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066 Digidesign 003 Factory The much-anticipated successor to that studio stalwart the 002 finally makes an appearance. 068 Yamaha MM6 Entry-level workstations are becoming increasingly powerful,so does the new MM6 have enough features to make it a worthy contender? 071 Arturia Jupiter-8V The Roland Jupiter-8 was a much-loved but short-lived classic – and now it’s back in software form... 072 Alesis io|26 Feature-packed audio interface with eight inserts and an affordable price tag.Will it become a studio favourite? 075 Frontier Design Group AlphaTrack With its motorised fader and intuitive,tactile controls, does the AlphaTrack approach beat mixing with a mouse?
076 Focusrite Saffire Pro 10 I/O The Saffire family continues to grow with the emergence of its newest member. 079 Sonnox Oxford Dynamics Now available in both AU and VST formats, Sonnox is looking to raise the bar in the dynamics plug-in stakes. 080 Zoom H4 Zoom’s H4 combines portable recording with audio interfacing capabilities. 082 Mark of the Unicorn 8pre Offering both audio interfacing and A/D conversion,is the 8pre a comprehensive studio solution? 084 Samson Audio VR88 Samson is getting serious about studio-quality mics and the VR88 is one of its hot new products. 087 IK Multimedia Miroslav Classik Edition Extending the life of some of the best-loved orchestral samples... 089 Mini Reviews
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JUNE 2007 CONTENTS
022 Plug-in Power Amassing a vast collection of plug-ins won’t necessarily pave the way for ensuring your music stands out from the crowd or that you’ll become a better producer or engineer. Learning how to make the most of the ones you already have,however,will.Mark Cousins explains. 032 Cubase 4 Workshop: Using Free VST Synths You don’t need to spend a fortune to use lots of synths in Cubase – in fact,it doesn’t have to cost you a penny... Hollin Jones shows you how to make music on a budget. 036 Ten Minute Master No105: Noise Reduction Systems Cleaning up a noisy recording is now a task that can be easily accomplished with just the right bits of software and a good ear.Grant Bridgeman investigates the art of digital noise reduction. 038 Sonar 6Workshop: MIDI Production Sonar 6 boasts more powerful MIDI functionality than any previous incarnation.Brian Smithers shows you how to maximise its talents. 041 Media Music Composing music-to-picture is an increasingly popular way to earn money from your music and it’s open to all producers.We explain how it’s done. 048 Logic Pro 7 Workshop: Get Funky With the EVD6 Logic Pro’s EVD6 faithfully re-creates the sound of the Hohner Clavinet,but how do you go about producing a suitably vintage performance? Mark Cousins demonstrates how to get funky... 051 Cable Maintenance Cable failure and poor connections can make life in the studio very frustrating,but maintaining and repairing them is relatively easy. 056 Ten Minute Master No106: EQ Curves If you know how to interpret the curve of an equalizer,you’ll have a better grasp of its musicality and usefulness in music production. 058 Reason 3.0Workshop: Lo-fi Vintage Sounds Achieving a lo-fi,vintage sound in Reason is easy if you know the tricks of the trade.We show you how. 061 Questions and Answers
006 On your MTMcoverdisc 009 News Music Tech brings you all the latest news. 020 Rack ’em up New products coming soon to a music store near you. 030Subscribe to Music Tech MagazineSave 25% and get a pair of Audio-Technica T44 headphones worth £29.95 absolutely free! 085 Competition Win a Universal Audio UAD-1e Extreme PAK worth £1,599! 095 Write for reply Your views,comments and suggestions. 097 Next month Next time in MTM. 098 Back Track Spoon Everything Hits At Once
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