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BBE SONIC MAXIMISER
BBE Sonic Maximiser
Does BBE's new box of psychoacoustics tricks offer a new way of livening up a mix? David Mellor takes his music to the max.
C-LAB NOTATOR V3.0 (Part 1)
C-Lab Notator v3.0 (Part 1)
C-Lab's outstanding Notator and Creator sequencers have now been updated to Version 3.0. Review by Dave Lockwood, part 2 next month.
Roland JD800 Programmable Synthesizer
Already a strong contender for hot keyboard of the year, Roland's new JD800 puts analogue-style knobs and sliders back on the front panel fo a modern digital synth. Julian Colbeck goes "wow"!
Roland M480 & M240R Rackmount Line Mixers
The competition to squeeze the maximum number of inputs and effects busses into the smallest possible rack space continues, as Kendall Wrightson discovers.
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General MIDI: A True MIDI Standard?
The non-standard nature of MIDI instruments has become an impediment to MIDI's use in the home and educational markets, so the instrument manufacturers have come together to create a new standard, General MIDI. Chris Jordan explains what it is and why it is needed.
The Secret Of My Success
UK chart success may have been elusive of late but Howard Jones' continued popularity in the States has brought its rewards - an SSL- equipped 48-track home studio. Interview by Paul Tingen.
Why isn't everybody happy with 16-bit sampling? Why are 20 bits better than 16? Kendall Wrightson looks at the technology in the latest generation of analogue-to-digital convertors.