|Music Technology - December 1988|
Is acid house a new musical movement or simply a front for drug trafficking? Tim Goodyer discusses the power of the press over music.
Latest news of developments and events in the world of hi-tech music - you read it first in Music Technology.
Why let the professionals have it all their own way? Music Technology's regular letters page is your chance to air your own point of view on matters musical and hi-tech.
Dynacord CLS 222
Rotating Speaker Simulator
With acid jazz making the Hammond sound popular again the search is on for a practical alternative to the Leslie cabinet. Nick Magnus takes the CLS 222 for a spin.
Coda Music Finale
Software for the Apple Macintosh
Possibly the most sophisticated and powerful scorewriting program to date comes from American company Coda. Bob O'Donnell keeps the score.
Who's making the cash out of record sales - the artist, the record company, the management, the record shops? David Bradwell investigates record royalties.
Information Society's combination of funk, hip hop, sampling and Star Trek give them a particular perspective on modern music making. Society spokesperson: Deborah Parisi.
Following in the footsteps of their successful S900 sampler, Akai's new baby looks likely to set new standards in sampling hardware. Simon Trask's thrilled to bits.
Co-founder of the techno movement, Model 500's Juan Atkins discusses yesterday's technology and influences, and tomorrow's music. Technospeak: Simon Trask.
Box Of Tricks
Oberheim had expanders on their minds long before Xpanders. Steve Howell extols the virtues of yesterday's modular approach to synthesis.
The winner of MT's "Sampling Madness" competition collects his Akai S700 from those awfully nice Akai people - but how well did you do?
Lexicon LXP1 Multi-Effects Processor
and MRC MIDI Remote Control
The 'Lexicon sound" for a less than Lexicon price? Matt Isaacson checks out a state-of-the-art reverb unit intended to help make Lexicon a household name.
Readers' patches for the Korg Mono/Poly and Yamaha DX7S in this month's Patchwork.
On the Boards
Why limit use of your computer to sequencing and librarian functions? Roly Pickering explains what bulletin boards are, how you get onto them and what they can do for you.
Yamaha C1 Music Computer
Yamaha's new computer is a PC compatible equipped with eight MIDI Outs, two MIDI Ins and SMPTE time-sync ports. Harvey Newquist powers up the successor to the ill-fated CX5M.
A complete psychosensory experience in the back of a Transit van? David Bradwell talks to the man behind the most sophisticated sound system on wheels.
Pandora Technology Powertools M1 Editor
Software for the Atari ST
If you're looking for an easy approach to programming your new Korg M1 workstation, this Atari ST program could be for you. Vic Lennard goes to work with a mouse.
The quest to build the ideal MIDI guitar controller continues with Yamaha's eagerly-awaited G10. Aaron Hallas makes the pick-up.
The man responsible for the UK's first genuine acid house single discusses basslines, bitonality and the grin factor. Baby talk: David Bradwell.
Hybrid Arts EZ-Track Plus
Software for the Atari ST
An upgraded version of Hybrid Arts' EZ-Track brings a new degree of sophistication to mid-price sequencing software. Gordon Reid takes it EZ with his Atari.