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