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DOUBLE DUTCH SAM1
Double Dutch SAM1 Sample Expander for Korg M1
Ever wished you could use your own samples in your Korg M1? The Double Dutch SAM1 lets you do just that. Derek Johnson takes a look at the ultimate upgrade for your M1.
FOSTEX DCM100 AND MIXTAB
Fostex DCM100 & MIXTAB MIDI-Controlled Mixing System
MIDI-controlled mixing isn't new, but its latest incarnation from Fostex is both highly intergrated and very affordable. But is it sufficiently familiar in feel and operation to win over a few more studio traditionalists to MIDI control? Dave Lockwood finds out.
Emu Systems Proteus (Retro)
David Mellor waxes lyrical about the world's easiest to use multi-timbral MIDI module, Emu's ROM sample-playing Proteus.
MACROMEDIA SOUND EDIT PRO
Macromedia Sound Edit Pro Mac Digital Audio Software
Macromind's SoundEdit Pro promises powerful tools for editing a wide range of digital audio formats -oh yeah, and it's cheap and fun as well. But is it good enough to offer a cheap alternative to established pro sample editors? Paul D. Lehrman put it to the test.
Roland JW50 General MIDI Music Workstation
Take a Sound Canvas, add a keyboard, plus the best MC-style sequencer ever to find its way onto a Roland workstation keyboard, and you'd have something like the new JW50. Derek Johnson takes a look at the first General MIDI workstation.
Akai S01 Sampler
The unheralded arrival of Akai's £699 SO1 brings quality 16-bit sampling to its widest potential market yet. Derek Johnson looks at landmark of sampling affordability.
Steinberg Cubase Audio
Steinberg's new version of Cubase for the Mac integrates the sophisticated sequencing facilities Cubase users know and love with audio recording and management capabilities. But how does it stand up to the competition? Mike Collins finds out.
STEINBERG: Exchanging Files Between Platforms; Font Sizing in Cubase
Steinberg: Exchanging Files Between Platforms; Font Sizing in Cubase.
THE NEXT GENERATION
Atari Falcon030 Computer
Atari's new computer looks set to do for 16-bit digital audio what the ST did for MIDI - bring it to a whole new generation of computer owners. But can it really manage direct-to-disk recording with no additional hardware? Paul Wiffen discovers the answer is yes.
YAMAHA CBX-D5 DIGITAL RECORDER
Yamaha CBX-D5 Digital Recorder
While other hard-disk recording systems waxed and waned, Yamaha quietly and industriously developed their own 4-track system. Now the CBX-D5 is almost upon us, have Yamaha taken heed of the lessons of the marketplace? Mike Barnes finds out in this exclusive preview.
People + Opinion
A ROOM OF MY OWN
Niki Patriarchaea & Yale Del Fabbro AKA Red Sun
The first in a regular series in which we focus on musicians and their personal workspaces. This month, Paul Ireson finds himself at home with up-and-coming ambienteers Red Sun.
The Return Of Die Krupps
Die Krupps, founded over 10 years ago by Jurgen Engler and sometime-Propergandist Ralf Dorper, are back - with thrash guitars and Metallica covers to spice up their brutal teutonic electro. Derek Johnson reports on more German re-unification.
PETER GABRIEL: Digging In The Dirt
Peter Gabriel: Digging In The Dirt
The release of Us sees Peter Gabriel continuing to blend world music influences and high technology into a unique collage of organic sound. Richard Buskin talks to recording engineer Dave Bottrill about the making of Us and the hit single 'Digging In The Dirt'.
Dave Ball and Richard Norris
Dave Ball and Richard Norris - aka The Grid - have a low profile that belies their hectic workload both on their own material and remixing for others Nigel Humberstone tracks them down.
SOS SYNTHESIZER BUYER'S GUIDE
SOS Synthesizer Buyer's Guide 1992
The SOS Synthesizer Buyer's Guide, also Samplers, Digital Effects & Digital Pianos.
Analogue Lives! The Enduring Appeal of Classic Synths
Though analogue synthesizers spent much of the mid-80s in the musical wilderness, their enduring appeal has ensured a triumphal return in the '90s. Nigel Humberstone explores the ins, outs and idiosyncrasies of analogue synths with some dedicated disciples.
ATARI NOTES: Software developments; spec growth; Large Screen
Software developments; spec growth; Large Screen.
CUBASE MIDI MIXER: Programming Clinic: Part 2
Cubase MIDI Mixer Programming Clinic: Part 2
Ofir Gal concludes his hands-on look at Cubase's MIDI Mixer with an explaination of how to use it to control General MIDI hardware.
DRUM PROGRAMMING: Part 7
Drum Programming: A Series By Warren Cann: Part 7
The right amount of variation - not too much, not too little - is crucial to a good drum track that supports a song properly.
MIDI Basics: First Steps In Multi-timbrality
Parts, channels, timbres, tracks - the terms and techniques of technology-based music can be so baffling to the novice. Is it really that complicated? Not when you know the basics, as Martin Russ explains.