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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.

KNOBULAR SYNTHESIS!

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"!

SPACE RACE

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.

UP UP AND AWAY!

Zoom 9010 Advanced Sound Processor

A multi-timbral effects unit? David Mellor finds out that 'Advanced Sound Processor' can mean more than just an ordinary multi-effects unit.

People + Opinion

GENERAL MIDI

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.

Howard Jones

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.

INSIDE THE KLF

Inside The KLF

Mark J. Prendergast looks behind the anonymous front of the KLF.

SOUNDING OFF: What is this MIDI thing? By Ian Truss

What is this MIDI thing? By Ian Truss.

Technique

ANALOGUE-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION

Analogue-To-Digital Conversion

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.

DAVE STEWART'S MUSIC SEMINAR

Dave Stewart's Music Seminar: Part 10: No Rhythm

Part 10: No Rhythm.

RECORDING TECHNIQUES

Recording Techniques: Part 17: The Mix (3)

There's so much to know about mixing and most of it can only be learned by experience. But a little bit of knowledge can go a long way. David Mellor has a little bit - and more - to offer.

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