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.
Organ Master/Island Logic
An add-on sound board, and a comprehensive disc-based music system for the Beeb micro.
Is what Roland's TR707 digital drum machine is set to become. Great sounds, great facilities... and a great price.
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.
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 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.
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.
Strangler's keyboard commandant Dave Greenfield tells us why he's Waved goodbye to his Hammond.
A flexible home studio set up explored.
ES&CM's guide to MIDI and MOPS.