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DIGITECH MIDI PEDAL: DOD

Digitech MIDI Pedal

Capable of storing 1,984 program change commands, Digitech's recently released MIDI Pedal looks like it could be a useful accessory. Tony Wride investigates...

DR. T'S SOFTWARE PAGE: Updates & revisions; Read. Me files; Hints & tips; MIDI files

Updates & revisions; Read Me files; Hints & tips; MIDI files.

KORG SQD8 SEQUENCER

Korg SQD8 Sequencer

If your sequencing efforts are constantly blighted by cassette data storage problems and you long for the convenience of disk storage, then Korg's latest budget sequencer cum MIDI data recorder might be for you. Tony Wride investigates.

PROSONUS CD SOUND LIBRARY

Prosonus CD Sound Library

Searching for new samples? Craig Anderton lends an ear to three disks from this new CD sound library.

SONY PORTABLE DAT RECORDER: TCD D10

Sony TCD D10 Portable DAT Recorder

DAT is beginning to take a firm hold in the studio market despite all the controversy. Ed Jones reflects on Digital Audio Tape and roadtests Sony's new TCD D10 portable recorder.

SOUND RECORDING PRACTICE

Sound Recording Practice: Book

Generally regarded as the 'Bible' of the recording world, David Mellor reviews this handbook of recoring techniques and equipment produced by the Association of Professional Recording Studios.

STEINBERG SOFTWARE PAGE: A question of time - clocks; Songs in performance

A question of time - clocks; Songs in performance.

TAC SCORPION MIXING DESK

TAC Scorpion Mixing Desk

Not quite a desk in a million - studi owner Gareth Stuart gets to grips with one of 73 possible variations in the Scorpion mixer range, the 16:8:2+16.

WIRED FOR SOUND

Lynex 16-bit Stereo Sampler

The division between sampler and digital recorder has grown even narrower with the release of the Lynex, a sophisticated manipulator of high quality, 16-bit stereo sounds that piggyback onto any Atari ST computer. Ian Gilby takes the mouse by the horns...

YAMAHA TX16W SAMPLER

Yamaha TX16W Sampler

David Mellor samples Yamaha's version of the 'ultimate instrument', the MIDI sampler. Does it improve on all that have gone before or have Yamaha taken technology beyond the point of usability?

People + Opinion

ANIMAL HOUSE STUDIOS

Animal House Studios

You may not find a 24-track recorder in this London studio, but you will find two synchronised Fostex E16s and a veritable Aladdin's cave of hi-tech paraphenalia being put to some very interesting uses. Read on and discover how...

HI-TECH AT SALFORD

Courses

Interested in hi-tech higher education? Chris Kempster reports on the MIDI studios and courses available to students at Salford College Of Technology.

JOHN MCLAUGHLIN: Survivor, Explorer & Guitarist supreme

John McLaughlin: Survivor, Explorer & Guitarist Supreme

Over the last three decades John McLaughlin has done more than anybody else in popular jazz and rock music to explore the potential of the guitar, both acoustic and electric. Here he talks to Mark Prendergast about his eclectic career, pioneering use of guitar synthesizers, and the Synclavier.

THE PROFESSIONALS: APRS

The Professionals: APRS

In the third of an occasional series on the professional bodies who look after the interests of musicians and engineers, David Mellor talks to the APRS, the body which represents many of this country's leading recording studios.

Technique

ROLAND MT32 VOICE EDITORS

Roland MT32 Voice Editors

If you own an MT32 then you really should be using a computer-based voice editing program to make the most of its facilities. Martin Russ compares three possible contenders for your money fron Tigress Designs, Dr. T and Steinberg.

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