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February 2006 Magazine Contents

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    Alesis MultiMix Firewire 16

    Mixer & Firewire Audio Interface

    It may look like just another mixer, but this new entry-level model from Alesis also packs in a hefty 18-input, stereo-output Firewire audio interface. Too good to be true?

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    Audient Sumo

    Summing Mixer

    Can analogue summing really make a difference to the sound of digital mixes? We test out a new unit which offers this controversial facility.

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    Audio Technica AT2020

    Condenser Microphone

    Audio Technica's new entry-level mic puts in a star performance.

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    Clavia Nord Stage 88

    Keyboard

    Combining several types of sound generation in one instrument, Clavia's Nord Stage harks back to the multi-keyboards of the 1970s. Is it a funky revivalist, or should it be considered a thing of the past?

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    Guitar Technology

    Gear Reviews, Tips and Techniques

    We feature the Vox AC30 Custom Classic amp and Fliptone v.25 Instrument amp with Flat-panel Speaker — plus Big Bends Nut Sauce, tips on miking up your Line 6 POD, and more...

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    Korg Legacy Digital Edition

    Virtual Instruments [Mac/PC]

    Korg are continuing to develop virtual instruments based on their hardware synths. This time, it is 1988's classic M1 workstation that has been rendered in software...

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    Line 6 Toneport UX1 & UX2

    USB Recording Interfaces [PC/Mac]

    Line 6's latest products are USB boxes that turn your computer into a low-latency amp-modelling system.

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    Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2

    Guitar Amp Simulator [PC/Mac]

    With version 2 of Guitar Rig, Native Instruments are taking amp modelling into the realms of modular synthesis.

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    Novation Remote 25SL

    'Intelligent' Controller Keyboard

    Novation have an elegant solution to the tedium of configuring hardware controllers — the Remote 25SL can read your sequencer and automatically map plug-in instrument parameters to its controls. Is this the first 'intelligent' hardware control surface? We find out...

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    Plug-in Folder February 2006

    3 New Plug-ins

    We test another group of hot plug-ins: Universal Audio Dimension D • Ugo Rez, Texture, String Theory & Motion • TC Electronic VSS3 Stereo Source Reverb.

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    Quested S Series

    Active Monitors

    Tried and trusted design principles have been combined with quality components to create this new range of high-spec studio monitors.

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    Sample Libraries: On Test

    Hot New Releases

    Loopmasters Afro-Latin Producer • Tekniks The Mixtape Toolkit • Big Fish Audio Funk City • Big Fish Audio Big Beat 2

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    SSL XLogic G-series Compressor

    Dynamics Processor

    The celebrated mix-buss compressor design from the G-series consoles has been brought up to date using SSL's latest Superanalogue circuitry.

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    Ueberschall Liquid Instrument Saxophone

    Virtual Sax Instrument [Mac/PC]

    Sample libraries with virtual-instrument wrappers are nothing new, but Ueberschall's new Liquid Instruments have an extra twist — the front end is derived from Celemony's Melodyne, offering you complete freedom to change the pitch of the phrases in the library.

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    VSL Vienna Instruments

    VST/AU Orchestral Plug-ins [PC/Mac]

    VSL, makers of the world's largest orchestral library, have unveiled their next phase of development. SOS were at the launch...

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    Wizoo W2

    Reverb Plug-in [Mac/PC]

    With W2, Wizoo's aim is to combine the realism of convolution reverb with the flexibility of an algorithmic design.

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    Yamaha AW2400

    Digital Multitracker

    After more than five years, Yamaha's AW range boasts a new flagship, offering 24 tracks, a sweeter-sounding automated mixer, four multi-effects processors, and convenient USB file transfer. We find out if it has been worth the wait...

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