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Music Technology - May 1993

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Beck To The Future
Interview

John Beck

One day you're a keyboard player writing songs with an unknown Bradford singer. The next - one of those songs goes to Number One. Phil Ward goes on the road with John Beck, for whom exactly that happened with Tasmin Archer, and experiences the fulfilment of some great expectations.

Ensoniq KS-32 MIDI Studio
Review

It's called a studio; it could be called a workstation; but actually it's a serious keyboard. Nicholas Rowland identifies a product with several possible identities and several possible markets. Have Ensoniq weighted in vain?

Taking Advantage of General MIDI
Feature

General MIDI - what is it and where did it come from? Vic Lennard, who is also known as General MIDI having worked his way up from humble Private, explains all with some maps, a codebook and a sharp, pointy stick.

Audioshop
Review

for the Apple Mac

Ian Waugh logs in to a new Mac program that's a virtual CD player and virtually a sampler, allowing you to build your own library of alternatives to that irritating monkey squeak. What you do with your existing CD remote control is your own affair

Message In A Sample
Interview

Meat Beat Manifesto

Meat Beat Manifesto are to music what Andy Warhol was to art - but they've already been famous for longer than 15 minutes. Phil Ward follows them to a Peel session and to their studio in Swindon, and finds that Meat is not, in fact, necessarily murder.

Phonic PMW-1600A
Review

Rack Mixer

DJs know Phonic's mini-mixers well. Will the musician take to their new 16-channel, rackmounted offering? Nicholas Rowland racks his brains

Digitech Vocalist II
Review

Vocal Harmony Processor

It's that Nicholas Rowland again, testing his tonsils on Digitech's new 5-part vocal harmony processor. You too can sound like The, er, Five Tops

Sampling Confidential - Lateral Thinking - Part 2
Feature

Dom Foulsham continues our series on the digital ins and outs of sampling, and talks to some arch sampling professionals about the tricks of their trade. Discover how to get a convincing crash cymbal; how to break the rules creatively and stay legal; and 20 things to do with a redundant manual. Read it and weep, Jive Bunny

The Collector
Interview

Bob Williams

Bob Williams has one of the finest collections of analogue synthesisers in the world, and cherishes them with a care that would make the Science Museum blush. Peter Forrest crosses hill and dale to Cornwall to take a long, loving look, and uncovers a whole network of Moog and Mellotron devotees. Whatever next - 'The Antique Rhodes Show'?

Steinberg Cubase Lite
Review

For the Atari ST

No, it's not a lager. It's an economy version of Cubase with selected features only. Mind, you, that doesn't stop Ian Waugh from drooling at the mouth

Touching Bass - Part 4
Feature

Bass playing & programming

Simon Trask presents another bassline he prepared earlier. And I thought the Bass Clef was a club in Islington

Voice Crystal Cards
Review

for the Kawai K4

Rhodes Scholar
Interview

Lonnie Liston Smith

In a career spanning 30 years, including stints with Art Blakey and Miles Davis and a string of hit fusion albums, Lonnie Liston Smith has seen the changing role of the jazz pianist at first hand. In London for a rare live outing, Lonnie talks keyboards while Simon Trask clicks his fingers, shuts his eyes and goes "yeahhh"

Kawai XS-1
Review

Synthesiser Module

Remember the module? It's like a synth but it's got no keys. Weird, huh? Simon Trask takes a look at the new 1U, half-rack, 16-bit, MIDI box of sounds from Kawai.

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

 

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