064 Celemony Melodyne 3Taking pitch,time and formant manipulation to a new level.
067 Native Instruments Traktor DJ Studio 3 Fully featured software for the digital DJ.
070 Novation ReMOTE 25 SL USBpowered MIDI controller boasting some innovative new features.
072 Korg D4 Pocket-sized multitrack recorder for musicians on the move.
073 Tapco Link.USB Portable USB audio interface for convenient recording on location.
074 AKG Perception 100 Quality general-purpose condenser – and it’s affordable.
076 Roland SP-404 Updated revision of the classic Boss SP-303 samplebased performance tool.
079 Acoustic Energy AE1 Classic AE re-issues the company’s highly acclaimed AE1 studio monitors.
080 IK Multimedia CSR Modelled software reverb makes a return,with IK’s latest offering emulating vintage hardware classics.
083 Alesis Photon X25 MIDI controller keyboard and audio interface.
084 Cakewalk Rapture High-end wavetable synth for electronica and sound-design enthusiasts.
086 Image-Line FL Studio 6 The everpopular FL Studio gets a revamp.
088 Garritan Libraries Jazz & Big Band Comprehensive samples library for big band scoring.
091 Mini Reviews
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APRIL 2006 CONTENTS
024 Laptop Performer John von Seggern explains how an increasing number of musicians are using their laptops for live performance, using software such as Ableton Live and Traktor DJ Studio to complement – or replace – more traditional ways of making music. 032 Cubase SX3 Workshop Cubase’s Monologue physical modelling synth has a wealth of sound-design tools and features that aren’t immediately obvious from its understated interface.Hollin Jones shows you how to get the most from it. 036 Ten Minute Master No77: Phase and Recording Understanding the role of phase in our perception of sound can help you achieve better results in your studio. Mark Cousins explains what phase is,and highlights some key measures you can take to avoid problematic phase issues. 039 Strange Sounds Even as the first Moog synthesizers were beginning to attract the attention of experimental musicians back in 1966,two American rock bands were already crafting their own form of pioneering music using whatever gadgets came to hand... 046 Reason 3.0 Workshop One of Reason’s most interesting facets is its patching capabilities,enabling you to determine the signal flow and interaction between its modules.Hollin Jones explains how you can put this functionality to good creative use. 048 Ten Minute Master No78: Binaural Recording Despite its ability to capture the true acoustics of a performance space,binaural recording has never made it to the mainstream.Grant Bridgeman explores the benefits and applications of this technique,which first debuted more than 100 years ago... 051 Mixing a Five-Piece Band: Part 2 Keyboard & Vocals As your compositions come together,you might find the various instruments competing for space in the mix.Mark Cousins looks at ways of avoiding a cluttered finished product,focusing on successfully integrating vocals and keyboards alongside bass,drums and guitars. 057 Questions and Answers
006 On your MTMcoverdisc 009 News The latest developments in the world of music technology. 020 Rack ’em up New products coming soon to a music store near you. 062Subscribe to Music Tech MagazineAnd choose one of four superb PC Publishing software tips books worth £9.95. 066 Competition Win one of six Native Instruments packages worth up to £300! 095 Back Issues 096 Write for reply Your views,comments and suggestions. 097 Next month Next time in MTM. 098 Back Track The Posies,Dream All Day
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