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    Q. Is there a guitar synth for Logic?

    I am looking for a versatile, hardware sound module to play with my Roland GK-enabled guitar. I wish someone made a...

    Sound Advice Jun 2007
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    Pro Tools: Surround Sound Encoding Plug-ins

    Which Software To Use?

    If you want other people to hear your surround mixes, you'll need to encode them into a consumer format. Pro Tools users have a choice of software for this purpose. Which should you choose?

    Reviews Jun 2007
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    Multiple Disk Drives

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Pro Tools doesn't support RAID arrays, but does have its own disk management features that allow you to 'stripe' audio files across multiple disks, or record additional safety copies of everything.

    Techniques Jun 2007
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    Cockos Reaper DAW

    Multitrack Audio Recording & Editing Software For PC

    Can a $40 dollar shareware application take on the giants of the music software world and win? With its remarkable flexibility, advanced feature set and responsive development team, Cockos's Reaper has the potential to do just that. Check it out...

    Reviews Jun 2007
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    Making The Most Of Sonar 6's Synth Rack

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Sonar's Synth Rack is a great time-saving concept that has started to deliver on its full promise with version 6 of the software. However, not all aspects of it are completely obvious - so this month we'll be doing our best to put you on track with the Rack.

    Techniques Jun 2007
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    Impulse Drum Machine In Ableton Live

    Ableton Live Notes & Techniques

    Live's built-in instruments are pretty sophisticated, yet retain the ease of use that is central to the Ableton philosophy. In this article we're going to look at how to make the most of the Impulse drum machine.

    Techniques Jun 2007
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    Drum Triggering

    Cubase Tips & Techniques

    If you've ever wanted a cheap and easy way to do drum replacement with Cubase, there are some good solutions out there...

    Techniques May 2007
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    Logic Performance Tweaks & Maintenance

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    We all want our software to be fast and responsive, and there are simple things that can be done to enhance Logic's performance in this respect. Our guide shows you how.

    Techniques May 2007
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    Exploring Reason's BV512 Vocoder

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Reason's BV512 is pretty sophisticated as vocoders go, and is capable of much more than Sparky's Magic Piano-style voice effects. Find out more...

    Techniques May 2007
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    What's New In Pro Tools 7.3 - Part 2

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    In last month's overview of the new features in Pro Tools 7.3, we saw that some of them deserve a more in-depth look. Here's what you can do with Key Signatures, the new Dynamic Transport Mode, and enhanced editing and video functions.

    Techniques May 2007
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    Using Sonar's ACT With Hardware Controllers

    Sonar Tips & Techniques

    Ever wished you could use your favourite control surface to change not just mixer controls, but effects plug-in parameters and virtual instrument settings? Apparently someone at Cakewalk has too...

    Techniques May 2007
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    Samplitude: Object-based Processing

    Samplitude Tips & Techniques

    All digital audio workstations offer a 'virtual mixer' for balancing, EQ'ing and processing the elements of your mix, but Samplitude augments it with a powerful alternative.

    Techniques May 2007
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    Understanding Dither In Digital Performer

    Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    If you're serious about digital audio you need to know about dither — both what it is and when to use it. So here it is: the SOS Digital Performer dither primer.

    Techniques May 2007
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    Multi-band Compression

    Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Dynamics processing plays an important part in almost all modern music production. We look at some practical examples using Cubase 4's built-in dynamics plug-ins.

    Techniques Apr 2007
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    Audio Networking With Digital Performer

    Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    Last month, we looked at OS X's Network MIDI capabilities and how they get along with DP. This time, we go further into the brave new world that is network audio and remote access. Prepare to give your network connection a workout...

    Techniques Apr 2007
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    Rewiring Live Into Pro Tools

    Live Tips & Techniques

    Rewiring Live through Pro Tools can open up a world of new possibilities for both applications.

    Techniques Apr 2007
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    Step Sequencing In Apple Logic

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    Step sequencing is often regarded as a pastime of '80s revivalists, but it can be used effectively in Logic to produce creative results in all kinds of music.

    Techniques Apr 2007
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    Pro Tools: What's New In 7.3

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    In this month's column, we give you the low-down on the wealth of new features coming your way in the version 7.3 updates to Pro Tools TDM and LE.

    Techniques Apr 2007
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    Using Session Drummer 2 In Sonar 6

    Sonar Tips & Techniques

    Sonar's Session Drummer has evolved from a MIDI plug-in to a sophisticated tone module that also includes pattern playback capabilities. We take a look beneath the surface.

    Techniques Apr 2007
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    Audiosnap Applications In Sonar 6

    Sonar Tips & Techniques

    Sonar's Audiosnap time-stretching tools offer some mind-boggling possibilities, including REX-like beat slicing and sophisticated audio quantising.

    Techniques Mar 2007
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    Cubase's Play Order Track

    Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Cubase's Play Order Track is a powerful, but often overlooked, facility that is a Godsend for songwriters, composers and remixers alike.

    Techniques Mar 2007

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