060 IK Multimedia AmpliTube 2.0The much-anticipated sequel to IK’s popular guitar amp and effectsmodelling software arrives.
063 Yamaha HS80M High-quality monitoring – affordable price tag...
064 Samson Audio CO1-U USB Microphone Plug-and-play condenser ideal for the travelling or laptop musician.
067 Alesis MultiMix 16 FireWire Compact,feature-packed mixer capable of delivering a size-belying 18 inputs to your DAW.
068 TerraTec Axon AX 100 MKII Guitarists get the opportunity to sample territory more familiar to keyboard players...
071 Yamaha M08 Performance keyboard with an enviable pedigree.
075 Applied Acoustic Systems Lounge Lizard EP-3 The third incarnation of AAS’ electric piano brings new features and improved modelling.
076 Creamware Pro-12 ASB Faithful re-creation of the classic Phrophet V.
078 TL Audio Fat Funker Guitar frontend processor boasting valve compression and EQ.
081 Kjaerhus Audio Spectra Combining multi-stage additive and subtractive synthesis in an intuitive environment.
082 Steinberg Virtual Guitarist 2 Software six-stringer joins Steinberg’s virtual band...
084 Garritan Stradivari Solo Violin Comprehensively sampled,and with stunning real-time playability.
087 Mini Reviews
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MAY 2006 CONTENTS
028 Recording Guitar Part 1: System Setup and Mic’ing Tracking a good guitar sound is one of the most common challenges faced by recording musicians,particularly when the available hardware and software is limited.In the first of a two-part guide,Mike Hillier explores some of the techniques that help make the process a successful one. 036 Cubase SX/SL3 Workshop Having the freedom to experiment with your music in Cubase is possible thanks to its Offline Process History feature,which enables you to tweak to your heart’s content, safe in the knowledge that everything can be restored should it all go wrong... 040 Ten Minute Master No79: LA Synthesis Linear arithmetic synthesis is not one of the more commonly known forms of the process,but its legacy can be found in the synths of today.Grant Bridgeman traces its history. 043 Dealing With Latency Thanks to huge advances in the processing power of computers in recent years,the issue of latency isn’t as fundamentally problematic as it once was,but knowing what causes it and how to deal with it will significantly improve your studio results. 048 Sonar 5 Workshop Brian Smithers demonstrates how Sonar 5’s Pentagon I and PSYN II synths can be used to create dramatic and evolving sonic textures. 050 Ten Minute Master No80: The Evolution of Reverb The ability to add artificial reverb to a recording is something that we seemingly take for granted,with scores of hardware devices and software plug-ins available to today’s recording musician.But it wasn’t always so easy,as Mark Cousins explains... 052 Logic Pro 7 Workshop As Logic Pro evolves,so does its ability to handle increasingly complex time- and pitch-manipulation tasks. Version 7.1 is equipped with the most comprehensive features yet for just these kinds of jobs,offering users much greater flexibility when working with audio. 055 Questions and Answers
006 On your MTMcoverdisc 011 News The latest developments in the world of music technology. 024 Rack ’em up New products coming soon to a music store near you. 026Subscribe to Music Tech MagazineAnd choose one of four superb PC Publishing software tips books each worth £9.95. 073 Competition Win an Akai Professional MPC2500 Music Production Centre worth £950! 093 Back Issues 095 Write for reply Your views,comments and suggestions. 097 Next month Next time in MTM. 098 Back Track Christina Aguilera & Herbie Hancock,A Song For You
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