060 Korg RadiasOffering huge sonic potential,Korg’s latest keyboard/vocoder hybrid is equally at home on stage or in the studio.
062 MindPrint TRIOUSBIs this the ultimate one-stop shop for desktop recording?
064 Edirol UA-4FXRecording interface for the first-time digital musician.
065 Mackie SA1521zPA loudspeakers designed in conjunction with Eastern Acoustic Works.
066 Arturia Analog FactoryVersatile bundle of instruments from the company’s Classic Synth range.
068 Ted Fletcher Audio Gear P38 Four pro compressors from an industry legend all in one box.
071 Quested S6Outstanding active studio nearfields.
072 E-mu PM5Two-way active monitors with a space-saving design.
074 Roland MC-808With motorised faders and earth-shaking sounds...
077 Sonic Implants Symphonic Harp The harp joins Sonic Implants’ line-up of quality GigaStudio instruments.
078 IK Multimedia Ampeg SVXAmp and cab emulation for bassists.
081 Violet Global PreRefined and wellmade modular mic preamp.
082 Mark Of The Unicorn UltraLite Eight-in/ten-out FireWire interface for musicians on the move.
083 PSP Audioware NeonUltra-clean mastering EQ.
084 Fostex MR-8HDThe company’s much-respected MR-8 is updated.
087 Mini Reviews
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AUGUST 2006 CONTENTS
024 Live Sound You might be well-versed at achieving the best possible sound in your studio,but how would you fare when faced with the task of engineering a live band? Mark Cousins explores some of the challenges such a scenario presents, and demonstrates ways of overcoming them. 030 Cubase SX/SL3 Workshop If you’re looking to capture the perfect take but are continually distracted by essential aspects of the recording process,you might need to investigate the different record modes supported in Cubase.Hollin Jones explains. 034 Ten Minute Master No85: StereoWideners Many commercially produced recordings contain elements that appear to defy the physical space separating your speakers,emanating from beyond the perceived soundstage.Grant Bridgeman discloses a few of the tricks engineers use to widen the stereo image. 037 Creating a Dub Track in Reason It’s a popular genre,but composing your own dub track with an authentic feel isn’t as straightforward as you might imagine.Hollin Jones guides you step-by-step through the essential techniques you’ll need to know to create your own Jamaican vibe. 044 Ten Minute Master No86: Sample Mapping Modern-day sampling is an altogether different process from that which many old-time engineers grew up with, and the direction it will take in the future seems equally uncertain.Mark Cousins unravels the methodology now associated with sampling. 046 Sonar 5 Workshop Audio and MIDI editing can be a laborious,time-consuming task,but Sonar 5 incorporates some rather handy features aimed at making the task much easier.Brian Smithers is your guide. 049 Programming Synthesizers Part 2 Creating sounds that are unique to you and your composition will help your music stand out from the crowd. Simon Cann explains how you can use your new-found programming skills to create sounds all of your own. 055 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. 022Subscribe to Music Tech MagazineAnd get a Studiospares S930 cardioid instrument mic absolutely free! 079 Competition Win one of six systems from the Shure Performance Gear Wireless range,worth £215 each. 095 Write for reply Your views,comments and suggestions. 096 Back Issues Missed an issue? 097 Next month Next time in MTM. 098 Back Track Pete Shelley,Homosapien
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