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After walking through the trade-offs of microphone preamp design last issue, this time Andy Szikla jumps in head first and designs one of his own. Column: Andy Szikla Many years ago my drummer’s parents threw...

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Mic preamps might look straightforward, but Andy Szikla uncovers the many trade-offs of designing a ‘wire with gain’. Column: Andy Szikla In one of his books about lateral thinking, Edward de Bono talks about a...

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PC AUDIO 123

September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s a new audio application update available. Should you install it immediately or wait a while? Column: Martin Walker This afternoon I spent several hours updating my Internet browser after it claimed that a newer...

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APPLE NOTES 123

September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

iPad’s Coming of Age? Column: Brad Watts I reckon we’re mightily close to the point where an iPad can be used for serious recording. I know many already do, but for me it’s still lacking....

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APPLE NOTES 122

July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

iMac Pro — Trashcan or Treasure? Column: Brad Watts It was all the way back in 2013 when we witnessed the debut of the last Mac Pro — unaffectionately dubbed the ‘trashcan’. Apple wrongly assumed...

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PC AUDIO 122

July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Windows remembers every item you’ve ever plugged into your PC. Here’s how to fire up your own Ghostbusters franchise and exorcise those long-gone phantom devices! Column: Martin Walker Device Manager has been an extremely useful...

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APPLE NOTES 121

July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

NAB Consumer Report Column: Brad Watts Ed Note: While not strictly an Apple-only column, this is all Mac-relevant. Enjoy Brad’s floor report from the premiere broadcaster’s conference. Recently I had the opportunity to attend the...

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PC AUDIO 121

July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Have you ever considered your PC itself as a source of audio material? Prepare to enter a strange new world of magnetic fields and mechanical interference. Column: Martin Walker This ‘PC Audio’ column is getting...

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Tutorial: Paul Tingen Artist: Ryan Riback Album: Remix of Starley’s Call On Me Remixing is mainstream these days. It’s gone from hip hop sample culture, to electronic music B-sides, to the classy heights of riffing...

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We clear the air on how to hear ambience and get the most out of what’s already in your studio space. Tutorial: Michael Carpenter As audio engineers, we interpret the concepts of ‘space’ and ‘ambience’...

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