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360 Systems MIDI Patcher

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1986

A MIDI routing device from keyboard manufacturers 360 Systems. Our American correspondent Rick Davies puts it through its paces.

Anatek SMP16

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1991
SMPTE Sync/MIDI + Audio Patchbay/Mac Interface

Combining MIDI and audio patchbay functions and putting them under software control could be an important studio breakthrough. Ian Waugh looks at the SMP16 and studio sophistication.

Audio Architecture Function Junction Plus

Review | Music Technology, Sep 1990
Programmable MIDI Patchbay

When your MIDI setup starts to look more like NASA's mission control than a music studio, a MIDI patchbay is essential. Vic Lennard tests one of the best.

Connections

Review | Micro Music, Oct/Nov 1989

Darrin Williamson takes a look at the Phillip Rees range of hardware designed to help the flow of your MIDI data

DACS MIDI Patchbay

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1989

Tense, nervous headache? Then you've probably got a patching problem in your studio. Vic Leonard looks at a cost-effective solution to MIDI-patching nightmares.

DACS MIDI Patchbay

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1989

Ian Gilby investigates this novel solution to your MIDI wiring headaches.

Digital Music Corporation MX8

Review | Music Technology, Sep 1988
MIDI Patchbay Processor

From America: a 1U-high black box which combines MIDI patching, merging and processing capabilities. Vic Lennard encounters a new twist in MIDI processing.

Drawmer MIDMAN

Review | Sound On Sound, Apr 1986
M401 MIDI MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

When a well-respected signal processor manufacturer like Drawmer moves beyond the realms of noise gates and compressors into MIDI control, it's yet another indication that the recording world is recognising the importance of MIDI. Paul Gilby dropped his copy of the Financial Times to take an exclusive look at the brand new Drawmer MIDI Management System.

Drawmer MIDMAN Processor

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1986

MIDI routing, filtering and syncing are all handled by this new British 'black box'. Simon Trask checks it out.

Dynacord MIDI Control Computer

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1986

On the face of it, Dynacord's MCC-1 looks a worthwhile investment for those who wish to by-pass the Spaghetti Junction of MIDI cables in the studio. But it faces stiff competition from other manufacturers' products. Paul Gilby fathoms its depths and draws his conclusion.

Future History FS1 and FST MIDI Switchers

Review | Recording Musician, Apr 1993

Future History FS1 and FST Turbo switches

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1993

An interesting diversion - or two

Icon Research APB1

Review | Music Technology, May 1990
MIDI Controlled Audio Patchbay

Whether you're running a commercial studio or a bedroom recording suite'. a programmable MIDI Patchbay could revolutionise your working methods. Nigel Lord is on the patch.

Making The Right Connection

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1988
MX8 MIDI Patchbay/Processor

With so many low-cost MIDI-equipped units around, the days when you could make do with a Thru box and a few cables are long gone. A MIDI patchbay is now an essential purchase, and one of the best is the MX8 MIDI Patchbay/Processor from Digital Music Corp. Tony Hastings checks it out.

Matrix Magic

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1986

Ian Gilby reviews a truly ingenious programmable patchbay that takes all the hard workout of MIDI equipment routing in the studio - the Sycologic M16 MIDI Matrix.

Mav-less

Review | Micro Music, Aug/Sep 1989

A MIDI Patchbay could be just what you need to make your system work efficiently. Darrin Williamson checks out one such unit from Kawai

MIDI Management Boxes

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1989

Even a relatively modest MIDI setup can create MIDI routing problems, and solutions to these aren’t always easy to find. Paul Ireson investigates the range of Philip Rees MIDI management boxes to see what they can offer.

Miditemp PMM88

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1990

As your MIDI studio expands, MIDI management becomes more and more important. Vic Lennard investigates an 8x8 MIDI patchbay that could make your music more important than your MIDI leads.

MIDItemp PMM88

Review | Sound On Sound, May 1990
MIDI Router

Midi routing systems have come a long way since the humble passive thru box. Kendall Wrightson explores a sophisticated example of the species.

Patching Up

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1986
Akai MIDI Programmable Patchbay

Ian Gilby reckons that before long every studio will have a MIDI patchbay as well as an audio one and the low-cost ME30P Programmable MIDI Patchbay from Akai could well be it.

Philip Rees 5X5 MIDI Switch

Review | Music Technology, May 1987

It's new, it's one of the cheapest MIDI switching boxes available, and it's designed and built in this country. Simon Trask assesses the argument for buying British.

Philip Rees V10 MIDI Thru Box

Review | Recording Musician, Mar 1993

Programmable Audio Patchbays

Review | Sound On Sound, Apr 1990
Peavey MAP8X4, Icon Research APB1

Ian Gilby takes a look at two different approaches to the design of a MIDI-controlled audio patchbay: the Peavey MAP8X4 and Icon Research APB1.

Taking Notes

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1986
Akai MIDI FX

Simon Trask again, with some more MIDI outboard gear in the shape of Akai's new ME30P programmable patchbay and ME25S note separator.

The Missing Links

Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1986

Wave goodbye to constant repatching of MIDI cables and problems with the delay-inducing Thru socket using these useful MIDI routing boxes from Quark. Paul Wiffen enlightens us.

 

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