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C-LAB: Program Changes; Arrange Mode; MIDI gitars and delays; Soft link; STEINBERG:Cubase and the mouse; Cubase Zoom; Transpose & Group Tracks; STE Compatibility
CARRY ON DOCTOR!
Boss DR550 Dr. Rhythm
In 1980, the original Boss DR55 Dr. Rhythm gave many people their first introduction to programmable drum machines. In 1990, the new DR55 is set to make musicians on a tight budget equally happy by providing their first taste of excellent 16-bit sampled drum sounds for under £200. Paul Ireson beats a path to his local music store's door.
DR. T'S COPYIST
Dr. T's Copyist: Musical Transcription Program
Writing out full scores and individual parts for fellow musicians used to be a slavish occupation for a skilled select few. Now, with the benefit of low cost computers and music transcription programs like this one from Dr. T, almost anyone can produce professional results that don't cost the earth. Amanda Stuart explores.
EZE Ensoniq EPS
Perhaps it's because the auto-looping functions on Ensoniq's EPS sampler are so effective that computer based sample editing software for the machine is so thin on the ground? Matthew Newman checks out Gelva Software's first offering.
HYBRID ARTS SMPTETRACK II
Hybrid Arts SMPTEtrack II
Is Hybrid Arts SMPTE track for the Atari ST keeping pace with the front runners? David Mellor upgrades his sequencer package to Version II software and hardware.
MIDI routing systems have come down a long way since the humble passive Thru box. Kendall Wrightson explores a sophisticated example of the species, from MIDItemp.
Peavey DPM3 Composition Centre
Announced over a year ago, the all-American DPM3 has finally landed on our shores. Martin Russ takes the wraps off Peavey's much publicised first foray into the hi-tech keyboard market.
SONIC IMAGES SAMPLE CDs
Sonic Images Sample CDs
There may be a few instruments in the world that have not yet been sampled, but there is still an infinite number of ways it can be done. David Mellor auditions Sonic Images' Sample Library Volumes 2 and 3: Percussion Special and Stack Sounds A.
Studer Dyaxis Digital Audio Production System
Today's high-end tools for the professional are tomorrow's affordable tools for the musician in the street. David Mellor expores a Macintosh-based digital recording and editing system from a company best known for their analogue tape recorders.
People + Opinion
Since heralding in a new musical era in 1976 with the release of his synthesizer-based opus 'Oxygene', Jean-Michel Jarre has gone on to sell almost 34 million records worldwide. Currently embarking on a new album project, as well as planning a series of concerts to welcome in the new decade, Richard Buskin visited Jarre in his home studio to talk about the technology behind his music.