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Akai CD3000 CD-ROM Sample Player
What use is a sampler with no sampling inputs? Wilf Smarties takes a look at the world's first CD-ROM sample player and finds out.
DIGIDESIGN AUDIOMEDIA LC
Digidesign Audiomedia IA LC Digital Audio Board for the Mac LC
Low-end Mac owners used to be left out in the cold in the world of digital audio, but Digidesign's affordable Audiomedia LC board puts that right. Paul Ireson finds out what it can do for him.
Drawmer DL441 Quad Auto Compressor Limiter
Can a quad compressor compete with full-function stereo units? Paul White believes Drawmer's latest processor can.
POWER TO THE PC!
Howling Dog Systems Power Chords PC Sequencer
This low-cost PC package provides a unique sequencing environment based around the fretboard rather than the keyboard - and it's fun to use. Brian Heywood puts on his guitarist's head...
PROFESSIONAL MONITOR COMPANY LB1
Professional Monitor Company LB1 Transmission Line Monitor
Paul White looks at a diminutive transmission line monitor that is guaranteed to surprise you with its depth of sound and seamless stereo imaging.
Soundscape Hard Disk Recording System for the PC
The Soundscape system has been on the cards for quite some time - was it worth the wait, and can it hold its own in an increasingly well-populated hard disk recording market? Brian Heywood finds out.
Yamaha SPX990 20-bit Digital Multi-effects
Is the use of 20-bit technology in effects units a real advance or a marketing play? Paul White gets motoring with Yamaha's latest outboard and finds out.
Studiomaster Star System Mixer
And now for something completely different... a studio console that turns the accepted idea of mixer ergonomics upside down, offering not only an innovative new shape but a host of more conventional facilities. John Harris discovers what's behind Studiomaster's new clothes.
Roland SR-GR1-01 GR1 Guitar Synth Expansion Kit
Roland SR-GR1-01 GR1 Guitar Synth Expansion Kit.
People + Opinion
Holger Czukay's music is weird, wonderful and wildly uncommercial. Paul Tingen meets the mad professor of music.
OCEANIC: Fun in the Waves
Oceanic: Fun In The Waves
Oceanic were responsible for the biggest selling dance single of '91 - but far from being a one-hit wonder, they're now on the brink of the release of their second album. Nigel Humberstone visits them in their personal studio.
PRODUCTION LINES: Stephen Street
What does Stevie Wonder's Linndrum have to do with the sound of contemporary pop music? Plenty, according to record producer Stephen Street...
ALL ABOUT REVERB
All About Reverb
Despite the introduction of complex multi-effects processors, digital reverberation is still the most important effect in modern music. Paul White explains why.
AMIGA NOTES: Commodore CD32
Paul Austin looks at the latest Commodore release that's set to revolutionise home based audio video forever... Amiga CD32.
MIDI Bank Select Message explained
Martin Russ digs deep into his patch memories to bring you an explaination of the mysteries of MIDI Bank Select...
Tips on 70's Funk
The current '70s revival has shone a spotlight on a source of grooves plundered liberally over the last decade by megastars such as Prince - classic funk of the 1970s. Now Joe and Pauly Ortiz pass on some pro tips and show you how to get down and get funky...
Introduction To DSP
Kendall Wrightson offers a guarded welcome to Apple's new DSP equipped Macs and reveals yet more drastic price cuts across the entire Mac range.
Brian Heywood rounds up the month's juiciest PC news and delves deeper into the world of multimedia authoring...
PRACTICAL STUDIO DESIGN: Part 2
Practical Studio Design: Part 2: Soundproofing Doors And Windows
This month, Paul White examines doors and windows, the most vulnerable area when it comes to sound leakage.
Making Yourself At Home In The Studio
Most studio owners tend to spend their available cash on new equipment - an extra multi-effects unit, a mixer with a few more inputs, a better vocal mic - but just a few pounds spent on making your studio truly comfortable and functional could be the best investment you ever made. Mike Simmons tells you why.
Using Atari ST With Falcon
Your old Atari ST and a new Falcon could make the perfect team. Martin Russ explains how.
VIRTUAL OR REALITY?
Virtual Or Reality?
Some people record all their MIDI instruments to tape, while others sync up their sequencer and run all the sequenced parts 'live' into the mix. Paul White examines the pros and cons of both approaches.
WOT, NO KEYBOARDS?
Alternative MIDI Controllers Session: Part 1: Bill Bruford; David Cross; Pino Palladino; John parracelli; Louis Borenius; Paul Downing; Andy Holdsworth; Simon Pearson; Chris "Snake" Davies; Frank Felix; Roland Kerridge; Richard Niles
Simon Zagorski-Thomas had a dream; to get together an impressive array of the UK's formost musicians, get them playing alternative MIDI controllers and make a CD of the resulting totally MIDI session - without a keyboard in sight. Here he tells the first part of the epic story... Part 1