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CASIO FZ-1 SAMPLER
Casio FZ1 Sampler
Casio caused a furore at February's Frankfurt Music Fair when they unveiled the world's first 'affordable' 16-bit sampling keyboard with onboard graphic editing display - the FZ1. Mark Jenkins visits the Casio factory to bring you a comprehensive preview of this remarkable instrument.
FM THEORY & APPLICATIONS
FM Theory & Applications: By Musicians for Musicians
The long-awaited book from John Chowing and Dave Bristow comes under close scrutiny; Martin Russ dons his white wig...
ICONIX MIDI SEQUENCER: For Atari ST
Iconix MIDI Sequencer For Atari ST
This is the first British pro music software to be released for the Atari ST range of computers, and the first to really make full use of the Atari's GEM graphic operating system, according to the manufacturer. Martin Russ checks out their claim.
Kawai are quickly making a name for themselves in the hi-tech field thanks to good value products like the R100. Ian Waugh files his report.
KORG DVR2000 REVERB
Korg DVR2000 Digital Reverb
Phil South discovers that room simulation is not incurable these days, thanks to Korg's latest combined digital reverb and multi-effects processor.
People + Opinion
L.A. SYNTHESIS: What is it?
Mr Ikutaro Kakehashi, President Of The Roland Corporation
Last month's review concentrated on the all-important sounds of Roland's first ever Linear Arithmetic synthesizer, the D50. This month Martin Russ presents a detailed report on the technical aspects of the D50, liberally sprinkled with excerpts from a rare interview with Mr Ikutaro Kakeashi, President of the Roland Corporation and inventor of LA Synthesis.
Steve Levine: Setting the record straight
Interview | Producer
Sound On Sound had been informed that top record producer Steve Levine wanted to give an interview in response to what he felt were misleading quotes and information that had recently appeared in the 'trade' music press concerning the application of digital recording technology and MIDI in a pro studio environment. Ralph Denyer went along to meet Levine and programmer/musician Julian Lindsay at Levine's own recently set up, private studio in London.
HOW IT WORKS
How It Works: Noise Reduction
David Mellor continues our 'How It Works' series with an investigation of the many ways available to help silence your recordings!
Sample Editing Via MIDI
Why is it that there are so many computer-based sample editing packages being released? Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that they make working with a sampler considerably easier. Jay Chapman ponders their worth.