JAN 2008: www.soundonsound.com/SOS/jan08/articles ... s_0108.htm
Specifying & Building A Dual-core Desktop PC Update
Double-Blind Audio Tests - does one sequencer sound different from another, or expensive plug-ins sound better than freeware ones, ABX utility
Audio Players - Media Player, Rea Alternative, WinAmp, foobar2000.
PC Snippets - Blue Noise My Drumset, Synergy mouse/keyboard sharing utility.
FEB 2008: www.soundonsound.com/SOS/feb08/articles ... s_0208.htm
Toxic Capacitors - industrial espionage, visual signs, badcaps.net
Vista Service Pack 1 - bug fixes, security tweaks, better hibernation/resume, support for DirectX 10.1
Universal Confusion - USB low and full speeds discussed, ambiguous terms in circulation.
USB Compatibility - USB 1.1 plugged into USB 2.0 ports, USB 2.0 plugged into USB 1.1 ports...
USB 3.0 News - optical connectors, 10x increase in data transfer rates
MAR 2008: www.soundonsound.com/SOS/mar08/articles ... s_0308.htm
Can you avoid the PC upgrade bandwagon? - the two rules of thumb
Divergence Of Demand - when the rules started to break down, getting off the bandwagon
VST Library Storage - installation, storing larger libraries on other drives
VST Slimming Part 1 - creating shortcuts to libraries on other drives
VST Slimming Part 2 - multiple vstplugins folders spread across several drives, how to implement this in Sonar, Reaper, Cubase, Nuendo, Acid Pro...
Freeware Spotlight - Ferox Tape Simulator
PC Snippets - Alienware curved screen, 16 new Penryn processors
APR 2008: www.soundonsound.com/SOS/apr08/articles ... s_0408.htm
Vista's now a year old - but is it loved or loathed by musicians?
Which Way To Go? - bypassing Vista 32-bit and the carrot of Vista 64-bit.
Audio Diffmaker - utility to investigate audio cable differences, hi-fi component upgrades, sequencer mixing comparisons...
Can You Hear The Difference? - comparing plug-in performance.
Emu v2.0 drivers - new DSP plug-ins, input configurations...
PC Snippets - ASIO4ALL update, Drumagog special offer for problem files.
MAY 2008: www.soundonsound.com/SOS/may08/articles ... s_0508.htm
A Universal Benchmark - DAWbench DSP Universal test development, initial results discussed.
BIOS Updates Can Improve Performance! - Intel microcode updates & low-latency plug-in performance.
Spyware Doctor With Anti-Virus - mini-review, and the benefits of combining two utilities.
Diagnose Drop-Outs - DPC Latency Checker discussed, initial test results.
JUN 2008: www.soundonsound.com/SOS/jun08/articles ... s_0608.htm
Audio Clicks And Pops - results of the on-line DPC Latency Survey
Network & Wireless Spikes - audio spike problems with wireless network adaptors and wireless mice.
Nobbled Notebooks - Dell laptop issues, cures with i8kfan utility
Hasta La Vista - spikes on Vista PCs completely cured after installing Windows XP
US Court Allows Vista Lawsuit - 'Vista Capable' stickers, Vista crash logs revealed in Microsoft emails.
BIOS Beware - downgrading BIOS versions can occasionally cure audio issues
JUL 2008: www.soundonsound.com/SOS/jul08/articles ... s_0708.htm
Windows XP Service Pack 3 - contents, bug fixes, and minor new features
Speed Bump - claims of significant performance boosts discussed
Gigagyte BIOS Issues Resolved - Beta BIOS released that cures audio spikes
The Demise Of Windows XP - June 30th, where to find copies after this date
AMD Phenom X3 - Athlon X2, Phenom X4, possible software issues with three cores
PC Freeware Spotlight - Kieran Foster's Glitch
AUG 2008: www.soundonsound.com/SOS/aug08/articles ... s_0808.htm
RAM Limitations - Vista 64-bit limits, typical 32-bit availability with 4GB installed
Where's My RAM? - 4GB address space, memory mapping, devices that eat away at the available total...
New Maps Of Memory - memory remapping, BIOS switching versus automatic implementation
The 3GB Switch - allocation to applications & system, the LAA header flag, applications that can benefit, and those that can't.
Freeware Spotlight - Voxengo TubeAmp
PC Snippets - Intel's Q9300 versus Q6600, Intel DP35DP BIOS update benefits musicians, RMAA version 6.1.0
SEP 2008: www.soundonsound.com/SOS/sep08/articles ... s_0908.htm
Secunia Online Software Inspector - the problems of software version conflicts.
A Little Less Flash - clearing out multiple versions of Adobe Flash Player.
Audio & MIDI Latency - the difference between them, audio buffer sizes, software instruments...
The Key To It All - softsynth 'speaking' time, choosing the fastest MIDI port for keyboard performances.
Record-Breaking Firefox - Firefox 3 world record, new features, caveats.
PC Snippets - the 'Save XP' petition.
OCT 2008: www.soundonsound.com/SOS/oct08/articles ... s_1008.htm
Tascam Cease GigaStudio Development
Engines Included - Mac/PC software playback alternatives
Gigastudio Future - dongle vs challenge/response protection, Open Source petition.
PC Freeware Spotlight - Revo Uninstaller reviewed
PC Snippets - Mojave Mischief, first GPU reverb.
NOV 2008: www.soundonsound.com/SOS/nov08/articles ... s_1108.htm
How Green Is Your Studio - standby power consumption, fire risks...
Idling Around - the increased power consumption of audio PCs, typical figures when running flat out and idling.
Turning Green - what takes most juice, 'green' and 'full-on audio performance' settings
Standby For Savings - standby S1 mode, the deeper S3 mode and how to achieve it, Vista sophisticated sleep, and projected cost savings.
Power-Hungry Graphics - how fast 3D cards can consume more power than your CPU, choosing an economical monitor screen.
Energy Monitoring - measuring consumption with a mains energy monitor
DEC 2008: www.soundonsound.com/SOS/dec08/articles/pcnotes.htm
PC Upgrades - still staying off the upgrade bandwagon after two years
The Bus Or The Clock - is a larger memory bandwidth or more cores better for audio?
Laptop Ground-loop Cure? - replacement universal laptop PSUs.
Thanks For The Memory - bigger RAM Sticks, high-capacity flash drives, and 1.5TB hard drives.
Software News - Sonar 8, Mu.Lab Unlimited version 2 sequencer, Chinee Kong V2 instruments.