10 years back

Back in 2008, dub­step and su­per­com­put­ers were à la mode for Au­tumn…

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In Novem­ber 2008 ( 132), we noted that “dub­step is ap­par­ently the coolest genre out there at the mo­ment”, while ex­plor­ing this mys­te­ri­ous and dark style across a 12-page tu­to­rial. Of course, it wasn’t too long be­fore we en­tered the post-dub­step era – elec­tronic mu­sic gen­res don’t stay cool for long.

In News, we cov­ered Cake­walk and Roland’s Sonar V-Stu­dio 700, a mul­ti­fac­eted DAW hard­ware so­lu­tion that was part con­troller, part au­dio in­ter­face and

“The Cray CX1 con­tained 16 In­tel Xeon CPUs and cost a mere $25000”

part synth. At $4000, it was also pretty ex­pen­sive. Speak­ing of pricey, we also dis­cussed what Mi­crosoft and Cray were call­ing the world’s first “af­ford­able” su­per­com­puter. The Cray CX1 con­tained 16 In­tel Xeon CPUs and cost a mere $25000, and could even be run from a stan­dard power out­let. Bar­gain.

Fi­nally, on the let­ters pages, one reader con­grat­u­lated us on our tenth an­niver­sary, lead­ing our ed­i­tor to spec­u­late on the “mind-bog­gling” soft­ware that we’d be cov­er­ing on our 20th. In re­al­ity, it’s still DAWs and plug­ins, though they cer­tainly do a bit more and look a bit nicer. Progress of sorts.

2008’s Novem­ber is­sue gave you 12 pages of dub­step and a free Sugar-Bytes mul­ti­ef­fects plugin

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