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© Graeme Robinson.
Casio's top European demonstrator Hans Dreyer puts his company's ground-breaking digital synth through its paces.
a) Semplice Fortissimo Yrx
© Land of Yrx Products
b) Hidden Mysteries
© Andy Carter
© Steve Marshall
Our System piece features music originally composed for television, demonstrating a balance between human (on DX7) and machine (The SH101 in sequencer mode).
A cheap and flexible way into electro percussion: The Paragon and Klone Dual stand-alone drum-synth modules, together with the TED Digisound Bass Drum module. First heard on their own...
© Jim Betteridge
...and then with the new Akai polysynth, recorded on Akai's new 1212 Channel Mixer/Recorder.
© P. Wiffen
Take two for the top-flight mono OSCar now with MIDI and improved software. A selection of its sounds, followed by The Groove.
© Mute Records
Art punk pioneer with a piece from the L.P. Or So it Seems
© Tangerine Dream
A piece by top synth pioneers Tangerine Dream, demonstrating the way they have incorporated recent sampling techniques into their familiar sound and its conclusion in No Man's Land.
Digital drum-bashing from Roland's big-feature, low-cost machine.
© Curtis Schwartz
Featuring the combined forces of Tascam's Porta-One Ministudio, and Korg's Dynamic Duo — The Super Drums and Super Percussion Digital rhythm machines. Old faithful the SH101 lends melodic support, a budget PZM handles the vocals of Colin Farley.
b) Zero In Train Of Events
The new, improved Emulator II is largely responsible for Depeche Mode's hit-making 'hard' sound. Here's a taste of what it can do.
Record company Island's first venture into software, with their impressive icon-controlled Island Logic software.
© Neuronium Music
Top European band Neuronium captured live at this year's U.K. Electronica.
Multitrack: 3-M 16 Track M56
Mastering: ¼" Studer B67.
Mixing: Rainderk Desk.
Monitoring: Tannoy Reds
Mics: Neumann, AKG, Shure, Sennheiser
Effects: AKG Plate Reverb, Korg D.D.L. 's.
Additional: Revox A77, B77 ¼" machines.
A big thanks to Heath Levy for all their help.
Thanks also to: Tangerine Dream, Paul Wiffen, Jim Betteridge, Bruce Gilbert.
Side A Tracklisting:
00:00 Intro 01:08 Miracle Mix, Ambient Corporation 04:57 (Ad) Roland 05:03 (Ad) London Rock Shop 05:31 Digital Dynamite, Casio CZ101 09:22 Demo: YRX 11:36 Demo: Trilogy 14:15 (Ad) Yamaha PS6100 15:14 River Journeys, Steve Marshall 16:23 Drumcheck: Paragon & Klone 19:22 (Ad) Roland 19:28 Ax Attack, Jim Betteridge 22:46 (Ad) Roland 22:52 (Ad) PPG Waveterm 23:53 OSCar 24:39 The Groove, Paul Wiffen 26:26 (Ad) Rock City / Yamaha 27:29 UMuU, Bruce Gilbert
Side B Tracklisting:
00:00 (Ad) Yamaha PS6100 01:00 No-man's Land, Tangerine Dream 11:00 Roland TR707 Drum Machine 12:23 (Ad) Roland 12:29 (Ad) London Rock Shop 12:57 Night Of A Thousand Dreams, Colin Farley 16:29 (Ad) Boss 16:34 Island Logic Beebtunes 18:31 (Ad) Broadway Music 19:01 (Ad) Roland 19:07 Demo Of The Month: Train Of Events 21:43 Emu... Two! 24:58 (Ad) Yamaha KX5 25:40 Reprisal, Neuronium 30:04 Outro
Audio recordings courtesy of Archive.org.
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