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    The Hidden Dangers Of Vintage EQ

    Pultec EQP‑1A & Models

    Plug‑in models of classic hardware can sound great if you feed them the right level. But what level is right?

    Sound Advice . Jun 2020
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    The article author Paul Baggott with Mac Pro below his studio desk

    Diary Of A Mac Pro Upgrader

    The Journey Is The Reward?

    Like many SOS readers, Paul Baggott's studio centred around the original 'cheesegrater' Mac Pro tower but in 2020 he could hold off no longer and needed to upgrade. In our 'web-only' feature, we thought you'd enjoy reading the trials-and-tribulations tale of Paul's journey and his real-world experiences as this producer bites the bullet and buys a new 2019 Mac Pro.

    People Jun 2020
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    Stay-at-home deals: updated Friday 29th May

    Software to keep you sane during self-isolation

    We round up some of the best software bargains and freebies to help get you through the quarantine.

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    Melodyne 5 unveiled

    Pitch correction software gets a major update

    Celemony's acclaimed pitch-manipulation software Melodyne has been given a major update.

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    IK Multimedia ARC reaches v3

    Room-correction software suite updated

    IK’s popular room-correction software suite, ARC, has received a major update.

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    LUNA for UAD interfaces goes live

    UA's recording software launches early

    Universal Audio's DAW is available now!

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    Ninja Tune's Jamm Pro app running on an iPad.

    Ninja Tune launch Jamm Pro app

    Check out this sample-based music production and live performance app for iPad

    Ninja Tune have expanded their Ninja Jamm software into an affordable sample-based music production and live performance app for iPad.

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    The MkII version of Focusrite's classic ISA828 mic preamp, now with a redesigned PSU and Dante interfacing option.

    Focusrite Group addresses both ends of the audio market

    The classic ISA828 is being updated; Ampify Studio beta programme up and running

    The classic ISA828 mic pre gains a MkII, while the entry-level Ampify Studio music-making app beta program is up and running.

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    Solid State Drive from IT Pro website.

    Best (SSD) Solid State Drives 2019

    2019's top NVMe and SATA drives

    Here's a quick guide to 2019's top NVMe and SATA drives around, according to IT Pro...

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    Computer Connectors, Protocols & Audio Interfaces

    Making Connections

    How do you know which audio interfaces will work with which studio computers? We cut through the connector confusion!

    Sound Advice Jan 2018
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    Q. Should I partition my iMac’s SSD?

    I’ve recently bought an iMac and would be grateful for any advice on how to set up the hard drives for music...

    Sound Advice Apr 2017
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    Summer NAMM ’16: Slick Audio 5000 Series

    Rack mounted customisable PC for music

    If you're an audio professional and Windows user, then the Slick Audio 5000 series might be the ...

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    Q. Should I choose Windows 8 or 10?

    I’m currently looking into a new music PC build and wondered which Windows operating system you’d recommend.

    Sound Advice Oct 2015
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    Q. Do laptops sound worse when using an AC adapter?

    A mastering engineer told me that, when playing back source files from his laptop into a high-quality USB-connected D-A, the...

    Sound Advice Nov 2014
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    Q. How can I rid my PC of annoying background noises?

    I've recently added some new gear to my PC-based studio and now get low-level whistling noises through my loudspeakers that...

    Sound Advice Aug 2014
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    Q. Are hybrid solid-state drives any good for audio?

    Solid-state drives (SSDs) seem expensive, and I've seen some so-called 'hybrid' drives which combine a small solid-...

    Sound Advice May 2014
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    Q. What's the best way to upgrade my audio computer's system drive?

    I want to replace my Windows 7 PC's system drive with a solid‑state drive, but I have a lot of software on there that I...

    Sound Advice Apr 2014
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    Apple Notes

    It didn’t make the headlines, but a quiet revolution is happening in Mac OS Mavericks...

    Sound Advice Feb 2014
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    PC Notes

    With '8 hate' remaining strong, Microsoft haven't had the best of years. Is that all about to change?

    Sound Advice Feb 2014
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    Apple Notes

    Apple have ditched the feline theme and gone Mavericks, but what does that mean for you?

    Sound Advice Jan 2014
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    PC Notes

    They boast faster boot times, total silence and greater durability ­— but is a solid-state drive right for you?

    Sound Advice Jan 2014

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