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    Ableton Live 9 & Push Controller.

    Ableton Live 9 & Push

    DAW Software & Hardware Controller

    Live 9 has been a long time coming, but, along with Ableton’s new Push controller, has the potential to revolutionise music-making.

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    Adam F5 monitors.

    Adam F5

    Active Monitors

    Always wanted a pair of Adam speakers but couldn’t quite afford them? Then their new F-series might be just the ticket...

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    Akai iMPC

    Sampling Workstation App For iPad

    With a long and enviable pedigree in hardware sampling and sequencing, the Akai MPC range has finally gone soft...

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    Oberheim Two Voice Pro synthesizer.

    Analogue Performance Synthesizers

    Spotlight

    The recent resurgence of brand-new analogue synths means that there’s never been a better time to invest in one. We round up some of the more ‘hands-on’, performance-oriented models on the market...

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    Apple iMac

    Computer

    Apple have dramatically revamped the iMac — and have made it a tempting choice for the studio.

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    ART Dual RDB DI & Re-amping Box

    Guitar accessory

    ART produce an impressive number of inexpensive problem-solving boxes, one of which is the Dual RDB reviewed here.

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    Avantone CK40

    Stereo Capacitor Microphone

    A rotatable capsule design means that making stereo recordings with the CK40 could hardly be easier — but how does it sound?

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    Avantone CK40 | Media

    Audio Files

    Audio files to accompany the article.

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    Focusrite RedNet

    Ethernet Audio Interface System

    Ethernet-based audio interfaces seem set to be the next big thing in digital audio, and forward-looking manufacturers Focusrite are getting in on the ground floor.

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    Golden Age Project Pre 73 DLX & EQ73

    Mic Preamp & Equaliser

    This Swedish company have a reputation for delivering professional sound quality at a budget price. Do the latest additions to their outboard range measure up?

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    Golden Age Project Pre 73 DLX & EQ73 | Media

    Mic Preamp & Equaliser

    Audio files to accompany the article.

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    HK Audio Linear 5 112FA & L Sub 2000A PA.

    HK Audio Linear 5 112FA & L Sub 2000A

    Active PA System

    These compact speakers approach the performance of HK’s higher-end systems, but at a surprisingly modest price point.

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    IK Multimedia iRig Stomp

    Guitar Interface For iOS

    Looking like a typical guitar effects pedal, iRig Stomp is actually a guitar interface that will work with iOS devices, and is compatible with most iOS signal-processing apps.

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    iZotope Insight

    Analysis & Metering Plug-ins [Mac & PC]

    As loudness standards evolve, so we need new metering plug-ins. Izotope’s suite covers all the bases.

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    Korg MicroKey

    Portable USB Controller Keyboards

    Miniature controller keyboards can be incredibly useful for making music on location. The new Korg MicroKey family of velocity...

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    Lauten Audio Atlantis

    Large-diaphragm Capacitor Microphone

    Want a forward-sounding mic, something with a vintage character, or a more neutral tonality? With the Atlantis, you can have all three...

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    Microtech Gefell AP1.

    Microtech Gefell AP1

    Discrete Transistor Mic Preamp

    German manufacturers Microtech Gefell share origins with Neumann and make some of the best mics currently available. Does that pedigree come through in their first preamp?

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    Microtech Gefell AP1 | Media

    Discrete Transistor Mic Preamp

    Frequency plot, internals and tech specs to accompany the main product test.

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    MicW iShotgun

    Supercardioid Mini Microphone Kit For iOS

    We check out iShotgun, a miniature interference-tube or 'rifle' mic, the newest member of the i-Series line-up of cost-effective electret mics designed for use with iOS devices and other portable recorders and cameras.

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    Native Instruments Session Horns.

    Native Instruments Session Horns

    Virtual Brass Instrument

    NI’s Session Horns forsakes the cinematic to focus on a real-world brass section that’s well suited to pop and rock music.

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    Neyrinck V-Control Pro

    DAW Controller App For iPad

    Neyrinck's V-Control Pro aims to be a universal iPad controller for all the most popular DAWs...

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    Berlin Woodwinds' flute ensemble: (L-R) Yasuko Fuchs, Klaus Schöpp, Silvia Careddu.

    Orchestral Tools Berlin Woodwinds

    Sample Library

    An often overlooked part of the orchestra gets the royal treatment in a new sample library.

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    Retro Instruments 176.

    Retro Instruments 176

    Vari-mu Compressor-Limiter

    This recreation of a Bill Putnam classic brings back to life the qualities of a long-gone era — and does so in a truly uncompromising fashion.

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    Retro Instruments 176 | Media

    Vari-mu Compressor-Limiter

    Audio files to accompany the article.

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    Serpent Audio SB4001

    Stereo VCA Compressor

    Homages to classic processors abound — but this one is much more than a simple clone...

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    Sonoris Parallel & Mastering EQ

    Equaliser Plug-ins

    Sonoris’s innovative plug-in designs prove that not all digital equalisers sound the same.

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    Steinberg Cubasis

    DAW App For iPad

    In the dim and distant past, Cubasis used to be one of the names Steinberg reserved for junior versions of Cubase...

