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AKAI S1100

Akai S110016-Bit Stereo Sampler

Akai's S1000 is without a doubt the industry standard professional sampler, so why try and improve on the best? Paul Wiffen finds that SMPTE cue listing, AES/EBU real-time output, and built-in effects are a good start (with hard disk recording to follow).

BOXING CLEVER

Band-In-A-Box

Is it really possible to get more music out of a program than you put in? David Hughes looks at software that takes auto-accompaniment and makes it work for the musician.

C-LAB: Notator Mixed Triplets; Notator Page Preview; Accessing page preview; STEINBERG: Cubase and Fostex R8; Hardware/software Settings; SMPTE/MTC; Getting started; VOYETRA: Sequencer plus instrument file V3.06

C-Lab: Notator Mixed Triplets; Notator Page Preview; Accessing page preview. Steinberg: Cubase and Fostex R8; Hardware/software Settings; SMPTE/MTC; Getting started. Voyetra: Sequencer plus instrument file V3.06

FUNCTION JUNCTION

Audio Architecture MIDI Patchbay

Audio Architecture's Function Junction range of MIDI patchbays offers up to 16 x 64 MIDI routing with MIDI merging, Sophisticated MIDI processing and mother keyboard emulation. Kendall Wrightson investigates.

STEINBERG CUBASE 2.0

Steinberg Cubase 2.0

Steinberg's flagship sequencer, Cubase, has seen two major revisions since we first reviewed it. David Hughes looks at what's new.

STRATOSPHERIC!

Zoom 9002 Advanced Guitar Effects Processor

Six digital effects at once from a Walkman-sized box? Ian Gilby gets turned on by technological progress.

The Dynamic Beatbox

Alesis SR16 Drum Machine

You just can't argue with a drum machine offering 233 16-bit sounds, two stereo outputs, 16-voice polyphony and a mammoth memory all for £299 - unless perhaps you're a busker, as Kendall Wrigtson, discovers.

People + Opinion

SOUNDING OFF: Form or function: What are we paying for? by Paul Wiffen

Form or function: What are we paying for? By Paul Wiffen.

Wally Badarou

Creating The Future

Anyone can dream about the future, but it takes a unique talent to build it in the present. Wally Badarou's personal studio defies conventional ideas of studio design, substituting voice-controlled DMP11s for a large console, and putting the musician first. Paul Tingen listens in.

Technique

ADVENTURES IN MIDI LAND: Part 5

Adventures In MIDI Land: Part 5

The adventure continues... the master of MIDI manipulations, Martin Russ, does the Time Warp!

DAVE STEWART'S MUSIC SEMINAR

Dave Stewart's Music Seminar: Part 6: Sixty Something

Part 6: Sixty Something, originality and where to find it.

ENHANCING YOUR COMPUTER

Enhancing Your Computer

Martin Russ looks at how you can make the most of your computer power, through a range of software and hardware.

KEEPING UP TO DATE

Alesis Quadraverb Plus And Datadisk SQ

Upgrading your equipment doesn't always mean selling the old stuff and replacing it entirely: new facilities and features may only be a chip away. Tony Hastings looks at updated versions of the Alesis Quadraverb and DataDisk.

RECORDING TECHNIQUES

Recording Techniques: Part 13: Location Recording

David Mellor bundles his recording gear into the boot of a car and drives off into the unknown.

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