|Music Technology - August 1991|
Happy Birthday, MT
The world's leading hi-tech music magazine celebrates its tenth anniversary this issue. Tim Goodyer considers the role MT has played in shaping the industry and the music.
On the eve of the UK's major music trade fair, there's a lot of hi-tech news in the air. Clue yourself in on MT's regular news pages.
What have a toasters called Jeffrey and Zippy and an anonymous rice cooker got in common with a collection of Wishbone Ash LPs? Check out this month's readers' letters for the answer.
P&R Audio PB40M
Combining the flexibility of audio and MIDI patching, P&R's PB40 patchbay makes a space- and cost-effective addition to any studio. Tim Goodyer jacks in.
On The Beat - Part 22
Another selection of excellent drum patterns appear in this month's edition of the definitive beatbox programming series. Nigel Lord hands put a good beating.
Time And Space - Zero-G Datafile One
As more sample CDs appear on the market, it becomes harder to produce something that stands out from the crowd. Tim Goodyer discovers a collection of dance samples that could become seminal.
Peavey DPM3 SE & DPM SX
Digital Synth & Sampling Interface
Since entering the keyboard market with the DPM3, Peavey have expanded the range and power of their gear. Simon Trask checks out Peavey's "upgradable" philosophy.
Eccentric Swiss pioneers Yello follow 1989's Flag with another long playing sound fantasy. Simon Trask talks to Boris Blank about his old Fairlight and his new Baby.
If you were stranded on a desert island with only a solitary keyboard to occupy your time, what would be the instrument of your choice? The professionals make theirs in this anniversary feature.
Gajits Sequencer One & Hitkit
Gajits' budget sequencer moves over to the Amiga and is joined by the company's new Hit Kit software. Ian Waugh plays along.
Until now the only way to get a real Hammond sound was with a real Hammond - it's still the case, but now you can go solid-state. Malcolm Harrison and Tim Goodyer investigate the alternative to wheels and valves.
Arp Pro Soloist, Korg Sigma & Roland SH2000
In the early days of analogue synths, reconciling electronics and expression was hard work. Gordon Reid looks at the beginnings of pressure sensitivity.
The Fall and Rise of Technology in Music
Steering this magazine through the '80s made Dan Goldstein a prominent character in the music industry. Putting aside 90 Minutes he gives a personal view of the last decade in music, technology and Music Technology.
Turning their backs on pop notoriety to meet electronic experimentation head on, Sheffield's LFO are taking dance music into new areas. Simon Trask gets a new perspective on nostalgia.
CEDAR/Harmonia Mundi Real-Time De-Clicker
It sounds like a cheap TV ad, but this device puts an end to all known clicks and pops. Vic Lennard gives the latest development in noise elimination the Rice Krispies test.
Pandora Technologies !Inspiration
It's been a long time coming, and there have been problems along the way, but there's now a pro sequencer for Acorn's Archimedes. Ian Waugh opens Pandora's box.
Designing The Future
Appropriately enough, MT shares its birthday with one of the companies which has helped shape today's synthesisers: Roland UK. Gez Kahan presents a view from the inside.
MIDI-controlled Stage Lights
Extending MIDI control to cover stage lighting is a logical extension of a system which can already control most aspects of music. Vic Leonard strikes a lite.
Atari ST Software
Using a Roland MT32 or any Roland CM modules and looking to get into sequencing on an Atari? Ian Waugh reckons that there's a particular piece of software you should check out.
Looking back over ten years' worth of magazines, it seemed that there were certain moments worth reliving - here are the edited highlights.