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April 2000 Magazine Contents

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    Alesis MasterLink CD Mastering Processor.

    Alesis MasterLink

    CD Mastering Processor

    More than just another stand-alone box that burns CD‑Rs, the Alesis MasterLink also includes a large hard drive to store audio and built-in CD mastering tools — in theory, all you need to create CD‑R masters without ever booting up a computer.

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    Minimodular rack synth.

    Analogue Solutions Minimodular

    Dual-oscillator Synthesizer

    Analogue Solutions' diminutive Minimodular contains all the necessaries to make up a miniature patchable synth. Gordon Reid arches an eyebrow at this innovative and compact sound source.

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    Kurzweil K2600X header.

    Kurzweil K2600X

    Keyboard Workstation

    Kurzweil's latest workstation is very much the product of evolution, rather than revolution. Paul Ward finds out whether it's keeping pace with the rest of the synth world...

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    RME ADI96 Pro front panel.

    RME ADI96 Pro

    24-bit/96kHz A-D Converter

    The ADI96 Pro is a 96kHz-capable analogue-to-digital converter featuring both mic and line inputs, as well as a whole host of onboard DSP functions. We check it out...

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    Royer R121 studio ribbon microphone.

    Royer R121

    Studio Ribbon Microphone

    For many, the ribbon microphone starts and ends with the BBC‑designed 4038, but technology has moved on since this classic first appeared, as we discover when we encounter this state-of-the-art model from Royer.

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    Thermionic Culture Phoenix.

    Thermionic Culture Phoenix

    Valve Compressor

    The Phoenix all-valve compressor is a high flyer when it comes to quality and price. Will it help Thermionic Culture feather their nest?

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    TL Audio EQ2 front-end with parametric EQ.

    TL Audio EQ2

    Parametric Valve Equaliser

    Paul White tries out TLA's combination of front end and parametric equaliser.

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    Touched By Sound DRM1 Syncussion

    Touched By Sound DRM1 Syncussion

    Analogue Percussion Synthesizer

    If sparkling analogue drum sounds are what you need to turn your tracks to gold, Germany's Touched By Sound company may have the answer in the form of the DRM1 eight-piece analogue drum module.

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Techniques

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    An Introduction To Frequency Modulation

    Synth Secrets

    As explained last month, audio-frequency modulation of the amplitude of a signal can be a powerful synthesis tool. The possibilities expand still further when we consider what happens when you use one audio-frequency signal to modulate the frequency of another...

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    The single's three million sales have shot Christina Aguilera to worldwide fame.

    Recording Christina Aguilera's 'Genie In A Bottle'

    David Frank: Producer/Co-writer

    Christina Aguilera's debut single was a worldwide smash hit last year, thanks in no small measure to the distinctive work of producer and co‑writer David Frank. Mike Senior finds out how he did it.

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Sound Advice

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    TL Audio Ivory VP5051 voice channel.

    Voice Channels Explained

    Frequently Asked Questions

    We answer some commonly-asked questions on the use of voice channels in recording.

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People

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    Martyn Ware.

    Martyn Ware: The Clarke & Ware Experiment

    Pretentious

    From his early days as a pioneer of British synth-pop, Martyn Ware has forged a career on the cutting edge of electronic music. And he is still innovating today — in 3D.

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    Tom Lord Alge at his SSL mixing console.

    Tom Lord-Alge: From Manson To Hanson

    Mix Engineer

    Although he started his working life as a producer, Tom Lord-Alge chose to narrow his field of work, and now ranks alongside Bob Clearmountain and his brother Chris Lord-Alge as one of the best mix engineers in the world. We discover what makes a TLA mix tick...

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