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VIEW FROM THE BENCH: AUDIO LEVEL METERS

July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Meters are supposed to be the arbiters of truth, so why isn’t there just one standard? Tutorial: Andy Szikla It’s 1861, and James Clerk Maxwell (whose name now describes magnetic flux) and his chums take...

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PC AUDIO 128

July 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Buying a new audio interface can also mean losing an old friend — here’s how to minimise your stress levels. Column: Martin Walker The first audio interfaces were plug and play ‘soundcards’ that you installed...

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APPLE NOTES 128

July 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Apple Sticks Its Tongue Out at WWDC Column: Brad Watts It was that time of year again. World Wide Developers Conference in San Jose, California ran from the 4th to the 6th of June and,...

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APPLE NOTES 127

May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

What does Apple’s move towards ARM chips mean for Intel, Hackintoshes and the gradual assimilation of iOS and macOS? Column: Brad Watts Well the cat’s out of the bag. As per my previous suggestion; Apple...

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PC AUDIO 127

May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be — now it’s all about software emulation! Column: Martin Walker My time with PC Audio started way back in the days of 8-bit computer games, when clients started...

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Sometimes it’s not all right in front of you. A speaker’s off-axis and power response has more effect on your measurements than you might think. Tutorial: Ewan McDonald Your mum hands you a sack of...

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VIEW FROM THE BENCH: TRACING THE EQ PATH

May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

When 300Hz is ruining your mix, these are the types of EQ that could save the day. Column: Andy Szikla ‘Three Hundred Hertz!’ was all I could hear over comms, people were shouting it from...

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VIEW FROM THE BENCH: DE-ESSER

March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

How de-essers tame those frisky fricatives and slippery sibilants. Tutorial: Andy Szikla I once had the pleasure of downing some beer and peanuts with a crusty old recording engineer — let’s call him ‘Fred’ —...

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PC AUDIO 126

March 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Does that new PC plug-in really sound any better than the ones you already have? It’s as easy as A/B, see? Column: Martin Walker Hands up all those who have ever spent hours comparing the...

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APPLE NOTES 126

March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Concerned about Apple’s T2 chip spelling death to Hackintoshes? Then distract yourself with the new goodies in Logic 10.4. Column: Brad Watts December last year saw the release of Apple’s iMac Pro, a release that...

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