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October 2008 Magazine Contents

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    Aligning Kick & Bass Parts

    Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Kick drums and bass instruments underpin most contemporary popular music, and it sometimes pays to tweak performances so they work better together.

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    Bass Guitar Recording With Sonar

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Sonar includes many effects that are useful for bass guitars, and also offers bass-friendly features that help speed up the recording process.

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    Contextual Menus

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    The addition of comprehensive support for right-clicking in recent versions of Pro Tools has revolutionised the user experience. We explain how to get the best from the new functionality.

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    Digital Performer 6 Upgrade Guide

    Digital Performer Notes & Techniques

    Digital Performer has retained the same basic look and feel from its introduction right up to version 5.13 — but no more. The new DP6 looks almost like a different application, and conforms much more to OS X standards, so this month we bring you the first-look guide to what's new.

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    Mix Rescue | Media

    Audio files to accompany the article.

    For our newsstand magazine buyers who do not have access to the subscribers-only eSub version of Mix Rescue, here are the URLs for the Audio files that accompany October 2008's instalment of MIX RESCUE.

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    Mix Rescue: The Free Radicals

    Musical Arrangement Advice

    We show you that if you put enough effort into the musical arrangement and get the editing out of the way at the start, the mix itself isn't that difficult!

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    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Kevin Davis

    Ne-Yo: 'Closer'

    Some mix engineers work entirely 'in the box', while others treat Pro Tools as little more than a tape recorder. Kevin 'KD' Davis employs the best of both worlds, as his work on Ne-Yo's recent hit 'Closer' shows.

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    Studio SOS: LIMS 'Dream Studio' Winner

    Dean McCarthy

    The SOS 'dreamboys' (aka Paul & Hugh) paid a visit to Dean McCarthy, the lucky winner of the Dream Studio prize from this year's London International Music Show, to install and integrate all the new gear into his studio. Read all about it...

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    Transferring Old Multitrack Projects Into Your Software DAW

    Sound Workshop

    With modern DAWs, you can breathe life into the masterpieces you recorded long ago on outdated formats. We offer some advice on making the transfer.

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    Troubleshooting Apple OS X Filing System

    Apple Notes

    Knowing where OS X stores important files, such as plug-ins and musically-related drivers, can often be vital when dealing with a misbehaving Mac. This month we go on an expedition through the domains of the OS X filing system...

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    Using Clip Envelopes In Ableton Live

    Ableton Live Notes & Techniques

    Clip Envelopes offer a powerful alternative to standard track-based automation, and have many creative and practical applications, so let's see what they can do...

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    Using Logic's Takes Feature For Comping

    Logic Notes & Techniques

    Logic 8's 'Takes' functionality makes comping together several different passes of the same part quick and easy. We show you how to do it.

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Sound Advice

People

Music Business

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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    Renowned TV composer Paul Farrer begins a new series of despatches from the front line by asking: what sort of person do you have to be to succeed in the cut-throat world of music for the media?

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    Studio Stories: Sound Techniques

    Tales from studios that changed musical history

    In the summer of 1965, a new recording studio opened its doors in London's soon-to-be hip district of Chelsea. For a decade to come, this bijou ex-dairy would produce some of the finest British recordings of the era.

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