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C-LAB: Soft link; HOLLIS RESEARCH: Future memory requirements; The control panel; MIDIman and mouse; STEINBERG: Pro24 arrangement page

C-Lab: Soft link. Hollis Research: Future memory requirements; The control panel; MIDIman and mouse. Steinberg: Pro24 arrangement page.

DIGITAL DREAM BABY

Casio DA2 DAT Recorder

Following hot on the heels of their DA1, Casio have now released the DA2 portable DAT recorder. Paul Ireson takes a look at what's new.

MOUSTERPIECE MIDI CONTROLLER SOFTWARE

Mousterpiece MIDI Controller Software

If you're tired of playing keyboards and want a more imaginative way to create music, then this mouse-driven MIDI controller may prove an ideal alternative. Martin Russ investigates.

ROLAND D5 KEYBOARD

Roland D5 Keyboard

Roland's D5 is the latest addition to their range of LA synthesizers. Paul Ireson takes a look at a budget keyboard with some great features.

STUDIOMASTER: Proline 16:8:16 Mixer

Studiomaster Proline16:8:16 Mixer

Offering 32 inputs on mixdown, four auxiliary sends, flexible EQ and the added benefit of a MIDI-controlled muting option, Studiomaster's Proline 16:8:16 mixer has a lot going for it. Gareth Stuart checks it out.

THE DIGITAL MUSE

The Digital Muse Virtuoso MIDI Sequencer

Designed by musicians for musicians, The Digital Muse's long-awaited MIDI sequencer for the Atari ST offers 99 tracks, real-time multitasking operation, ultra-fast screen redraws, and a host of comprehensive features with which to make music. So does it live up to expectation? David Hughes finds out...

THE MUSIC NETWORK SOS ON-LINE: Modems

This month Paul Gilby answers the fundamental question - what kind of modem do you need to access The Music Network?

People + Opinion

GOING SOLO

Robert John Godfrey

Until their recent split, Robert John Godfrey was the keyboard maestro behind The Enid, whose massive underground following throughout Europe made them arguably the biggest cult band outside of the States. Frank Ellis met him to talk about his new residential studio, a solo career, and a new approach to recording.

INSIDE THE SYNCLAVIER

Simon Franglen: Using The Synclavier

Part 4: David Mellor concludes his exploration of the world's most expensive musical instrument with an interview with a musician who can actually afford one, Simon Franglen.

PETER GABRIEL

Peter Gabriel

Mark J. Prendergast explores the recording process that surrounded Peter Gabriel's new album 'Passion' and takes a peep inside Gabriel's Real World studio complex.

SOUNDING OFF: Standardise MIDI by Kendall Wrightson

Kendal Wrightson calls for a standardised electronic musical instrument data entry interface.

TONY BANKS

Tony Banks

Keyboard player Tony Banks has been the foundation stone of Genesis' music for almost two decades now but has not experienced the same level of success in his work outside Genesis as past and present members of the band, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Peter Gabriel. With two solo albums and numerous film scores behind him, Tony Banks is set to bounce back into the limelight with a fresh, new solo project produced by Steve Hillage. Brian Jacobs poses the questions...

Technique

Budget 24-track

Gear Advice

Have you always wanted a 24-track studio but could never afford the gear? Well now, maybe you can. David Mellor looks at a package of equipment that offers 24 tape tracks at a budget price.

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About System Exclusive: Part 6

Part 6: Martin Russ continues his detailed investigation into the inner secrets of MIDI's most powerful messages.

GETTING INTO VIDEO

Getting Into Video: Part 1

Part 1: Is video a mystery to you? Would you like to dip a toe into its murky waters, or are you worried about getting out of your depth too quickly? In this series David Mellor explains the essentials of synchronising audio to video, and finds out what it is like to upgrade a home studio to audio post-production standard.

TAPE MANIPULATION

Tape Manipulation

David Mellor unlocks the creative power of the reel-to-reel tape recorder.

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