|Music Technology - January 1992|
Live and let live, at least on stage - Tim Goodyer asks the question of where to draw the line between "live" use of technology and cheating.
So tell me, Newsworth, what's there to news anyway? The king broke a string, did that warrant five curtain calls? - obscure 70s Greenslade lyric.
Hailing frequencies open, Captain - we're receiving strange transmissions from a MIDI guitarist in distress. The ongoing adventures of the Starship Music Technology and its mission to...
Another exclusive MT competition; another exclusive opportunity to get lucky and grab a piece of high technology for free - on offer this month is Brother's PDC100 sequencer.
When the London Sample Workshop decided to sample drums with real reverb, they chose a swimming pool to do it. Tim Goodyer gets in deep with the Poolside Drums.
The secret of good comedy is timing... right? Nigel Lord reckons it's also the secret of some fascinating rhythms - and this month's beatbox programming column.
Mac MIDI Interface/Sync/Patchbay
Welcome to the new age of integration with this Macintosh MIDI interface, synchroniser and patchbay. Vic Lennard gets a timely piece of the action.
Roland RSS System
Three-D sound placement from two speakers - that's the secret of Roland's revolutionary Sound Space system. Vic Lennard looks at the technology and the theory.
Once leader of the seminal Weather Report, Joe Zawinul recently took his current project, The Zawinul Syndicate, on the road. Simon Trask talks with an acknowledged master of the synthesiser.
Apple Macintosh Software
One of the leading Macintosh sequencing packages has recently undergone another of its periodic face lifts. Ian Waugh checks the state of the performing art.
From the Midlands' techno culture comes the hardcore sound of Rhythmatic. Simon Trask investigates one of the bands on the ground floor of Britain's fastest-growing musical movement.
New UK distribution and a new synth bring the Kurzweil name back into the pages of MT. Simon Trask rediscovers Kurzweil quality and playability with their K1200.
Atari ST Software
Another recently updated package is C-Lab's Atari sequencer/notator. Ian Waugh experiences the delights of an excursion on the version.
Attack transients can bring a new level of interest and realism to your samples. The London Sample Workshop's Tom McLaughlin explains this trick of the trade.
Information technology, you might call it the definitive index to all the MT reviews, interviews and features from 1991. Now perhaps the phones will be a little quieter.
Tascam make their bid for the growing private studio/pre-production market with two brand new MIDI-controlled mixers. Tim Goodyer follows the expansion of automated mixing on a budget.