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360 Systems MIDIMerge+

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1987

Rick Davies casts an eye on the latest box from a company that seems to specialise in designing useful, rack-mounting MIDI processors.

Alesis MPX

Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1986
MIDI Patch Transmitter

This latest add-on for the popular MIDIVERB and MIDIFEX lets you control the effect patch selection remotely by hand. Tony Hastings wishes he had thought of the idea first.

Anatek Studio Merge

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1990
MIDI Merger

From the humble origins of their Pocket Merge, Anatek have refined a powerful eight-way MIDI merging system that could become essential to the serious MIDI studio. Vic Lennard merges with the elite.

Axxess MIDI Mapper 2.0

Review | Music Technology, May 1988
MIDI Processor

This American MIDI processor is possibly the most sophisticated processor currently on the market. Matt Isaacson tries out its bewildering array of facilities.

Call the Analyst

Review | Micro Music, Oct/Nov 1989

At last the MA-36 MIDI Data Analyser is here to diagnose all your MIDI illnesses

Digitech MIDI Pedal

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1988

Capable of storing 1,984 program change commands, Digitech's recently released MIDI Pedal looks like it could be a useful accessory. Tony Wride investigates...

Forefront Technology FT8

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1993
MIDI Merge Box

Forefront Technology Patch Commander

Review | Music Technology, Sep 1991
MIDI Message Monitor/Generator

This British "black box" has so many useful MIDI applications that many people will be buying two. Tim Goodyer asks "what the hell's a Patch Commander?".

Hinton Instruments' MIDIC

Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1986

An interesting name for a very interesting MIDI computer product from Flinton Instruments of Oxford. Jay Chapman tells you what it does and how it can be used.

Merging: The Plus Factor

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1988
360 Systems MIDI Merge+

Tony Wride checks out a device which can relieve many of the MIDI-induced headaches associated with even the most modest MIDI system.

Nobody's Perf/X

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1989
Oberheim Cyclone and Systemizer Performance Effects

Oberheim's two Performance Effects units are something of a new direction for a company associated with classic analogue synths. Paul Ireson tries them out and finds a few surprises in store - not all of them pleasant.

Oberheim Cyclone

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1989
MIDI Performance Effect

The arpeggiator is still regarded by many as "the poor man's sequencer", but Oberheim may be about to change that with a small grey box called Cyclone. Simon Trask blows hot and cold.

Out Of Pocket

Review | Micro Music, Oct/Nov 1989

John Renwick has a pocketful with the pocket MIDI range from Anatek

Studiomaster MA36

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1989

Hands up if you've ever had to go MIDI troubleshooting - and if you'd like it to be easier next time. Gordon Reid examines the logical solution to sorting out MIDI problems.

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 Computer Connection

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1990
Roland’s Computer Music range

Martin Russ looks at the evolution of Roland's approach to computers in music, culminating in their latest CM products.

Voice Crystal Merger Plus

Review | Music Technology, Aug 1992
MIDI Merge Box

Two into one will go...

Yamaha MEP4 Processor

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1986

Simon Trask somehow finds time to examine the most sophisticated MIDI event processor of the lot. Are its facilities usable?

Yamaha MIDI Event Processor

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1986

This new multi-function unit lets you physically access and modify hex code MIDI signals amongst other things. Jay Chapman discovers it may be rather more useful than most would think.

 

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