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DRUM PROGRAMMING: A series by Warren Cann Part 10
There's more to how fast 'n' frantic a track feels than merely the bpm setting on your drum machine - this month we look at aural illusions...
Dynacord DRP15 Multi-effects Processor
Dynachord are probably best known in the UK for their samplers, but a careful look at the DRP15 suggests that we should be getting better acquainted with their effects processors. Wilf Smarties explains why.
EMU SYSTEMS EIIIXP
Emu Systems EIIIXP Digital Sound Production System
It's taken five years for Emu Systems to release a rackmount derivative of the Emulator III sampler, but there's nothing dated about the new EIIIxp - even the price has a contemporary competative edge to it. Julian Colbeck falls in love.
Roland TR808 Drum Machine (Retro)
If any drum machine ever deserved classic status, it must surely be Roland's TR808. David Mellor explains how to programme that perfect beat on a machine that led the beat box revolution.
MOTU MIDI TIME PIECE II
MOTU MIDI Time Piece II Mac MIDI Interface/Processor
Mark Of the Unicorn have updated their multi-port, multi-output MIDI interface/processor/synchroniser adding 128 RAM routing/processing 'Patches' and front pannel controls for stand-alone operation. Kendall Wrightson investigates.
SMALL BUT PERFECTLY FORMED
Soundcraft Spirit Folio
Soundcraft's range of Spirit consoles has a new baby - the compact, versatile, Spirit Folio. Dave Lockwood looks at the mixer that delivers Spirit quality for around £350.
Pro 24, Cubase Enabler and Score; DR T'S KCS; Control sequences
Steinberg; Pro 24, Cubase Enabler and Score. Dr T's KCS; Control sequences.
STEINBERG CUBASE WINDOWS
Steinberg Cubase Windows: PC Sequencing Software
Having established itself on the ST, Steinberg's industry-standard Cubase sequencer has recently been making in-roads into the Mac market - and now there's a Windows version to get PC users in on the act. Brian Heywood checks it out.
People + Opinion
A ROOM OF MY OWN
Chrysta Jones & Mile McDermot - Workshy
Julian Colbeck dops in for a coffee and bagels with a band who know what it's like to be big in Japan...
KLAUS SCHULZE: European Son
Klaus Schulze: European Son
Always a hero to fans of European instrumental synth music, Klaus Schulze has of late found favour with more mainstream popular critics. As he releases his last album for a rock label prior to returning to his classical roots, Mark J. Prendergast looks back over Schulze's career, and talks to Schulze himself about his past, present, and future.
MINISTRY OF SOUND IDEAS
Ministry: Al Jourgensen and Paul Barker
Ministry's Psalm 69 album saw the band emerge from the underground into the uncharted waters of commercial success. Xai Sutohbi caught up with Al Jourgensen and Paul Barker when they brought their brutal techno-metal roadshow to London.
IS ANALOGUE MULTITRACK RECORDING DEAD?
Is Analogue Multitrack Reacording Dead?
Now that affordable multitrack recording is available, is your analogue machine fit only for the museum? David Mellor asks, and attempts to answer, this question.