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066 Yamaha S90 ES Building on the success of the Motif ES,this 88-key leviathan combines Yamaha’s expertise in digital and acoustic pianos with the latest synth technology. 069 Tascam FW-1804 Fully featured FireWire audio interface with 18 inputs and MIDI connectivity. 073 Samson Audio Resolv 2.1 Compact,full-range monitoring solution at an affordable price. 074 Antares AVOX Vocal processing takes its next step,seven years after the release of the company’s groundbreaking Auto-Tune. 077 Sonic Implants Complete Symphonic Collection A new standard for the sampled orchestra?
081 Creamware Minimax ASB Modern-day re-creation of a much-loved classic – and a departure from the norm for a company normally associated with software synths. 085 Waves GTR Guitar Tool Rack 23 stompbox-style effects and seven classic amp tones crammed into one easy-to-use package. 089 IK Multimedia Miroslav Philharmonik Updated re-release of Miroslav Vitous,the forefather of the sampled orchestra. 091 Mini Reviews Soundscapes For Cinema, Hi Jack,Kontakt Experience, Ethnoworld 3 Complete, TC Electronic VPD 1
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023 Studio Software Free For All The rise and rise of open-source software is giving an increasing number of musicians access to the kind of software tools many just simply couldn’t afford. John Mulholland explains what open-source software is, where you can get it and what it can do for your music. 028 Cubase SX/SL3 Workshop Customising your favourite sequencer’s interface can greatly improve your workflow and productivity – and makes the process of recording far less frustrating. 032 Ten Minute Master No67: Wireless Systems Radio microphones and wireless instrument systems can bring new-found freedom to live performance. Grant Bridgeman makes waves... 034 Interview: Liam Howlett The driving force behind The Prodigy’s musical success, Liam Howlett discusses his new approach to making and recording music,the band’s past achievements and how inspiration strikes late at night... 040 Logic Pro 7 Workshop Logic Pro 7 is more than sufficiently equipped to handle the complex task of writing music for picture – if you know what you’re looking for and what you’re trying to achieve. Mark Cousins starts scoring. 045 Reason 3.0 Tips And Tricks: Part 2 Get more out of Reason 3.0 with the second instalment of the comprehensive MTMguide. 050 Ableton Live 5 Workshop Markkus Rovito explains how you can use Live 5’s Follow Actions feature to introduce random or predictable variations to your loops. 052 Ten Minute Master No68: Digital Errors Storing your music as digital bits rather than on magnetic tape doesn’t make it immune to corruption or damage.We explore the kind of digital errors you are likely to encounter and why they occur. 055 Compression Part 2: Tracking And Mixing Mark Cousins continues his foray into the world of compression and its application in the studio,this time focusing on how,why and when you’d apply it during the tracking and mixing processes. 059 Questions and Answers
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