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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 R100

Drum Machine

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.

STUDIOMASTER SERIES II MIDI MIXER

Studiomaster Series II

Studiomaster were one of the first established mixer manufacturers to incorporate MIDI control in one of their desks and to hook it up to a personal computer. Mark Badger investigates whether the marriage was a successful one.

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.

Technique

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!

MIDI MATTERS

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.

THE FIRST COMMISION

The First Commision: Part 2

Part 2: Tony Hastings provides plenty of inside information as he concludes his tale of how a lucky break resulted in his first commission in the lucrative world of advertising jingles and soundtracks.

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