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EM Spotlight May 2003

5/12/2003

EM Spotlight May 2003



Each month, we spotlight an assortment of special features,reviews, and artist interviews from the pages of ElectronicMusician.

Features


GoodConnections

(January 2001)

No matter what type of audio system you use, cables are necessary toconnect the components. Cables are the highways that audio signalstravel on; without them, no sound gets through. But because they arenot as fun and sexy as microphones, preamps, and processors, nor asengaging and multifaceted as samplers, sequencers, and recordingdevices, cables often get overlooked or ignored.

BottomLine

(August 2000)

A well-recorded bass guitar track can grace a mix with warmth andpower, but a poorly recorded one can obscure it like a murky cloud.This article addresses how to set up the bass, which microphones arebest suited for recording electric bass, using a DI box, compression,EQ, and more.

Interviews


ProFile:Begin Transmission (Anything Box)

(September 2002)

Since 1986, Anything Box has investigatedalternative pop, new wave, and electronic music.. They revere therecording techniques of George Martin and theBeatles circa 1965 through '67. The resulting sound,Anything Box says, is elektrodelic.

ProFile:Disappearing Act (Spring Heel Jack)

(December 2000)

Acclaimed drum 'n' bass duo Spring Heel Jack isJohn Coxon (a DJ and pop-music producer) andAshley Wales (a classical composer).Disappeared (Thirsty Ear, 2000) is the third album of 2000 toroar out of Spring Heel Jack's personal studio in London's EastEnd..

Reviews


Big BriarMoogerfooger CP-251

(March 2001)

The CP-251's processors include a mixer, lag processor,voltage-controllable LFO, noise generator, sample and hold, twoattenuators, and a four-way multiple. Together, these features providea useful tool kit for creating complex patches between Moogerfoogerproducts, analog synths, and any other device that uses controlvoltages.

SyntrilliumCool Edit Pro 2.0

(December 2002)

A new version of Cool Edit Pro has arrived, and it's loaded withfresh features and functionality. Once a simple shareware audio editor,Cool Edit Pro has blossomed into a full-fledged environment for audiorecording, mixing, and mastering.

Cycling'74 Pluggo 3.0.2

(January 2003)

In a nutshell, Cycling '74's Pluggo is a collection of audio-effectsplug-ins, such as reverbs, granulators, filters, delays, and distortionmodules, for use with various Mac host applications. The newest releaseof Pluggo, version 3.0.2, offers several major additions, which stakeout new territory in the sound-processing universe and help solidifythe software's reputation as the greatest deal around for Mac-basedplug-in users.


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