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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.

    Reviews Dec 2007
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    Chandler Germanium Tone Control

    Equaliser

    Beneath this innocent exterior lies a growling analogue beast that can help you create some truly unique sounds...

    Reviews Nov 2007
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    Fishman Aura Imaging Pedals

    Acoustic Guitar Processors

    Fishman's acclaimed process for improving the sound of acoustic guitar pickups is now available in pedal format — and with 24-bit converters and 32-bit internal processing, this is a distinctly superior-sounding Aura.

    Reviews Nov 2007
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    SSL XLogic X-Rack

    Modular Hardware Processors

    The X-Rack system makes SSL's large console technology much more accessible - so much so that we were reluctant to send it back!

    Reviews Oct 2007
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    Roll Music RMS755

    Super Stereo Compressor

    This unusual compressor was specifically designed to process complex material, with dedicated bus-compression applications in mind.

    Reviews Aug 2007
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    Tape Delay In Your DAW

    Using A Reel-to-Reel Recorder For Echo Effects

    Second-hand tape recorders are cheap and can provide uniquely warm, organic delay effects. Best of all, its a piece of cake to integrate them into a digital mixing setup. We tell you how...

    Techniques Aug 2007
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    Q. What is the difference between Passive and Active EQs?

    I've never known what the difference is between a passive EQ and an active one. Could you explain?

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    Sound Advice Jul 2007
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    Rupert Neve Designs Portico

    5042 & 5043 Dynamics Processors

    We take another look at the impressive Portico range, focusing on a compressor-limiter and a unique tape-emulation processor.

    Reviews Jul 2007
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    Neve 8803

    Dual-channel Equaliser

    Combining the classic Neve sound with a software recall facility, this EQ offers the best of both worlds.

    Reviews Jun 2007
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    Pro Tools: Surround Sound Encoding Plug-ins

    Which Software To Use?

    If you want other people to hear your surround mixes, you'll need to encode them into a consumer format. Pro Tools users have a choice of software for this purpose. Which should you choose?

    Reviews Jun 2007
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    Q. Dynamics processors: what's the difference?

    I know they are all dynamics processors, but what's the difference between a levelling amplifier, a limiter and a...

    Sound Advice Jun 2007
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    API 5500

    Dual-channel Equaliser

    API remind us that the best analogue gear is still that bit more classy than some digital recreations...

    Reviews May 2007
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    Q. How do I maximise loudness on tracks?

    I have been recording music for quite a few years now, but I always get the same problem when I listen back to my mixes:...

    Sound Advice May 2007
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    Quartz Composer: OS X's Hidden Gem

    Apple Notes

    While Mac users continue to wait in anticipation for new Mac hardware and software, we explore a really neat application you might not realise you even own, which lets you create your own MIDI- and audio-based visual performances.

    Techniques Apr 2007
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    Exploring PC Spectral Multi-band Plug-ins

    PC Musician

    There are now quite a few plug-ins on the market that have the ability to split audio into hundreds or thousands of bands and treat them separately, paving the way for a variety of weird and wonderful effects. Are you brave enough to enter the frequency zone?

    Reviews Apr 2007
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    Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 & 5033

    Duo Mic Preamp & 5-band Equaliser

    We take our first look at the excellent new Portico range by Rupert Neve Designs - and they don't disappoint.

    Reviews Apr 2007
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    Outsim Synth Maker

    Modular Synth & DSP Programming Environment [PC]

    If you've ever fancied creating your own VST plug-in synths and effects, Outsim's slick development tool might just have made the process that bit easier for PC users.

    Reviews Apr 2007
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    Algorithmix PEQ Red & Blue

    EQ Plug-ins For Windows

    Mastering engineers are notoriously fussy about EQ, and until now, plug-in manufacturers have struggled to compete with the best hardware designs. Can Algorithmix's Red and Blue change hearts and minds?

    Reviews Apr 2007
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    Auto-Tune vs Melodyne

    Antares Auto-Tune 5 & Celemony Melodyne Plug-in Pitch-correction Processors

    Auto-Tune has been the industry standard pitch-correction tool for many years, and version 5 introduces many new features, but it faces its strongest competition yet from the new plug-in version of Celemony's Melodyne. So which one should you buy?

    Reviews Mar 2007
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    Schippmann Ebbe Und Flut

    Analogue Filter & Signal Processor

    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro; introducing Schippmann's über filter box...

    Reviews Mar 2007
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    McDSP Project Studio Bundle

    Native Plug-in Bundle For Pro Tools

    McDSP's Project Studio Bundle provides an affordable way for Pro Tools users to get their hands on versions of all the company's acclaimed effects and processors.

    Reviews Mar 2007

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