Music Technology - January 1990
As we move into a new decade, Tim Goodyer looks back at the '80s and forward to the '90s - where can we hope to see the hi-tech music industry take us next?
No news may be good news, but it doesn't keep you too well informed. MT's Newsdesk, on the other hand, is better informed than Dot Cotton.
At present there are no plans to televise MT's monthly debating society, yet the talks go on: Sueno Latino, Amiga/ST wars, the reasons for making music... If you have anything to say about high technology or music, here's the place to be heard.
Their LXP1 brought luxury reverb within reach of home studios, now Lexicon's LXP5 offers a variety of new effects to the studio on a budget. Robert Rich reads the lexicon of fx.
The funk is everywhere - and MT's regular drum programming column is no exception. This month Nigel Lord examines funk grooves and gives plenty of example patterns to assist your programming.
IN THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN | Beloved
From indie rock to sampled success - this band have used technology to change their sound and get themselves into the charts. David Bradwell talks technology, samples and football to Beloved people.
Long awaited and long overdue, the SY77 is Yamaha's real successor to the DX7; it combines advanced FM synthesis, AWM sound modelling, digital filtering and musical usefulness. Innovation with Simon Trask.
MERGING MIDI INFORMATION
Two into one will go - but if you're talking about MIDI datastreams there are a few important rules you need to follow. Vic Lennard explains the Ins and Outs of merging MIDI information.
The use of samples is often frowned upon by rock audiences, but Jesus Jones have made them the basis of some of the most aggressive and innovative rock music around. Nigel Lord talks to Jesus.
ALESIS DATADISK MIDI Data Recorder
The latest MIDI data recorder to appear is the Alesis Datafiler SysEx recorder, which allows you to record system exclusive info direct to disk. Filing with Vic Lennard.
From the ashes of the classic PPG Wave synthesisers rises the Microwave - a synth expander that combines the unique qualities of PPG's wavetables with late '80s technology. Cooking with Simon Trask.
Stereo imaging has come on a long way from simply panning instruments between two speakers to create the illusion of a band on stage. Ernie Tello looks into state-of-the-art sound processing and what it can do for music.
ROLAND CM32L, CM32P, CM64 & LAPC1 Sound Modules
Roland's CM32L, CM32P, CM64 and LAPC1 modules are a selection of their more familiar expanders re-configured and re-packaged with the computer synthesist in mind. Modulating with Ian Waugh.