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December 2007 Magazine Contents

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    Acoustics Accessories

    Mini-reviews

    To accompany this month's DIY Studio Acoustics article, we look at four useful accessories.

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    Apple Main Stage & Soundtrack Pro 2

    Live Performance & Video Soundtrack Editing Software

    Apple's Logic Studio bundle certainly offers a great deal for very little money. Do the bundled live performance and soundtrack tools make it worth buying even if you're not a Logic user?

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    Cakewalk Sonar 7

    Digital Audio Workstation Software For Windows

    How can you improve a MIDI + Audio sequencer thats already as comprehensive as Sonar? Cakewalk have added some impressive new plug-ins, but theyve also gone back to basics to take MIDI editing to new levels of flexibility.

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    CME VX8

    MIDI Keyboard Controller

    The CME VX8 is a particularly ambitious keyboard controller, with an ambitiously low price tag. It's a balancing act — so can CME pull it off?

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    Direct Resolution Studio Plus

    Audio PC

    The Direct Resolution Studio Plus is a high-performance, low-noise audio PC that enjoys a cheaper price tag than many of its competitors. Interested? Read on...

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    Fostex MR16HDCD

    Digital Multitrack Recorder

    Fostex's new recorder is the lowest-cost digital 16-track currently on the market. How have they made it so affordable?

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    KRK Expose E8B

    Active Studio Monitors

    KRK aim at the market for top-quality monitoring with these heavyweight new contenders.

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    Mackie Satellite

    Firewire Audio Interface [Mac/PC]

    The Mackie Satellite is an audio interface with a unique two-piece design — but is it genius or gimmickry?

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    Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3

    Amp Modelling Software & Controller

    Native Instruments have repackaged their powerhouse amp-modelling package with a new, stage-friendly interface, not to mention four new amps and a pile of vintage effects.

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    Plug-in Folder

    Mini-reviews: PC VST

    • Musicrow PianoBoy • Bluenoise My Drumset

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    PreSonus Firestudio

    Firewire Audio Interface [Mac/PC]

    What does it take to make a Firewire audio interface stand out from the crowd these days? How about eight mic preamps, 26 channels of I/O at 24-bit/96kHz and some heavy-duty routing functionality...

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    Ribbon Mics On Test

    Part 2 - The Results

    Last month we introduced the mics; this month we put them to the test. Find out which model is the best way of adding ribbon character to your studio.

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    Ribbon Mics: Audio Files

    Part 2 - Hear For Yourself

    Here are links to the audio files from December 2007's RIBBON MICROPHONES article, for those readers who buy the magazine from the newsagent and don't wish to type in all the long URLs.

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    Roland VG99

    V-Guitar System

    The latest in Roland's pioneering VG range could qualify as the best guitar synth ever made.

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    Sample CDs On Test

    Sample Library

    • Garritan Concert & Marching Band • Garritan Gofriller Solo Cello • Big Fish Audio Dread Roots Reggae • Soniccouture Synthi AKS

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    Sound Toys Native Effects

    RTAS & Audio Units Plug-ins

    It's not often you encounter plug-ins that combine detailed emulations of analogue classics with a wealth of new tricks, but Sound Toys' Native Effects do just that.

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    Steinberg Nuendo 4

    Digital Audio Workstation Software [Mac/PC]

    With impressive new automation features and free mixer routing, have Steinberg taken their flagship audio application to the top of the class?

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Techniques

Sound Advice

People

Music Business

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    How Your Music Earns You Money

    Alternative Revenue Streams

    With album sales in free-fall, alternative revenue streams are becoming ever-more important. We explain where todays songwriters can look to earn money from their music.

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