|Electronics & Music Maker - August 1984|
Namm Special Report
The Mini Doc
Sound sampling at an affordable price level has been a sought-after commodity in the music world for some time. Paul White takes a look at two American sampling devices that come cheaper than most.
A British-built keyboard combo to compete with the world's best comes under Paul White's enquiring gaze.
Synclavier: A New Appraisal
The Fairlight Explained Part 1
Siel PX JR
Yamaha PF10, PF15
Siel Piano Quattro
Dan Goldstein tracks down another drummer-turned-musical technofreak, Rusty Egan, and finds out about the past, present, and the future of the electro-dance band he helped found, Visage.
Few of today's bands can confidently claim to have a sound that is unique, but Scotland's Cocteau Twins are one such outfit, and Dan Goldstein has been talking to them about how that sound is achieved.
Seminal German avant garde composer Hans-Joachim Roedelius was in London recently to promote a new solo album, 'Gift of the Moment'. Dan Goldstein was granted a brief audience.
Part one of a two-part competition that gives you the chance to win a brand new MIDI keyboard system worth over £1000. Entry is free and part two will appear next month.
Jay Chapman continues his search through the workings of Yamaha FM synthesis. This month, how to modify DX factory preset sounds.
Ian Boddy concludes his look at how to take electronic music on the road by examining his own live set-up and how it's put to use in a concert situation.
Software listings that enable owners of our BBC Micro MIDI interface board to view the internal workings of the Yamaha DX7 on screen, with a cassette available from E&MM for the finger-sore.
In something of a break from tradition, Steve Howell begins a look at how using a modular synth can expand the horizons of the common or garden monophonic sequencer.
Readers' favourite synth sounds and the means to reproduce them. Instruments featured this month include the Roland JX3P and Korg Poly 800.
for the BBC Micro
The first commercially-developed MIDI software for the BBC Micro is now being manufactured by Electromusic Research. David Ellis analyses its potential.
Part three, and the introduction of a double-triggering circuit that enables more than one sample to be triggered without the user having to buy multiple EPROMs.
Designer Paul Williams discusses the construction of a simple breath controller for just about any electric or electronic instrument.
Part one of a major article on the construction of E&MM's own six-channel keyboard mixer. Step-by-step design guide by Paul White.