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AKAI S1100EX: S1100 Expansion Unit

Akai S1100EX S1100 Expansion Unit

If a single S1100 isn't enough for you, Akai's S1100EX offers an easy way to expand your sampling power. David Mellor meets an ideal partner for his main studio sampler.

ALESIS ADAT

Alesis ADAT 8-track digital recorder

Paul White find the Holy Grail in a 3U rackmount package - Alesis' revolutionary ADAT, the first digital multitrack tape recorder to compete in the same price bracket as affordable analogue multitracks.

ART SGX-LT MULTI-EFFECTS

ART SGX-LT Guitar Multi-Effects Processor

A multi-effects processor for the guitarist who wants instant gratification without all that tedious mucking about in hyperspace? Paul White plugs into the ART SGX-LT.

Best Service Looping

Sample Library

* Score = 3

Best Service Science Fiction

Sample Library

* Score = 1

Best Service Sound Collection

Sample Library

* Score = 3

BOSS DS330 DR. SYNTH

Boss DS330 Dr. Synth GM/GS Synth Module

The Dr. Rhythm series served up Roland's highly-regarded drum machine technology in affordable form; now the Dr. Synth squeezes Sound Canvas sounds into a compact, value for-money box. Derek Johnson makes an appointment.

DANCE WITH A STRANGER

Steinberg Tango Improvisation Software

Forget mere auto-accompaniment; Steinberg's Tango is intelligent software that actually jams along with you. Derek Johnson trades licks with a software session partner.

Dangerous CD Company Danger 1

Sample Libary

* Score = 3.5

HANDS ON

Roland S750 Sampler (Retro)

David Mellor throws away the Roland S750 manual and gets down to some practical advice for novice users.

MIDIMAN TRANSMIDI

Midiman Transmidi Wireless MIDI Piggyback

Tired of being tied down by MIDI cables? With the aid of a radio mic system , MIDIman's unique TransMIDI lets you transmit MIDI data over the airwaves. Paul Ireson gets a taste of freedom.

Peter Siedlaczek's Orchestra Library

Sample Library

* Score = 5

RUSSLINGS: Effects - Mush then Wang

Programming effects is a piece of cake, provided you remember a simple rule: 'Mush, then Wang'.

STEINBERG: Cubase system Exclusive messages; Delete doubles; Using the help line. DR. T'S: KCS Amiga or ST?; MIDI file conversion, The need for speed

Steinberg: Cubase system Exclusive messages; Delete doubles; Using the help line. Dr. T's: KCS Amiga or ST?; MIDI file conversion, The need for speed.

THE VECTOR FACTOR

Yamaha SY35 Dynamic Vector Synth

Yamaha's SY35 may be little more than an updated version of the SY22, but new sample ROM and a price tag of under £600 make it an ideal choice for the serious synthesist on a budget. Derek Johnson checks it out.

People + Opinion

ROGER ENO: The composer's Tale

Roger Eno: The Composer's Tale

Although Brian Eno springs to mind when most people think of ambient music, brother Roger's talents have both complemented Brian's atmospheric experiments and generated memorable solo work. Mark J. Prendergast talked to him as he completed his latest project.

Technique

AMIGA NOTES: Sampling essentials

Sampling essentials.

Cool Shoes Drummer; Windows 3.1 Alternative Sound Drivers; Wave-plays RS; Programming Tools; Music Quest Interface

PC Notes

DRUM PROGRAMMING: Part 5

Drum Programming: A Series By Warren Cann: Part 5

Part 5: This month we look at the importance of backing up data, and explain how to produce more authentic drum patterns.

MAC NOTES: Powerbook; Multi-port MIDI Intefaces

Powerbook; Multi-port MIDI Intefaces.

ST NOTES: Hery Cosh's Accompanist V2.4

Hery Cosh's Accompanist V2.4.

THE INTEGRATION GAME: PART 2: Improving your MIDI environmentImproving your MIDI Environment. Part 1

Improving your MIDI Environment. Part 2

Martin Russ concludes his look at MIDI environments with an in-depth explanation of how to create your own profile in Dr.T's X-Or and Opcode's Galaxy.

WOT... NO TAPE?

Tapeless Recording Market Survey

The tapeless recording revolution is in full swing, as technology that once was available only to the few develops in products that suit a wider range of applications and pockets. Yasmin Hashmi looks at the development of the technology, the current state of the market and how it is likely to progress.

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