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C-LAB: Notator symbol position; Lyrics and Snap mode; Generating SMPTE with Unitor; STEINBERG: Cubase Windows; Keys and C-lab combiner; Cubase mixdown and remix; VOYETRA: Sequencer plus instrument file V3.06

C-Lab: Notator symbol position; Lyrics and Snap mode; Generating SMPTE with Unitor. Steinberg: Cubase Windows; Keys and C-lab combiner; Cubase mixdown and remix. Voyetra: Sequencer plus instrument file V3.06

FOSTEX G16

Fostex G16: 16-track Recorder

David Mellor investigates a 16-track machine which brings a new level of sophistication to the world of 'personal' multitrack.

LASER MUSIC PROCESSOR

Laser Music Processor: Teach Services

David Mellor reviews this affordable music printing program for IBM PC compatible of producing high quality scores.

MARK OF THE UNICORN: MIDI

MOTU MIDI Time Piece

Mark Of The Unicorn's first piece of hardware is a combined 8x8 MIDI interface/network and SMPTE synchroniser for the Apple Macintosh. Kendall Wrightson investigates.

MASTERBITS VOCAL CD

Masterbits Vocal CD

Despite the technological revolution that has changed the way almost everything else in music is produced, you still need a singer to record vocals - or do you? David Hughes looks at a vocal CD that opens the door to a new way of laying down backing vocals.

POWER STATION!

Ensoniq VFX-SDII Syn thesizer

Ensoniq's flagship workstation has recently received some very welcome updates - new piano samples, extra stereo outputs, multitrack sequence recording and step-time entry, and more. Paul Ireson satisfies his curiosity...

TASCAM DA30

Tascam DA30: DAT Recorder

Tascam's latest machine has all the features we have come to expect of a 'professional' DAT recorder. Dave Lockwood assesses its performance.

People + Opinion

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: Japanese Artist: World Musician

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Japanese Artist: World Musician

Despite the cult following for Yellow Magic Orchestra, collabourations with David Byrne on the Oscar-winning soundtrack to 'The Last Emperor', and a long-standing musical friendship with David Sylvian, the multi-faceted talents of Ryuichi Sakamoto are still not widely appreciated. Mark J. Prendergast attempts to rectify the situation.

SOUNDING OFF: Does education need MIDI? by Martin Russ

Does education need MIDI? by Martin Russ.

VIDEO MANUALS

Video Manuals

Ian Gilby collates the more interesting responses to his editorial request for manufacturers and retailers to look towards the 'video manual' as a complement to printed equipment manuals.

Technique

A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A SESSION PROGRAMMER

A Week In The Life Of A Session Programmer

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a professional MIDI programmer/musician? How do you get your sessions? What kind of gigs come up? What sort of problems arise? What sort of technical and musical knowledge do you need? Mike Collins spils the beans.

ADVENTURES IN MIDILAND

Adventures In MIDI Land: Part 2

Martin Russ continues his trek through the MIDI programming jungle with an investigation of Running Status.

DAVE STEWART'S MUSIC SEMINAR

Dave Stewart's Music Seminar: Part 3: Simple But Not Obvious

Part 3: Simple but not obvious.

RECORDING TECHNIQUES

Recording Techniques: Part 10: MIDI And Multitrack

David Mellor looks at ways of getting the best of both worlds by combining a MIDI system with a multitrack tape recorder.

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