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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

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 channel

DYNAMIC DUO

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.

HARD WEARING

Brother PDC100 Sequencer

Martin Russ gets back to hardware when he looks at Brother's latest hardware sequencer, the PDC100.

PLASMEC ADAS

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.

RUSSLINGS: Day jobs for record companies

Just as musicians have day jobs, so companies in the music industry often have activities outside the field, writes Martin Russ.

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.

TECHNO SAMPLING

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?

WAVE HELLO

Waldorf Sound Cards 1-3

Paul Ireson listens in to the first three cards in Waldorf's Microwave sound library.

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.

Technique

STEAL THE FEEL

Sampling Drums

Stealing a bit of someone else's playing is the way to swing a dance record. But rather than just lifting a drum loop, wouldn't it be nice if you could invite the drummer to play direcly into your sequencer? Well, maybe you can. Wilf Smarties explains how.

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