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AKAI/LINN: MPC60 II
Akai/Linn MPC60 II
Warren Cann looks at the updated version of the MPC60, the most notable result of Roger Linn's collaboration with Akai.
C-LAB: Myths Exposed; Daisy-chains; MIDI Plug Wiring; Sequencer Resolution; Data priority; MIDI timecode; MIDI choke; STEINBERG: Supurious Program changes; OPCODE VISION: Tips for installing vision 1.3 and OMS; Changing instrument output device and channe
Drawmer DL241 Auto-Compressor & DS404 Quad Noise Gate
Drawmer's DS404 and DL241 offer quality as well as quantity in their dynamic control facilities, finds Dave Lockwood.
HANDS ON: Digidesigns Sound Tools
Digidesign Sound Tools (Hands On)
Ever wondered what it's like to use Sound Tools? David Mellor takes the driving seat of the World's favourite hard disk recording/editing system.
Brother PDC100 Sequencer
Martin Russ gets back to hardware when he looks at Brother's latest hardware sequencer, the PDC100.
Plasmec ADAS Digital Audio for the Atari ST
Kendall Wrightson examines an inexpensive Atari-based tapeless recorder offering digital audio editing, plus MIDI controlled hard disk recording with Notator/Creator, Cubase/Cubeat or Virtuoso.
SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL
New DAC Drives
Fancy storing 128Mb on a 3.5-inch disk? Need a CD-ROM drive with digital audio outputs? Mike Collins looks at two new drivers aimed at the samplist from data storage specialists DAC.
Zero G Datafile Sample CDs
Paul Ireson lends an ear to two dance-orientated sample CDs from Time & Space.
THE BEAT BOX
Alesis D4 16-Bit Stereo Drum Module
Alesis' new D4 offers 500 16-bit drum sounds, external audio triggering and extreme ease of use - what's not to like? Julian Colbeck investigates.
The Innovator Returns
Kurzweil K1200 & Pro 76
Kurzweil may have invented the ROM sample sample player as we know it, but others seem to have reaped the benefits. Four years on from the 1000 series, the K1200 and pro 76 keyboards and Pro 1 module offer improved sounds and facilities. Dave Etheridge dives in at the deep end.
The return of the single effects unit?
Sony DPS-D7 Digital Delay
David Mellor looks at an effects processor which can't produce three dozen effects simultaneously. Is this the start of a new trend?
People + Opinion
PHILIP GLASS: The making of a new music supremo
Philip Glass: The Making Of A New Music Supremo
Philip Glass is the best known, and certainly the best-paid, contemporary new music composer. In London for performances of his music for the films Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi, he talked to Mark J. Prendergast.
WHEN THINGS GO WRONG
Servicing: Inside Fostex
Day-to-day use tkes its toll on recording equipment, so proper maintenance and servicing is essential to get the best from your studio toys. David Mellor takes a look behind the scenes of Fostex's service department.