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070 Propellerhead Software Reason 4 The much-anticipated latest version of the Props’ fl agship sequencer is here – and we’ve had the chance to put it through its paces...
075 Solid State Logic Drumstrip SSL aims to take the pain out of mixing and processing drums with this latest plug-in for the company’s Duende system. 076 Yamaha MG166CX USB Sixteenchannel mixer with USB connectivity. 079 Røde M3 Battery-powered condenser for live, location and studio work. 081 MakeMusic Finale 2008 MakeMusic’s revered notation software is upgraded.
084 Tascam FireOne Tascam and Frontier Design continue to bring hands-on control to the project studio.
087 Novation ReMOTE 49SL Compact Novation’s innovative AutoMap feature comes to a new range of controllers.
088 Universal Audio 88RS & LA-3A Two hardware classics re-created in software form.
090 Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Can NI’s complete DJ solution rise above the competition?
092 Sontronics Apollo Sontronics is aiming to build on the success of its Sigma with the active stereo Apollo.
094 Steinberg Groove Agent 3 Steinberg’s virtual drummer reaches the ripe old age of three. 097 Image Line Morphine Additive synthesis plug-in from the makers of FL Studio. 098 Submersible Music DrumCore 2.5 Now with MIDI and ReWire support.
101 Mini Reviews
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94 STEINBERG GROOVE AGENT 3 88 UNIVERSAL AUDIO 88RS & LA-3A
87 NOVATION REMOTE 49SL 90 NI TRAKTOR SCRATCH
26 ARRANGING WITH BRASS SAMPLES
45 REMIXER’S GUIDE TO ELECTRO BASS
55 MOVING YOUR SOFT STUDIO
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Issue 55 Contents October 2007
026 Arranging with Brass Samples Using brass samples in your music can create expression and power that goes way beyond what can be achieved with strings or woodwind instruments alone. Mark Cousins polishes his brass... 036 Cubase 4 Workshop: Better Podcasting The podcasting revolution has made it easy to broadcast your own shows and music to the world. Hollin Jones shows you how to do it in Cubase. 040 Ten Minute Master No 113: Modulation with Envelopes Envelopes are a common function in synthesis, yet we often don’t utilise their capabilities to the full. Grant Bridgeman delves into the most dynamic of modulators. 042 Reason 3.0 Workshop: Digital Delay Digital delay is a versatile effect that can be used to achieve anything from subtle mix blending to outrageous dub effects. We show you how.
045 Remixer’s Guide to Electro Bass Good bass technique has always been important in dance music, but with the rebirth of electro, extra voltage is essential. Mo Volans digs deep...
050 Ableton Live 5 Workshop: Composing with MIDI FX The inspiration for your next hit can sometimes be found in the most unlikely of places, as Jon Margulies explains. 053 Moving Your Soft Studio With all the different license-management technologies used by pro audio developers, upgrading, repairing or replacing computers can be a veritable minefi eld... 058 Logic Pro 7 Workshop: Subbass & Exciter Do your mixes lack the subsonic depth or crystal-clear highs of a commercial recording? Mark Cousins investigates a Special solution... 060 Ten Minute Master No 114: Audio Interfacing Getting audio in and out of a computer can be achieved in a multitude of ways. We examine your options. 062 Sonar 6 Workshop: Working with Video Version 6 of Cakewalk’s Sonar has dedicated tools that make working with video easier and more intuitive than ever. Brian Smithers has the big picture...
065 Questions & Answers
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