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Alchemy

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1988
Stereo Sample Editor for the Macintosh

Sampling keyboards have come a long way in the last three years, and as a result, the visual editing software available has rather fallen behind the specifications and features of current machines. Until now that is, with the advent of Alchemy from Blank Software, boasting a whole bunch of features new to computer-based sample editors. Paul Wiffen investigates.

Alchemy in the UK

Review | Micro Music, Jun/Jul 1989

Sample editing was never so simple thanks to this Mac package

Apple HyperCard

Review | Music Technology, Jan 1988
Software for the Apple Macintosh

A computer program that teaches you how to use your gear? Jim Burgess checks out a package for the Apple Macintosh that threatens to make the users' manual a thing of the past.

Audioshop

Review | Music Technology, May 1993
for the Apple Mac

Ian Waugh logs in to a new Mac program that's a virtual CD player and virtually a sampler, allowing you to build your own library of alternatives to that irritating monkey squeak. What you do with your existing CD remote control is your own affair

Band Aid

Review | Recording Musician, Feb 1993
Band-In-A-Box Auto-Accompaniment Software

You've never had it so easy — Band-in-a-Box adds intelligence to auto-accompaniment, as Mike Simmons finds out in his look at the latest version of this popular software package.

Blank Software Alchemy

Review | Music Technology, May 1988
Sample Editing Software

A sample editing package to beat all sample editing packages? Robert Rich test-drives a universal editor that may be the answer to many a sampling studio's prayers.

C-Lab Notator Logic

Review | Music Technology, Apr 1993
Software for the Apple Macintosh

A logical development for Notator users? Maybe, but as Ian Waugh discovers, someone still has to cross the T's and dot the I's on this latest software sequencer from C-Lab.

Coda Music Finale

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1988
Software for the Apple Macintosh

Possibly the most sophisticated and powerful scorewriting program to date comes from American company Coda. Bob O'Donnell keeps the score.

Deluxe Recorder

Review | Micro Music, Feb 1990

Ann Owen gets to grips with this budget sequencer for the Mac

Digidesign Burner Software

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1986

Fancy putting that percussion sound you sampled with your keyboard into your digital drum machine? Rick Davies discovers that all things are possible in California.

Digidesign SoftSynth

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1987
Software for the Atari ST

Simultaneously making the transition from Mac to Atari ST and crossing the Atlantic, this software package gives sampling a new slant. Chris Jenkins boots it up.

Digidesign SoftSynth Version 2.0

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1987

The program that can turn your sampler into a synthesiser has added an FM synthesis string to its bow, yet doesn't promise to be a DX replacement. Mac addict Chris Meyer takes a look.

Digidesign Sound Tools

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1989

With a Macintosh computer and Digidesign's new CD-quality digital audio system, you can cut, splice, and create extended remixes to your heart's content. Paul D. Lehrman discovers what it is like to go tapeless in the studio.

Digidesign Turbosynth

Review | Music Technology, Sep 1988
Synthesis Software

CAD meets synthesis inside the Apple Mac. Robert Rich fires up a program that allows you to design your sounds on computer before transferring them to your sampler.

Digidesign Turbosynth

Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1988
The Return of the Modular Synthesizer

Digidesign continue to add to their innovative range of synthesis programs which use the flexibility of computers for sound creation and the hardware of MIDI samplers to replay the sounds. Paul Wiffen finds he loves the former but hates the latter.

Digidesign's Q-Sheet

Review | Music Technology, Jan 1988
Software for the Apple Macintosh

Following the procession of MIDI sequence packages that have appeared for the Atari ST comes a program designed specifically for the musician fitting music to videotape or film. Chris Many gets that syncing feeling.

Doctor in the Mac

Review | Micro Music, Jun/Jul 1989

Following on from our look at KCS last month - Clive updates us on the new version for the Mac

Doctors Orders

Review | Micro Music, Apr/May 1989

Clive Grace reviews KCS - One of the most transported sequencer packages around.

Dr T Keyboard Controlled Sequencer

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1987
for Atari ST Computer

One of America's most innovative software houses comes up with its first program for a 16-bit computer, the Atari ST. Rick Davies takes it for a spin.

Dr T's Beyond

Review | Music Technology, Sep 1990
Software for Apple Macintosh

It's not often a new program enters the Macintosh stable of sequencers, but one notable newcomer is this package from Dr T's. Mike Collins dons Mac and boldly goes...

DR T'S KCS

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1990
Software for the Amiga

One of the Atari ST's most flexible sequencers recently found itself ported across to the Commodore Amiga. Ian "Dr W" Waugh finds what Amiga owners have been missing.

Dr T's KCS With MPE, PVG, & Copyist

Review | Music Technology, Aug 1988
Atari ST Software

Dr T's Multi Program Environment allows their KCS sequencer, Programmable Variations Generator and Copyist scorewriter to be used as part of an integrated system. Lorenz Rychner goes soft.

Dr T's Keyboard Controlled Sequencer

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1987

Mark Badger explores the programming environment of Dr T's 48-track keyboard controlled MIDI sequencing software for the Atari ST range of computers and draws some interesting conclusions...

Finale - Part 1

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1989
The best music program ever?

Part 1: In the States, Coda's Finale has been hailed as the "the most exciting use of the Apple Macintosh to date" and "the most powerful, most intelligent, most flexible music software available today". In this lengthy two-part review, Kendall Wrightson cuts through the hype to discover whether the claims are fact or fiction.

Good Vibrations

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1989
Digidesign Softsynth & Turbosynth

What can you do with a sampler when you're bored of sampling? Paul Ireson finds an answer to this question in the form of creative software from Digidesign that can turn your sampler into a powerful synthesizer.

 

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