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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1989
Ian Gilby investigates this novel solution to your MIDI wiring headaches.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1990
Audio Architecture's Function Junction range of MIDI patchbays offers up to 16 x 64 MIDI routing with MIDI merging, sophisticated MIDI processing and mother keyboard emulation. Kendall Wrightson investigates.
Review | Recording Musician, Apr 1993
Review | Music Technology, Mar 1993
An interesting diversion - or two
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.
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.
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.
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
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1985
For what was supposed to be a universal interface, MIDI has trouble enough staying in touch with itself, let alone the outside world. Tim Goodyer looks at four auxiliary units that set out to improve matters.
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.
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.
Review | Sound On Sound, May 1990
Midi routing systems have come a long way since the humble passive thru box. Kendall Wrightson explores a sophisticated example of the species.
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.
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.
Review | Recording Musician, Mar 1993
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.