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Doepfer MAQ16/3 MIDI Analogue Sequencer
A digital, hardware MIDI sequencr with the behaviour patterns of an analogue sequencer? Derek Johnson explores the ins and outs of a German machine designed in consultation with Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider.
GAJITS: Breakthru, Hardware, Sample Channels, Pitch Shifting: TWELVE TONE SYSTEMS: Cakewalk Pro for Windows; Options Auto-Active; File manager Drag-and-Drop
Gajits; Breakthru, Hardware, Sample Channels, Pitch Shifting: Twelve Tone Systems: Cakewalk Pro for Windows; Options Auto-Active; File manager Drag-and-Drop.
Wilmslow Audio Volt Studio Monitor Kit
While studio owners seem happy to build their own studios, wire their own patchbays and even wash their own coffee mugs, it seems few are prepared to entertain the idea of building their own monitors. Paul White thinks they're missing out.
Ensoniq TS10 Performance Composition Synthesizer
Martin Russ checks out the TS10, the latest performance workstation from Ensoniq. Apparently, the keyboard is 'slightly rippled, but with a smooth underside.
Roland JV1000 Music Workstation
The JV line grows apace, with their flagship workstation melding the facilities of the popular MC50 sequencer with the sophisticated and powerful sounds and synthesis possibilities of the JV80/880. Derek Johnson checks it out.
The Personal Studio of the Future
Digidesign Session 8 Digital Studio
Now that the digital tape recording is becoming more affordable, the next wave of progress is the hard disk recording arena. Brian Heywood gets his hands on the eagerly-awaited Session 8 to find out if it really is the future of personal recording.
The Manual (How To Have a Number One The Easy Way)
The Manual (How To Have a Number One The Easy Way) by The Timelords.
People + Opinion
Alan Winstanley: The Changing Role Of The Music Producer
Opinion | Music Production (Production Lines)
Alan Winstanley, together with partner Clive Langer, scored a string of hits with various artists in the 1980s. He's currently working with the Tyrell Corporation on their new album, and took some time out to reflect on how the record industry has changed the position of the producer over the last decade.
The Beautiful People: If 60s Were 90s...
Take two musicians and sundry helpful friends, an Akai S1000, a bunch of synths, and permision to sample anything from Jimi Hendrix's back catalogue and what do you get? Debbie Poyser finds out.
Songs Of Faith And Devotion
Depeche Mode have always been very high on the list of interviews asked for by SOS readers - but the band have proved surprisingly elusive. Now, to coincide with a European tour and the release of their latest LP, Songs of Faith and Devotion, Robert L Doerschuk catches up with Alan Wilder to bring you the interview you've all been waiting for...
PETER GABRIEL: The Secret World Tour
Peter Gabriel: The Secret World Tour
Mike Lethby recently caught up with Peter Gabriel's 'Secret World Tour' at London's Earl's Court stadium, to find out how the sound crew did their thing on the night.
15 FAB SOFTWARE TIPS
15 Fab Software Tips
Want to make a session run smoother? Craig Anderton offers some tips designed to save you time, energy, and maybe even a career!
AMIGA NOTES: The One Stop Music Shop TOSMS
Paul Austin appraises the Amiga's first ever internally fitted MIDI module. The One Stop Music Shop TOSMS.
Masterclass Noise Gates
Modern gates are very sophisticated and it would be a mistake to think that they're only good removing noise. Paul White explores a few alternative applications.
How To Record Synths
Many of us use synthesizers as the backbone of our tracks, but few of us take the same care when recording them to tape as we do with electric guitar or vocals. Dave Lockwood explains that there's a lot you could — and perhaps should — do to make your synth sounds more original and exciting.
Kawai Mac Interface
Apple slash yet more Mac prices this month. Kendall Wrightson reports. Kawai Mac Interface.
Keeping Up With Software/Hardware Changes
Martin Russ ponders on software metamorphosis and the problems and benefits it brings for both programmer and end-user.
Midsoft Studio V3.1; Shuttlecad; Mr Drumstix' Music Studio; New Roland Sound Card
Brian Heywood brings back news of the latest soft and hardware from the Multimedia Show. Midsoft Studio V3.1; Shuttlecad; Mr Drumstix' Music Studio; New Roland Sound Card.