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    Creating Reverse Reverb

    Tips & Tricks

    Paul White conjures up a nostalgic tape effect using an MIDI + Audio sequencer.

    Techniques Dec 1998
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    Alesis Q20

    Stereo Multi-effects Unit

    Paul White meets the latest version of Alesis' Quadraverb concept, and finds it respendent with 20-bit I/O, improved digital and analogue interfacing, and a proper internal PSU.

    Reviews Dec 1998
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    Digitech 2120

    Artist Guitar Preamp/Effects Processor

    It's small, beautifully formed, shows a fondness for purple and claims to be an 'Artist'. John Walden finds out whether Digitech's new guitar preamp/effects processor sounds fit for a Prince.

    Reviews Dec 1998
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    Creative Use Of Effects

    Tips & Tricks

    All recording setups incorporate effects devices of one sort or another, but it's easy to end up using them only in the same predictable ways. Roger Jackson introduces some more imaginative ways to freshen up your productions.

    Techniques Nov 1998
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    Eventide DSP4500

    Ultra-harmoniser/Multi-effects Processor

    Eventide, the undisputed masters of digital pitch-shifting, have launched a limited-edition version of their industry standard DSP4000. Is it just window dressing, or does it have anything genuinely new to offer? Hugh Robjohns finds out.

    Reviews Nov 1998
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    SPL Transient Designer

    Dynamics Processor

    SPL are remowned for producing highly specialised audio processing tools, and their latest product is no exception. Paul White attempts to unravel the mysteries of the Transient Designer dynamics processor.

    Reviews Oct 1998
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    Antares ATR1

    Auto Tune Intonation Processor

    Paul White tries out something that he wishes had been available back in his intensive gigging days — a box that automatically puts your vocals in tune in real time!

    Reviews Oct 1998
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    Digitech Studio S200

    Dual-engine Multi-effects Processor

    Sitting in Digitech's Studio range between the S100 and the Quad 4, the new S200 combines the functions of the former withthe ergonomics of the flatter. Hugh Robjohns checks it out.

    Reviews Oct 1998
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    Hooter Sound B1

    Mic Amp/Compressor/Limiter/Gate

    Paul White encounters a budget recording preamp with a colourful pedigree.

    Reviews Oct 1998
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    Dbx 266XL

    Compressor/Gate

    Does the new 266 compressor from dbx really excel?

    Reviews Sep 1998
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    Lexicon PCM81 & PCM91

    Digital Effects Processors

    As Lexicon introduce new processors to replace the acclaimed PCM80 and PCM90, Paul White takes a look at how these classic units have been further improved to create the PCM81 and 91.

    Reviews Sep 1998
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    TL Audio Ivory C5021

    2-channel Valve Compressor

    Paul White finds the best of both valve and solid state worlds in TL Audio's latest compressor.

    Reviews Sep 1998
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    DACS FwS ColOSCIL2

    Ring Modulator

    If you're after sonic strangeness, ring modulation is a good place to start. Paul White finds out whether the ColOSCIL sounds as big as its name.

    Reviews Sep 1998
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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.

    Reviews Aug 1998
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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.

    Reviews Aug 1998
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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.

    Reviews Aug 1998
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    Amtech AGE One

    Tape Echo Emulator

    Paul White takes a trip back in time to a place where old technology is being used to emulate even older technology.

    Reviews Aug 1998
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    ART Quadra/FX

    4-channel Effects Processor

    ART have been championing the cause of musicians on a budget for years with their great value multi-effects units. We check out their latest effort, offering true 4-in, 4-out capabilities for under £300.

    Reviews Jul 1998
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    Focusrite Platinum Voicemaster

    Voice Channel

    It's a Focusrite, Jim, but not as we know it! Is it possible to deliver Focusrite quality at such an aggressively low price?

    Reviews Jul 1998
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    SPL Stereo Vitalizer Jack

    Psychoacoustic Enhancer

    SPL's acclaimed Vitalizer design has always been a bit harder on the wallet than other maufacturers' models — until now. Derek Johnson plugs in their new enhancer for the rest of us...

    Reviews Jul 1998
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    Drawmer MX50

    Full-band/Split-band De-esser

    Paul White forgets his Ps and Qs to concentrate on his Ss and Ts while trying out Drawmer's new MX-series de-esser.

    Reviews Jul 1998

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