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July 1998 Magazine Contents

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    ART Quadra/FX

    4-channel Effects Processor

    ART have been championing the cause of musicians on a budget for years with their great value multi-effects units. We check out their latest effort, offering true 4-in, 4-out capabilities for under £300.

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    Doepfer A100

    CV Modular Synthesizer

    Analogue modular synths in the late '90s are something like the old bus joke — none for ages, then loads all at once. Chris Carter catches the latest arrival.

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    Emu Systems Emax II (Retrozone)

    Sampling Keyboard

    The high quality converters and resonant filter imbue the 16-bit Emax II with a musicality and sonic character second to none.

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    Focusrite Platinum Voicemaster

    Voice Channel

    It's a Focusrite, Jim, but not as we know it! Is it possible to deliver Focusrite quality at such an aggressively low price?

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    Keyfax Hardware Phat Boy

    MIDI Synth Controller

    Paul White takes a turn on a hardware controller box which allows knobularly-challenged GS and XG synths and soundcards to join the rotary club.

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    Yamaha 01V

    Digital Mixer

    In 1995, Yamaha's Promix 01 smashed everyone's preconceptions of how much a digital mixer should cost. Now the new 01V is changing the rules again, offering features more akin to those of the three-grand 03D than the Promix 01 — and it cost £500 less than the Promix did when launched!

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    Yamaha WX5

    Wind Controller

    Paul White, with a little help from Rachel Fletcher and Paul Farrer, gives a blow-by account of a controller that allows MIDI modules to harness the power of wind.

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    Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley

    Producing Madness, David Bowie, Mick Jagger & Elvis Costello

    In pop music, production partnerships are pretty rare — especially ones as successful and long-standing as that between Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.

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    Mark Hawley: Recording Tori Amos

    From FOH To Studio

    Tori Amos may not yet have attained the same status in the UK that she enjoys in the US, but that hasn't stopped her setting up her own studio in a quiet corner of Cornwall. On the eve of her forthcoming 200-date tour, Hugh Robjohns talked to Mark Hawley & Marcel Van Limbeek about recording Tori's latest album and engineering the live tour.

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