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Best Service Voice Spectral

Sample Library

* Score = 3

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

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.

HANDS ON

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.

Masterclass MC4: Ethnic

Sample Library

* Score = 4 & 1/4

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.

Neil Conti's Funky Drums From Hell

Sample Library

* Score = 5

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.

STEINBERG

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.

YAMAHA RM50

Yamaha RM50: Rhythm Sound module

Looking for more drum sounds? Yamaha's RM50 packs 500 assorted drum voices (with space for over 1000) into an appealing 1U rack unit and throws in six external trigger inputs for good measure. Derek Johnson gives it a good thrashing!

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.

LIVE END: Simply Red: Two shows in one

Simply Red: Two shows in one.

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.

Technique

AMIGA NOTES: Practical uses of equipment

Practical uses of equipment.

ATARI NOTES: Videomaster; Librarian

Videomaster; Librarian.

DRUM PROGRAMMING: Part 10

Drum Programming: A Series By Warren Cann: Part 10

EZ MIDI Pro; Cubase Lite; PC Sound Master Update; Wave Blaster

PC Notes

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.

Norton Utilities

Apple Notes

Norton Utilities; Steady state or software and updating.

SAMPLING TECHNIQUES

How To Get The Most From Your Sampler

The digital mixing of samples can be used to both creative and practical ends - creating new sounds, producing stereo effects, or just saving on sample RAM.

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