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A BIT BETTER?
Aiwa HD-S1 Portable DAT Recorder
As the prospects of DAT technology appearing in the high street approaches, Paul Ireson looks at Aiwa's new portable recorder.
DR T'S BEYOND
Sequencing software for the Macintosh has tended to be either hig-spec and highly priced, or entry-level budget ware. Have Dr. T found a happy medium with beyond? Matthew Newman investigates.
Sampled 16-bit Piano Module
The sound of a grand piano is, after the human voice, perhaps the most versatile, familiar and evocative sound in music - and it's certainly the most imitated, most recently by Emu Proformance. Tony Hastings continues the search for the perfect piano module.
EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL
Groove M4CV MIDI-To-CV convertor
Old analogue synths never die - they just gather dust until you find a reason to kick them into life again. As Chris Anakin discovers, the Groove M4CV MIDI-to-CV convertor could be just such a reason.
HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER
Brother MD140 Sequencer
Brother are taking their first steps into the music market with the release of the MD140 and MD130 sequencers.
XRI Systems XRL8 MIDILite
Best Known for their SMPTE Synchronisers and MIDI patch bays, XRI Systems have entered the growing field of MIDI controlled lighting with the compact XRL8 MIDILite. Kendall Wrightson seeks illumination.
Steinberg Cubase Macintosh Sequencer
Steinberg's Cubase, the company's flagship ST sequencer, has now been ported over to the Macintosh to compete against the likes of Performer and Vision. How does it stack up against the big guns of the Mac sequencer world? Mike Collins sits in judgement.
STEINBERG: Satalite; Controller mapping; Chips with everything; C-LAB: Paper length; Synchronisation
Steinberg: Satalite; Controller mapping; Chips with everything. C-Lab: Paper length; Synchronisation.
TASCAM MTS1000 MIDIIZER
Tascam MTS1000 Midiizer
As the prices of 8 and 16-track tape recorders have come within the reach of most users, synchronisers are becoming familiar, even essential, to an increasing number of people. David Mellor chases Tascam's new machine and MIDI synchroniser.
People + Opinion
BRIAN ENO: Breaking The Silence
Brian Eno is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in electronic music, yet his creative energies have long been directed into other people's music. Now, with the release of one solo and one collaborative album approaching, he give a rare interview to Mark Prendergast.
SOUNDING OFF: A voice in the wilderness by Richard Garrett
A voice in the wilderness by Richard Garrett.
ADVENTURES IN MIDI LAND
Adventures In MIDI Land: Part 3
Martin Russ hacks his may deeper into the heart of the MIDI jungle. This month: buffer size, and how to deal with status swaps.
DAVE STEWART'S MUSIC SEMINAR
Dave Stewart's Music Seminar: Part 4: New Jerusalem
Part 4: New Jerusalem.