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Sound On Sound - March 1988

The Shape Of Things To Come
News

Glimpse some of the forthcoming and recently released new products from the hi-tech and recording fields.

Korg 707 Performing Synthesizer
Review

As synthesizer prices continue to plummet and the number of features increases, Korg introduce a colourful range of low-cost 8-voice, multitimbral, aftertouch and velocity sensitive performance synths. Mark Jenkins straps one on...

Effective Automators
Review

Akai MB76 Programmable Mix Bay, PEQ6 Programmable Equaliser

Used together, the Akai MB76 Mix Bay and PEQ6 Equaliser can bring a limited but useful degree of automation to the MIDI-based home studio. Ian Gilby explains how.

How It Works: Multitrack - Part 8
Feature

From the humblest of 4-track cassette recorders to the might of 48-track digital, multitrack is the technique used for 99.9% of all commercial recordings. David Mellor looks at the background to this powerful tool and wonders how we ever managed without it.

Robert Fripp
Interview

A man continually in search of magic moments in the perfect quality of music. | Robert Fripp

He's played guitar with the best - David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, David Sylvian, Talking Heads, Brian Eno and, of course, King Crimson - and he's also worked away from the public eye, pursuing truths other than the rock and roll life. Mark Prendergast discovers that Robert Fripp's insights are of interest to more than just guitarists.

Choosing A Personal Computer For Music
Feature

Having made your decision to opt for a software-based MIDI music system, which computer do you choose? Which is best? Are they all the same? Mark Badger considers the three prime contenders.

Sound Advice
Feedback

Our regular column devoted to readers' hints and lips about their recording equipment, instruments, software and playing techniques.

Which One Would You Choose?
Review

Three 4-tracks

Is it possible to get expensive sounds from inexpensive equipment or is the poor person's multitrack merely an expensive toy? David Mellor looks at three entry-level recorders - Tascam Porta 05, Fostex X30, and Yamaha MT2X - and asks 'Which one would you choose?'.

Tips To Tame the DX7II
Feature

Programming your own DX sounds is not so difficult when there's someone to guide you. Kevin Stratton, product specialist with Yamaha USA, explains how to create vocal-like sounds and reverb with this FM synthesizer.

MIDI Automation Systems - Part 2
Feature

Last month we explained the development and requirements of VCA-based mixer automation systems. This month, Graham Hinton scrutinises three retrofittable automation systems - the Twister PAC, MegaMix, and J.L. Cooper MidiMation - and asks 'How good are they?'

Delirious Xcitement
Review

Yamaha DX7S

A story in which our hero, David Mellor, deserts the path of enlightenment and sells his DX7 Mk1 for a rival keyboard. Can the DX7S tempt him back to the true faith? Read on...

Alesis Micro Effects
Review

David Hughes tries out three new low-cost companions to the Alesis Microverb - the Micro Enhancer, Micro Gate, and Micro Limiter. Are they the Accessit range of the Eighties?

GenPatch ST MIDI Librarian
Review

How on earth could buying a generic patch librarian program from Hybrid Arts actually save you money? Martin Russ explains how.

Practically MIDI - Part 7
Feature

Martin Russ dons his lab coat and deerstalker to investigate some of the unwanted features of MIDI.

System Exclusive Dumps
Feature

The mysteries of SysEx are revealed. Martin Russ discovers that there may be more to that disk drive in your latest acquisition than you thought...

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