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    Easier Alternatives To Flagship Music Apps

    PC Musician

    Flagship sequencer apps are so packed with features that it could almost be a full-time job learning the package of your choice. If your needs are simpler, why not make it easy on yourself and investigate one of many options that are more entry-level or cut-down, yet still remarkably capable?

    Reviews Apr 2005
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    Roland SP606

    Sampling Workstation

    The latest in Roland's SP series of phrase samplers can also double as a computer and audio interface, and PC users can take advantage of a bundled Cakewalk sequencer/mixer. Is this the best SP yet? We find out...

    Reviews Apr 2005
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    Sony Acid Pro 5

    Audio & MIDI Loop Sequencer [PC]

    Version 5 of Acid Pro is the first major upgrade under the Sony Media Software badge, and has taken two years to arrive. Does it keep pace with other manufacturers' loop-sequencing packages?

    Reviews Apr 2005
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    Image Line FL Studio 5

    PC Virtual Studio Software

    FL Studio has always been popular with those seeking a cost-effective, easy-to-use alternative to the 'big name' sequencers. The latest version adds a new drum sequencing tool, high-quality time-stretching and video support.

    Reviews Mar 2005
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    Arturia Storm v3

    Software Music Studio [Mac OS X/PC]

    Storm, the French software studio from virtual-instrument creators Arturia, keeps on improving. We check out version 3.

    Reviews Dec 2004
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    Dave Smith Poly Evolver

    Four-voice Analogue/Digital Synth & Sequencer

    2002 saw the release of the Evolver, a quirky hybrid analogue/digital synth and sequencer from Sequential synth pioneer Dave Smith. Now he continues his renaissance with a four-voice polyphonic version that integrates neatly with the original.

    Reviews Dec 2004
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    Cakewalk Kinetic

    PC Software Studio

    With pattern-based sequencing, plenty of presets and a powerful analogue-style synth, Cakewalk's affordable soft studio package could be a valuable compositional tool.

    Reviews Nov 2004
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    Yamaha Motif ES

    Music Production Synthesizer

    Two and a half years after the launch of Yamaha's impressive Motif workstation synth, the range has been further enhanced and upgraded. How much better can it get? We find out...

    Reviews Jan 2004
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    Korg Electribe EMX1

    Music Production Station

    This new member of the Korg tribe offers synthesis, sequencing, drum programming, tons of real-time control plus genuine valves to light up your studio and your sound.

    Reviews Nov 2003
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    Cakewalk Project5

    Pattern-based Music Production Software [Windows]

    At first sight, Cakewalk's new virtual studio suite might seem like a Reason clone — but it's actually a highly individual product, which offers a new and unique approach to creating music from patterns, sequences and loops.

    Reviews Jun 2003
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    Cobwebb Griff

    Pocket PC Sequencer

    As musicians rely on computers more and more, we look at an innovative system that isn't so much a studio in a box as a studio in your pocket.

    Reviews May 2003
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    Dave Smith Evolver

    Hybrid Analogue/Digital Monophonic Synthesizer

    Dave Smith, creator of the Prophet 5 and Wavestation, moved into software synthesis in the '90s, but now he's back with what he calls 'the ultimate dongle' — a hardware analogue and digital synth. We find out if he's still evolving...

    Reviews Feb 2003
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    The user interface of Acid Pro v4 contains all the elements familiar from earlier versions of the software.

    Sonic Foundry Acid Pro v4

    Audio + MIDI Loop Sequencer [Windows]

    With the addition in version 4 of surround sound mixing, ASIO and VST Instrument support and an expanding MIDI functionality, Sonic Foundry are attempting to move Acid beyond its original role in loop-based music creation.

    Reviews Jan 2003
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    Akai MPC4000

    Sampling Workstation

    Akai's MPC sampling workstations have been a studio fixture for nearly 15 years, and the MPC4000 is the most powerful one yet. But the world of sampling has changed dramatically since the MPC2000XL was released. Can an MPC still cut it in the 21st century?

    Reviews Sep 2002
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    Analogue Solutions Oberkorn

    Analogue Sequencer

    Analogue sequencers may seem simple devices, especially when compared to their computer-based counterparts, but they can be put to fantastically complex uses in the right hands. We plumb the hidden depths of the new Oberkorn...

    Reviews Jul 2002
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    Sonic Foundry Acid Pro v3

    PC Audio Loop Sequencer

    Sonic Foundry were the pioneers of loop-based PC sequencing with the initial release of Acid. More than three years on it's more popular than ever, and the latest version includes MIDI and video support among other new features.

    Reviews Jan 2002
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    Elektron SPS1 Machinedrum

    Synthetic Percussion Sequencer

    Swedish manufacturer Elektron claim that their SPS1 rhythm synth is the most sophisticated drum machine ever built, with a stunning specification that includes no less than four different types of percussion synthesis.

    Reviews Jan 2002
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    Technosaurus Microcon & Cyclodon.

    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.

    Reviews Apr 1999
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    Deeper Regelwerk MIDI Fader box and Step Sequencer.

    Doepfer Regelwerk

    MIDI Fader Box & Step Sequencer

    Fancy having 24 assignable faders and 72 buttons to control your MIDI gear? How about an eight-track MIDI step sequencer with CV and gate outputs too? Paul Nagle explores a product that gives you both.

    Reviews Feb 1999

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