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Electronics & Music Maker - December 1984

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Editorial

Bigger Means Better

Reasons for our increase in cover price.

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Feedback

A selection of opinions and queries from the E&MM postbag.

Newsdesk
News

Upcoming electronic music products and events.

Kurzweil 250
Review

Digital Keyboard

How can the principles of Artificial Intelligence be employed to make a computer musical instrument sound like a grand piano? David Ellis delves deep into the workings of a £10,000+ Stateside keyboard.

Roland TR707
Review

Digital Rhythm Composer

What the world has been waiting for - Roland's first-ever digital drum machine. Exclusive review by Dan Goldstein.

Siel DK600
Review

Programmable Polysynth

A cosmetic overhaul, some additional facilities and a price reduction for Siel's Opera 6 polysynth. Geoff Twigg reports.

Technics Digital 10
Review

PCM Digital Keyboard

Innovations abound on Panasonic's first entry into the pro keyboard stakes. Trish McGrath finds out if it really is four pianos in one.

Akai AX80
Review

Programmable Polysynth

Paul White looks at the first musical instrument product from a Japanese giant. Has Akai's poly got the sounds and the facilities necessary for it to make an impact on today's synth world?

Ultimate Percussion UP5
Review

Electronic Drum Kit

A British-built electronic drum kit for under £500. Sounds good, affirms reviewer Paul White.

Korg DDM110
Review

Programmable Drum Machine

The world's cheapest programmable digital drum machine looks on paper to be a fine companion for Korg's similarly-priced Latin percussion machine. Paul White checks out the reality.

MPC DSM8 AutoTom
Review

Or how to get perfectly-timed, programmable fill-ins from a single electronic drum pad. Paul White and another clever piece of design by MPC.

Dream Sequence
Interview

Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream give a piece of their collective musical mind to Matthew Vosburgh, who also took the pictures.

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Competition

Tangerine Dream

Win a copy of the Tangs' new double album, 'Poland', in a competition so easy even the advertising staff know the answers.

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Music Review

A December vinyl overload, as releases from Chaka Khan, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Alison Moyet and others come under scrutiny.

On Stage
Music Review

A special report on one of Britain's premier avant garde music festivals, Musica Nova.

Soil Festivities
Interview

Vangelis Speaks | Vangelis

Vangelis, one of the synthesiser world's most influential figures, reveals the long-hidden facts about his approach to modern music-making. Interview by Dan Goldstein.

Picture Music
Feature

What goes on behind the apparently calm world of soundtrack-writing, by Steve Howell, who's been through it all himself.

Powertran MCS1 Part 3
Feature

How it Works

Part three, and a look at the design thinking behind this astonishing MIDI-controlled sampling unit.

Modular Synthesis Part 12
Feature

More on Using Sequencers

The last instalment, not only of Steve Howell's look at using sequencers, but also of the series as a whole.

Everything but the Kitchen... Part 2
Feature

Steve Howell (again) continues our series on interconnection by describing solutions to problems that arise from interfacing synths from different eras and manufacturers.

The Syndrom Part 4
Feature

Walking the Dog...

Audio and CV trigger circuits for E&MM's ever-popular digital percussion module. And there's talk of a Syndrom II on the way...

Patchwork
Feature

Readers send in their own synth sounds and details of how to play them. Sounds this month for the SCI Six-Trak, Roland JX3P, and a rather special patch for Yamaha's DX series.

Article Group:
Computer Musician

Editorial
Editorial

More thoughts on the Acorn music system reviewed on pi02.

Rumblings
News

Moog's Song Producer, Channel 8 Software, and a chance for budding computer musicians to get their music onto vinyl.

Music Maker
Review

Software Surplus

Writing new music software seems to be the most popular current preoccupation for the world's music and computer industries. We take a look at six of the latest packages to hit the UK.

Siel Expander Editor
Review

Software Surplus

The Music System
Review

Software Surplus

UMI 1B
Review

Software Surplus

6-Track Composer/Arranger
Review

Software Surplus

12-Track Recording Studio
Review

Software Surplus

The Fairlight Explained Part 5
Feature

More on Kim Ryrie's CMI, the instrument that started it all, from the pen of Fairlight-user Jim Grant.

Acorn Music 500
Review

Synthesiser Hardware and Software for the BBC Micro

Acorn's first venture into music synthesis boasts some good-looking synthesis hardware and a music composition language - AMPLE - that grows with the user. David Ellis has the advance details.

BeeBMIDI Part 5
Feature

Jay Chapman's crusade to get E&MM readers writing their own BBC software continues, with a look at how interrupt-handling works out in practice.

Article Group:
Twenty Years Of A1 Music - A1 Supplement

Congratulations A1 Music Centre on their 20th Anniversary

Electronics & Music Maker - Copyright: Music Maker Publications (UK), Future Publishing.

 

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