|Sound On Sound - December 1985|
The Shape Of Things To Come
A chance to do some crystal gazing at product developments in the music/recording/visual fields.
Photographing Sound - Part 1
The Art of Sampling
Part 1: The Art Of Sampling. Keyboard programmer Paul Wiffen offers valuable advice on squeezing the most out of your sampler.
Art - Empire - Industry
Flushed with the chart success of Close (To The Edit), the 'faceless' trio return with more talk of Art, Empire and Industry. Paul Gilby pushed the record button and monitored the noise levels...
...I Nearly Joined The Foreign Legion! - Part 2
Last month we followed the career of Dave Meegan as he progressed from studio tape-op to full-time engineer at Trevor Horn's Sarm West Studios. This time Chris Allison discovers Dave's feelings about studio life in the fast lane.
Guy Fletcher: European Man
Composer and studio owner Guy Fletcher had a dream: 'The European Suite' was the end result. Ted Fletcher details the work that went into its recording.
Aphex Type C: Instant Excitement!
EXCLUSIVE: Paul Gilby examines the very latest American audio invention for removing cotton wool from your ears!
Sampling The Japanese Way
Akai S612 MIDI Sampler
A reduction in price and the introduction of their Quick Disk make Akai's S612 MIDI Sampler an even more attractive investment. Paul Gilby was suitably impressed.
John Foxx: Recording In Mysterious Ways
Ian Gilby visits The Garden Studio and learns how John Foxx composed and recorded tracks from his recently released album 'In Mysterious Ways'.
Effective Automation - Part 1
Creative mixing with MIDI controlled effects
Paul Gilby takes a look at the first MIDI controlled effect - Yamaha's D1500 which heralds a series on creative mixing with MIDI controlled devices.
Talking MIDI - Part 1
Jay Chapman sets the scene for a regular series written to help you better understand the practicalities of life with the Musical Instrument Digital Interface.
In conjunction with the Chase Bit 01 Expander, Casio CZ-101 synthesizer and Akai Sampler, the Jellinghaus 12-Track MIDI Studio software for the Commodore 64 micro represents the most powerful compositional and recording set-up available under £2500. Mark Jenkins catches his breath and tells you why.
WIN Sequential's Sampler
The final part of our competition to win the superb new Prophet 2000 Sampling Keyboard. Go on... have a go!
Music & Pictures - Part 1
An Introduction to the Art Form
Producer/jingle composer Robin Lumley commences a new series that explores the role and function of music in the visual world.
Time For SMPTE - Part 2
Kendall Wrightson rounds off his introduction to SMPTE with a look at its application in modern music production as exemplified by a synchronisation unit - the Friend Chip SRC.
What's In Studio Four?
Ralph Denyer reports on London's prestigious CTS Studios and keyboardist Brian Gascoigne who recently teamed up to establish a MIDI/SMPTE-based electronic musicstudio purpose designed for the post-production of film music.
Off The Record
Professional photographer David Kirby's fascination with audio resulted in him setting up his own audio-visual studio based around a Fostex A8 recorder and Tascam 133 cassette deck. Here he outlines how he works with it.
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