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Wanna delve into multimedia without breaking the bank? Tim Frost assesses this low cost multimedia authoring package for PCs.
Imagine a synth which is a cross between the best of Emu's Proteus and Proformance modules, and also includes the Z-plane filters of the Morpheus. No further need to imagine; it's here, in the form of the new UltraProteus. Julian Colbeck checks out this impressive multitimbral module.
Personal Recording Studio
Marantz's first cassette multitracker made quite a stir on its launch last year, with its eye-catching retro styling and round VU meters — and it sounded good too. Derek Johnson takes a look at its lower-cost brother and finds it shares much of the same appeal.
Paul White investigates the capabilities for music production of the Power Master, while Derek Johnson looks at a book aimed at Atari ST and Falcon-based users of Cubase V3.
Is it an analogue synth? Is it an FM synth? Is it an S+S or even an additive synth? Quasimidi claim that their new Quasar module is all of these. Paul Ward checks out the hype and the reality, and is pleasantly surprised.
Paul White checks out Tascam's latest contender for the 8-bus crown and believes that, despite fierce competition, it's in with a fighting chance.
Paul White rearranges his control room yet again, this time to test Waldorf's nearfield monitors plus the optional, and enigmatically named, Blue Boost.
Multitrack Cassette Recorder
Yamaha's popular cassette multitracker now benefits from a selection of hardware improvements, including double speed operation, and adds an S to its name. Shirley Gray checks out MT120 Version 2.
The Walkstation grows up! After causing a stir with their 'pocket-sized' QY10 and QY20, Yamaha have produced the 'Big Brother' of the range, the QY300. Martin Russ discovers to his delight that it's not just the size that's increased...
People + Opinion
Interview | Company
Future Sound of London aim to infiltrate broadcasting and permeate TV and radio, rejecting the traditional roles of studio musicians to fashion themselves into a complete 'broadcast system' with control over every aspect of the audio/visual mix. Nigel Humberstone discovers what it's all about.
Opinion | Music Production (Production Lines)
Mike Stock, once one third of production giants Stock Aitken and Waterman, ponders the future of British pop...
Interview | Artist
Paul Ward plays a key role in the thriving Surreal To Real record company, is about to release his second solo album — and still holds down a day job. Paul White caught up with him backstage, after his impressive live performance at the EMMA festival, to find out how he does it.
Interview | Producer
In the UK exclusive on the 10th anniversary of Trevor Horn's ZTT label, Richard Buskin talks to this renowned producer, whose Midas touch has transformed artists as varied as Frankie Goes To Hollywood, ABC, Yes, the Pet Shop Boys, and most recently Seal.
Few things can be more frustrating than having a recording system plagued by hum. Paul White explains the causes of hum-inducing ground loops, and offers practical advice on how to avoid them.
Paul Austin brings you the latest Amiga news, starting with an update on the Commodore takeover situation...
Brian Heywood surveys the latest in software and hard disk recording developments shown at the APRS exhibition and reveals how you can go deeper into cyberspace with the Performing Arts Network...
When it comes to mixing, there are no rules, and all engineers and producers have their own preferred approach. We kick off this 'Mixing It' special feature with a look at how the professionals mix it.
Martin Russ dishes up the latest Apple news, explains how to make your own aliases, and even casually prophesies the death of MIDI. But first, he sets the record straight concerning QuickTime v.2.0...
This month, Vic Lennard takes a short trip down sequencer memory lane...