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August 1999 Magazine Contents

Reviews

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    CAD VSM1

    Large-diaphragm Valve Condenser MIc

    Extending their popular range of condenser microphones, Conneaut Audio Devices have introduced the impressive retro-styled VSM1 tube microphone near the top of their range.

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    Emu E4XT Ultra

    Sampler / Sequencer / Synthesizer

    Is it a synth, a sequencer or a sampler? The answer to all three questions is an emphatic 'yes', as Paul White finds out when he takes the E4XT Ultra into his studio.

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Techniques

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    Figure 1 [top] and Figure 2.

    Of Filters & Phase Relationships

    Synth Secrets

    Having dealt last month with the concepts of envelopes, oscillators and LFOs, Gordon Reid moves on to the subject of filters, and the havoc they wreak on the signals that pass through them.

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People

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    Damon Albarn's 13 Studio

    Tom Girling & Jason Cox

    Having decided to construct a studio for their own use, Damon Albarn of Blur and his collaborators Tom Girling and Jason Cox chose to create an environment as unlike a typical commercial studio as possible. And then they fitted it with perhaps the most bizarre assortment of equipment ever collected together...

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    Stephen Street

    Producing Blur, Cranberries & Catatonia

    Sue Sillitoe talks to one of the most influential British record producers of the '90s, Stephen Street — the man behind a string of hit albums for the Smiths, Blur, The Cranberries, Catatonia, Sleeper, Shed Seven and many more.

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    Steve Hackett

    Recording Darktown

    The release of a new album by ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett is usually a cause for celebration amongst his substantial body of fans. Paul Ward talks to him about the making of his latest, Darktown, and wonders whether it might find him an even wider audience....

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