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August 2013 Magazine Contents

SOS (US Edition) August 2013

 

Reviews

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    Arturia SparkLE

    Drum Machine

    Arturia have pared down their hybrid drum controller. It's cheaper and more compact — but does the Spark spirit remain?

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    Bass Drum Microphones

    Spotlight

    When you're working with bass drums, it pays to use a mic dedicated to the task. Here's our selection of current models, with links to the SOS review where available.

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    CEDAR Studio

    Post-production Plug-ins For Pro Tools

    If you're willing to pay for the best, CEDAR Audio's suite of plug-in processors could give you results that justify the investment.

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    DMG Audio Equilibrium

    EQ Plug-in For Mac OS & Windows

    Whatever you look for in an equaliser, you'll find it in DMG Audio's astonishingly comprehensive Equilibrium.

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    Doepfer Dark Time

    Step Sequencer

    The Doepfer Dark Time looks and behaves like an analogue sequencer, but its digital heart means there's more to it than meets the eye.

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    Fostex TH7BB & TH5BB

    Studio Headphones

    The latest additions to Fostex's TH range of headphones are two models that are targeted at professional studio applications.

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    Genelec M030

    Active Monitors

    Can energy-efficient, environmentally friendly monitors really offer professional quality? Genelec certainly think so...

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    IK Multimedia iRig HD for iOS.

    IK Multimedia iRig HD & Amplitube 3

    Guitar Interface & Software For iOS

    We explore the IK Multimedia iRig HD & Amplitude 3 Guitar Interface & Software for iOS

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    Kurzweil PC3K8 synthesiser.

    Kurzweil PC3K8

    Workstation Synthesizer

    Kurzweil's latest workstation introduces enhancements — but doesn't mess with that Kurzweil sound.

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    Line 6 StageSource L2T

    Active PA System

    There's more to these speakers than meets the eye, thanks to some cunning DSP and unique networking capability.

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    Massey DRT

    Drum Sample Replacement Plug-in For Pro Tools

    Massey's latest plug-in provides an affordable and effective way of beefing up your Pro Tools drum recordings with samples.

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    Mojave MA301 FET

    Multi-pattern Capacitor Microphone

    The MA301 FET claims to offer classic German sound at a Chinese price. Does it deliver?

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    Neutral Audio X-DREI Pro

    Speaker Optimiser

    Can this innocent-looking 1U rack really improve the performance of any speaker system?

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    Neutral Audio X-DREI Pro | Media

    Speaker Optimiser

    Test & Measurement Result graphs to accompany the article.

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    Origin Effects Cali76 Compressor Pedal

    Compression is an often under-rated weapon in the electric guitarist's arsenal.

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    Precious Sound PreSid

    Software Synthesizer

    The celebrated SID chip enjoys a virtual outing, courtesy of Precious Sound's lovingly sampled software instrument.

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    PreSonus ADL700 channel strip.

    PreSonus ADL700

    Channel Strip

    PreSonus's new valve channel strip boasts professional features and a price tag to match!

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    Roland Studio Capture.

    Roland Studio Capture

    USB2 Audio & MIDI Interface

    The Roland Studio Capture offers a very generous amount of analogue I/O and an unusually high level of digital control.

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    SoundMorph | Users of Tomorrow

    Sample Library

    A collection of over 1800 interface noises for sound designers.

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    Steinberg Wavelab 8

    Audio Editing Software For Mac & PC

    Always moving with the times, Steinberg's Wavelab now includes comprehensive loudness metering, along with new plug-ins and an improved interface.

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    Tech 21 Roto Choir effects pedal.

    Tech 21 Roto Choir

    Leslie Cabinet Simulator Pedal

    The uniquely complex, spacious swirl of a real, mechanical Leslie rotary-speaker cabinet sound in a pedal!

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    Toontrack | New York Studios Vol 3 SDX

    Sample Library

    To record the New York Studios Vol 3 drum samples, Toontrack returned to the world-class Avatar Studios (formerly The Power Station).

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    Ueberschall | Grunge

    Elastik-based Sample Library

    The majority of Ueberschall's Elastik-based libraries come in an easy-to-use construction kit format: lots of loops organised...

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    Universal Sampling | Euphoria

    Kontakt Instrument Sample Library

    Universal Sampling are a small virtual instrument and sample library company who have created four products so far and now Euphoria takes them to a different level.

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    VI Labs True Keys Pianos

    Sample Library

    Three grand pianos jostle for supremacy in VI Labs' deep-sampled, secrecy-shrouded True Keys Pianos package.

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Techniques

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    Cutting Edge

    Reason Tips and Techniques

    Get your brain outside some crafty cuts with Reason 7's hot new slicing tools.

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    Getting Better Results From Izotope's RX2

    Clean Up Your Acts

    Restoration software such as Izotope's RX2 can breathe new life into damaged audio — with the right moves from the user!

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    Getting Better Results From Izotope's RX2 | Media

    Clean Up Your Acts

    Audio files to accompany the article.

