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101 USES FOR A...
You've tried the mouse; now check out its computer friendly feline counterpart. Martin Russ prowls around the Friend-Chip K.AT.
Voice Crystal SY77 Disks 1 & 2
Martin Russ takes a break from programming sounds and auditions someone else's instead.
Fractal Music Composer
Martin Russ looks at a program that generates music from chaos.
Akai S1000 Sampler (Hands On)
There's an S1000 in every studio - almost. David Mellor presents an introduction to this popular sampler.
INTO THE HEART
Emu Proteus Master Performance System
Martin Russ continues his in-depth look at the Emu Proteus Master Performance System.
KEEP IT SIMPLE
Sessionmaster Direct Recording Pre-amp
The Sessionmaster Direct Recording Pre-amp steers clear of extras that are best left to other effects units, and concentrates on providing a quality guitar DI signal. Dave Lockwood approves.
Opcode Track Chart
Need to keep track of your tracks in the studio? Opcode's Track Chart offers a package of handy utilities for engineers; Mike Collins tries it out.
LA AUDIO MULTI GATE
LA Audio Multigate
Zenon Schoepe gets to grips with this 16-channel MIDI controllable gate/mute processor.
RUSSLINGS: Why 16-bit/44.1 kHz sampling doesn't necessarily equal CD audio quality
There are a considerable number of samplers on the new and second-hand market - and they all come with potentially misleading techno-speak specifications. So what is a '16-bit sampler'?
STEINBERG: MIDI Clock and MIDI Timecode; PASSPORT: Encore For PC; If you have at least 2Mb; If you din't have 2Mb
Steinberg: MIDI Clock and MIDI Timecode Passport: Encore For PC; If you have at least 2Mb; If you din't have 2Mb
THE COMPLETE SAMPLERS BUYER'S GUIDE
The Complete Sampler Buyer's Guide
Or Everything You Need To Know About Buying A Sampler, But Didn't Know Who To Ask. Julian Colbeck is your guide.
THE NEW WAVE
Korg Wavestation A/D
Korg add new samples, a vocoder and a pair of audio inputs to their highly acclaimed Advanced Vector synthesizer, and put the results in a rack. Kendall Wrightson says the Wavestation A/D is a TV/film composer's dream machine.
WET, WET, WET!
LSW Poolside Drums Sampling CD
David Mellor tastes a hot product from the London Sample Workshop.
People + Opinion
CYBER-TRIBAL WORLD FUNKATEERS
D'Cuckoo are hardly your average hi-tech band: they build their own instruments; they're all women; and they play "Post-industrial cyber-tribal world-funk'. Paul Tingen investigates.
STANDARD MIDI FILES
Standard MIDI Files
Despite the fact that Standard MIDI Files have been about for quite a while there is, for many users, still more than a little confusion about their purpose and use. Paul Overaa sheds some light on the subject...
Wires And Wherefores Of Connecting Up Your Studio
If you're spending hundreds or even thousands of pounds on studio equipment, you might as well spend a little time to ensure that it's actually connected up properly. Wilf Smarties explains how to avoid hums, buzzes, earth loops, and all those other nasty shocks...