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"It's Cruel to make a computer work this hard..."

Digidesign Pro Tools

Digidesign, pioneers of low-cost professional audio tools, have broken the multitrack barrier, pushing the Macintosh to its limits to offer four to 16 tracks of (relatively affordable hard disk recording. Paul D. Lehrman can hardly believe his eyes...

ART MULTIVERB ALPHA

ART Multiverb Alpha

The Multiverb Alpha is the latest and greatest in ART's series of studio multi-effects processors. Dave Lockwood checks it out.

C-LAB: Clean Machine Unitor; SMPTE Display offset; STEINBERG: Optimising your MIDI setup; Cubase and the Fostex R8/MTC1; OPCODE VISION: System 7 compatibility; Where do things go in system 7; Studio 3 DA and studio 3 INIT under system 7.0

C-Lab: Clean Machine Unitor; SMPTE Display offset. Steinberg: Optimising your MIDI setup; Cubase and the Fostex R8/MTC1. Opcode Vision: System 7 compatibility; Where do things go in system 7; Studio 3 DA and studio 3 INIT under system 7.0.

Complete Synthesizer Buyer's Guide

Looking for a new synthesizer keyboard or module? Confused? You won't be, after you've read this! Julian Colbeck presents a complete survey of all current instruments, plus a look at the past, present and future of the synth market.

GUITARIST'S GRAIL

Tech 21 Sansamp

The ultimate DI sound is the Holy Grail for recording guitarists. Dave Lockwood test (over)drives a black box that moves a step closer to the goal.

HANDS ON

Steinberg Cubase (Hands On)

David Mellor offers a guided tour of Steinberg's ubiquitous sequencer program.

HEAVEN SENT

Hitsound Pascal Gabriel CD

Paul Ireson samples the personal sound library of remix maestro Pascal Gabriel.

Korg Wavestation EX

Synthesizer

Korg's Wavestation synthesizer has won a small but devout following since its introduction 18 months ago. Paul Ireson wonders whether new sounds and effects on the updated Wavestation EX will broaden its appeal.

LEX IS MORE

Lexicon LXP15 Effects Processor

The Lexicon name is synonymous with high quality effects and extensive MIDI control. Martin Russ finds the LXP15 well up to scratch.

Raising the Stakes

Tascam M3700 VGA Automated Desk

Zenon Schoepe gets to grips with the VGA automated desk that some British console manufacturers have not been looking forward to!

RUSSLINGS: Magneto-optical disks

Could the arrival of new storage media such as magneto-optical disks change the way we perceive music?

Style In Control

Emu Proteus Master Performance System

Martin Russ examines the Emu Proteus Master Performance System and discovers that the good design extends far beyond the exterior...

People + Opinion

60 YEARS OF ABBEY ROAD

60 Years Of Abbey Road Studios

Richard Buskin looks back at the illustrious past of the world's most famous studio and discovers why Abbey Road remained a front-runner for so long.

MICHAEL NYMAN: Musical Books

Michael Nyman: Musical Books

Although Michael Nyman 's name and music have become known primarily through Peter Greenaway's extraordinary films, Prospero's Books may see the peak but also the end of their creative partnership. But Nyman has other strings to his bow, as Mark J. Prendergast discovers.

Technique

MAKING YOUR OWN VIDEO: Part 2: The Edit

Making Your Own Video: Part 2: The Edit

Last month, we looked at how you can use a domestic format like S-VHS to shoot footage good enough for use in a video demo. However, getting the right footage is only half the battle as Paul Wiffen and Darrin Williamson found out. Here we follow them through the editing stage.

THE ROUGH GUIDE TO: CHOOSING MICROPHONES

The Rough Guide To Choosing Microphones

Dave Lockwood presents the ultimate guide to microphone basics - how they work, how to choose the right mic for a given application, and how to use them.

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