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Aston Microphones Origin.

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REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

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Reviewed & Revisited:
iZotope Ozone 7 Advanced.
New vintage-tone plug-ins and a smoother user
interface highlight the latest version of the
beloved mastering effects bundle.

BY KATY KRASSNER

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MasterWriter 3.0.
If you're a songwriter who needs help organizing
and saving ideas, this software tool kit may be just
what you need.

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REVIEW BY RODRIGO O. SANCHEZ

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BY PAUL J. STAMLER

iNteRviews
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Empirical Labs Mike-E.

Touring sideman to everyone from the Eagles to
Stevie Nicks, photographer, composer, and newmedia pioneer: his secret to success is to do as
much as he can, all the time.

REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

INTERVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

SPL Creon USB Audio Interface/
Monitor Controller.

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INTERVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

Eventide DDL-500.
How much cool delay vibe can you pack into a single
500 Series module? A whole lot, if you're Eventide...

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Reviewed & Revisited: Acoustica
Mixcraft Pro Studio 7.
The music composition DAW "for the rest of us" adds
more features, streamlined operation, and tons of
new content, making it an even better value than ever.

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REVIEW BY DARWIN GROSSE

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iOS Music Tools:
Songwriter Recording Solutions.

INTERVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

RegulaRs
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Fade In.

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Talkback.

Get your demos into your iOS device in style, with
iOS-friendly interfaces and microphones from Shure,
Sonoma Wire Works, and IK Multimedia.

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REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

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Readers' Tracks.
BY MARTY PETERS

Fade Out.
21st Century Schizoid Jam.

FeatuRes
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Why Do Songwriters Need Mastering?
Mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum discusses the
realities of the modern songwriting world... and
why having a simple demo professionally mastered
isn't as crazy as it may sound.

REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

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Many Paths, One Goal:
The Polyphonic Spree's Mark Pirro.
How many different ways can a songwriter's ideas
be turned into fully-realized tracks for a band of
over 20 members? A whole bunch, as it turns out.

REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

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Making It:
An Interview With Timothy Drury.

We all know about the Distressor and the Fatso...
now it's time to meet the other other Empirical Labs
compressor, and the mic preamp that goes with it.

This desktop audio interface marries impeccable
sound quality to home-studio-friendly routing options.

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First Steps. Part 16: Computers.
We're not going to weigh in on the debate between
Macs and PCs, but we are going to explain some
basic principles to help you set up the most effective
possible DAW rig.

REVIEW BY DARWIN GROSSE

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Instagram For The Songwriter.
Far more than just a platform for kids to share selfies,
Instagram packs a big social-media punch. Here's
how to get the most from it to promote your song
writing efforts.

A mic made in the UK that's beautiful, affordable,
sturdy, and sonically versatile.

EDITORIAL BY MIKE METLAY

2016 Winter NAMM Show-New Gear
On Display.
Here's a quick glimpse at some of the cool new toys
coming our way this year.

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Advertiser Index.

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