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ALLEN & HEATH
Allen & Heath Saber Mixer
Moving upmarket? David Pickering Pick presents this user report on Allen & Heath's Saber console.
Ensoniq EPSM Rack-mount Sampler/Sequencer
A rack-mount version of the EPS was something Ensoniq swore they would never produce, but they have finally bowed to public pressure. Paul Wiffen looks at the extra memory, extra outputs and SCSI applications, and concludes it has been worth the wait.
ENSONIQ VFX Synthesizer
Ensoniq VFX Synthesizer (Preview)
Unheralded even by rumours and speculation, Ensoniq's new VFX synthesizer has arrived. Prior to a full review next month, Paul Ireson offers his first impressions of what could turn out to be the most sought after synth of 1989.
HOLLIS RESEARCH: Desktop gremlins; MIDI channels; STEINBERG: Pro24 edit pages; Softly does it; C-LAB: Arrange mode/transpose; Unitor; Adding music to video
Hollis Research: Desktop gremlins; MIDI channels. Steinberg: Pro24 edit pages; Softly does it. C-Lab: Arrange mode/transpose; Unitor; Adding music to video.
J.L COOPER PPS100
JL Cooper PPS100 MIDI SMPTE Synchroniser
David Mellor, reviewer of the original J.L Cooper PPS1 'Poor Person's SMPTE' unit, looks at the new rackmount PPS100 - the Professional Person's SMPTE unit.
Mididrummer For the Atari ST
Still sruggling to programme your drum machine? Wish you could see what your rhythms looked like? Martin Russ thinks this ST program could banish those drum box blues for good.
ROLAND W30 WORKSTATION
Roland W30 Workstation
Is Roland's new W30 just another workstation? Paul Ireson checks it out and finds features that allow it to excel both as a stand-alone system and as the MIDI set-up.
Technics SV260 Portable DAT Recorder
As the market prepares itself for an influx of DAT recorders from the giants of the hi-fi world, Mark Jenkins takes a brief look at a portable offering from Technics, the SV260.
THE MUSIC NETWORK SOS On-Line: Electronic data communication
This month Paul Gilby takes us back to basics to clear up some confusion about the fundamental principles of electronic data communication.
People + Opinion
SOUNDING OFF: Hard Disks & Hard Facts by David Hughes
Systems programmer and musician David Hughes reveals the hard facts about hard disks.
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About System Exclusive: Part 3
Part 3: Martin Russ continues his in-depth explaination of MIDI's most misunderstood messages.
HOME TO SET UP A HOME STUDIO
How To Set Up A Home Studio: Part 7: Studio Layout & Acoustics
Part 7: Badly positioned equipment in your home studio can mean the difference between a good working environment and a bad one. This month, David Mellor provides some useful guidelines to help make your home studio as efficient as possible.
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR AKAI S1000 SAMPLER
Making The Most Of Your Akai S1000: Part 2: Sample Editing & Manipulation
Akai product specialist Steve Howell passes on more useful tips to help you make the most of your S1000 sampler. Part 2: Sample Editing & Manipulation.
49 Hot Signal Processing Tips
The more imagination you apply to signal processors, the more you can get out of them. Craig Anderton presents 49 tips that take you beyond stock effects and into new ways of creating your own sonic signature.