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C-LAB: Force Legato; Overlap correction; Fonts & Drive A; STEINBERG: Getting Groovy with Cubase; Interactive synthesizer; Cubase import of Pro24 files

C-Lab: Force Legato; Overlap correction; Fonts & Drive A. Steinberg: Getting Groovy with Cubase; Interactive synthesizer; Cubase import of Pro24 files.

GOING LIVE

Rhodes Model 760 Keyboard

A keyboard for the gigging pianist? David Mellor tinkles an ivory or two.

KORG S3

Korg S3: Rhythm Workstation

With its synthesizer-like voice editing functions, built-in stereo signal processing, 8-track sequencing and SMPTE sync options, can Korg's new top-of-the-line drum machine justify its title of 'rhythm workstation'? Richard Aaron finds out.

MIDI MEDICINE

CMS MIDI Analyst

Martin Russ looks at a solution to all your MIDI analysis problems - not software, but a rack unit from CMS. * *

RCM IN A RACK

Yamaha TG77 Tone Generation

Yamaha's flagship workstation, the SY77, has now given birth to a new-top-of-the-range expander, the TG77. Martin Russ conducts the examination.

SWEET SIXTEEN

Ensoniq EPS16 Plus Sampling Workstation

Ensoniq have transformed their 13-bit EPS sampling 24-bit digital multi-effects, a much improved 16-track MIDI sequencer and full 16-bit sampling. The result is the EPS16 Plus. But does it pass? Kendall Wrightson investigates.

THE BEATMASTER

Roland SPD8 Total Percussion Pad

Roland's latest 8-pad MIDI percussion controller adds internal sounds to a tried and tested formula. Paul Ireson checks it out.

THE SHAPE SHIFTER

Digidesign MacProteus and Invision Protologic

Kendall Wrightson looks at two new Proteus-related products - the ProtoLogic Sound Memory Expansion Unit from InVision, and Digidesign's MacProteus NuBus card for the Apple Macintosh II.

People + Opinion

Dear Santa

Yes folks, it's here again. Christmas! To help you get into the mood, we thought we'd ask a few artists and producers, and a handful of regular contributors, what they'd like for Christmas this year... in a hi-tech music kind of a way. Paul Tingen collected the wish-list.

ELECTRIC SOUL

British Electric Foundation: BEF

Martyn Ware has been spending a lot of time producing other people's projects since Heaven 17 faded away, but now a second BEF album is in progress, a successor to Music Of Quality And Distinction. Interview by Paul Ireson.

SOUNDING OFF: A new kind of synthesizer, by Colin Muir

A new kind of synthesizer, by Colin Muir

Technique

ADVENTURES IN MIDI LAND

Adventures In MIDI Land: Part 6

Martin Russ returns to base camp, and completes his exploration of the MIDI programming jungle with a de-briefing for his fellow travellers.

DAVE STEWART'S MUSIC SEMINAR

Dave Stewart's Music Seminar: Part 7: Tuned Percussion

Part 7: Tuned Percussion.

RECORDING TECHNIQUES

Recording Techniques: Part 14: Effects

Part 14: Effects. In the latest installment of his studio cookbook, David Mellor looks at ways to make your recordings more tasty.

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