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Akai MG1214

12-track Recorder/Mixer

With the trend towards fewer tape tracks, and the convenience of having everything you need to record in one neat, compact package, Akai's 12-track recorder/mixer looks like it could give most 16-track systems a good run for their money. Gareth Stuart checks it out.

ELKA ER33

Elka ER33 The 'Alternative' FM Expander

Ian Gilby checks out this new addition to the underrated Elka Professional range of instruments - a 9-voice multitimbral FM expander.

KORG SQ8 SEQUENCER

Korg SQ8 Sequencer

Is it an electronic tuner? Is it a portable metronome? No, it's the world's smallest 8-track MIDI sequencer. Mark Jenkins explores its inner workings and draws his conclusions.

MICRODEAL SUPER CONDUCTOR

Sequencer

If you are used to paying £200 plus for good quality MIDI software for your Atari ST then you are going to be awfully surprised at how good Microdeal's sequencing package is for only £49.95. Ian Waugh was! Read his review.

SOUNDBITS VOICE MASTER

Syndromic Music Sound Bits Voice Master

If you own an Atari ST computer and either a Yamaha DX100, 21 or 27, then you should be interested in what David Hughes has to say about this low-cost librarian/editor software from Syndromic Music.

TANTEK MASTER MATRIX

Tantek Master Matrix

It may sound like something out of a Dr Who plot but this British electronic patchbay system attracted enormous interest from pro studio users at this year's APRS show. David Mellor got hold of a Matrix to find out just what all the fuss is about.

TWISTER PROGRAMMABLE AUTOMATION COMPUTER

Twister Programmable Automation Computer

New writer Roger Jackson reveals how this mid-priced programmable automation computer can be used to automate mixes on any manufacturer's mixing desk.

People + Opinion

KLAUS SCHULZE

Klaus Schulze

He's idolised in Europe, and has been a major influence on many of today's electronic musicians. In his first interview in several years, this synth pioneer shares his observations based on over two decades of experience.

THE MAGIC OF DANIEL LANOIS: Part 1

The Magic Of Daniel Lanois: Part 1

Part 1: Sometimes referred to as a 'sorcerer's assistant', other times as a 'studio magician', Daniel Lanois has recently become renowned in Europe and America for his excellent work with Peter Gabriel and U2. Over the last number of years, with these artists he has helped engineer and produce - The Unforgettable Fire, So and The Joshua Tree - that have all topped the charts. His contribution is mercurial; being simultaneously a musician, producer and engineer his work has always been an iintuitive combination of emotion and technical wizardry. A long-time collaborator of Brian Eno's it was through that Englishman's experiments that Lanois came to prominence and to this day the Eno/Lanois association continues th thrive. In the first part of a two-part interview, Lanois talks honestly about his musical awakening and how, with Brian Eno, he became involved in some of the most progressive new music to be released over the last decade.

Technique

MIDI MATTERS

Back To Basics: Part 1

Part 1: Jay Chapman takes a side step from his regular foray into MIDI and presents this 'back to basics' article especially for the many new readers who have picked up on the series since it first began.

OF MICE AND MEN

Computer Applications In Music

The world of music is being invaded by computers whether you like it or not. So what can they offerthe musician? Mark Badger takes a sideways glance at the development and application of this burgeoning new technology.

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