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ALL HAIL VALHALA

Valhala Studio: Studio Series Roland D110 Voice Cards

Super sleuth Simon Sanders finds himself hot on the trail of cool sounds for the Roland D110. Prime suspect: Valhala.

BACK ON TOP?

C-Lab Notator/Creator v3.1

The latest update to C-Lab's Creator/Notator adds graphic arranging, support for tape recorder transport control, and a host of other assorted new of improved features. If you still haven't upgraded from a pre-3.0 version, now's the time to do it, says Dave Lockwood.

C-LAB: Notator and DTP; STEINBERG: More about MIDI outs; PASSPORT: Mac System 7.0 compatibility; Passport and Opcode Oms; Audiotrax

C-Lab: Notator and DTP Steinberg: More about MIDI outs; Passport: Mac System 7.0 compatibility; Passport and Opcode Oms; Audiotrax

HANDS ON

Korg M1 Workstation

The Korg M1 is one of the best and most popular keyboards around. David Mellor explores some of its prime features.

KILLER KURZWEIL

Kurzweil K2000 Keyboard

Kurzweil's new keyboard offers genuine innovation: versatile synthesis, an unparalleled user interface, and up to 64Mb of user sampling are only the start of what sets the K2000 apart from the other sample-based instruments. Craig Anderton explains why it will turn the head of even the most jaded technophile.

RUSSLINGS: Sampling Cliches and how to avoid them

Sampling cliches and how to avoid them.

SMALLER, NEATER, CHEAPER...

Fostex X18 Cassette Multitracker

Following in the footsteps of Fostex's X15, their new X18 offers the cheapest and simplest entry to 4-track recording. Dave Lockwood puts it to the test.

SOUNDCRAFT SAPPHYRE

Soundcraft Sapphyre Recording Mixer

Zenon Schoepe gets to grips with the latest jewel in Soundcraft's crown, a personal desk with top-flight features and quality.

THE NEW MASTER

Akai MX1000 Master Keyboard

Ease of programming and an optional plug-in piano sound board should ensure popularity for the Akai MX1000. Julian Colbeck explains why it makes all the difference.

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?

Passport AudioTrax Sequencer

MIDI and hard disk recording on the Mac for £260? It sounds too good to be true, but Paul Wiffen pinches himself and finds he is awake!

YOU GET MORE FROM A MACKIE

Mackie 1202 Mixer

Mackie Designs' 1202 mixer offer supreme flexibility, and the same standard of design and construction that distinguished the 1604. Dave Lockwood finds proof that the best things come in small packages.

People + Opinion

Neil Finn

Crowded House's Woodface album won widespread acclaim for the sheer quality of its songs. Paul Tingen quizzes main man Neil Finn on perfecting the three-minute pop song.

Stephen Hague

Producer

Stephen Hague has demonstrated considerable talent as a producer of classy electronic pop, riding the faders for the Pet Shop Boys and New Order. But his recent work on albums by Robbie Robertson and Souxsie & The Banshees shows that he has more strings to his bow. Paul Tingen lends an ear.

TEACHERS AND TECHNOLOGY: Bett '92

BETT 1992 report

Paul Gilby reports from Bett '92, the show devoted to educational technology.

WINTER 1992 NAMM: Show Report

NAMM 1992: Show Report

NAMM veteran Craig Anderton reports from the biggest and best music show in the US.

Technique

CARD TRICKS

Music on the PC

Panicos Georghiades and Gabriel Jacobs explains how, with the aid of plug-in sound and MIDI interface cards, you can transform that most unmusical of computers, the PC.

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Index To Articles: November 1985 - March 1992

November 1985 - March 1992. A complete listing of every article published in the last six-and-a-half years of Sound On Sound, plus details of how to order back issues.

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