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A BUYER'S GUIDE TO DIGITAL PIANOS
Buyer's Guide To Digital Pianos
The sound of an acoustic piano is perhaps the most important single timbre in pop, rock, jazz, and classical music. Julian Colbeck looks at contemporary MIDI alternatives to the real thing.
Casio DA-R100 Portable DAT Recorder
Derek Johnson gets acquainted with a DAT machine that's small but perfectly formed.
HANDS ON: Lexicon PCM70
Lexicon PCM70 (Hands On)
David Mellor takes an acknowledged classic effects unit for a road test.
MASTERTRACKS PRO 5
Mastertracks Pro 5 Mac Sequencing Software from Passport
One of the Mac sequencing fron-runners, Master Tracks Pro has benefited from ongoing upgrades, and is now into its fifth life. Mike Collins gets to know a Pro.
DDA Interface Console
Yet another stratospheric studio name finds its way into the more modest recording setup; Paul White appreciates DDA's design for mixing.
Multitrack Disk Recorder
Rolannd's S750 and S770 amply demonstrated their pro digital expertise; now the DM80 offers four or eight tracks of truly cost-effective hard disk recording. Wilf Smarties welcomes Roland's newest techno tool.
RUSSLINGS: Backing up, storage and indexing
Computer manuals mention it. Hard disk manuals stress it. Consultants worry you about not doing it. Victims always do it afterwards. So what is it? Backing up, storage and indexing.
SOME LIKE IT HARD
Akai S1100 Version 2.0
As if by magic, your S1100 can become a hard disk recorder, courtesy of Akai's latest upgrade. David Mellor leads his favourite sampler along the upgrade path.
Yamaha TG100 General MIDI Tone Module
A lightweight multi-timbral module, with 28-voice polyphony and 192 sounds, which also acts as a MIDI interface for your computer - where's the catch? Paul Wiffen looks hard but just can't seem to find it.
Turtle Beach Multisound PC sound card
Dedicated PC users will welcome the introduction of this new, high quality sound card to further enhance PC music-making possibilities. Brian Heywood investigates.
VOICE CRYSTAL SOUND CARDS
Voice Crystal Sound Cards for the Korg Wavestation
Paul Ireson listens in to new Wavestation sounds from Voice Crystal.
People + Opinion
On completion of a new solo album and the soundtrack to the latest screen version of Wuthering Heights, Ryuichi Sakamoto finds himself centre stage yet again. Paul Tingen talks to the Renaissance Man of modern music.
On Tour With Nitzer Ebb
Nitzer Ebb are using the tools of technology to recreate their abrasive, challenging sound in a live context. Nigel Humberstone talks to the man who helps to put the show on the road.
BACK TO BACH: The making of an album
Back To Bach: The making of an album
When Julian Colbeck went back to Bach to find musical inspiration, little did he think he'd end up recording a whole album.
DRUM PROGRAMMING: Part 3
Drum Programming: A Series By Warren Cann: Part 3
This month, Warren Cann gives some hints on creating more exciting song arrangements. Part 3.
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCKS
Many hi-tech musicians see tape synchronisation as a neccessary evil. Dave Lockwood ponders the pitfalls and muses on the mysteries of timecode.