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ALESIS MIDIVERB II

Alesis Midiverb II

When it comes to the MIDIverb II, Phil South discovers that sequels can sometimes be better than the originals!

DIGITAL RECORDINGS

Korg Sound Sample Collection

Sound engineer David Mellor checks out the most boring Compact Disc in the world: Korg's first digital collection of sound samples!

DIGITAL REVERB GUIDE

Digital Reverb Guide

Digital reverberation is probably the fastest developing field in music technology at the moment. Mark Jenkins brings you a round-up of what's currently available.

DR T'S KCS SEQUENCER

Dr. T's KCS Sequencer: Keyboard Control Sequencer

Mark Badger explores the programming environment of Dr T's 48-track keyboard controlled MIDI sequencing software for the Atari ST range of computers and draws some interesting conclusions...

OBERHEIM DPX1 SAMPLE PLAYER

Oberheim DPX1 Sample Player

Instead of following all the other electronic keyboard manufacturers sheep-like into sampling machines, Oberheim have taken a slightly different approach to the market and come up with a machine which doesn't sample but replays disks from several other machines. Paul Wiffen, long-time supporter of the Prophet samplers, finds it just what he's been looking for.

SEQUENTIAL STUDIO 440

Sequential's One Man Band

Paul Wiffen first encountered the Studio 440 a few months ago when he was called in to help Stevie Wonder suss out how to use his! It has since become the mainstay of his own programming armoury. Here he tells why...

YAMAHA DMP7

Yamaha DMP7 Digital Mixing Processor

A fully digital mixer with total automation for under £3,000? The last studio to buy a digital console paid several hundered thousand pounds for one and ended up sending it back to the factory. David Mellor visits the Yamaha research and development studio in London and examines the latest in mixing technology.

People + Opinion

ARIF MARDIN

Arif Mardin

Q: What do Phil Collins, David Bowie, Howard Jones, Chaka khan and Scritti Politti have in common? * A: They have all recorded with one of the world's top producer/arranger - Arif Mardin. Robin Tolleson takes up the story...

INSIDE VIEWS

Ray Dolby: The world's Best Known Engineer

Continuing our series that looks at hi-tech design personnel working in the field of music and recording technology, David Mellor talks with Ray Dolby, founder of Dolby Laboratories - the man who has done more to silence noise than the Speaker of the House of Commons.

READER PROFILE SPOTLIGHT

Reader Profile Spotlight: Andrew Claxton And Pearl Marsland

This month the spotlight flls on Sound On Sound readers Andrew Claxton and Pearl Marsland, who regularly tour the country presenting an unusual mix of performing arts and hi-tech music workshops.

THE HOLISTIC AUTHOR:

Douglas Adams

Would you believe that the author of the mega-successful 'Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy' is a fanatical devotee of the Macintosh computer and a MIDI enthusiast to boot? Richard Elen listens as the man tells why...

Technique

FIX IT IN THE MIX

Fix In The Mix With A Sampling Keyboard

Most people think of samplers as keyboard instruments. But within that deceptively normal-looking exterior lurks a bunch of digital audio recorders - and they sure can come in handy during a mixdown. Craig Anderton explains how...

HOW IT WORKS

How It Works: Microphones Explained

Continuing our 'How It Works' series, David Mellor lays bare the facts about the applications and workings of the commonest types of microphone.

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