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    Steve Gibson & Dave Walters: Recreating Samples

    Rinse Productions

    The process of clearing samples can be financially crippling, as well as causing havoc with release schedules. Rinse Productions specialise in helping producers and labels by recreating problematic samples to order.

    People Sep 2003
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    Cracking Under Pressure?

    Leader

    Editor In Chief Paul White explains why hardware is one way of reducing piracy in the music software industry.

    People Sep 2003
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    Digital Rights Management & Music

    A barrier to creativity?

    Music industry sources suggest that soon all CDs will have built-in copy protection, and plans are underway to fit PCs with a chip that will police audio use. Will this protect creative rights, or become a barrier to creativity?

    People Aug 2003
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    Paul White c.2003

    It's Not Over Until The Fat Computer Sings

    Leader

    Editor In Chief Paul White ponders a future full of virtual pop stars...

    People May 2003
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    Tim Geraghty Of BMG Production Music

    The Big Production

    Production music will never be glamorous, but it can be very lucrative. As head of music production at one of the UK's largest libraries, Tim Geraghty is in the perfect position to offer advice to SOS readers with an eye on this market.

    People May 2003
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    Bob Moog

    Voyage Of Discovery

    Unquestionably the best-known name in synth design, in 2003 Bob Moog was still creating innovative electronic instruments. With the new Voyager synth about to hit the shops and the rights to use his own name restored, his star seems to be on the rise once again. SOS chats to this founding father...

    People Mar 2003
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    Ernst Nathorst-Böös

    Propellerhead Software

    Propellerhead, makers of the unique Reason software studio, have come from nowhere to award-winning developer status in just eight years. We catch up with one of the key men behind this small but influential Swedish company.

    People Jan 2003
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    Tim Ryan Of M-Audio

    Music Technology Visionary

    Tim Ryan, founder of Midiman (now better known as M-Audio) has successfully changed his company from a manufacturer of affordable sync boxes for MIDI sequencers into the fastest-growing American music-technology outfit. We find out where he's taking them next.

    People Dec 2002
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    Paul White c.2003

    Apples And Lemons

    Leader

    Despite rumours that Apple was on the lookout for a major audio company, Apple's buyout of German developers Emagic took us all by surprise...

    People Sep 2002
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    The Return Of Roger Linn

    Designer Drums

    Roger Linn's name may be forever associated with the birth of the first serious, sample-based drum machine in 1979, but now, after years away from instrument design, he's back with a new guitar-oriented product offering rhythmic filter effects.

    People Jun 2002
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    Paul White circa 2002.

    Surround Sound: A Conspiracy?

    Leader

    Is Surround Sound and the DVD-Audio format all a plot to 'take the means of production away from the workers'?

    People May 2002
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    Paul White c.2003

    The Benefits Of Copy-Protection

    Leader

    The current extent of software piracy poses a serious threat to the economical stability of the software companies on whom we rely...

    People Jan 2002
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    CUTTING EDGE

    BeOS

    BeOS is arguably the most promising independent multimedia OS of recent years - but, sadly, innovation and quality have not been enough to guarantee its future...

    People Dec 2001
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    CUTTING EDGE

    Laptop technology

    For years, laptops have been the poor relations of desktop computers in terms of power and facilities, yet have remained expensive in comparison to their studio-bound brethren. But things are changing...

    People Nov 2001
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    CUTTING EDGE

    Desktop Video Software

    The future looks bright for those musicians who want to use desktop video software to produce their own promotional videos. Dave Shapton explains why.

    People Oct 2001
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    CUTTING EDGE

    Dolby E

    As a musician, you may well have heard of Dolby A, B and C - but Dolby E? Dave Shapton introduces the format and speculates about its possible implications for music recording.

    People Sep 2001
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    CUTTING EDGE

    Using Technology for Live Gigs

    It could be argued that technology hasn't encroached as much on the average gig as it has on the typical project studio. Dave Shapton would like to change all that...

    People Aug 2001
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    CUTTING EDGE

    Computer Storage

    As technological progress continues to make digital storage devices bigger, RAM cheaper, and processing faster, hitherto outlandish ideas come closer to being realistic possibilities. This month, Dave Shapton thinks about teaching his computer to Name That Tune...

    People Jul 2001
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    CUTTING EDGE

    Creating demos on DVD

    Video and audio technologies are converging in all sorts of ways: musicians can now consider creating demos on DVD, and developments in digital video may show the way for better ways of recording digital audio. Dave Shapton puts it all together.

    People Jun 2001
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    A NAIM OF NOTE

    Recording For The Naim Label

    You may know Naim as a UK-based hi-fi manufacturer, but they also own a record label, and apply the same esoteric standards to the records they release as they do to their audio equipment. Phil Ward investigates the label's obsession with sound and explains their recording and mastering techniques.

    People Jun 2001
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    FX Music Control — Locating & Servicing Vintage Synths

    Feature | Tips & Tricks

    Many 'classic' analogue synths are getting on for 30 years old now, yet they are still highly sought after. Hugh Robjohns reports on a company that specialises in finding and fixing vintage electronic instruments.

    People May 2001

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