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    Carillon TI Plus PC

    Music Computer

    Carillon's new TI series sees them incorporating affordable, no-nonsense music PCs into their familiar rackmount cases.

    Reviews Dec 2006
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    Apple Mac Pro

    Desktop Workstation Computer

    With 64-bit quad-core processing in every model and the ability to run both Mac OS X and Windows, is the Mac Pro the computer all musicians have been waiting for?

    Reviews Dec 2006
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    OS X RAID: Any Good For Audio?

    Apple Notes

    With the new Mac Pro offering increased internal data storage, we investigate whether using the software RAID functionality built into OS X has any benefits for audio applications.

    Techniques Dec 2006
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    Firewire Chips To Win XP Media Center

    PC Notes

    From rogue Firewire controller chips to Windows XP Media Center Edition, the strangest things can cause problems with PC audio...

    Techniques Dec 2006
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    iMacs For Musicians

    Apple Notes

    The new high-end and mid-range iMacs look interesting for musicians, offering Core 2 Duo processors and rather attractive prices. Apple Notes takes a look at the spec.

    Techniques Nov 2006
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    Altiverb On PC — How Good Is It?

    PC Notes

    The Altiverb convolving reverb plug-in arrived on the PC platform earlier this year. We find out how it stands up to the convolution competition, as well as bringing you the usual crop of PC news and tips.

    Techniques Nov 2006
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    Eradicating PC Audio Clicks & Pops

    PC Musician

    Cicks and pops can ruin a recording, not to mention causing vast amounts of annoyance and wasted time. Tracking down their causes can be far from easy — but our step-by-step troubleshooting guide is here to help.

    Techniques Oct 2006
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    Apple Developer Conference

    Apple Notes

    It was all happening at this year's Apple Developer Conference, where an Intel-based Power Mac replacement and a new Xserve were showcased and Apple Notes was in the audience for the first demonstration of Tiger's spotty successor, Leopard...

    Techniques Oct 2006
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    USB Ports

    PC Notes

    All USB ports are not created equal, as PC Notes finds out this month...

    Techniques Oct 2006
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    PC Audio Labs Athlon Dual-core PC

    Music Computer

    AMD's dual-core Athlon CPUs are proving popular with those seeking the ultimate in desktop PC performance for their money, and this machine from PC Audio Labs shows why.

    Reviews Sep 2006
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    Apple Macbook Pro

    Laptop Computer

    Apple's first Intel-based laptop was introduced earlier this year. Is this the portable Mac musicians and audio engineers have been waiting for?

    Reviews Sep 2006
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    PC Musician: XP Tweaks For Music

    The Audio Tweaks That Work - And The Ones That Don't!

    Windows XP works better for audio than any other Windows OS so far, but musicians still seek those ultimate go-faster tricks, so this month we bring you a guide to those that are worth doing and those that are worth avoiding.

    Techniques Sep 2006
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    Audio Processing With Image Units

    Apple Notes

    As the Mac world looks forward to news of what's in store for the next major version of Mac OS X, we take a look back on an interesting technology, introduced in the last major version, whose audio-processing potential has so far been overlooked.

    Techniques Sep 2006
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    New Intel Processors On The Way...

    PC Notes

    New Intel desktop processors promising lots of power but significantly lower operating temperatures, plus 64-bit compatibility — an ideal combination for computer-based musicians — are about to arrive. If you're on the verge of upgrading your PC, read this first...

    Techniques Sep 2006
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    Software Studios: The Next Generation

    PC Musician

    The totally software studio, with sound quality at least as good as that offered by studio hardware, is now more feasible than ever before. But what are the factors to consider if you're going to go completely 'soft'?

    Techniques Aug 2006
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    Apple & Emagic

    Apple Notes

    It's been an interesting four years for Mac-based audio engineers and musicians since Apple acquired Emagic, so this month we take the opportunity to acknowledge the anniversary and consider what's changed over this time and what's still to come.

    Techniques Aug 2006
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    Buss-powering USB & Firewire Peripherals

    PC Notes

    Buss-powering USB and Firewire peripherals from a laptop seems like a good idea, cutting down on annoying power supplies and keeping everything portable — but it's not quite as straightforward as you might imagine.

    Techniques Aug 2006
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    PC System Overload Problems & Workarounds

    PC Musician

    There are many factors that can cause your PC to struggle when playing back your songs — including RAM, your hard drive, your CPU and your system settings. But how do you know which is to blame, and do you have to upgrade or can you work around the problem?

    Techniques Jul 2006
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    Mac Book — Best Value Ever?

    Apple Notes

    In just a few weeks, Apple have completed the transition to Intel processors for their entire Mac portable line, starting with a 17-inch Mac Book Pro and ending with the introduction of the Mac Book family of laptops to replace the iBook. Apple Notes assesses the new machines.

    Techniques Jul 2006
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    PC Benchmark Tests

    PC Notes

    A promising new PC system benchmark test, called DAW Bench, has emerged that shows up a previously elusive audio interface problem. PC Notes investigates...

    Techniques Jul 2006
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    Apple Core Duo iMac

    Computer

    When is an iMac not an iMac, but still an iMac? When it's a new model featuring an Intel processor. We test Apple's first Intel-based Mac and see what the future holds for Mac musicians and audio engineers.

    Reviews Jun 2006

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