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August 1998 Magazine Contents

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    Alesis LX20

    ADAT Type II Recorder

    Paul White meets the junior member of Alesis' family of Type II 20-bit ADAT recorders.

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    Apogee AD8000

    24-bit Digital Audio Converter

    The AD8000 is a high performance 8-channel, 24-bit A-D converter which can cope with an array of different digital audio formats, either in its basic form or with the addition of one of several optional cards.

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    ART Tube PAC & Tube EQ

    Preamp/Compressor & EQ

    We test ART's two compact tube processors to see if they sound bigger than they look.

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    Crumar Bit One, Bit 01, Bit 99

    Synthesizers (Retro)

    Gordon Reid is bitten by the memory of a brilliant, but deeply flawed trio of Italian synthesizer designs that could have been the last word in affordable analogue.

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    Dbx DDP

    Digital Dynamics Processor

    The DDP takes the five dynamics processes you're most likely to want, turns them digital, and squashes them into a 1U studio workhorse box for under £600.

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    Emu Audity 2000

    Digital Synth Module

    The streamlined '90s exterior of Emu's Audity 2000 claims to hide a virtual modular hybrid, harking back to the company's own lost '70s analogue megasynth.

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    Lexicon MPX100

    Dual-channel Effects Processor

    If you've £250 to spare and a reverb-shaped hole in your studio, Lexicon would like you to fill it with their latest budget processor, which offers 20-bit converters, a digital output as standard, and the famous Lexicon Ambience effect.

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    Line 6 AX2 212

    Modelling Guitar Amp Upgrade

    Line 6 announce a software upgrade for their physical modelling guitar amplifier. Paul White plugs in, turns on and checks out the reborn AX2.

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    Novation Supernova ASM

    Polysynth

    Long awaited and much anticipated, Novation's digitally-modelled analogue synth module is the company's most ambitionus offering yet.

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    Roland SP808 Groovesampler

    Sampling Workstation

    The new SP808 has little in common with its namesake, the TR808; one was an analogue rhythm unit, the other is a feature-packed sampler, multitrack digital audio recorder, synth and remix tool. Clearly, Roland are hoping that some of the 'hi-tech classic' status of the TR will pass to the new SP.

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    Sennheiser Evolution Series

    Vocal Microphones

    Paul White studio-tests Sennheiser's new range of affordable vocal microphones to see if they really can give the established models a run for their money.

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    Bon Harris: Techno Pioneer

    Programming For The Smashing Pumpkins

    Sam Molineaux discovers an early techno pioneer thriving in the heart of Hollywood; living proof of the maxim 'what goes around comes around'.

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    Steve McNally: Sound Programmer

    Sound Design

    Do you ever wonder who's responsible for the waveforms and sound patches in your favourite synth? If it's a Korg keyboard, then the answer might be Steve McNally, one of the team of sound developers.

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