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Distorting Twenty One Pilots for Suicide Squad. Story: Paul Tingen Artist: Twenty One Pilots Album: Heathens Melancholy, minor-key, mid-tempo electropop appears to be all the rage these days. The Chainsmokers’ Closer, Major Lazer’s Cold Water,...

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PC AUDIO 118

November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

If your PC audio whistles in time with the music, or has itchy/scratchy background noises, ground it until it behaves properly. Column: Martin Walker During my regular forays during the last 20 years onto Internet...

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APPLE NOTES 118

November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sierra is out on the range, but who’s supporting the new macOS? Column: Brad Watts As many would be aware, Apple has released yet another chapter in the evolution of OS X, now known as...

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COACH HUGH: THE MATCHMAKER

November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Matching microphones with the right preamp is not as hard as it looks, especially with our online calculator. Tutorial: Hugh Covill One of the many hats I wear is owner of a small cottage microphone...

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PC AUDIO 117

September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Where should you install your VST plug-ins? Fear not, as we explain VST2 and VST3, and how to sort out any confusion. Column: Martin Walker Most PC musicians could not imagine a world without VST...

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APPLE NOTES 117

September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Process this: The ‘i’ of your apple. Column: Brad Watts A few issues back we looked at crafting your own OS X-capable machine using off the shelf computer parts — a Hackintosh, as it’s become known....

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APPLE NOTES 116

July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Garageband has become a default demo machine, but have you overlooked Mainstage as a budget compositional tool? Column: Brad Watts Back in the dark ages of synthesis, many a musician longed for the ability to...

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PC AUDIO 116

July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Struggling with overheads? Follow this guide and they could soon be a thing of the past. Column: Martin Walker A reader recently emailed me to ask which free utilities I recommended to manage or control...

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Behind The Song: Troye Sivan’s Fools

July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Producer Pip Norman breaks down the ultimate Chillwave vocal sound. Story: Preshan John I unearthed a handful of synonyms to help me get a handle on the ambiguous Chillwave genre to which Troye Sivan has...

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There’s more to phase than just flipping it. Here’s how to read phase when it starts getting shifty. Review: Ewan McDonald When I first started using a measurement system, I would hide the phase response...

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