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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

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

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

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.

YAMAHA C1

Yamaha C1: Part 1 Hardware

In the first of this two-part review, Ian Gilby discusses the hardware aspects of Yamaha's new portable music computer. Part 1: The Hardware.

People + Opinion

SOUNDING OFF: Hard Disks & Hard Facts by David Hughes

Systems programmer and musician David Hughes reveals the hard facts about hard disks.

Technique

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.

SONICTONIC

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.

USING COMPUTER SPREADSHEETS AS SONG PLANNERS

Using Computer Spreadsheets As Song Planners

Do you use a computer to help you make music? Then why not go the whole hog and use it to keep track of your songs? Vincent Taylor shows that there's more to computer spreadsheets than merely adding up figures.

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