|Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music - January 1985|
International Computer Conference, news, views, chart.
Electronic album focus on: Cabs, S.P.K. Marc Almond, Z.T.T... and more.
Questions, queries, and criticism to the ES&CM editorial team.
Reader's demo tapes reviewed in print, with a selection featured on tape.
Forget the Fairlights, ditch the D.D.L.'s — ES&CM reader Graeme Robinson shows how you can beat it with the big boys, using just a couple of multitracks.
In this month's system feature, we focus on sequencing with a human touch: DX7 and SH101 in perfect harmony.
Klone Dual/Paragon Percussion
The Klone Dual and Paragon Percussion's DVXM — Two stand-alone Drum-synth modules that offer a cheaper way into electro-percussion than the Simmons of this world.
The Dynamic Duo
Organ Master/Island Logic
An add-on sound board, and a comprehensive disc-based music system for the Beeb micro.
A Runway Success
Is what Roland's TR707 digital drum machine is set to become. Great sounds, great facilities... and a great price.
In Triplet Time
Prolonging the percussive theme, a look at three very interesting products from Korg: Their value-for-money digital Super Percussion and Super Drums rhythm machines, plus the KMS-30 MIDI Synchronizer.
Akai AX 80/1212 Mixer/Recorder
Akai leap bravely into the hard world of Pro music gear, with a poly, the AX 80, and a unique 12-channel mixer/recorder.
In The Dreamhouse
An ES&CM exclusive... At home with top synth pioneers Tangerine Dream, in their own recording studio - a three page special.
The CZ101 is the spearhead of Casio's first serious onslaught on the pro-synth market. We check out this contender for the DX's digital synthesis crown.
The Emulator... Two
The original Emulator brought sound-sampling out of the labs and onto the stage. The new model looks likely to repeat that success, and to transform sound sampling from precision recording into something like art.
A chat with art-punk godfather Bruce Gilbert, a founder member of left-field collaboration Wire. The man reveals a low-tech approach to hi-tech gear... and a few trade secrets.
A Sound Design
Design Studio Programs
A set of programs for the Spectrum to enable you to unravel the mysteries of DX synthesis.
A marriage made in heaven, as OSCar gets MIDI... we attend the reception.
Tascam Porta One
A sensational budget portastudio from Tascam, the Porta One, looks like being on most musicians' Most Wanted list. We bring it back alive.
Crest of a Wave
Strangler's keyboard commandant Dave Greenfield tells us why he's Waved goodbye to his Hammond.
Multitracking On The Cheap
A flexible home studio set up explored.
ES&CM's guide to MIDI and MOPS.