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January 2013 Magazine Contents

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    AKG K702 Anniversary Limited Edition

    Open-backed Studio Headphones

    To celebrate their 65th anniversary, AKG have launched a limited-edition version of their popular K702's.

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    Alva Nanoface

    USB Audio Interface

    Alva’s debut audio interface combines versatile single-control operation with impressive sound quality.

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    A studio in the palm of your hand. For music and audio apps, the iPad Mini offers roughly the same performances as the third-generation iPad, but in a lighter, more slender and cheaper package.

    App Works

    Making Music On The Move

    This month we look at the new iPad Mini, Microsoft Surface and Borderlands Granular Synth app.

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    Avid HD Native Thunderbolt

    Computer Recording System

    A little package from Avid lets you run a full Pro Tools HD Native system from your laptop, with huge track counts and negligible latency.

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    Bicci Micco & Ultimo

    Vocal Microphone Stands

    Innovative wall- and floor-mounted Mic stands

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    Big Fish Audio | Acoustic Indie Pop

    Sample Library

    Multi-format

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    Boomerang III Phrase Sampler.

    Boomerang III

    Phrase Sampler

    Looking for a no-fuss looper for live performance? Look no further...

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    Cadac Live 1 mixing console.

    Cadac Live 1

    Mixing Console

    Cadac’s large-format consoles are legendary in touring theatre circles, but their Live 1 range aims to clean up in the compact-mixer market...

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    Cadac Live 1 | Media

    Technical Performance Graphs

    Additional technical measurement graphs to accompany the review.

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    Cakewalk Sonar X2.

    Cakewalk Sonar X2

    Digital Audio Workstation Software For Windows

    Cakewalk’s programmers seem to be constantly pedalling the upgrade cycle! We find out what’s new and exciting in the latest Sonar X2...

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    Dave Hill Designs Titan compressor-limiter.

    Dave Hill Designs Titan

    Compressor-limiter

    An all-analogue signal path with digital control and side-chain processing make the Titan stand out from the crowd.

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    Dave Hill Designs Titan | Media

    Compressor-limiter

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    Drumasonic 2

    Virtual Drum Instrument

    Drumasonic’s eponymous software instrument offers detailed editing control over its generous library of drum and percussion sounds.

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    Expert Sleepers Silent Way 2

    MIDI-to-CV Hardware & Plug-ins

    Software control over analogue modular synths takes a big step forward, as Expert Sleepers’ growing plug-in suite is joined by custom hardware.

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    Fabfilter Pro DS

    De-esser Plug-in For Mac OS & Windows

    Behind Fabfilter’s elegant interface lurks an advanced algorithm that is claimed to offer the most natural de-essing yet.

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    Focal SM9

    Active Monitor

    Two-way or three-way? You decide! This premium nearfield speaker from Focal is unique in offering both full-range and band-limited listening modes.

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    Fohhn Linea LX150

    Compact Line Array

    These sleek column speakers from prestigious PA brand Fohhn kick out more sound than their size might suggest...

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    Handheld Stereo Recorders

    Spotlight

    Compact stereo recorders are a great way of capturing audio away from the mouse and keyboard. Here’s our selection of current models, with links to the SOS review where available.

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    Joemeek TwinQ2.

    JoeMeek TwinQ2

    Dual Recording Channel

    JoeMeek gear has always been about adding a nice vintage vibe to your recordings without having to pay through the nose. Does the new Q2 deliver the goods?

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    Lewitt Audio DTP640 REX

    Dual-element Bass Drum Microphone

    The idea of mounting two capsules in one mic body isn’t new, but Lewitt Audio have added their own twist...

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    Little Labs Redeye 3d Phantom

    DI & Re-amp Box

    Little Labs seem consistently to release useful little boxes that perform well and solve all the irritating little problems in...

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    Looptrotter Satur-8 processor.

    Looptrotter Satur-8

    Distortion Processor & Summing Mixer

    Does anyone need eight channels of distortion when summing analogue signals together? Looptrotter might be able to persuade you that the idea’s not entirely crazy!

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    Looptrotter Satur-8 | Media

    Distortion Processor & Summing Mixer

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    Native Instruments Maschine MkII.

    Native Instruments Maschine MkII

    Groove Workstation

    Maschine’s MkII hardware gets a Technicolour make-over, while its software increments to v1.8...

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    Native Instruments Premium Tube Series

    EQ & Compressor Plug-ins For Mac OS & Windows

    Native Instruments have teamed up with Softube to model three pieces of highly regarded valve outboard gear.

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    Palmer Eins Guitar Amp

    1W amp based around two dual-triode valves

    Could this be the perfect low-power guitar amp for studio recording?

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    Radial Komit

    500-series Compressor

    The secret of Radial's excellent reputation is simple: design excellent products, and build them well.

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    Samplerbanks | Electrolyzium 2

    Sample Library

    Multi-Format

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    Toontrack EZKeys.

