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January 1998 Magazine Contents

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    AKG Solidtube

    Valve Capacitor Microphone

    Paul White tests AKG's new budget studio valve mic to see whether it's really possible to build a quality tube capacitor mic for under £1000.

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    dbx 160S

    Compressor/Limiter

    Is the dbx 160S pure technology, a work of art, or a little of both?

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    Demeter HM1

    Tube Mic Preamp

    Can an expensive valve microphone preamp like this one really make that much diference to the quality of your recordings?

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    Emu ESI4000

    64-note Polyphonic Sampler

    Emu's latest sampler release is a new budget module to replace the ESI32. But with recent price drops from Akai and Yamaha's return to the sampling fold, have the company done enough to fend off the competition?

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    Ensoniq PARIS II

    PCI Hard Disk Recording System

    When it comes to computer audio editing, the user interface is extremely important. Having physical controls to grab hold of has already give Ensoniq a lot of advance publicity for their Paris hard disk recording system.

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    Korg DL8000R

    Digital Multitap Delay

    The world of multi-effects might be generally interdisciplinary, but Derek Johnson finds that there'll always be room for a specialist.

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    Oberheim Xpander

    Analogue Synth Module [Retrozone]

    Not all analogue classics have keys. The Xpander was an early module that packed in more features than its moderate size would lead you to expect, and left a legacy still discernible in modern synth design.

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Techniques

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    Practical Drum Kit Miking: Part 2

    Recording Tips & Techniques

    Last time, Benedict Grant explained how to properly mike an acoustic drum kit. In this concluding part of our short series, he turns his attention to committing kit sounds to multitrack.

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    Recording Christmas Music

    Paul Ward & Richard Taylor

    A job helping to provide the sounds and recording the music for an animated Christmas special has SOS contributor Paul Ward hastily upgrading his studio and exploring the deepest recesses of his synth collection, in search of sleigh bells and singing reindeer patches...

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    Yamaha VL70m

    Breath-controller Sequencing Workshop

    Paul White finds a few ways around the restricted breath-control facilities of the Yamaha VL70m.

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People

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    Alan Wilder: Recoil

    Unsound Methods

    Anyone in any doubt as to the popularity of Depeche Mode should see this man's studio. Alan Wilder, formerly the programming powerhouse of the group, and now striking out on his own, has poured the profits of his years with the Mode into this astonishing home setup. Here he talks about the studio, his new album, and his days with Depeche.

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    Ola Onabule

    Recording Soul At Home

    Sometimes it's easy to forget that home studios packed with synths and samplers aren't solely the preserve of the dance fraternity. British soul artist Ola Onabule does all his recording and the managing of his own label from his Brixton home.

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