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    Hit Squad

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    If you've never used Logic for drum replacement before, it's time you learned the basics...

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    Match & Mix

    Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Cubase 7 includes the Voxengo CurveEQ plug-in, which matches the frequency responses of different sounds.

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    Max For Live

    Ableton Live Tips & Techniques

    There's something for everyone in Max For Live, as we'll see while we explore the best devices MFL has to offer.

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    Mix Rescue: Clive John.

    Mix Rescue: Mixing A Live Recording

    Clive John

    This month's mixing challenge was to retain the energy and excitement of a live recording, while adding a healthy dose of vintage character.

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    Mix Rescue: Mixing A Live Recording | Media

    Clive John

    Audio files to accompany the article.

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    Open Windows

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    For anyone dismayed by the spec of the new Mac Pro, there's now a dedicated range of Pro Tools PCs.

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    Session Notes: Impossible Colours

    Multiple Mics For Guitar Amp Tone Sculpting

    In this month's Session Notes column, we focus on a recent overdubbing session, which demonstrated the benefits of the multi-miking approach particularly well.

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    Session Notes: Impossible Colours | Media

    Multiple Mics For Guitar Amp Tone Sculpting

    Audio files to accompany the article.

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    Space Exploration

    Sonar Tips & Tecniques

    Create new and unusual effects with Sonar X2's Breverb Plug-in.

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    Stretch In Time

    Reaper Tips & Techniques

    A recent Reaper update gave users something they'd been clamouring for: Stretch Markers.

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    The first 41 series of Later were filmed in Studio 1 at London's Television Centre, where this panoramic photo was taken.

    The Making Of Later... With Jools Holland

    Live Sound Music Production For TV

    The BBC's flagship music programme is broadcast around the world. We go behind the scenes to discover the secrets of its complex sound production.

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Sound Advice

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    Apple Notes

    The Worldwide Developers Conference always brings exciting announcements. We take a look at the headline grabbers...

    Sound Advice
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    College Q&A

    Advice On Recording Strings & Vocals

    On a recent visit to Leeds School Of Music, SOS author Jon Burton decided to hold a quick Q&A session.

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    PC Notes

    Back to the Start?

    Those Windows 8 users who are longing for the return of their Start button may not be too impressed by the forthcoming 8.1 update.

    Sound Advice
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    Q. How can I deal with plosives?

    Is there a good technique for treating plosives on a vocal track? I've found lots of advice on de-essing, but nothing on this...

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    Q. Is there a difference between clipping and limiting?

    What, if any, difference is there between clipping and limiting? Is a soft clipper just a limiter with very fast attack and...

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    Q. Should I go for a Clavia Nord or a V-Piano?

    I'm undecided about whether to choose a Roland V-Piano or a Clavia Nord, because Roland use physical modelling technology in...

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People

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    Caro Emerald

    David Schreurs & Jan Van Wieringen:Recording The Shocking Miss Emerald

    Tired of trying to make money, Caro Emerald's production team chose to make music they loved. The result was a worldwide hit album...

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    Classic Tracks : Beastie Boys 'Sabotage'

    Producers: Beastie Boys & Mario Caldato Jr (Mario C) • Engineer: Mario Caldato Jr

    The standout track from the Beastie Boys' smash hit Ill Communication album nearly didn't make it onto the record at all — and when it did, it was the eight-track ADAT mix that made the final cut.

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    Paul White - Editor In Chief

    Great Expectations

    Leader

    Some years ago, I wrote a leader aimed at anyone thinking of taking a music technology course with a view to getting some kind of industry job at the end of it.

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    Andrew Scheps

    Inside Track: Black Sabbath 13

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Andrew Scheps

    Under the guidance of Rick Rubin, Black Sabbath returned to their roots. Mixed by Andrew Scheps, the resulting album topped charts worldwide.

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    Playback: 300ft Gorilla CD artwork.

    Playback

    Readers' Music Reviewed

    This month we feature 300ft Gorilla, The New Infection and The o8o8 Project.

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    Roger Lyons: Kaiser Chiefs MIDI Tech

    MainStage Keyboard Rig

    Running the keyboard rig for one of the UK's biggest bands is always going to be nerve-wracking — especially when it's all centred on a laptop computer...

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    Sounding Off: Richard Canavan.

    Sounding Off: How Much Is Enough?

    Richard Canavan

    When it comes down to being paid for your creativity, how much is enough?

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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month Mike listens hard to Ellie Goulding, Pink, Sam And The Womp, Katy Perry and the all time classic 'Hotel California' by the Eagles.

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Music Business

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    Candy Bomber, Berlin

    Studio File

    Candy Bomber opened its doors in 2007, shortly before the last aeroplane departed from Berlin's historic — and now closed — Tempelhof airport.

    Music Business
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    What's more humiliating than working for nothing? Jumping through hoops to work for nothing...

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    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Banks are getting increasingly involved in the music industry. Should we be afraid?

    Music Business
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