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Sound On Sound - February 1990

Welcome
Editorial

Mixing Metaphors

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News

More news, views and juicy hot gossip!

Shape of Things to Come
News

A plethora of new hi-tech products to whet your appetite.

Casio VZ8M
Review

If you're tired of sampled sounds and are searching for a source of non-imitative synthetic voices to balance your repertoire, these low-cost instruments could well deliver the goods. Martin Russ finds out.

Composer's Desktop Project
Review

The CDP is a non profit-making co-operative formed by a group of professional composers and researchers at York University, whose intention was to create an affordable personal workstation — a ‘desktop IRCAM’ - on which to run powerful synthesis and signal processing programs. Richard Dobson reveals the power of this Atari ST-based system.

Replay Professional
Review

Martin Russ checks out this update to the popular ST Replay sampler.

Dynacord ADS Sampler
Review

The ADS sampler has the look and feel of a German sports car - expensive, no-nonsense, and high performance. Craig Anderton takes it for a test drive.

Chameleon
Review

Universal Patch Librarian

Tired of rummaging through RAM cards and boxes of floppy disks in search of a particular synth patch? Greg Truckell checks out a far more convenient way to store and recall patches.

Mixing Essentials - Part 1
Feature

Mixing in the MIDI Age

This two-part feature covers both the art and technology of mixing. The first article on page 48, 'Mixing Essentials', covers audio mixing in general, from a more basic level, and applies to any sort of studio mixing task. The second part, 'Mixing With MIDI’, starts on page 54 and covers techniques made possible by MIDI, specifically automated mixing and sending MIDI instruments direct to your master tape. Craig Anderton is your guide.

Mixing With MIDI - Part 2
Feature

Mixing in the MIDI Age

This two-part feature covers both the art and technology of mixing. The first article on page 48, 'Mixing Essentials', covers audio mixing in general, from a more basic level, and applies to any sort of studio mixing task. The second part, 'Mixing With MIDI’, starts on page 54 and covers techniques made possible by MIDI, specifically automated mixing and sending MIDI instruments direct to your master tape. Craig Anderton is your guide.

Recording Techniques - Part 3
Feature

Musical Arrangement For Recording

PART 3: David Mellor looks at arranging tricks and techniques with an eye to achieving a better recording.

SY77 - The Power behind the Buttons! - Part 2
Review

RCM Synthesis explained

In this second part of our in-depth review of the SY77 synthesizer, Martin Russ delves into Yamaha's ultra new synthesis method: Real-time Convolution and Modulation.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About System Exclusive - Part 11
Feature

(But Were Too Afraid To Ask!)

PART 11: Martin Russ explains how he overcame some puzzling MIDI problems on a Kawai R50 drum machine, and takes a SysEx eyes' view of the Alesis DataDisk.

AMAS
Review

Advanced MIDI Amiga Sampler

Got an Amiga? Want a sampler? Then cast your beady eye over this one. Greg Truckell is your guide.

Making The Most Of Your Kawai K1
Feature

How would you like to hear a filter sweep, or digital delay effects, coming from your Kawai K1? Greg Truckell looks at how to make a K1 do six impossible things before breakfast.

Daniel Lanois
Feature

Visions of Arcadia | Daniel Lanois

Via engineering and production work with Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Robbie Robertson and U2, Daniel Lanois has unmistakenly imprinted his personality on the sound of the Eighties. Recently he released his own solo album, ‘Acadie’; Mark J. Prendergast runs through the tracks.

Software Support
Feature

Hints, