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    Q. Will a synth or sampler help my band use sound effects on stage?

    I play bass in a rock band, and we would like to add some background sound effects to a few of our songs when we play live...

    Sound Advice Feb 2001
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    Q. What could a manager do for my band, and how can I find one?

    After recording an album and investing a lot of money into our band, we are now looking for management (and also a record...

    Sound Advice Feb 2001
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    Q. Can you help me reduce studio hum?

    I have a problem with a new studio installation that I'm just getting to the point of completing. This is the third time...

    Sound Advice Feb 2001
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    Glyph X-project

    SCSI & FireWire Hard Drives

    Derek Johnson looks at Glyph's new SCSI and FireWire drives, and investigates the advantages of dedicated audio storage.

    Reviews Feb 2001
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    Magma CB2S

    2-slot PCI Expansion Chassis

    Magma's ingenious PCI Expansion Chasses attach to portable computers via PCMCIA and allow you to run PCI audio, video and SCSI cards. Paul Wiffen tries out the latest model, which works with current Apple Powerbooks as well as PC portables.

    Reviews Jan 2001
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    Little Lanilei Rotary Wave Speaker

    The Little Lanilei Rotary Wave is an ingenious attempt to offer the sound of a real rotary speaker system in a compact and...

    Reviews Jan 2001
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    Tech 21 Sansamp Acoustic DI

    There's no doubt that the best way to record an acoustic guitar is to mike it up using a high‑quality capacitor mic, but...

    Reviews Jan 2001
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    Q. Will any of the major software manufacturers offer dual-processor support and Firewire compatibility for Windows 2000?

    I have been studying Windows 2000, with great interest, as I have been evaluating the pros and cons of an upgrade. Do you...

    Sound Advice Dec 2000
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    Hughes & Kettner Red Box Pro

    The original Hughes...

    Reviews Nov 2000
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    Beyer MSB48 Phantom Power Supply

    The affordability and compactness of Minidisc, DCC and smaller DAT recorders makes gathering location sounds a lot easier than...

    Reviews Nov 2000
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    Tech 21 Bass Compactor processor

    Recording bass is ostensibly a simple affair, but often what sounds great in isolation lacks any power to penetrate a mix. The...

    Reviews Nov 2000
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    Berklee Press music books

    Three new books have been produced by Berklee Press, the publishing arm of the respected Berklee College of Music in the USA,...

    Reviews Nov 2000
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    Smart Sound P1000B & P2000

    Mains Power Conditioners

    Do you want to hear how good your audio equipment can really sound? Martin Walker investigates a product that may significantly improve the sound of your studio.

    Reviews Sep 2000
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    DK Audio Master Stereo Display Range

    Metering is a critical element of any audio recording system, and the modular nature of DK Audio's extensive range of high-quality units makes it possible to purchase a system that exactly meets your requirements. Hugh Robjohns is impressed...

    Reviews May 2000
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    Helpful Music Analogue Synthesis Actual Reality Video

    This hour‑long video was produced by Dave Goodman, the man behind Helpful Music, in a bid to demystify the complexities...

    Reviews May 2000
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    Audio Recording For Profit: The Sound Of Money

    Audio Recording For Profit is a real 'insider' guide to the business of making money from sound recording. The author...

    Reviews May 2000
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    Q. How can I add analogue warmth?

    I have a reasonably modest home recording studio incorporating an Akai DPS12 hard‑disk multitracker with onboard...

    Sound Advice Mar 2000
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    Roland UA100

    Audio Canvas

    If you want to get started with audio recording on your computer, but don't fancy opening up your PC to install an internal soundcard, the new USB Audio Canvas from Roland subsidiary Edirol may provide a welcome alternative. John Walden takes the UA100 for a test Drive.

    Reviews Feb 2000
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    Terrasonde Audio Toolbox

    Test & Measurement Set

    The technical standards of any professional, semi-pro, or hobbyist recording studio rely on accurate calibration. Hugh Robjohns tries out Terrasonde's funky DSP-based handheld audio test and measurement set.

    Reviews Feb 2000
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    Yamaha PLG150AN & PLG150PF

    Analogue Modelling & Piano Daughterboards

    Yamaha's DB50XG daughterboard demonstrated to the world that a PC soundcard could offer high-spec synthesis capabilities. Its latest descendents offer a digitally emulated Prophet V synth and a high-quality Piano. Martin Walker tries them out.

    Reviews Jan 2000
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    Fostex DE1 Dual Effects Unit

    The budget‑priced Fostex DE1 is a half‑rack, 20‑bit effects processor, with the ability to act as two...

    Reviews Dec 1999

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