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January 2006
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» Line 6 Variax Challenge competition
Win guitar gear and a trip to LA with Line 6
Try out a Variax guitar at a participating European store before the end of February and you and a friend could be on your way to Line 6 HQ in CaliforniaMore...
» Weekly podcast from
Free download features news, interviews and tutorials
US on-line retailers produce a free weekly music technology podcast.More...
» East West special offer
Save £150 on software until 2006
Until December the 31st 2005, you can pick up East West/Quantum Leap's Colossus, Symphonic Choirs or Ra virtual instruments at participating dealers in the UK for only £349 each.More...
» Ultimate Sound Bank price cuts
New lower prices for USB virtual instruments
Ultimate Sound Bank have permanently reduced the prices of their X-treme FX, Ultra Focus and Charlie sample-based virtual instruments.More...
» Allen & Heath upgrade Mix Wizard
New features added to stereo source mixer
Allen & Heath have upgraded the Mix Wizard WZ20S and re-named it the WZ³20S, bringing the mixer up to speed with the rest of the range.More...
» Free lo-fi PC VST plug-in
Zen Soundcheck Audio release Chrissy v1.0
Chrissy is a free PC VST plug-in designed for adding lo-fi distortion and aliasing effects to vocals, though it can also be used on guitars, synths and drum beats.More...
» MOTU launch USB 2.0 interface
828 MkII interface now available in Firewire and USB 2.0 versions
In a surprise move, MOTU have unveiled a new version of their 828 MkII MIDI + Audio interface which uses the high-speed USB 2.0 connection protocol.More...
» SOS LIVE articles now available online via SOS eSub service
eSub web subscription enhanced and now better value than ever!
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January 2006 On Sale Now! Available from all main newsagents and bookstores (or buy direct from the SOS Web Shop).
eSub CAD GXL Series
Condenser Microphones
This new set of Chinese-built mics offers good-quality vocal and instrument recording on a budget.
eSub Tannoy Reveal 8D
Active Midfield Monitors
Updating their successful Reveal range, Tannoy have included new high-resolution tweeter technology, sophisticated room-correction EQ, and digital interfacing.
eSub Recording & Remixing With Ableton Live
Ableton Live Notes & Techniques
In the first instalment of this two-part article, we examine how you can use Live as a conventional digital audio workstation.
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