|Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music - December 1984|
UK Electronica review, TEAC's new Ministudio, news and more.
Electronic album roundup, featuring Reggae spotlight; On-U Sounds, new Foetus album, Vangelis
Letters to the ES&CM editorial team: Questions, queries and criticism.
Readers' demos tapes reviewed in print, with a selection on tape.
Life after Death
Last years' gear making next year's sounds - courtesy of some creative mixing.
Step by Step
This month's project: a D.I.Y. 16-step analogue sequencer. Step out!
Behind the Greengate
With the DS 3 - a sound-sampling expansion for the Apple II computer. Access to expensive sounds at a reasonable price.
Korg's Poly 800 resurfaces as a keyboardless expander the EX800 for use as part of a MIDI system-full review.
The stunning Bit One Poly - Keyboard split and layer, with separate memory access, and the kind of facilities you would expect to find on a machine costing three or four times as much... our reviewer is seduced...
Bronski Beat reveal all in The Garden, as their new album, Age of Consent, storms the charts.
UB40 exclusive... the drums go digital... Plus Dread at the Controls - top producer Mikey Dread dubs it up, and reveals some trade secrets...
Life in the Machine
The Yamaha PS6100 - portable F.M. power to the People.
Mammoth Electro Fest: Simmons' contender, the UP5, Yamaha's RX15 drum machine, new Digisound chips for the Drumulator, Quicksilva's Drumkit program for the BBC micro...
Roland Mother System
Roland's innovative MIDI set-up; Mother Keyboard, Planet-P piano voice module, Planet-S synth module, and the impressive Super Jupiter... an in-depth test.
The Magnificent Seven...
...Reverbs. An across-the-range selection put through their paces, demonstrating both conventional and creative uses...
Rosetti's 12-Channel Studio software for the CBM 64. A comprehensive disc-based package that can turn your MIDI gear into a floppy phenomenon.
An at-a-glance guide to MIDI and MOPS (Music-orientated Peripherals.)