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    Exploring Analogue, Part 3

    Exploration

    24 tracks? Pah! How about a whopping 24 notes? Steve Howell concludes his series on the modular system of yore by taking a look at the somewhat capacitorially-challenged analogue sequencer...

    Techniques Jul 1994
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    Creating Analogue Sounds On Digital Synths: Part 4

    Recreating Analogue Bass

    Set the controls for the heart of the bass: Nick Magnus reveals just how low your digital synth can go...

    Techniques Apr 1994
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    Creating Analogue Sounds On Digital Synths: Part 3

    Recreating Analogue Brass

    Nick Magnus puts on his Indiana Jones hat and treks ever deeper into the heart of your digital synth. This month's Holy Grail is analogue brass.

    Techniques Mar 1994
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    Boosting Quiet Synths

    Quick Tips

    Paul White offers a tip for boosting gain when recording your synths.

    Techniques Feb 1994
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    Creating Analogue Sounds On Digital Synths: Part 2

    Recreating Analogue Strings

    Nick Magnus continues his quest to emulate analogue sounds on digital instruments. This month, he shows you how to recreate analogue strings.

    Techniques Feb 1994
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    Sound Synthesis: Part 1

    Primer

    Though sound synthesis has a relatively short history, its progress has been rapid, with the result that the basic concepts of synthesis are now becoming lost in the mists of time — yet to effectively programme current synths, it really helps to know them.

    Techniques Feb 1994
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    Creating Analogue Sounds On Digital Synths: Part 1

    Tips & Techniques

    Make your digital synth put on an analogue hat. Does the current passion for analogue mean you have to put your digital synth back in its box and track down an analogue instrument? Not if Nick Magnus has anything to do with it!

    Techniques Jan 1994
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    Kawai K1 keyboard synthesizer with K1m sound module (photo from SOS June 1988 article)

    Kawai K1 Sequencing Clinic

    Synth Workshop

    Though now discontinued, the K1 and its modular cousins enjoy continuing popularity on the second hand market. Setting this synth up for multitimbral sequencer use is straightforward — when you know how.

    Techniques Jan 1994
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