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Good quality microphones can be a real asset to any type of studio, but if you want the best tools you should be prepared to pay the price for them. Gareth Stuart considers the worth of Beyer's top of the range condenser mic.
C-LAB Human Touch
C-Lab Human Touch Creator/Notator Sequencing System
Dave Lockwood reviews the aptly named add-on audio triggering unit for C-Lab's highly popular Creator/Notator sequencing system.
C-LAB: Unitor; Record overdub cycling; Punch; Transform sets; THE DIGITAL MUSE: Virtuoso update information; Version 1.10; STEINBERG: Cubase songs; Undo quantise
EMU PROTEUS ROM SAMPLE PLAYER
Emu Proteus ROM Sample Player
The prospect of a high-spec sample player bearing the Emu name, but costing 'under £1000', had musician's waiting with baited breath for its appearance. Now Proteus is here, and Paul Ireson breathes a sigh of relief as he finds that it was worth the wait.
SOUNDCRAFT 200 DELTA MIXER
Soundcraft 200 Deltamixer
Does Soundcraft's new 200 Delta mixer succeed in being all things to all men? David Mellor finds out...
SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE ORCHESTRATOR: Dr. T Xor
Dr. T's X-or System Exclusive Orchestrator
If you have a large number of disorganised patches and an unruly MIDI network, then Xor is made for you. It is designed to make sound management and working with MIDI instruments easier. Martin Russ finds out if the claims are true.
Yamaha AVS10 Multitimbral expander
From the home organ division of the Japanese giant comes a box which wipes the floor with anything that Yamaha's Professional Keyboards division can currently produce. Swallow your pride and get down to your local home organ retailer for the treat of the year. Paul Wiffen reveals the secret of the black box...
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1989 PC SHOW REPORT
1989 PC Show Report: The Musical Micro
For the second year in succession, the PC Show included a Sound On Sound sponsored Music And Micro Village, devoted to musical applications of personal computers. Paul Ireson reports.
MEDIA PRODUCTION SERVICES
Media Production Services
Want to be a recording engineer? Terry Holton provides an insight into the audio and video production training courses offered by London-based Media Production Services.
The Story Of A CD
Not many people would have the courage to give up a lucrative career in the jingles business in order to record and release their own CD. but that's precisely what Simon Renouf has done, and this is his story...
TOKYO MUSIC & SOUND EXPO
Tokyo Music & Sound Expo
The Tokyo Expo is normally a fairly low-key domestic affair, but this year several major new products were unveiled for the first time ever. Our man in Japan, Paul Wiffen, was there to report on some of the hi-tech instruments that will be vying for your money in the coming year; including Yamaha's new mega-synth, the SY77.
DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
Digital Signal Processing: Part 2: Basic Effects
Carrying on from last month's explaination of the basic principles of digital signal processing, Jim Grant explains how to put these into prectice and create some useful and familiar effects.
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About System Exclusive: Part 8
Part 8: Martin Russ explains the circular nature of parameter editing and data dumps.
GETTING INTO VIDEO
Getting Into Video: Part 3
In the third part of this series, David Mellor looks at how the requirements of different types of music for TV and film can dictate the sophistication of your synchronising capabilities, and at how machine synchronisation works in practice.
Studio Reproduction: Part 2
Part 2: Last month's article saw Reproduction studio in the early stages of construction. This month, the finished project comes under scrutiny.
VISUAL EDITING SYSTEMS
Visual Editing Systems
The use of personal computers in music has made possible the proliferation of editing software that is both more user-friendly than digital parameter access, and more suited to the demands of editing complex digital synthesizers than traditional analogue controls. Greg Truckell looks at the joys and pains of the world of Visual Editing Systems.