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3D Sound Drum Sample CD 1

Sample Library

* No score

C-LAB: Adaptive Groove Quantise; DR. T'S: Using PVG; Programmable Variations Generator

C-Lab: Adaptive Groove Quantise. Dr. T's: Using PVG, Programmable Variations Generator.

Datafile 3

Sample Library

* Score = 4

DATAMUSIC FRACTAL MUSIC: Fractal Composition Software

Datamusic Fractal Music Fractal Composition Software

Martin Russ looks at one of the current rash of fractal music programs and finds it anything but chaotic...

Korg 01/W Pro + Pro X

Workstations

The latest keyboards in the Korg dynasty offers a little more than remade and remodelled technology. Julian Colbeck experiences Korg's sonic edge.

Moog Minimoog

Moog Minimoog (Retro)

Time travel by synthesizer: David Mellor takes a look at the classic MiniMoog synthesizer.

MOTU: Mosaic

Mac Notation Software

Mark Of The Unicorn's Mosaic succeeds Professional Composer as their pro notation program for the Mac. Mike Collins looks at how it stacks up against the competition.

NOVATION MM10

Novation MM10 Portable MIDI Master Keyboard

Paul Ireson gets to grips with a mini master keyboard that's just right for QY10 users.

ROLAND R70

Roland R70: Human Rhythm Composer

Roland's R70, their new top-of-the-range beat box, is the first drum machine to feature on-board digital effects. Ian Steele sits in judgement.

RUSSLINGS: Sound Options

There are more sound options available to today's synthesist than ever before. But should you buy off-the-peg or custom designs?

TASCAM 464 Portastudio

Tascam 464 Portastudio

Dave Lockwood takes a shine to Tascam's new top-of-the-range Portastudio, the 464.

TASCAM ATS500

Tascam ATS500 Transport Synchroniser

An attractive price and ease of operation make Tascam's ATS500 ideal for semi-pro musicians with an eye on the field of audio-for-video. Dave Lockwood checks it out.

TASCAM M1516 MIXER

Tascam M1516 Mixer

Tascam's compact and versatile new M1516 desk is aimed squarely at the semi-pro 8-track market. The not-so compact but even more versatile Dave Lockwood checks it out.

YAMAHA MDF2

Yamaha MDF2 Data Filer

Martin Russ files his report on a MIDI accessory which could fill a big hole in your musical life.

People + Opinion

Michael Brook

Canada Dry

Michael Brook, inventor of the Infinite Guitar, is a guitarist, composer and producer with a talent to match his eclectic musical tastes and influences. Paul Tingen met him to talk about his new Colbalt Blue album.

Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri

DIY

Following a brief diversion in the form of last year's Rain Tree Crow project, Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri are once more pursuing their creative partnership. Paul Ireson reports on the recording of their latest album.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION: For recording engineering

Training And Education: For recording engineering

Educated sound engineer David Mellor assesses the value of training for a career in recording.

Technique

AMIGA NOTES: Amiga 4000; Direct to disk recording

Amiga 4000; Direct to disk recording.

DRUM PROGRAMMING: Part 2

Drum Programming: A Series By Warren Cann: Part 2

Warren Cann continues his series on drum programming.

MAC NOTES: Playlisting; Quicktime; CD-ROM, CD-I and P-CD

Playlisting; Quicktime; CD-ROM, CD-I and P-CD.

MIDI: Past, Present & Future

MIDI: Past, Present & Future

The Musical Instrument Digital Interface has revolutionised the way we write and record music. Martin Russ delves deep into MIDI's 10 year history, explains its many recent changes and additions, and looks ahead to see what the future will hold.

MUSIC ON THE MACINTOSH

Music On The Macintosh: Software and Hardware

Newer, cheaper models have brought the Apple Macintosh within the reach of an increasing number of musicians. Tim Tully presents an overview of hardware and software products for the computer that pioneered the Graphical User Interface.

ST NOTES: Shareware Llamas

Shareware Llamas.

Windows 3.1 & Effects On PC Musicians

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