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ANATEK POCKET MIDI ACCESSORIES
Anatek Pocket MIDI Accessories
Craig Anderton checks out this new trio of pocket-sized MIDI accessories.
CASIO FZ20M SAMPLER
Casio FZ20M Sampler
Casio have added a SCSI interface to their FZ10M, made the ard disk optional, and called it the FZ20M. Paul Ireson investigates this born-again sampler.
DIGIDESIGN SOUND TOOLS
Digidesign Sound Tools
With a Macintosh computer and Digidesign's new CD-quality digital audio system, you can cut, splice, and create extended remixes to your heart's content. Paul D. Lehrman discovers what it is like to go tapeless in the studio.
For A Few Dollars More...
Revox C278 8-track
What price a reputation? The Revox brand name is well established and very well respected, but the new model C278 8-track costs a lot more than the Fostex and Tascam equivalents. David Mellor asks whether its worth the extra.
Intelligent Music Realtime
Offering 256 tracks, direct screen manipulation of events, and the facility to alter any type of data whilst your sequence keeps playing, RealTime looks set to make a big name for itself very quickly. Martin Russ took a realshine to it - will you?
MTR 16:8:2 Mixer
MTR 16:8:2 Mixer
With 32 inputs available in remix mode, MTR reckon their 16:8:2 mixer has got what it takes to woo customers away from their ever-popular Seck 1882. But is its in-line design easy to use? Gareth Stuart reports.
After a change of name and a long wait, Steinberg's successor to Pro24 is finally here. Has it been worth the wait? David Hughes thinks so...
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DAVID RICHARDS: Royal Engineer; To Queen
David Richards: Royal Engineer To Queen
Mark Jenkins meets the sound engineer behind Queen's latest album, The Miracle.
SCOTT DAVIDSON: Keyboards with Bros
Scott Davidson: Keyboards With Bros
With his KX88 mother keyboard controlling a vast array of sound modules, Scott Davidson utilises the power of MIDI to provide the instrumental foundation for Bros' music, both on stage and in the studio. Julian Colbeck takes notes.
TERRY RILEY A Composer For Our Time
Terry Riley: A Composer For Our Time
Mark J. Prendergast interviews California-born musician Terry Riley, the influential inventor of 'minimalistic' music.
THE STRONGROOM STUDIOS
The Strongroom Studios
In this dog-eat-dog world of professional recording studios, the Strongroom has proved that you don't necessarily need an SSL mixing desk to stay in business! Paul Calderon pays a visit to this thriving centre of creativity.
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About System Exclusive: Part 5
Part 5: Martin Russ delves into the reasons why MIDI Controller messages are able to do what they can do and provides some practical examples.
How to set up a home studio
How To Set Up A Home Studio: Part 9
It is easy to list all the 'glamorous' items required for a home studio - synths, sampler, mixing console, tape machines, etc - but the small things are important too. And if you haven't left enough headroom for them in the budget, your studio isn't going to operate at 100% efficiency as quickly as it should. David Mellor gathers together all those essential bits and pieces. Part 9.
Mozart Meets C-Lab Notator
Proving that hi-tech tools are not the sole preserve of pop musicians, Richard Gonski, Music Director of the Electric Symphony Orchestra, and Francis Monkman, composer and keyboard player, took Mozart's Piano Concerto in C Minor, K.491, and sequenced the whole work using C-Lab's Notator. Richard Gonski tells how and why they did it.