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BEHRINGER STUDIO PROCESSORS

Behringer Studio Processors

There's not a MIDI socket in sight on this range of German studio units - they are simply good solid audio processors. Dave Lockwood checks them out.

Beyer TGX

Microphones

Sound engineer Gareth Stuart lends an ear (or two) to this budget-conscious range of microphones.

C-LAB: RMG; Positioning within event editor; Notator; GAJITS: SSequencer One, track merge; Companion; STEINBERG: Cubase device drivers; Large screen monitors; Recording mutes & solo

C-Lab: RMG; Positioning within event editor; Notator. Gajits: SSequencer One, track merge; Companion. Steinberg: Cubase device drivers; Large screen monitors; Recording mutes & solo.

ENSONIQ SQ1

Ensoniq SQ1 Personal Music Studio

Ensoniq don't bombard the market with products - they take their time and get it right. Paul Ireson casts a critical eye over their new SQ1 Workstation.

LEADER OF THE PACK?

Dr. T's Keyboard Controlled Sequencer; Level II V3.0 for the Amiga

One music software house that showed greater awareness and belief in the Amega from the outset was Dr. T. David Ellis checks out their recently updated top-of-the-range sequencer to see how it rates against the growing competition.

MASTERBITS: Sample CD Collection

Masterbits Sample CD Collection

David Hughes lends an ear to three well-priced CDs full of synthesizer and drum machine samples.

PRISM 16-Track PC Sequencer from Magnetic Music

Magnetic Music PRISM:16-Track PC Sequencer

David Mellor unplugs his Atari and tries his hand at sequencing on a PC, using Magnetic Music's 16-track Prism sequencer.

Roland D70

Roland D70 Super LA Synthesizer

The D50 was never going to be an easy act to follow, but a successor to the title of Roland's flagship has now arrived. Richard Lamont puts it to the test.

ROLAND S770 SAMPLER

Roland S770 Sampler

Roland's flagship sampler has arrived, a full year after the initial announcement. It boasts an impressive spec, but has it been worth the wait? Kendall Wrightson has the answer.

SANSUI MDR7

Sansui MDR7 MIDI/Tape Synchroniser

Dave Lockwood casts a critical eye over this low-cost MIDI/tape sync box from Sansui.

People + Opinion

SOUNDING OFF: Ten computer commandments by Barry Lewis

Ten computer commandments by Barry Lewis.

THE ART OF PROPAGANDA

The Art Of Propaganda

Back in 1985, Propaganda made an astonishing debut with 'Dr. Mabuse', and the classic album A Secret Wish. After years of silence, a split with ZTT Records, and the departure of three-quarters of the original line-up, Michael Mertens is back with a new -new look Propaganda, and feeds the party line to Nigel Humberstone.

VANGELIS

Vangelis

With some 17 solo albums to his credit, as well as two ballets, five collaborations with Jon Anderson, and film soundtracks that include 'Blade Runner' and the Oscar-winning 'Chariots Of Fire' , Vangelis has continually explored the creation of musical forms via the integration of acoustic with the electronic. Recently, he took time out to talk about his own work methods and express his views on the current technological scene. Richard Buskin asks the questions.

Technique

DAVE STEWART'S MUSIC SEMINAR

Dave Stewart's Music Seminar: Part 1: Grey Skies

Famed keyboardist Dave stewart begins this new series designed to give you a few more compositional ideas than you maybe had before. Part 1: Grey Skies.

RECORDING TECHNIQUES

Recording Techniques: Part 8: Recording Drums

David Mellor explains several techniques for taming that most difficult of instruments to record - the drum kit.

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