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    NI & iZotope Giveaway

    Audio Editors

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    Scorewriters

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    Virtual Instrument

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Digidesign's Pro Tools Explained, Part 1

    Tips & Tricks

    Simon Price begins a three-part series designed to demystify that staple of modern music production, Pro Tools. This month, he looks at the various components that make up Digidesign's systems.

    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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    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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    VM (Virtual Memory) Demystified

    Apple Notes

    Vic Lennard signs-off as SOS Apple Notes columnist with a look at VM.

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Waves DeEsser

    Formats: VST, MAS, RTAS, Premiere, and TDM

    Reviewed: TDM version

    De‑essers are an...

    Reviews Feb 2000
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    Steinberg SPL <i>De-Esser</i>

    Formats: PC DirectX, VST

    Reviewed: Mac version

    The SPL De‑Esser user...

    Reviews Feb 2000
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    Drawmer <i>Dynamics</i>

    Format: TDM plug‑in only

    The Drawmer Dynamics plug‑in software provides first...

    Reviews Feb 2000
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    Bitheadz Voodoo

    Software Drum Machine

    As computer power grows, so an ever-increasing range of studio equipment is becoming available in emulated form, and the latest software instrument to appear is a percussion sampler/sequencer from US company Bitheadz. Nicholas Rowland tests it out.

    Reviews Feb 2000
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    IK Multimedia T-racks

    Mastering Software

    Paul White tries desktop masterifng using the new all-in-one PC or Mac package from IK Multimedia.

    Reviews Feb 2000

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