March 1993 In This Issue

To open articles, click title links

Reviews

ADVANCED GRAVIS ULTRASOUND

Advanced Gravis Multimedia PC soundcard

A PC sound card with 16-bit digital audio and an Ensoniq-derived synth section for just over £200? Is it, wonders Brian Heywood, too good to be true?

BREAKING WITH THE RACK PACK

Roland JV880 Synth Module

From the outside Roland's JV880 looks like just another rackmount synth module, but ROM waveform expansion, easy operation and an attractive price tag should set it apart from the crowd. Paul Ireson takes a closer look.

HAMMOND XB5

Hammond XB5 Double Manual Organ

David Etheridge reviews the reborn Hammond organ. With MIDI, memories and full programmability, it represents a '90s approach to a classic instrument.

HANDS ON: Apple Macintosh Computers

Apple Macintosh Computers (Hands On)

New machines and lower prices have brought the Apple Macintosh within the reach of ever more musicians. David Mellor is your guide on a first-timer's tour of Mac-land.

JACK IN A BOX

Anatek SMP16 MIDI/Audio Patchbay

It patches MIDI and audio connections, it interfaces, it generates SMPTE, it shaves those irritating little bobbles off your favourite sweater... well maybe not, but it could change the way you patch your studio forever, as David Mellor discovers.

JJ Jeczalik's Art Of Sampling

Sample Library

* Score = 4

MUSIC SOFTWARE BUYERS' GUIDE: Atari; Mac; PC; Amiga

Music Software Buyer's Guide: Atari; Mac; PC; Amiga

It was a tough assignment, but someone had to do it - list every pieve of music software available in the UK for the Atari, Mac, PC and Amiga. Next month we'll follow up with a full listing of hardware for all platforms. The list's out of date by the time it appears in print, of course, but here goes...

Paul Hardcastle's 'The Wizard'

Sample Library

* Score = 2

RAISING THE STANDARD

Akai S3000 and S2800 Samplers

From the S900 to the S1100, Akai samplers have set the standards for others to match and found widespread popularity in studios of every size and kind. Now the company's next generation of machines is upon us - David Mellor looks at the new kit on the block.

SHEER GENIUS

Amek Einstein

Zenon Schoepe looks at a serious desk for serious MIDI rooms - Amek's highly specified Einstein.

SSU PROFESSIONAL PCM SAMPLE LIBRARY

SSU Professional PCM Sample Library: Yamaha SY99 Sample Disks

Martin Russ lends an ear to some accomplished PCM samples for the hungry sample RAM in your SY99.

STEINBERG; Go faster stripes; DR T'S KCS; Control Sequences

Steinberg; Go faster stripes; Dr T's KCS; Control Sequences

YAMAHA CLAVINOVA PF P100

Yamaha Clavinova PF P100 Stage Piano

Don't dismiss Yamaha's newest Clavinova piano as suitable only for wine bar pianists - Julian Colbeck finds it's an impressive pro instrument whatever your style of music.

People + Opinion

A ROOM OF MY OWN

Switzerland

Ex-808 Stater Martin Price is back in action with his new project Switzerland. Nigel Humberstone dropped in on their personal studio to talk technical...

HAMMER TIME

Jan Hammer Talks Tech

It's now several years since Jan Hammer gave up his day job as composer-in-residence for Miami Vice. In the Mind's Eye, a long-form computer animated video, sees him contributing to a quite different fusion of striking visuals and music, as Julian Colbeck hears.

THE BELOVED

The Beloved

The Beloved, indie band turned pioneers of the indie/dance crossover, have a last released their follow-up to Happiness. Now working without Steve Waddington, Jon Marsh talks shop with Nigel Humberstone.

Technique

ATARI NOTES: MIDI Sequencers

MIDI Sequencers.

Digidesign Session 8; Cheetah Soundscape

PC Notes

Digidesign Session 8; Cheetah Soundscape.

DRUM PROGRAMMING: Part 11

A Series By Warren Cann: Part 11

Part 11. So you've programmed the drums for your latest songs - now it's time to back up your data and prepare to lay tracks down on tape. Time for timecode...

Editing; Monitor; Payback and MIDI.

AMIGA NOTES

Editing; Monitor; Payback and MIDI.

MIDI TIMING DELAYS

MIDI Timing Delays: Software and Hardware Thrus

An occasional series which investigates some of the more technical aspects of MIDI. In this introductory article, Martin Russ measures some Thru delays.

SAMPLING TECHNIQUES

How To Get The Most From Your Sampler

Tom McLaughlin leads another expedition deep into sample country. This month: how to create stereo instruments from mono samples.

Tapeless Multitrack Explosion; New Motu; Digidesign; Stop press price list

Apple Notes

Tapeless Multitrack Explosion; New Motu; Digidesign; Stop press price list.

All Issues

2014

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

2013

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

2012

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

2011

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

2010

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

2009

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

2008

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

2007

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

2006

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

2005

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

2004

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

2003

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

2002

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

2001

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

2000

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

1999

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

1998

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

1997

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

1996

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

1995

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

1994

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

1993

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

1992

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

1991

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

1990

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

1989

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

1988

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

1987

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

1986

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

1985

November

December

 Issue Selector
WIN Great Prizes in SOS Competitions!
WIN Great Prizes in SOS Competitions!

 

Home | Search | News | Current Issue | Tablet Mag | Articles | Forum | Subscribe | Shop | Readers Ads

Advertise | Information | Privacy Policy | Support | Login Help

 

Email: Contact SOS

Telephone: +44 (0)1954 789888

Fax: +44 (0)1954 789895

Registered Office: Media House, Trafalgar Way, Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB23 8SQ, United Kingdom.

Sound On Sound Ltd is registered in England and Wales.

Company number: 3015516 VAT number: GB 638 5307 26

         

All contents copyright © SOS Publications Group and/or its licensors, 1985-2014. All rights reserved.
The contents of this article are subject to worldwide copyright protection and reproduction in whole or part, whether mechanical or electronic, is expressly forbidden without the prior written consent of the Publishers. Great care has been taken to ensure accuracy in the preparation of this article but neither Sound On Sound Limited nor the publishers can be held responsible for its contents. The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the publishers.

Web site designed & maintained by PB Associates | SOS | Relative Media