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    Electron SidStation

    Atari Notes

    The Atari goes back to the future with the help of the Electron SidStation, and Derek Johnson finds out why it's hip to be square...

    Techniques Oct 2000
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    MIDI Files

    Net Notes

    When it comes to MIDI files on the 'net you have two options: either trawl through the myriad of illegal pirate sites or deal with a professional. Paul Farrer separates the pros from the cons.

    Techniques Oct 2000
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    Reducing Noise From Your PC — Level Check

    PC Notes

    This month Martin Walker seeks out the suppliers of products aimed at reducing noise from your PC.

    Techniques Oct 2000
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    Proofing Music With MP3 & SoundJam MP

    Apple Notes

    Proofing music with MP3 and SoundJam MP Plus is on the agenda for Vic Lennard this month...

    Techniques Oct 2000
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    Emagic Logic Audio v4.5

    MIDI Audio Recording Software

    Paul White evaluates the latest Logic Audio update and discovers that as well as a host of new features, Windows users also get a brand-new audio engine.

    Reviews Oct 2000
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    Steinberg Cubase VST5.0

    Multitrack Recording & Sequencing Software

    PC users have had to wait almost two years for many of the improvements which graced version 4 of Steinberg's popular sequencing package on the Mac platform. Now, however, they've leapfrogged straight to version 5, a major upgrade which incorporates all of those improvements and more. Martin Walker finds out if the wait was worthwhile.

    Reviews Sep 2000
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    TC Works Spark

    Modular Virtual Synthesis Software

    TC have come up with a new twist on the analogue synth emulation theme by providing modular oscillator, filter and envelope blocks that can be combined with VST effects. Paul White tries a few variations.

    Reviews Sep 2000
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    Waldorf PPG Wave 2.V

    Wavetable Synth VST Instrument

    Waldorf have emulated the original PPG Wave digital synthesizer in software for use as a VST Instrument. Paul White tries out the virtual Wave.

    Reviews Sep 2000
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    Business Advice On The Net

    Net Notes

    Business advice for those aspiring to a career in music does not always come cheap. John Walden trawls the 'net to see if he can find a free lunch.

    Techniques Sep 2000
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    Cubase 5.01

    PC Notes

    The root of PC problems can often be found in incorrect or incomplete software installations. Martin Walker shows you how to avoid pitfalls when upgrading and adding to your existing applications.

    Techniques Sep 2000
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    Electronic Cow Programs As Shareware

    Atari Notes

    Derek Johnson reviews a new MIDI output expander and ruminates on the release of a herd of Electronic Cow programs as shareware.

    Techniques Sep 2000
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    The Cube; mLAN

    Apple Notes

    Vic Lennard gives the lowdown on the new range of Apple computers and accessories...

    Techniques Sep 2000
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    Using Your PC Soundcard To Improve Sound Quality In Your Studio

    Tips & Tricks

    In order to get the most out of your audio equipment, you need to be able to line it up correctly. Most PC users, however, may already have all the necessary tools and, as Martin Walker explains, they are easy to use when you know how.

    Techniques Sep 2000
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    Emagic EXS24

    Virtual Sampler

    Emagic's virtual sampler provides Logic Audio users with a practical alternative to hardware-based sampling. Paul White puts it to the test.

    Reviews Sep 2000
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    Adaptec Toast 4

    CD-writing Software

    Adaptec's Toast is already the most widely used CD-burning software for the Mac, thanks to licensing deals that have seen it given away with most CD writers. The latest update sees it now being sold as part of a tasty bundle, incorporating other useful applications and a CD labelling device. Mike Simmons finds out if it's too good to be true...

    Reviews Aug 2000
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    A Practical Guide To Working With Pictures, Part 3

    Tips & Tricks

    Hugh Robjohns looks at how a music track for film or video is handled at the dubbing stage, and explains much of the jargon associated with this element of a programme's construction.

    Techniques Aug 2000
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    Hybrid Arts

    Atari Notes

    Derek Johnson rediscovers an entire family of software from lost developer Hybrid Arts.

    Techniques Aug 2000
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    Igor Engraver 1.0 Light; Groovemaker 2

    Apple Notes

    Vic Lennard gives soume sound advice on hard disk partitioning and also points the way to some useful free music notation software.

    Techniques Aug 2000
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    Antares Auto-tune

    Auto‑Tune first started out as a TDM plug‑in (reviewed in SOS August '97), but subsequently...

    Reviews Aug 2000
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    Steinberg <i>Mastering Edition</i>

    Formats: Mac VST, PC VST, Wavelab, DirectX

    Reviewed: PC versions

    Steinberg's Mastering Edition...

    Reviews Aug 2000
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    Splitting Your PC Data Across Multiple Drives & Partitions

    Tips & Tricks

    Cheaper and larger-capacity hard drives are becoming available all the time. Martin Walker takes a look at ways for PC musicians to manage this ever-expanding audio storage space.

    Techniques Aug 2000

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