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November 2007 Magazine Contents

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    Acoustica Mixcraft 3

    Multitrack Audio Recording Software For Windows

    With unlimited audio tracks, support for VST and Direct X effects, and an intuitive interface, Acousticas Mixcraft offers a lot of recording potential for not a lot of money.

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    Apple Logic Pro 8

    MIDI Audio Sequencer For Mac OS X

    The eighth version of Logic has arguably been the most anticipated music software release of the last couple of years. With a redesigned user interface and some new audio features, can Apple keep existing Logic users happy while broadening the applications appeal?

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    Blue Sky Big Blue

    2.1 Monitor System

    The biggest Blues in the Blue Sky Range aim to be the best — and they don't disappoint.

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    Blüthner Digital Model One

    Sample Library

    After a few years away from releasing new sample libraries, Dan Dean has returned with a brand-new piano library, developed in collaboration with sound architect Ernest Cholakis, that offers an unprecedented level of tonal control.

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    Chandler Germanium Tone Control

    Equaliser

    Beneath this innocent exterior lies a growling analogue beast that can help you create some truly unique sounds...

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    CME Bitstream 3X

    MIDI Control Surface

    This powerful MIDI control surface boasts a lot more flexibility than the budget offerings on the market, yet it's still affordable.

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    Fable Sounds Broadway Big Band

    Sample Library

    Roll out the red carpet, dim the lights and raise the curtains - it's showtime for this big jazzy production from Fable Sounds...

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    Fishman Aura Imaging Pedals

    Acoustic Guitar Processors

    Fishman's acclaimed process for improving the sound of acoustic guitar pickups is now available in pedal format — and with 24-bit converters and 32-bit internal processing, this is a distinctly superior-sounding Aura.

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    Guitar Technology

    Guitar Strings

    This time we look at one of the most important parts of the guitar: the strings

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    Phonic Firefly 302

    Firewire Audio Interface [Mac/PC]

    Phonic's diminutive Firewire audio interface is extremely affordable and it can record at 24-bit/96kHz. Is it too good to be true?

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    Propellerhead Reason 4

    Software Studio For Mac & PC

    In 2001, Propellerheads Reason broke new ground by virtualising every element of the classic analogue synth studio. Six years on, is the original still the best?

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    Restoration Shootout 2

    More Pro Tools Restoration Plug-ins Compared

    The range of specialist restoration tools available for Pro Tools continues to grow. We find out if the latest are really the greatest...

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    Ribbon Microphones On Test

    Part 1: About The Mics

    Once the sole province of the professional, ribbon mics are now more plentiful and affordable than ever before, and this two-part feature aims to root out some of the best.

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    Rode M3

    Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

    This neat little mic is incredibly versatile — and it sounds a lot more expensive than it actually is.

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    Roland V-Synth GT

    Variphrase Synthesizer

    In 2003 the original V-Synth represented a bold leap forward in synthesizer technology. Can Roland take the concept further with the new V-Synth GT? Read on...

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    Sample Libraries

    Sonivox Loop Line Series

    WAV, REX 2 & Apple Loops

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    The Sonivox brand...

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    Softube Vintage Amp Room

    Guitar Amp Modelling Plug-in [Mac/PC]

    Softubes guitar amp modelling software is light on fancy features but is claimed to offer unparalleled authenticity.

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    Tascam FireOne

    Audio Interface & Control Surface

    Why carry two boxes with your mobile studio when one will do? Tascam's FireOne combines a MIDI and audio interface with a control surface, all in one convenient, paperback-sized unit.

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    Yamaha MW & MG Series

    USB Mixers

    These modestly priced small mixers from Yamaha offer plenty of functionality and a good clean signal path.

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