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Digitech TSR24 True Stereo Reverb & Effects Processor
Quantity of effects is no longer a major selling point - manufacturers are now striving to offer truly professional sound quality and performance at home recording prices; does Digitech's new flagship processor hit the right balance? Paul White finds out.
FOUNDATION & EMPIRE
Fostex Foundation 2000
An unlikely amalgamation of Japanese enterprise and American engineering expertise points the way towards Fostex's future. Paul White visited their US R&D headquarters to see their Foundation 2000 - not so much a stepping stone as a bridge to a digital age.
Lexicon Jam Man
Digital Echo, Sampler & Loop Recorder
Lexicon follow up their highly desirable Alex digital reverb with a truly innovative new product. Last seen cavorting on stage with rock band Living Colour, Jam Man offers not only echo and sampling, but also allows you to create spontaneous music tracks, courtesy of its looping digital recorder. Paul White turns on and Fripps out...
Mackie 8-Buss Recording/PA Mixing Console
Paul White takes the wraps off the long-awaited Mackie 8-bus mixing console - and likes what he hears.
Emu Morpheus Synth Module
How does the follow-up to the highly successful Vintage Keys pack even more synthesis power into the same space? Martin Russ discovers that a 1U Z-plane Synthesizer can be deceptively large inside!
Korg Audio Gallery Music System for Apple Mac and Windows
Musicians have high expectations of synth giant Korg; Mike Collins finds out how their first foray into the desktop music market measures up.
Roland P55 Piano Module
David Mellor discovers that Roland's new dedicated piano module sounds a lot bigger than it looks.
SPL STEREO VITALIZER
SPL Stereo Vitalizer Psychoacoustic Enhancer
Since its launch just a few years ago, the SPL Vitalizer has made a major impression on many of those who have used it. Paul White tests the new stereo version, which features a simplified control panel - and a lower price tag.
The Logical Choice?
Emagic Notator Logic Audio
Paul White packs up his multitrack and confronts Notator Logic Audio's recording environment of the future.
THE MULTIMEDIA APPROACH TO PC SEQUENCING
Lowrie Woolf SeqWin V2/Multimedia
The great orchestrator Ravel never said "a bit of program 42, Bank 8, on MIDI channel 16 will suit this part". Rather, he might have said "some flute would suit this part". This is what SeqWin tries to offer you. Panicos Georghiades and Gabriel Jacobs check it out.
People + Opinion
DEL PALMER: The Red Shoes Sessions
Del Palmer & The Red Shoes Sessions: Kate Bush
There's been a lot of publicity about Kate Bush's new album, The Red Shoes; Richard Buskin goes behind the scenes with engineer/producer Del Palmer to discover exactly how the album was recorded, and how pop's most enigmatic lady really works.
The career of producer George Martin has spanned more than three decades and has embreaced the extremes of technology - from basic 4-track recording with the Beatles to the cutting edge of digital at the new AIR Lyndhurst studios. Paul Tingen talks to a legend in recording history...
Glenn Skinner: Pop Isn't All Rubbish
Opinion | Music Production (Production Lines)
Redefining what we all mean by 'pop' is something that every generation has to do, argues producer Glenn Skinner. But does popular have to mean rubbish, or is there still scope for more class and less crass?
Robert Fripp Lays Bare His Legendary Effects Rack
Robert Fripp is very much a musician's musician, whose innovative approach to both guitar playing and signal processing defies categorisation. Mark Jenkins looks at the technology behind Frippertronics...
Recording Their Debut Album
With names like Andy Weatherall and Stephen Hague involved in the production and remixing of this Glasgow trio's music, we can expect to hear more of One Dove. Nigel Humberstone tracks two of them down in their studio, to talk about minimal gear and getting the show on the road...
AudioCalc; Hinton Instruments
More news from Martin Russ, including a look at a practical DA from Hinton Instruments.
Aural Hygiene: How To Keep Noise At Bay, Part 1
Tips & Techniques
Plagued by noise? Want to brighten up your old master tapes? Gordon Reid, of Cedar Audio Ltd, explains the different processes that can be used to clean up audio signals that have become contaminated by noise.
Mac Tone Modules
This month an explosion of Mac tone modules and a Mac range restructuring exercise. Kendall Wrightson offers seasonal cheer for Apple admirers everywhere.
PC Christmas Favourites
Christmas is coming, and Brian Heywood is rounding up some PC goodies you might like to find in your stocking...
PRACTICAL STUDIO DESIGN: Part 5
Practical Studio Design: Part 5: Room Within A Room Construction
Paul White presents a practical overview of the 'room within a room' principle which is used in the construction of virtually all major studios.