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January 2007 Magazine Contents

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    Akai MPC2500

    Sampling Workstation

    Akai have updated the classic sampling sequencer concept last embodied in the MPC2000XL, but have they managed to preserve the magic formula that made the series a success?

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    Aphex 240

    Dual Logic-gated Compressor

    The latest dynamics processor from Aphex combines a sophisticated gate with an easy-to-use compressor and forces them to work as a team.

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    Arturia Analog Factory

    Software Synthesizer

    If you're after convincing analogue-style sounds but you don't want to delve into complex programming, Arturia's Analog Factory may be just the thing.

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    Creamware Prodyssey ASB

    Modelled Analogue Synth

    In the latest addition to their successful ASB range, Creamware take on ARP's legendary Odyssey.

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    Cwejman Synthesis Modules: Part 2

    VCO-2RM • MMF-1 • ADSR-VC2 • VCA-2P

    Part 2: We continue our exploration of Wowa Cwjeman's new range of exclusive analogue synth modules.

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    Dangerous Music Monitor ST/SR

    Expandable Monitoring Controller

    This modular monitor controller system offers an easy upgrade path from stereo to surround capability, and transparent audio quality to boot.

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    Emerson Williams Dark Blue

    Guitar Tube Preamplifier

    If you are looking for an authentic tube-amp guitar sound from a DI recording system, then maybe the Dark Blue's all-tube preamp and speaker simulation is just what you need.

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    Emu 0404

    USB 2.0 Audio Interface [Mac/PC]

    Emu's first USB 2.0 interface, and their first to offer Mac OS X compatibility, dispenses with DSP effects and complex software front-ends, majoring instead on hands-on controls and practical studio features. Have they hit on a winning formula?

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    Event ALP5

    Active Nearfield Monitors

    Surely you can't get a good bass response from small monitors... or can you?

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    Kinman No-solder Harness & Pickup Set

    Guitar Technology

    • Kinman No-solder Harness & Pickup Set• Haynes Fender Stratocaster Manual

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    LD Systems D1121 & D1120

    Studio Microphones

    SOS puts LD's new tube and capacitor mics to the test.

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    Magix Samplitude 9

    DAW Software [Windows]

    Over the last few years, Magix's Sequoia and Samplitude have quietly been establishing a name for themselves in the mastering and recording communities, and the new version 9 of Samplitude looks set to win plenty more friends.

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    McDSP Classic Pack

    Pro Tools Plug-ins

    McDSP's compression and EQ designs offer a huge amount of control with the potential for accurate emulation of vintage devices. Throw in a tape-modelling suite and a powerful multi-band compressor, and you have the Classic Pack.

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    Modartt Pianoteq

    Physically Modelled Virtual Piano

    Can an 8 Megabyte plug-in really compete with the new generation of multi-Gigabyte sampled grand pianos?

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    Novation Xiosynth

    Synthesizer & Audio Interface

    Synthesizer, USB audio interface, MIDI controller — Novation's Xiosynth does it all, and at a very reasonable price...

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    Plug-in Folder

    Nomad Factory Blueverb DRV2080 • Kjaerhus Audio MPL1 Pro • Voxengo Marquis • Chandler EMI TG12413

    Another batch of hot plug-ins get installed and tested.

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    Sample CDs

    Mini Reviews

    • VSL Saxophones, Elements & Vienna Konzerthaus Organ • Scarbee Imperial Drums XL • BFD Platinum Samples: Andy Johns Classic Drums

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    TL Audio M1 Tubetracker

    Mixing Console

    Worried that your digital recordings sound a bit sterile? Maybe the Tubetracker can warm things up a bit...

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