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    iZotope RX 8

    Audio Editors

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    Scorewriters

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    Virtual Instrument

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    Improving PC Performance

    PC Notes

    Keeping your music PC hooked up to the Internet, with security software active, has a surprisingly small impact on performance...

    Sound Advice Dec 2011
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    Mac Vs PC

    PC Notes

    These days, the inside of a PC could be very similar to the inside of a Mac, yet both platforms still come with their own pros and cons...

    Sound Advice Nov 2011
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    Hardware Upgrades

    PC Notes

    We’re all familiar with the PC upgrade treadmill — but do recent hardware developments mean that we can now step off it?

    Sound Advice Oct 2011
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    Final Cut Pro X

    Apple Notes

    Does Apple’s controversial product strategy for the new Final Cut Pro X give any hints as to their plans for the next major Logic version?

    Sound Advice Sep 2011
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    Internet Connection For Music PCs?

    PC Notes

    Is it time to let the Internet into your studio? PC Notes thinks it might be...

    Sound Advice Sep 2011
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    Worldwide Developers Conference: Lion iOS, iCloud, iOS 5

    Apple Notes

    Apple go futuristic, with announcements made at the recent Worldwide Developers Conference...

    Sound Advice Aug 2011
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    Keep Your Audio PC Cool Using Quiet Fans

    Tips & Techniques

    With processors getting ever faster — and running ever hotter — what can you do to get the best performance from your PC without making it sound like a washing machine on full spin?

    Sound Advice Aug 2011
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    Audio Interfaces, Latency & Twisted Tools

    PC Notes

    Your PC may be powerful enough to achieve very low‑latency performance, but is your audio interface letting the side down?

    Sound Advice Aug 2011
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    Intel Processing; Seagate Storage

    PC Notes

    Computing’s big names continue to offer more power in less space, as Intel pioneer new microprocessor technology and Seagate put even more data storage on your platter...

    Sound Advice Jul 2011
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    Using Apple’s iOS Devices For Music

    Power Pads

    Apple revolutionised music‑making with the Macintosh computer, and now their tablet devices are poised to do the same. We offer the first in‑depth exploration of the potential of iOS devices for music.

    Reviews Jun 2011
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    Sandy Bridge

    PC Notes

    The Sandy saga has been taking up column space for several months now — so how long should you wait before crossing that bridge?

    Sound Advice Jun 2011
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    Superspeed USB 3; Thunderbolt

    PC Notes

    Just as Superspeed USB 3 is starting to appear as standard, there's a new kid on the block. So what's so great about Thunderbolt?

    Sound Advice May 2011
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    Q. Is my hard drive really full already?

    My MacBook Pro has a 500GB hard drive. Although I only bought it in August, I'm already being told that it's full. I have the...

    Sound Advice May 2011
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    Sandy Bridge Processors

    PC Notes

    The launch of Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors hasn't gone as smoothly as it might have done — and the saga continues...

    Sound Advice Apr 2011
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    Q. My self-build PC isn't working. What tests can I run?

    I left my recently completed self‑build PC running overnight to run a soak test. During the night it switched itself off, but...

    Sound Advice Apr 2011
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    Organise Your Start Menu

    PC Notes

    Keep the creativity flowing and discover long-lost plug-ins with a properly organised Start menu.

    Sound Advice Mar 2011
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    USB Data Transfer

    PC Notes

    You may be surprised at the data-transfer capabilities of your USB ports. Here's how to find out what you're dealing with...

    Sound Advice Feb 2011
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    Q. What does the 'virtualization' PC BIOS setting do?

    I was recently adjusting the BIOS settings on my PC, hoping to improve performance, and noticed the following option: '...

    Sound Advice Feb 2011
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    Apple MacBook Air

    Laptop Computer

    If you were to cross a MacBook with an iPad, would the offspring provide the mobile musician with a powerful convenience or a crippled luxury?

    Reviews Jan 2011
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    Graphics Cards

    PC Notes

    Not every enhancement to your audio PC is worth the money — and top-spec graphics cards are a case in point...

    Sound Advice Jan 2011
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