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066 Korg M3 The Korg M1 had the distinction of being the world’s first workstation synth,so is the company’s new M3 likely to be equally distinguished? 069 Mackie Tracktion 3 Mackie took on the big boys with Tracktion and its alternative approach to music production.We find out how its successor looks set to fare and assess its new features. 073 Line 6 Pocket POD Line 6’s popular POD family of guitar processors welcomes a new, slimmed-down member for both practice and performance. 074 AMS-Neve 8801 Neve continues its quest to bring the sound of a legendary professional console to the project studio,this time recreating the channel strip of the Neve 88RS.
076 SE Electronics Instrument Reflexion Filter SE’s Reflexion Filter was a huge success,but will its Instrument version equal it? 078 tfpro P110 Ted Fletcher’s new company has developed a new recording channel based on classic designs.We put it through its paces. 080 Digidesign Structure With the release of Structure,have Pro Tools users finally got the integrated sampler they’ve been longing for? 082 Sibelius Software Sibelius 5 With the addition of AU and VST plug-in support,Sibelius 5 has raised the stakes in the competitive world of high-end score-writing software. 087 Mini Reviews Acoustica Beatcraft, Line 6 TonePort GX Mini, Loopmasters Electro House Producer, PC Publishing Cubase 4 Tips And Tricks,Toontrack Nashville EZX.
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51 RECORDING ACOUSTIC MUSIC 51 RECORDING ACOUSTIC MUSIC
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SEPTEMBER 2007 CONTENTS
024 Sampling Success The sampler has been a staple component of studios both big and small since the first hardware devices emerged in the 70s,but their use as a creative tool is often overlooked. Mark Cousins shows you how your sampler can be used in ways that you may not have considered possible... 034 Cubase 4 Workshop: Advanced Automation Automation can add depth,interest and movement to your tracks,and in Cubase the possibilities run deep.Hollin Jones explains all. 038 Ten Minute Master No111: Audio Connectors Unless you work purely in the software domain,your various bits of audio gear will somehow need linking together.Grant Bridgeman plugs in... 040 Live 6Workshop: Launch and Legato Modes Keeping your loops varied and interesting is key to keeping your audience entertained.Jon Margulies demonstrates how Live can help you out. 043 Moving Sessions Between DAWs Using just one platform or sequencer can restrict your creative possibilities.We show you how to jump between apps,outlining techniques that will help make the process as painless as possible. 048 Pro Tools 7 Workshop: The DigiBase Browser The DigiBase browser is a powerful search tool that can help you work much more efficiently.Mike Hillier shows you how to find your way around it... 051 Recording Acoustic Music As the folk act Show Of Hands proves,not having access to the latest gear isn’t an obstacle to success.Mark Brend talks to SOH’s Phil Beer. 056 Ten Minute Master No112: Chorus,Flange and Phase When it comes to thickening up sounds or finding earpleasing effects,few can resist the temptations of chorus, flanging and phasing... 058 ACID Pro 6Workshop: Mixing in Six Dimensions Creating a sense of depth and width in a stereo mix is easily achieved if you can adapt to a new way of thinking. Robert Correll explains. 061 Questions and Answers
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