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October 2007 Magazine Contents

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    Allen & Heath ZED14

    USB Audio Mixer

    We find out if the most competitively priced Allen & Heath mixer yet lives up to its heritage.

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    Digidesign RM2

    Professional Reference Monitors

    Digidesign may be better known for Pro Tools, but the RM-series speakers are every bit as 'pro' as their heritage suggests.

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    Digidesign Structure

    Sampler Plug-in For Pro Tools

    Digidesign pioneered the integration of sampling and recording software. Sixteen years later, their Structure sampler promises to revolutionise the sampling experience for Pro Tools users.

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    Focusrite ISA828

    8-channel Mic & Line Preamp

    Eight top-class preamps priced within reach of the serious project studio...

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    Guitar Technology

    Boss RE20 Pedal

    Over the years I've owned more tape echo units than I can remember, from upmarket HH and Roland units to Watkins Copicats.

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    Hot Sample Libraries

    Sample Library

    The budget-priced Vienna Special Edition (SE) lets you test VSL's wares without breaking the bank. SE is an 80GB (53.5GB when installed) compilation of instruments drawn from VSL's vast sample database...

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    Humanoid Systems Scanned Synth Pro

    Software Synth For Windows

    Is ‘scanned synthesis’ the best thing since sliced bread, or a triumph of hype over substance? We put Humanoid Sound Systems’ Windows soft synth on the test bench to find out.

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    Prodipe STC3D

    Multi-pattern Studio Microphone

    This versatile large-diaphragm condenser offers good performance at a very reasonable price.

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    Radial J48 & JPC

    Direct Injection Boxes

    The DI box is a crucial but often-overlooked part of many signal chains — and, as we found out, it really is worth investing in quality.

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    Roland MV8800

    Production Studio

    Have Roland finally outgunned Akai's renowned MPC series in the battle for the hip-hop market?

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    SSL XLogic X-Rack

    Modular Hardware Processors

    The X-Rack system makes SSL's large console technology much more accessible - so much so that we were reluctant to send it back!

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    Streetly Mellotron M4000

    Tape-based Keyboard

    It's over 40 years since its inception, but the Mellotron has proved to be surprisingly enduring. We meet the men who resurrected the original sampler and review the most technologically sophisticated Mellotron ever, the brand-new M4000.

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    Terratec Axon AX50 USB

    MIDI Guitar System

    Is this the perfect marriage to date of guitar and MIDI?

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    Vir2 VI One

    Sample Workstation For Mac & PC

    A number of large 'all-in-one' sample library products are now available. Is Vir2's VI One the one to buy?

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    Yamaha Motif XS7

    Workstation Synthesizer

    The new Motif XS range is top of the pile when it comes to Yamaha synth workstation technology, and thus will be going head-to-head with flagship contenders from other big-name manufacturers. Does the XS have what it takes?

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