    Toontrack EZKeys

    Virtual Piano Instrument

    Toontrack’s Superior Drummer has proved a big hit. Does their EZKeys virtual piano reach an equally high note?

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    Wes Audio Beta76.

    Wes Audio Beta76

    FET Compressor-limiter

    The Urei 1176 is one of those classic compressor-limiters that many boutique manufacturers are now trying to put their own spin on. What do Wes Audio bring to the party?

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    XLN Audio Addictive Keys

    Virtual Piano Instrument

    First they got you hooked on their drums, and now XLN Audio are pushing pianos...

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Techniques

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    Apple Notes

    Using Spotlight

    Better use of your Mac’s Spotlight feature could save you hours of arduous searching...

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    Backing Vocals header artwork.

    Crafting Perfect Pop Backing Vocals

    Vox Pop

    Great backing vocals can be essential if you want to turn a promising track into a superb one — so find out how to get them right every time.

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    Future Shock

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Find out what the Pro Tools 11 world will hold for your hardware setup.

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    Music Technology & Special Needs: Part 2

    Assist & Adapt

    We explore the innovative hardware and software that is helping disabled musicians take their work to the stage.

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    Nine Lives

    Ableton Live Tips & Techniques

    What can we expect from Ableton Live’s new version 9?

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    PC Notes

    Virtual MIDI cables

    Virtual MIDI cables still have a place in the PC musician’s studio, so what should you be using in this 64-bit world?

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    Project Yourself

    Studio One Tips & Techniques

    A different perspective on Studio One’s Project page could unleash its true potential...

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    Selwyn Jazz big band.

    Session Notes: Selwyn Jazz Part 2

    Mixing A Jazz Big Band Recording

    Last month, we recounted our experiences of tracking a jazz big band on location. Now we explain what it takes to turn the raw multitracks into a nicely polished production.

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    Session Notes: Selwyn Jazz Part 2 | Media

    Mixing A Jazz Big Band Recording

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    Studio SOS: Jason How

    Practical Advice

    We travel to Kent to identify some problems with a reader’s mixes, improve his electric guitar recordings, and help him create a more trippy vocal sound.

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    The Tempo Trap

    Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Learn how to march to a different beat in Cubase, by locking a tempo-varying performance to a fixed beat — and vice-versa.

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    Untold Glitches

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Glitch techniques are common currency in pop production, and Reason can glitch with the best of them...

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    We Got The Beat: Part 1

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    Recreate Ableton Live’s Beat Repeat with Logic.

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    We Got The Beat: Part 1 | Media

    Logic Tips & Techniques

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Sound Advice

People

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    Paul White - Editor In Chief

    Apprehension

    Leader

    Paul White discusses how the App market is driving software and hardware development away from the pro-end.

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    Classic Tracks: Adam & The Ants ‘Stand & Deliver’

    Producer: Chris Hughes • Engineer: Alan Douglas

    To say that producer Chris Hughes was closely involved with Recording Adam & The Ants’ biggest records would be a bit of an understatement — he got so involved he joined the band...

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    Dan Deacon performing Electronica live.

    Dan Deacon: Performing Electronica Live

    Crowd Control

    Electronic musician Dan Deacon takes audience involvement much further than most artists, often setting up his gear in the middle of the crowd. He speaks to us about his equipment and the philosophy behind his wild live shows.

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    Inside Track: Mixing the Led Zeppelin Reunion

    Alan Moulder | Secrets Of The Mix Engineers

    The film of Led Zeppelin’s reunion concert was five years in the making — yet Alan Moulder had only three weeks to mix the entire soundtrack!

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    Peter Walsh & Scott Walker

    Producing Bish Bosch

    Scott Walker’s career has taken him from pop stardom to high art. In a rare interview, he and producer Peter Walsh lay bare their unique approach to recording.

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    Playback

    Reader's Music Reviewed

    This month: Jaffa Road, Admiralty Wireless, Quiet Rebellion, The Draymin, Captain Horizon, Uncle Wally & Uncle Steve and Papadosio

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    Shahid ‘Naughty Boy’ Khan

    Producing Emeli Sandé

    Shahid Khan has gone from pizza delivery man to in-demand producer — with a little help from Noel Edmonds.

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    Sounding Off: Sam Inglis

    New Fronts In The Loudness War

    Why are manufacturers constantly opening up new fronts in the loudness war?

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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month Mike considers tracks from Rihanna, Marina and the Diamonds, Conor Maynard and Train.

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Music Business

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    BBC Maida Vale Studios

    Maid In Britain

    Unique, unnavigable and steeped in history, the BBC’s extraordinary Maida Vale studio complex exemplifies everything we love about our national broadcaster!

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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    There are times when practical considerations outweigh artistic judgements. Especially when there’s a war on.

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    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    We speak to a Bay Area trade group who hope their sponsorship business model will benefit artists, studios — and themselves — alike.

    Music Business
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