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    Ethernet Audio

    Everything You Need To Know About Audio-Over-IP

    Already dominant elsewhere, audio-over-IP is poised to take over the studio world. We explain how it works — and why there are so many protocols!

    Techniques Jul 2017
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    Migrating To A New Music PC

    How To Take Your OS & DAW With You

    Is it possible to transfer everything from your existing Windows music computer to a new machine, or should you start afresh?

    Techniques Apr 2017
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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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    Taking The Strain Off Your CPU

    PC Notes

    Improve your PC's performance by taking the strain off your CPU.

    Techniques Mar 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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    Apple Notes

    The introduction of 'inter-app audio' in iOS 7 provides a new level of integration between music apps.

    Sound Advice Dec 2013
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    Freeing Up PC Hard Disk Space

    PC Notes

    If your hard drive becomes cluttered, your PC's performance will suffer. So how do you free up space without it becoming a chore?

    Sound Advice Dec 2013
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    Apple Notes

    We root out a little-known hard-disk hog and tell you why musicians shouldn't rush to upgrade to iOS 7.

    Sound Advice Nov 2013
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    PC Notes

    If you're keen to squeeze the last drop of performance from your Windows PC, read on...

    Sound Advice Nov 2013
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    Apple Notes

    A new program makes it possible to use your favourite 32-bit plug-ins in any 64-bit DAW.

    Sound Advice Oct 2013
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    PC Notes

    Shut Down, Sleep or Hibernate — which is the most efficient for the PC musician?

    Sound Advice Oct 2013
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    Apple Notes

    The recent release of Logic Pro X brought into focus once again Apple's bold approach to backwards compatibility and legacy support — which is to say that there often isn't very much of it!

    Sound Advice Sep 2013

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