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    Success In The Studio Business

    Three Tips For Getting Ahead

    A Grammy‑winning engineer shares his secrets.

    Sound Advice Jan 2021
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    Microphones: Designing The Future

    Video Feature

    The designers behind some of today's most innovative studio microphones tell us what we can expect from the mics of tomorrow.

    Sound Advice Mar 2020
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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 Aug 2016
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    20 Ways To Create Cash From Your Audio Gear & Skills

    Masterclass

    If there's one thing most of us would like to know, it's how to make some extra money — and if we can do it through making music or producing audio, so much the better!

    Sound Advice Jul 2007
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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 Mar 2007
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    Q. Has the EU directive on hazardous substances (RoHS) impacted equipment sales?

    I recently tried to purchase a Marantz CDR500 but I was told that, due to a new EU directive that bans the use of hazardous...

    Sound Advice Nov 2006
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    Q. Do I need to register with royalty collection agencies abroad as well as in the UK?

    Is the German GEMA essentially the same as the MCPS? Does a band putting out its own CDs need to register with different people in different countries, or do these organisations cover all situations?

    Sound Advice Sep 2005
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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...

    Techniques Feb 2005
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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...

    Techniques May 2004
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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.

    Techniques Dec 2003
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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.

    Techniques Jun 2003
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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.

    Techniques May 2003
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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.

    Techniques May 2003
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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 Feb 2003
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