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ART SGE MULTI EFFECTS PROCESSOR

ART SGE Multi-effects Processor

David Mellor samples the delights of a multiple effects unit that can create up to nine high quality effects simultaneously.

BORN AGAIN

Rhodes MK80 Piano

The sound of a Rhodes electric piano has a special place in recent musical history - it features on countless classic tracks, and is one of the most imitated keyboard sounds of all time. Now Rhodes are back, with a new keyboard that updates a classic sound with all the benefits of contemporary MIDI technology. Tony Hastings checks it out.

C-LAB: Soft link; autofade in transform; RGM; Arrange-to-pattern copy; THE DIGITAL MUSE: Updated items; STEINBERG: Cubase arrange window sizing; cursor positioning; group insertion; copying; HOLLIS RESEARCH: Future memory requirements; The control panel

C-Lab: Soft link; autofade in transform; RGM; Arrange-to-pattern copy. The Digital Muse: Updated items. Steinberg: Cubase arrange window sizing; cursor positioning; group insertion; copying. Hollis Research: Future memory requirements; The control panel.

C-LAB: Soft link; autofade in transform; RGM; Arrange-to-pattern copy; THE DIGITAL MUSE: Updated items; STEINBERG: Cubase arrange window sizing; cursor positioning; group insertion; copying; HOLLIS RESEARCH: Future memory requirements; The control panel

C-Lab: Soft link; autofade in transform; RGM; Arrange-to-pattern copy. The Digital Muse: Updated items. Steinberg: Cubase arrange window sizing; cursor positioning; group insertion; copying. Hollis Research: Future memory requirements; The control panel.

HOLLIS RESEARCH MIDIMAN

Hollis Research Midiman

If you own more than one MIDI synthesizer and an Atari ST, then this universal editor/MIDI controller desk accessory could revolutionise the way you work. Martin Russ explores...

MUSIC X

Music X Integrated Music Sequencing and Editing Program

Music X, the most talked about Amiga software ever, is finally in the shops. Was it worth the wait? Phil South waxes lyrical about the first professional integrated music sequencing and editing program to take full advantage of the Commodore Amiga's multitasking features.

OPCODE VISION SEQUENCER

Opcode Vision Sequencer

Does Opcode's much talked about new Macintosh sequencer have what it takes to oust Mark Of The Unicorn's Performer from the No.11 spot? Mike Collins finds out...

SYNCMAN AND MIDIMAN

Musicsoft Syncman & Midiman MIDI-to-tape Interfaces

Do you want to synchronise your sequencer to your multitrack? Or record MIDI data directly onto tape? David Mellor looks at two compact and versatile units from Musicsoft that allows you to do both.

TASCAM 644 MIDISTUDIO

Tascam 644 Midistudio

David Mellor gets to grips with a multitrack cassette recorder, an autolocator, a 16-channel mixer, a MIDI-to-tape synchroniser and a MIDI mute processor - all rolled into one compact box called the Tascam 644.

People + Opinion

COMPUTERS IN MUSIC

The Big Five: Part 1

This month Sound On Sound brings you the bigggest ever survey of music software to help you discover the vast wealth of sequencers, editors, score-writers, music composition, and utility programs that are available for the most popular computers of today. Paul Gilby opens this music software special with his thoughts on the big five micros that are currently vying for the musician's money.

COMPUTERS IN MUSIC - THE BIG FIVE

Computers In Music - The Big Five: Part 2

Paul Gilby opens our music software special with his thoughts on the 'big five' micros that are currently vying for the musician's money.

MAN OF VISION

Dave Oppenheim

Mike Collins chats to Dave Oppenheim founder and main programmer for Opcode Systems, the creators of Vision sequencer, the original MIDI File Format, and a range of primarily Macintosh music software and hardware.

SOUNDING OFF: Whatever Happened to MTC? By Chris Smith

Whatever Happened to MIDI Time Code ? By Chris Smith of XRI Systems.

Technique

DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

Digital Signal Processing: Part 1: An Introduction

Digital Signal Processing is rapidly becoming more familiar to musicians and home recordists, as digital effects become ever more commonplace. Nevertheless, the technology and principles behind it remain a mystery to most. In this new series, Jim Grant offers a straightforward explaination of how Digital Signal Processing works.

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About System Exclusive: Part 7

Part 7: Martin Russ delves deeper into the secrets and applications of MIDI's System Exclusive messages.

GETTING INTO VIDEO

Getting Into Video: Part 2

Part 2: Timecode - much talked about but little understood - is of increasing importance to musicians and recording engineers, Whether you are synchronising audio to video or MIDI to multitrack, at least a working knowledge of SMPTE/EBU is required. In the second part of this series, David Mellor explains what timecode is and how it is used.

STUDIO REPRODUCTION

Studio Reproduction: Part 1

In the first installment of this two-part feature, we take a look behind the scenes at the design, development and construction of a modern day professional recording studio.

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