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December 1997 Magazine Contents

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    ARP Odyssey

    Duophonic Analogue Synthesizer [Retrozone]

    For the synth afictionado, the ARP Odyssey is up there with the Minimoog in terms of its power and sonic quality. Gordon Reid explains why he loves his Ody...

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    DACS Headlite

    Headphone Amplifier

    Paul White listens in on the new headphone amplifier from British makers DACS Audio.

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    Doepfer MS404

    MIDI Analogue Synthesizer

    Apart from a few MIDI-supported commands, the Doepfer MS404 is completely analogue — so there are no patch memories, no SysEx, and no storable front-panel settings. Chris Carter explains why you'd nevertheless be mad to overlook it...

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    Empirical Labs Distressor

    Compressor

    Can new technology really emulate vintage equipment, or do you have to use vintage parts? Paul White test a modern compressor that claims chameleon-like abilities to emulate classic compression sounds.

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    Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution 309 Upgrades

    Dance Box

    Quasimidi are delivering on their promise to provide new goodies for owners of the 309 dance box. Derek Johnson raves a bit...

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    SPL Dynamaxx

    Compressor/ Decompressor/ Limiter/ Gate

    SPL claim to have come up with a completely new type of compressor. Paul White puts their assertions to the test.

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    Tascam DA98

    Digital Multitrack Recorder

    It started in 88, dropped to 38, now rises to 98... no, it's not the chart performance of the new Spice Girls album, but Tascam's rather strange way of numbering the models in their respected DA series of digital multitrack recorders. Hugh Robjohns checks out the new flagship in the range.

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Techniques

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    Practical Drum Kit Miking: Part 1

    Tips & Techniques

    Drum kit miking is a black art as far as many project studio owners are concerned. Yet, as Benedict Grant explains in the first of this two‑part series, there's no need to let the kit beat you...

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People

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    Morcheeba

    From Clapham To The Orb

    Morcheeba make their weird and wonderful music in a studio in Clapham that used to belong to The Orb. To find out more about the band and their gear, Sue Sillitoe ventured south of the river to meet Paul Godfrey and the band's programmer and producer Pete Norris.

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    N-Trance: Do You Think I'm Sexy?

    Sampling Pleasure

    The perpetrators of recent smash hit 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?' might look like a leopardskin-clad disco covers band composed of several people, but in fact they're the pet electronic project of two Mancunians with their heads firmly screwed on an eye to the future of dance music.

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    Tchad Blake: Binaural Excitement

    Engineer / Producer

    This inventive American has graduated from aiding and abetting producer Mitchell Froom in his sonic escapades to full production duties on a variety of live and studio albums. Paul Tingen talks to a devotee of binaural recording who's more than just a dummy head.

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