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Adrift On An MTC

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Syncronisation | Music Technology, Mar 1990
MIDI Time Code

MIDI Time Code, an overdue MIDI sync standard or a missed opportunity for musicians and manufacturers alike? Vic Lennard finds out what time it is.

Clocking In

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Syncronisation | Music Technology, May 1990

The pro-standard SMPTE sync code is now working itself down to many semi-pro and amateur studios - but even the best systems bring their problems. Vic Lennard presents a SMPTE troubleshooters' guide.

Everything But The Kitchen... - Part 4

Feature | Topic: Syncronisation | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1985

We conclude our series on synchronisation by looking at Time Code and its applications in the video and music industries. Film editor Richard Atherton is your guide.

Getting into Video - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Syncronisation, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Nov 1989

PART 3; David Mellor looks at how the requirements of different types of music for TV and film can dictate the sophistication of your synchronising capabilities, and at how machine synchronisation works in practice.

Getting into Video - Part 5

Feature | Topic: Syncronisation, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Jan 1990

PART 5: In this final installment of the series, David Mellor looks at sophisticated timecode generators and readers in the Fostex range, and at complex timecode systems.

Getting into Video - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Home Studio, Syncronisation, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Sep 1989

Is video a mystery to you? Would you like to dip a toe into its murky waters, or are you worried about getting out of your depth too quickly? In this new series David Mellor explains the essentials of synchronising audio to video, and finds out what it is like to upgrade a home studio to audio post-production standard.

Getting into Video - Part 4

Feature | Topic: Syncronisation, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Dec 1989

In the fourth part of this series, David Mellor looks at the Fostex 4030/4035 synchroniser system, and how it is set up and operated.

Getting into Video - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Syncronisation, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Oct 1989

PART 2: Timecode - much talked about but little understood - is of increasing importance to musicians and recording engineers. Whether you are synchronising audio to video, or MIDI to multitrack, at least a working knowledge of SMPTE/EBU is required. In the second part of this series, David Mellor explains what timecode is and how it is used.

Interfacing The Past - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Syncronisation, Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Dec 1992

The missing sync?

MF1 Sync Unit

Feature | Topic: Electronics / Build, Syncronisation | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1982

Control your sequencers and drum machines from tape.

MIDI Basics - Part 4

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming, MIDI, Syncronisation | Music Technology, Nov 1987

In part four of this series Bob O'Donnell deals with rhythm by linking a drum machine into the expanding MIDI system.

MIDI Basics

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Syncronisation | Recording Musician, Jan 1993
MIDI-To-Tape Synchronisation

MIDI-to-tape sync: why you need it, what it does and how you use it.

MIDI By Example - Part 7

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Syncronisation | Music Technology, Mar 1993

Another piece of the MIDI puzzle

Midi By Example - Part 5

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Syncronisation | Music Technology, Jan 1993

That syncing feeling

MIDI By Example - Part 4

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Syncronisation | Music Technology, Dec 1992

Beat box basics

MIDI By Example - Part 6

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Syncronisation | Music Technology, Feb 1993

Syncing Again

MIDI Matters - Part 1

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Syncronisation | Sound On Sound, Feb 1987
Song Position Pointers

Sound On Sound's MIDI Doctor Jay Chapman, returns with a new series that concentrates on specific aspects of MIDI and explores their relevance and use in a musical set-up. This month: the Song Position Pointer.

MIDI Time Code

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Syncronisation | Music Technology, Jul 1987

The marriage between MIDI and SMPTE is now complete, but the burning question remains: how will musicians and engineers benefit from it? Chris Meyer traces the link from its source to its users.

Modular Synthesis - Part 10

Feature | Topic: Sequencing, Syncronisation, Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1984
Using Sequencers with Modular Systems

Steve Howell looks at different methods of triggering modular sequencers from click-tracks on tape.

Music & Pictures - Part 4

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Syncronisation, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Mar 1986

We've now reached Part 4 where Robin Lumley surveys the technology of syncing sound and vision.

My Life With MIDI Time Code

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Syncronisation | Sound On Sound, Jan 1990

Just as MIDI itself has gone far beyond what its developers imagined, so MIDI Time Code has the potential to take MIDI technology into areas quite removed from the synthesis and sequencing worlds in which it has become so familiar. MTC user Paul D. Lehrman explains how.

Question Time

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Syncronisation | Music Technology, Sep 1991

MIDI Time Code and MIDI Clock - what's what and which should you use? Vic Lennard investigates alternative approaches to MIDI synchronisation code.

Steinberg Software Page

Feature | Topic: Computing, Sequencing, Syncronisation | Sound On Sound, Jul 1988

The third instalment of our column devoted entirely to Steinberg software. Written and compiled exclusively for SOS by Steinberg's experts, it deals this month with MIDI clocks and how to keep time!

Sync Explained

Feature | Topic: Syncronisation | Home & Studio Recording, Mar 1989

The title says it all...

Taping Tips

Feature | Topic: Recording, Syncronisation | Making Music, Apr 1986

 

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