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Music Technology - October 1990

The Great Divide
Editorial

It's a sad fact that keyboard players have always had to pay more for the privilege than their guitar or drum playing associates. Tim Goodyer asks what can technology do to redress the imbalance?

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News

An announcement of the winners of copies of Keynote Software's Chameleon librarian in a recent MT competition join the usual selection of hi-tech equipment and music news in this month's Newsdesk.

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Feedback

The musicality of synthesisers, synthesising the sound of an electric guitar and some free advice on using Dr T's X-Or provide the basis for discussion in MT's regular readers writes column.

Jbl Control 1 Plus/SB1 Sub-Bass Unit
Review

Studio Monitors

Choosing studio monitors on a tight budget can be a demoralising experience - unless you're wise to JBL's new Control 1 Plus and its bass-driving partner. Nigel Lord takes control.

On The Beat Part 15
Feature

House

Who's in the house? On the Beat is in the house - with a close look at what makes house beats and loops kick. Nigel Lord gets wicked in MT's popular drum programming series.

Mono Mania
Retrospective (Gear)

SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS PRO ONE

The most popular post-Minimoog monosynth is still the best alternative for everything from new age to northern techno. Greg Truckell reintroduces an old friend.

Q-Logic Midi Metro
Review

Digital Metronome

Heard the one about the silent metronome? Simon Trask investigates a MIDI-driven metronome that uses light instead of sound to keep you to the beat.

Midi Moves
Feature

Often criticised for its shortcomings. MIDI is still being developed to meet musicians' needs. UK MIDI Association chief Vic Lennard brings news of the latest updates and their applications.

Talking On Water
Interview

Jerry Harrison

With Talking Heads on the back burner, keyboard player Jerry Harrison is building a strong following as a solo artist. Nigel Lord talks messages and machinery to a Casual God.

Hot House Flowers
Show Report

BMF REPORT

The excessive heat in London's Olympia gave the latest hi-tech gear a run in the "who's hottest" stakes at this year's British Music Fair. Simon Trask sweats it out.

Roland CM-Series Accessories
Review

CF10 DIGITAL FADER & CN20 MUSICAL ENTRY PAD

To complement their CM-series modules, Roland have released a Digital Fader and Musical Entry Pad - but anything MIDI has many uses. Vic Lennard becomes an accessory.

Musing Computers
Interview

Jeff Rona

A long-time member of the MIDI establishment, Jeff Rona is a musician who gets more mileage out of computers than most. Scott Wilkinson listens in on Mac, PAN, digital editing and Jon Hassell's latest LP.

Ensoniq SQ1
Review

Personal Music Studio

The term workstation is officially in demise - to prove it, Ensoniq's SQ1 is dubbed a Personal Music Studio. Simon Trask investigates the best-specified workstation to date.

Patchwork
Feature

A wide selection of sound libraries from Sound Source Unlimited, Roland and Stiletto come under the scrutiny of the Patchwork reviewers.

Music Technology - Copyright: Music Maker Publications (UK), Future Publishing.

 

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