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April 1999 Magazine Contents

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    AKG C4000B

    Condenser Microphone

    Multi‑pattern microphones traditionally have true capacitor capsules and are correspondingly relatively expensive — until now. We test AKG's affordable new C4000B, the first dual‑diaphragm, multi‑pattern mic with an electret capsule.

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    Fairlight CMI (Retrozone)

    Computer Musical Instrument

    Norm Leete waxes lyrical about the mega‑synth that introduced sampling to the world back in 1980 and went on to appear on innumerable hit singles and albums.

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    SPL Vitalizer MK2-T

    Psychoacoustic Enhancer

    The latest incarnation of SPL's enigmatic Vitalizer offers a mixture of the qualities of other models in the range — but does it have anything new to offer?

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    Technosaurus Microcon & Cyclodon

    Analogue Monosynth & Sequencer

    Gordon Reid gets twiddling with two small but perfectly formed analogue units aimed at the pockets — literally — of today's aceed‑hungry dancemongers.

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    Dave Eringa: Recording Manic Street Preachers

    Track: 'If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next'

    The first single from the Manic Street Preachers' This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours album entered the UK charts at no.1 — even though the band had adandoned their traditional power‑chord approach in favour of acoustic guitars, string machines and unusual synth effects. We talk to Dave Eringa, the producer who oversaw this successful change of direction.

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