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In this age of the preset, you need all the help available to stamp your personality on the sounds you produce. Paul Ireson finds a new ally in the fight for individuality - Art's fully programmable 64-track Atari sequencer with alot to offer.
BIG BAND AND STUDIO 24
Digigram Big Band And Studio 24
Martin Russ orchestrates his way through two fascinating ST programs from French software house, Digigram.
C-LAB: Drum Parts; Unitor; Ghost Tracks; Time Resolution; STEINBERG: What Centronics lead?; Disappearing synths; Global cuts; Single-sided Pro24
Midisoft Studio 64-track Atari Sequencer
Tony Wride takes a look at the Advanced version of MIDIsoft Studio, an easy-to-use, versatile 64-track Atari sequencer with lots to offer.
Roland U110 Sample Player
Do you like sampled instruments sounds, but hate all of the tedious disk loading, looping and general messing about? Then you'll love Roland's new U110 sample player. Paul Ireson takes it for a spin.
ST REPLAY 4 SAMPLER
Microdeal ST Replay 4 Sampler
Martin Russ has fun turning his Atari computer into a multi-function sampler, drum machine and digital effects unit with the aid of Microdeal's low-cost Replay 4.
The 8-track Take-away
Fostex R8 Reel-to-reel 8-track
In these space conscious times, Fostex have developed a diminutive new 8-track machine you can store out of sight and control fully from its detachable front panel remote control/autolocator.David Mellor takes it for a spin...
THE AUDIO FRAME GROWS UP
Digital Audio Workstations are becoming the rage in top-class recording and post-production studios. Although astronomically expensive, they are a pointer to the kind of features we can expect to see on the next generation of 'affordable' hi-tech instruments. Craig Anderton takes a look at one of the very latest workstations to appear, the AudioFrame.
People + Opinion
Thoughts, Words, Music And Art: Part 1
Mark Prendergast begins a two part in-depth appraisal of the thoughts, words, music and art of one of the most influential artists of the last decade: Brian Eno.
The Commodore Amiga range of computers have been conspicuous by their absence from this magazine's pages - but not any more! The Amiga has always been a great graphics machine, but it is equally talented when it comes to making music. In fact, its onboard sound chip is one of the the best around. Phil South delivers a quick guide to making music on the Amiga.
HOME RECORDING TECHNIQUES
Home Recording Techniques
David Mellor explains how, with a little tought and a few 'tricks of the trade', it is possible to produce top quality recordings at home.
HOW TO CREATE MORE EXPRESSIVE DRUM MACHINE PARTS
How To Create More Expressive Drum Machine Parts
Craig Anderton explains how you can add some 'humanity' to your drum machine patterns.
HOW TO SET UP A HOME STUDIO
How To Set Up A Home Studio: Part 2: Cables
Part 2: When the cable-free studio is invented, we shall be free of one of the greatest sources of annoyance to the studio owner or musician. Until that day arrives (don't hold your breath) we must find find ways to minimise the problems that a multiplicity of cables can bring. David Mellor explains all the home studio owner needs to know about cables.