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    MQA Time-domain Accuracy & Digital Audio Quality

    A New Digital Format Emerges

    Even at high sample rates, standard PCM audio ‘smears’ important timing information. A new digital format, MQA, promises vastly improved time-domain accuracy — without the huge file sizes.

    Techniques
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    Audio Add-ons For Macbook Pro

    Apple Notes

    With little new from Apple for musicians and audio engineers at the recent Macworld and NAMM shows, announcements from other manufacturers will allow Macbook Pro owners to take advantage of more sophisticated audio and DSP hardware while on the road.

    Techniques
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    Modelling Classic Hardware In Software

    Universal Audio's Joe Bryan

    Since Bill Putnam's sons founded Universal Audio anew, the company have become well known for software emulations of old gear, as well as for their hardware recreations of vintage classics. We find out how they go about it...

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    Hard Drive Size

    Cutting Edge

    Hard drives are getting bigger and that can only be good, right? Well, up to a point...

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    Windows XP Media Center

    Cutting Edge

    With the release in the UK of XP Media Center Edition, Microsoft aim to make Windows PCs a modern equivalent of the radiogram — the heart of a complete music and video home. entertainment system.

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    Layers And Abstractions

    Cutting Edge

    We explore the idea of understanding technology in terms of layers and abstractions, and how this makes it possible for a protocol like MIDI to be communicated via USB, Firewire and even Bluetooth.

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    Reliability Of Hard Drives; Innovative Video-related Products

    Cutting Edge

    We look at the reliability of hard drives and investigate some innovative video-related products from Sony, which could soon be commonplace in the audio world.

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    The Future Of MIDI & Audio?

    mLAN & Yamaha's 01X Music Production Studio

    With the recent announcement of Yamaha's keenly priced 01X Music Production Studio, it looks as though mLAN, the Firewire-based protocol for multi-channel digital audio and MIDI, might be about to come of age. We take an early look at the new system.

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    Cutting Edge

    File Formats & The Internet

    There are many reasons why the digital delivery of media hasn't replaced traditional physical methods, but could one reason be that files just aren't very collectable?

    Techniques
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