|Sound On Sound - January 1989|
More news, views and juicy hot gossip!
Three jampacked pages of new product information.
Martin Russ orchestrates his way through two fascinating ST programs from French software house, Digigram.
Craig Anderton explains how you can add some 'humanity' to your drum machine patterns.
Craig Anderton reveals how you can use your sequencer as a MIDI system analyser.
Mark Prendergast begins a two part in-depth appraisal of the thoughts, words, music and art of one of the most influential artists of the last decade: Brian Eno.
Martin Russ has fun turning his Atari computer into a multi-function sampler, drum machine and digital effects unit with the aid of Microdeal's low-cost Replay 4.
The Commodore Amiga range of computers have been conspicuous by their absence from this magazine's pages - but not any more! The Amiga has always been a great graphics machine, but it is equally talented when it comes to making music. In fact, its onboard sound chip is one of the best around. Phil South delivers a quick guide to making music on the Amiga.
In these space-conscious times, Fostex have developed a diminutive new 8-track tape recorder you can store out of sight and control fully from its detachable front panel remote control/autolocator. David Mellor takes it for a spin...
Although expensive, digital audio workstations are a pointer to the kind of features we can expect to see on the next generation of 'affordable' hi-tech instruments. Craig Anderton takes a look at one of the very latest workstations to appear, the AudioFrame.
In this age of the preset, you need all the help available to stamp your personality on the sounds you produce. Paul Ireson finds a new ally in the fight for individuality - ART's fully programmable, four-effects-at-once signal processor.
Tony Wride takes a look at the Advanced version of MIDIsoft Studio, an easy-to-use, versatile 64-track Atari sequencer with a lot to offer.
Part 2: Cabling. David Mellor reveals all the prospective home studio owner needs to know about cables.
With a little thought and a few 'tricks of the trade', it is possible to produce top quality recordings at home. David Mellor explains how.
Do you like sampled instrument sounds, but hate all of that tedious disk loading, looping and general messing about? Then you'll love Roland's new U110 sample player. Paul Ireson takes it for a spin.
Hints, tips and news from the world of music software.
Karl Steinberg & Mark Badger
Charlie Steinberg and Mark Badger define their concept of what should and what shouldn't be called a 'MIDI workstation'.