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Garritan’s Jazz and Big Band Sample Library

There hasn’t been an easy and inexpensive method for jazz composers to assemble and hear their compositions. Keyboards contain sounds aimed primarily at classical composers. Sound libraries are largely filled with hip-hop beats. And sample programs like Acid and Ejay are equipped with clips that sound like they were recorded by extraterrestrials with a distortion … Read More “Garritan’s Jazz and Big Band Sample Library”

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Home Recording Roundup: Digital Audio Workstations from Mackie and Tapco

Personal computers have become nearly as common as cars, and in the past decade the number of home-recording manufacturers has grown exponentially. The resulting increase in competition has spurred the development of higher-quality equipment sold at jaw-droppingly low prices. As a result, many people today own high-tech processors that rival the power of most 1980s-era … Read More “Home Recording Roundup: Digital Audio Workstations from Mackie and Tapco”

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