001
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    Eradicate PC Noise

    PC Notes

    Martin Walker buys a new quiet hard drive for audio and looks into ways to eradicate any remaining noise, for a silent PC.

    Techniques Feb 2001
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    Optimising G-series Macs Powerbooks, iMacs & iBooks: Part 4

    Tips & Tricks

    Paul Wiffen concludes his investigation into reliable means of audio interfacing on new-style Macintoshes when the traditional PCI card route is not available to you. This month, he tests two more USB audio-only interfaces, and reaches some definitive conclusins about Tascam's US428 MIDI and audio interface.

    Techniques Feb 2001
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    Readers' Problems

    Apple Notes

    This month Paul Wiffen takes up residence as SOS's Apple expert. After relating his own Mac history, he turns Agony Uncle and addresses a few readers' problems...

    Techniques Feb 2001
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    Windows 2000 — Designed With Musicians In Mind?

    PC Musician

    Microsoft's latest operating system, although primarily designed for business and network systems, seems to offer many features that are attractive to musicians, including greater stability and support for dual-processor machines. But is there enough software support to make upgrading worthwhile? Martin Walker investigates.

    Techniques Feb 2001
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    FXpansion DR005

    Drum Sample Player

    Reflecting the growth in the number of VST Instrument plug-ins, as opposed to those designed purely for processing of effects treatments, established plug-in developers FXpansion have now produced DR005, a 'soft drum machine'. Paul Ward snares a copy...

    Reviews Feb 2001
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    Ntonyx Style Morpher 2.4

    MIDI Arrangement Software

    Many of you were caught out by our 1995 April Fool preview of a fictitious piece of software that could modify the musical style of a MIDI file to create specific emotions in the listener. Now, however, it seems that fact may have caught up with fiction. Martin Walker tries out Ntonyx's innovative Style Morpher.

    Reviews Jan 2001
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    How To Clear Out Drivers; Utilities And Registry Entries

    PC Notes

    Martin Walker explains how to clear out all the drivers, utilities and Registry entries associated with an old, discussed soundcard, leaving you with a clean machine in which to install your new, upgraded hardware.

    Techniques Jan 2001
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    Making Music With Laptop PCs

    Tips & Tricks

    The idea of a virtually silent, compact and portable PC recording workstation has obvious attractions, and it is possible to build such a system around a laptop PC. Martin Walker explains the options available and how to avoid some of the many potential pitfalls.

    Techniques Jan 2001
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    MPTEG4 Specification; Multicasting

    Net Notes

    Dave Shapton explores part of the MPTEG4 specification: Structured Audio, which allows music to be streamed with absolotely no loss of quality at extremely low data-rates. Is this the way that all media will be encoded in the future?

    Techniques Jan 2001
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    New Beat Ace; Mario Becroft

    Atari Notes

    A Swedish soft synth is on the way, a New Zealand developer plans to introduce the Atari to the wonders of Ethernet, and US company Dr T's finest hour becomes shareware. Derek Johnson goes global.

    Techniques Jan 2001
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    Optimising G-series Macs Powerbooks, iMacs & iBooks: Part 3

    Tips & Tricks

    Having explained some of the audio and MIDI interfacing problems facing owners of new-style Macs, Paul Wiffen looks at practicalities, testing one USB MIDI and one USB MIDI + Audio interface to see what pitfalls await the unwary...

    Techniques Jan 2001

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