Music Technology - July 1992
When you gotta go, says the old addage, you gotta go. And so it is that MT's editor of some five years signs off and moves into the world of pro audio publishing. MT enters a new era...
Readers' tips on sequencing, rants about musical snobbery and queries about the best gear for the job all help make this month's open forum a spiritually fulfilling experience.
Kick out the gloom / Kick down the blues / Tear out the pages / With all the bad news... A Cure for those Doing The Unstuck.
After being quiet for a while, Kurzweil are stirring up quite a storm with their latest synth. MT grabbed one for review only to find it had been sold to New Order - consequently, Nick Batzdorf reports from the US.
Fusing jazz with rap and feel with technology are second nature to Ronny Jordan - whose cover of Miles Davis' 'So What' recently made the pop charts. Simon Trask talks to the man on the "jazz tip".
Human Rhythm Composer
And the beat goes on - not least with Roland's latest drum machine, the R70. Simon Trask checks the pulse of the company that gave us the TR808, and are now giving it to us again.
Most of us have bought CDs bearing the label "digitally remastered", but how many of us appreciate what's happened to the music in the process. Tom Doyle exposes the power behind the remastering button.
Macintosh Scorewriting Software
One of the leaders of the Mac Pack is Mark Of The Unicorn's Professional Composer. Ian Waugh reports on the latest version of one of the leading Macintosh scorewriters.
Atari ST Software
Gajits popular entry-level Sequencer One gets a face lift. Ian Waugh looks into cost effective music making the Manchester way.
Digital Wave Synthesiser
Cheetah's latest synth had already been axed and revived before the public got a glimpse of it. Simon Trask gets his hands on one of the cheapest, oddest and most intriguing modules on the market.
Ryuichi Sakamoto was a founder of the YMO before becoming one of David Sylvian's favoured partners. Now, fresh from a Japanese and a series of film scores he tells Tim Goodyer about his latest LP.
In the days before Roland established their reputation for consistently delivering the goods, they turned out some weird and wonderful synths. Peter Forrest lifts the dust cover on the old SH7 monosynth.
ART's ever-expanding range of signal processors is intended to cater for musicians of all styles and financial means. Nicholas Rowland test drives a new effects unit whose price belies its power.
A long-awaited replacement for Roland's discontinued M-64C RAM cartridge joins the Dangerous CD Company's Danger 1 sampling CD on the spot in this month's Patchwork.
Atari ST Software
Organising song files seems tedious - until you can't find the patterns you need. Vic Lennard boots up a program which makes housekeeping Creator/Notator files easy.