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    Audio Editors

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    Scorewriters

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    Virtual Instrument

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    Cadenza Web Wizard

    Atari Notes

    The useful range of Atari software from Cadenza includes the Web Wizard web site creation tool, and is now free.

    Techniques Dec 2001
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    FXpansion DR-008; SamplerChan

    PC Notes

    Shareware can be just as innovative and feature-packed as its fully commercial equivalent — take FXpansion's ambitious DR-008 sampled/synthesized drum machine, for example...

    Techniques Dec 2001
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    Islington MacExpo; OS X

    Apple Notes

    The audio side of OS X receives a big boost with the release of the first major update, as does Islington's MacExpo, as Apple themselves decide to attend their first UK show for several years.

    Techniques Dec 2001
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    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    Resource Management: Making The Most Of PC System Resources

    Even when you've installed the fastest processor you can afford and masses of RAM, your PC can still end up being slow and unresponsive. Here's what you can do about it.

    Techniques Dec 2001
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    Mac Processor Upgrades

    Tested For Musical Applications

    Upgrading your ageing Mac's processor to extend its useful working life is an appealing concept, and there are plenty of processor upgrades on the market. But what effect do they really have on musical and recording applications? We tested eight of them to find out...

    Techniques Dec 2001
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    Melodyne Pitch & Time Software

    Apple Notes

    Find out just how long it takes to set up a musical environment on a Powerbook, and welcome the Melodyne pitch and time software to the world of OS X, as well as discovering how Microsoft broke QuickTime and Apple fixed it...

    Techniques Nov 2001
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    Simon ST Pattern/Event Editor

    Atari Notes

    With software from an independent German writer, your Atari could make music like Mozart, or just play back MIDI files for you...

    Techniques Nov 2001
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    Quietpc.com; Tassman 2.1

    PC Notes

    There are lots of things to consider when building your own PC, especially when transferring the contents of your hard drives to the new machine.

    Techniques Nov 2001
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    Identifying And Solving PC Instability Problems

    PC Musician

    There's nothing more disruptive to music-making than an unstable PC. Fortunately, there are many utilities and diagnostic tests available to help you resolve your problems.

    Techniques Nov 2001
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    Using Budget MIDI Hardware Controllers With Your PC

    PC Musician

    A little money spent on a hardware control surface for your PC can yield a dramatic improvement in ergonomics and ease of use. Martin Walker explores the options.

    Techniques Oct 2001
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    Frontier Designs Déesse

    Atari Notes

    Various companies are still putting development time and effort into creating 21st-century computers and add-ons based around the Atari operating system. Derek Johnson rounds up the breaking news.

    Techniques Oct 2001
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    MacWorld

    Apple Notes

    After a slow start, OS X is starting to look quite promising for musicians, judging by behind-the-scenes news from MacWorld and an independent report pronouncing it the 'least latent' OS, especially under pressure. Paul Wiffen reveals all.

    Techniques Oct 2001
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    Munon Tau Pro; Camel Audio SuperCamelPhat

    PC Notes

    Martin Walker tries out new VST Instruments and plug-ins, and reports on his personal experiences with a MIDI hardware controller.

    Techniques Oct 2001
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    MacWorld Expo

    Apple Notes

    Paul Wiffen reveals highlights of the MacWorld Expo, and laments the passing of Apple's earliest UK evangelist while celebrating his permanent contribution to popular culture.

    Techniques Sep 2001
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    MasterKEY

    Atari Notes

    You can add sophisticated MIDI mapping facilities to your Atari-based studio for next to nothing with some useful German shareware, as Derek Johnson explains.

    Techniques Sep 2001
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    Nemesys Gigastudio; Shareware

    PC Notes

    Martin Walker takes a look at the latest update to the Nemesys Gigastudio, and reports on a disturbing trend for shareware developers.

    Techniques Sep 2001
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    NET NOTES

    Music Instruction On-line

    Want to learn an instrument or improve your playing skills? Forget instructional books, videos, even human contact. As Mark Wherry explains, you can get your music instruction on-line.

    Techniques Sep 2001
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    Building Your Own PC For Music

    D.I.Y

    It's tempting to save money by assembling your own PC, but unless you're an expert it can be a frustrating experience. Martin Walker shows you how to go about choosing components and putting them together.

    Techniques Sep 2001
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    NET NOTES

    Beatnik

    Mark Wherry investigates Beatnik, a powerful way of adding interactive music content to your web site.

    Techniques Aug 2001
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    QuickTime VR; ASIO USB

    Apple Notes

    USB latency is reduced by new Mac ASIO drivers, mLAN development activity steps up, and there's more news of MIDI and audio support in OS X. Meanwhile, Paul Wiffen is making a movie...

    Techniques Aug 2001
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    Stopping Hackers

    PC Notes

    Most of us assume that only big businesses and financial institutions will fall victim to hackers, but the reality is that someone could be attempting to invade your personal computer right now. Martin Walker tries to make the world safer for PC users.

    Techniques Aug 2001

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