|Electronics & Music Maker - July 1986|
Arrivals And Departures
This month sees the launch of The Music Technology Magazine, E&MM's American counterpart, and the departure of stalwart advertising manager Tony Halliday.
News from the front about new Emulators, schools for the inquisitive, and a preview of this year's British Music Fair - all in Newsdesk.
Your own views on more matters technical and musical.
Got a problem? Let E&MM's agony aunts proffer a little carefully considered advice.
The Serpent and the Pearl
Don Goldstein talks to American composer Harold Budd about his past collaborations with such luminaries as Brian Eno and Michael Nyman and, more recently, the Cocteau Twins.
360 Systems MIDI Patcher
A MIDI routing device from keyboard manufacturers 360 Systems. Our American correspondent Rick Davies puts it through its paces.
Oberheim Matrix 6R Expander
A Matrix 6 in a rack-mounting box. Simon Trask investigates the multi-timbral delights of Oberheim's latest offspring.
Simon Trask gets a sneak preview of this German organ manufacturer's first venture into the pro-synth market.
Software for Sinclair Spectrum
Music software for the Sinclair Spectrum is alive and well. Simon Trask reports on a ten-track sequencer package from Swedish company 10 Systems.
Out Of the Shadows
Shadow MIDI Guitar
Geoff Twigg takes a look at the latest guitar synth technology. Now you can have a Synclavier system behind the strings of your old acoustic.
Mixdown Amiga Software
Software for the Amiga
A British company have a comprehensive sampling package for Commodore's Amiga. Does it set a standard against which subsequent Amiga software will be judged? Chris Jenkins finds out.
The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Macintosh
Matthew Vosburgh takes a conducted tour around software for the Apple Macintosh with the author of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
And Then There Was One...
Tim Goodyer pays Genesis' legendary keyboardsman a visit to hear all about life in one of rock's most longstanding and influential bands and their 16th LP.
A Thousand Sounds
Simmons successor to the SDS800 combines the best of analogue and sampling technology. Nigel Lord approves.
Stack In A Rack - Part 1
The first of a two-part review of Tantek's rack-mounting signal processors. Ian Waugh looks at a modular system that comes ready-built or in kit form for construction enthusiasts.
The Unholy Marriage
MIDI and SMPTE
Two industry standards settle their timing differences and agree to work together. Chris Meyer checks it out and discusses proposals for the MSMPTE.
Warm Music, Cool Thoughts
Iva Davies and Bob Kretschmer take a walkabout from the land of the Fairlight to talk to Tim Goodyer about a new LP, new technology, real singers and the ballet.
Akai S900 Sampler
Akai's super-sampler carries on where their S612 left off. Paul Wiffen finds its ease of use belies its sophistication.
Sampling keyboards and modules are the subject of this month's Checklist| Don't spend a dime until you've cast an eye over this definitive buyer's guide.