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    Korg G4

    Digital Rotary Speaker Simulator

    Convincingly reproducing the effects of rotating horns and speakers in software inside a 1U rackmounting box is a challenge to the designer. Bringing it in under £300 is an achievement. Gordon Reid examines the latest incarnation of a keyboard effect that's come full circle...

    Reviews Sep 1994
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    Roland SDX330

    Dimensional Expander

    Everyone is looking for that elusive extra dimension to their mix, and Roland's latest unit claims to deliver it right out of the box. Dave Lockwood assesses dimensional expansion for himself.

    Reviews Jul 1994
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    Zoom 9002 Pro

    Advanced Guitar Effects Processor

    Paul White checks out the latest incarnation of the Zoom 9002, which includes updated circuitry, digital noise reduction, a built-in tuner and a metronome.

    Reviews Jul 1994
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    Aphex Easyrider 106

    4-Channel Compressor

    By simplifying the control set up of the Model 106, Aphex have squeezed four channels of compression into a 1U rackmount — making it easier to use without apparently sacrificing functionality. David Mellor's got a ticket to ride...

    Reviews Jul 1994
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    Phonic PLC 3200

    Compressor/Limiter

    With so many compressors already on the market, does this newcomer from Phonic deserve a look in? After balancing performance against price, Paul White thinks it's in with a chance.

    Reviews Jun 1994
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    Lexicon Vortex

    Audio Morphing Effects Processor

    Lexicon's new Vortex effects processor takes the concept of video morphing and applies it to audio effects. Paul White takes it for a spin.

    Reviews Jun 1994
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    Drawmer 1961

    Dual-channel Vacuum Tube Equaliser

    Drawmer's new dual-channel tube equaliser combines traditional parametric EQ with Drawmer's own high and low-pass filters to create a highly flexible, classic-sounding EQ. Paul White takes it into the studio.

    Reviews May 1994
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    Sony HR-MP5

    Multi-effects Processor

    What can Sony's new effects processor offer that its competitors don't already have? Paul White took the new Sony HR-MP5 into his studio to find out.

    Reviews Apr 1994
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    Yamaha GW10

    Guitar Effects Pedal System

    For around the same cost of the equivalent individual pedals, you could buy this intergrated, programmable effects pedal system, which includes an amp simulator for direct recording. Paul White checks it out.

    Reviews Apr 1994
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    Zoom 9050S

    Advanced Instrument Effects Processor

    Based on the popular 9030, the Zoom 9050S offers combinations of up to eight simultaneous effects from a repertoire of 55 effect types. Paul White investigates the need for speed.

    Reviews Apr 1994
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    Dynacord DLS 223

    Digital Organ Cabinet

    Nick Magnus takes a look at the digital incarnation of Dynacord's popular CLS 222 Leslie Simulator.

    Reviews Apr 1994
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    LA Audio 4G

    4-channel Frequency Conscious Noise Gate

    Some ingenious filtering and noise reduction possibilities combine with four channels of frequency-conscious noise gating to make this new studio processor more than meets the eye. Paul White investigates.

    Reviews Apr 1994
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    DBX 120XP

    Sub-Harmonic Synthesizer

    Such was the outcry when dbx discontinued their original 'Boom Box' they were forced to introduce a new model. Paul White finds out whether it really plumbs new depths.

    Reviews Mar 1994
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    BBE Sonic Maximizer Model 462

    Enhancer

    BBE's Sonic Maximizer has been with us for several years now, earning itself a reputation as one of the sweeter sounding enhancers on the market. Paul White studio tests the latest incarnation, the 462, which benefits from extensively redesigned circuitry.

    Reviews Feb 1994
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    LA Audio 4C

    Quad Compressor Limiter

    Whenever LA Audio design a new processor, they seem to take the Swiss Army Knife approach, kitting it out with a host of practical add-ons to increase its usefulness. So Paul White wasn't too surprised to find that the 4c is more than just a quad compressor...

    Reviews Feb 1994
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    Tascam PE40

    Parametric EQ

    A parametric EQ might seem like a bit of a peripheral purchase, but with its flexibility and fine control, it has a host of creative and corrective applications in the studio. Tascam's 4-channel PE40 scores for value, but how does it perform? Paul White finds out.

    Reviews Jan 1994
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    ART FXR & FXR Elite

    Digital Effects

    If you're looking for instant gratification in the effects department, ART have something that'll do nicely — as Paul White finds out.

    Reviews Jan 1994
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    The Shape Of Things To Come

    Issue 1 New Product News

    A chance to do some crystal gazing at product developments in the music / recording / visual fields.

    Reviews Nov 1985
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    Yamaha REV-7 Digital Reverberator

    Yet Another Milestone

    Low cost digital reverb comes of age according to producer Robin Lumley.

    Reviews Nov 1985

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