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    Strymon Mobius

    Modulation Effects Pedal

    Guitar processor from US-based stomp-box manufacturer.

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    The Secrets of Subtractive Synthesis

    Book Review

    Rob Papen is a well-known Dutch sound designer and creator of a variety of software virtual synthesizers, including Predator,...

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    Trautoniks Trautonium VT2012.

    Trautoniks Trautonium VT2012

    Analogue Synthesizer

    German company Trautoniks have painstakingly recreated a lost classic from the annals of electronic music history. What’s that? You’ve never heard of the Trautonium? Then read on...

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    Trident Audio HG3

    Active Monitors

    The unique design of the HG3’s cabinet is intended to offer the best traits of both large and small speakers. Does it work in practice?

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    Ueberschall | Thrash Metal

    Sample Library

    Elastik

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    Waves Abbey Road REDD

    Console Emulation Plug-ins For Mac & PC

    Waves’ latest analogue emulation has unrivalled pedigree. But is there still a role for a mixer that was declared obsolete 40 years ago?

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    Zero-G | Sax Supreme

    Sample Library

    Kontakt Instrument

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Techniques

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    Making Moves

    Samplitude Tips & Technique

    As well as conventional track-based automation, Samplitude Pro X has a sophisticated Object automation system.

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    Making Moves | Media

    Samplitude Tips & Technique

    Video tutorials to accompany the article.

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    Mix Rescue: The Wrong Uns.

    Mix Rescue: The Wrong'uns

    Using Distortion To Sculpt Sound Sources

    As he gets to grips with another reader’s track, our mix engineer shows that distortion can often be as useful as EQ in sculpting sound sources.

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    Mix Rescue: The Wrong'uns | Media

    Hear For Yourself

    Audio files to accompany the article.

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    Pad World

    Cubase Tips & Technique

    Steinberg’s Padshop can be used to create excellent rhythmic effects.

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    Pad World | Media

    Cubase Notes | Media

    Audio files to accompany the article.

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    Preventing Acoustic Feedback On Stage

    Feedback-reducing Tips

    Whether you’re a performer or an engineer, these simple feedback-reducing tips should ensure your gigs remain free from squeaks and howl-rounds!

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    Session Notes: Levi Szendro

    Tracking Drums

    One of our engineers aims for a big sound from the smallest of acoustic drum kits, as he sets about creating a drum sample library...

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    Session Notes: Levi Szendro | Media

    Tracking Drums: Hear For Yourself

    Audio files to accompany the article.

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    Stem Sell

    Studio One Tips & Techniques

    Make use of the many benefits of stem mixing in Studio One.

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    Kate Ockenden's home studio before the visit.

    Studio SOS: Reflective Surfaces

    Kate Ockenden

    We visit the home studio of TV composer Kate Ockenden and discover that optimising monitoring needn’t require acres of acoustic foam.

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    Synth Showdown

    Reason Tips & Technique

    Now that Rack Extensions are here, there are lots of Reason synths on offer — but which are the best?

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    The Joy Of EXS

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    Often overlooked, EXS24 is a very valuable feature of Logic. So why and how should we be using it?

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    Transfer Windows

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Pro Tools 10 has some new ways to help you move material to and from other systems — including older Pro Tools rigs.

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    Win By Default

    Reaper Tips & Techniques

    Some time spent customising your defaults in Reaper could save you hours in the future...

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    Wireless MIDI

    Apple Notes

    This month we look at wireless options for passing MIDI between your iOS device and your Mac.

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Sound Advice

People

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    Classic Tracks: George Michael ‘Faith’

    Producer: George Michael • Engineer: Chris Porter

    Wham! went their separate ways in 1986, but the triumph of George Michael’s debut album Faith in 1987 meant that the success of his solo career was never really in doubt.

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    Inside Track: The Lumineers

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Kevin Augunas

    Would you hire a mixer who doesn’t believe in panning? The Lumineers did — and were rewarded with a hit album.

    People
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    Playback

    Reader's music reviewed

    This month we feature: Straw Bear, The Neo-Kalashnikovs, Ken Nicol, Gibson, Gillie Nicholls, The Star Fields and Christopher Holland.

    People
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    Sounding Off: Jyoti Mishra

    Write, record and release a song today!

    Write, record and release a song today!

    People
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month Mike Senior discusses Kanye West, Jake Bugg, Amy Macdonald, Plan B and ABBA.

    People
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    Richard Gottehrer.

    The Sire Records Story

    Richard Gottehrer & Seymour Stein

    Fifty years after their first hit, the duo who discovered Blondie, the Ramones, Talking Heads and Madonna are still producing great new acts.

    People
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    Paul White - Editor In Chief

    Unexpected Emotions

    Leader

    Editor In Chief, Paul White tells all.

    People

Music Business

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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    It’s time media composers stood up for themselves — and their art.

    Music Business
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    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Miami has long been a popular recording destination — and not only for the weather...

    Music Business
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    Waterfront Studios, Hudson, NY.

    Waterfront Studios, Hudson NY

    Studio File

    We take a look inside one of the world's top studios.

    Music Business
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