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ALLEN & HEATH GS3

Allen & Heath GS3 Multitrack Mixer

With features enough for a low-end one-inch 24-track studio, and a price low enough for the top end of the quarter-inch 8-track market, Dave Lockwood finds the Allen & Heath GS3 too good to be ignored.

BLUE RIBBON SUPERJAM

Blue Ribbon Superjam: Amiga Composition Software

Paul Overaa takes a look at SuperJam, the new Amiga music composition package from Blue Ribbon Soundworks.

C-LAB: Further DTP applications with Notator 3.1 - Timeworks; Postscript Compatibility; OPCODE: System 7 compatibility; Where do things go in System 7.0; Studio 3 DA and Studio 3 Init under System 7.0; CODA: System 7.0

C-Lab: Further DTP applications with Notator 3.1 - Timeworks; Postscript Compatibility; Opcode: System 7 compatibility; Where do things go in System 7.0; Studio 3 DA and Studio 3 Init under System 7.0; Coda: System 7.0

CADENZA

Cadenza: The Graphic Sequencer

PC music software still has to come some way to catch up with that for the Atari and Mac, but good, graphic, sequencer programs like Cadenza are a big step in the right direction. Peter Cudmore takes a closer look.

CHAMELION IN SP'S CLOTHING

Peavey SP Sample Playback synthesizer; DPM SP & SX

Martin Russ takes a close look at Peavey's long-awaited dedicated sample player and its sample input partner.

HANDS ON: Soundcraft Spirit Studio Mixer: Part 2

Soundcraft Spirit Studio Mixer (Hands On): Part 2

David Mellor continues his guide to this low-cost high-quality console with a look at how to set up for the mix.

HITSOUND PRODUCER SERIES CDs

Hitsound Producer Series CDs: Coldcut & David Ruffy

Wilf Smarties looks for the perfect beat in two new HitSound sample CDs, from production team Coldcut and drummer David Ruffy.

I SYNC THEREFORE I AM

Micon Audio LMTC Synchroniser

Micon Audio's LMTC Processor Controller Synchroniser does for owners of Tascam multitracks what the MTC1 did for Fostex users: integrates multitrack recorder control into the sequencer environment. Dave Lockwood gets that syncing feeling once more.

KORG 03R/W

Korg 03R/W Synth Module

The sound of Korg's 01/W keyboard is now available in the compact frame of the 03R/W expander. Nigel Humberstone checks it out.

RUSSLINGS: Sampler jargon

Samplers generate their own specialised jargon - so here's a quick guide to help you through some commonly used terms.

SONY DPS M7

Sony DPS M7 Digital Sonic Modulator

Following hot on the heels of the DPS D7 and R7 digital delay and reverb units comes a third dedicated processor in Sony's DPS series - the DPS M7. David Mellor wonders whether this marks the end of the line for multiple effects units.

SPL VITALIZER

SPL Vitalizer The Vital Ingredient

By using elements of equalisation combined with established psychoacoustic principles, the SPL Vitaliser enhances the entire audio spectrum. Paul White reviews the unit that is now a vital ingredient of his mixes.

STEINBERG Cubase 3.0 Part 2

Steinberg Cubase 3.0: Part 2

David Mellor concludes his 2-part review of the latest version of Steinberg's Cubase sequencing software with an investigation of some of its more complex features: the IPS, MIDI Mixer, and Logical Editing.

YAMAHA RY30 SOUND CARDS

Yamaha RY30 Sound Cards: Rhythm Sound and Artist Cards

Martin Russ looks at how Yamaha have drummed up card support for their successful RY30 drum machine.

People + Opinion

FRANKFURT MUSIK MESSE 1992

Frankfurt Musik Messe1992

Paul Ireson reports from Frankfurt on Europe's biggest music fair.

KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN: Electronics into light

Karlheinz Stockhausen: Electronics into light

Karlheinz Stockhausen has had a profound influence on modern music from the 1950s onwards, and pioneered the use of electronics to create genuinely new music. Mark J. Prendergast reviews his career.

Thomas Dolby

Astronaut Or Heretic?

Thomas Dolby is back after a four year break, without the mad professor image but with an excellent new album in Astronauts & Heretics, his most personal recording to date. Paul Tingen spoke to him about the long road from solo synthesist to globe-trotting collaborator.

Technique

AMIGA NOTES: NewTek Video Toaster; Music X; AMAS 2; Famous Amiga Users

NewTek Video Toaster; Music X; AMAS 2; Famous Amiga Users.

DIGITAL EFFECTS

A guide to digital reverbs, delays, and multi-effects units

Digital effects are everywhere - in our racks, built into our synths and samplers, and in digital recording systems. Julian Colbeck takes a look at what's on offer in the world of digital effects units, and explains how to choose between them.

DRUM PROGRAMMING: Part 1

Drum Programming: A Series By Warren Cann: Part 1

If you use a drum machine or programme drum parts on your sequencer, chances are you need help. Warren Cann explains why in this introduction to his new series on drum programming.

MASS STORAGE TECHNOLOGY

Mass Storage Technology

Is the disk about to crash? Kendall Wrightson looks at the latest developments in mass storage technology, and discovers an optical future.

Multimedia Extensions From 3.1

PC Notes

MUSIC ON THE MOVE

Music On The Move: Hi-tech you can take anywhere

Forget towels, deodorant and trashy paperbacks; what you really want to pack in your suitcase come the Summer is a go-anywhere MIDI studio, Paul Ireson advises on suitable travelling companions.

RADICAL RECORDING

Radical Recording

You may be a whizz with the little black boxes, but how are you at recording real sounds and real performances? Wilf Smarties serves up a selection of tasty studio tricks to spice up your production.

ST NOTES: Chas Stoddard; Music shows

Chas Stoddard; Music shows.

Yamaha CBX D5; C-Lab

Apple Notes

Yamaha CBX D5; C-Lab.

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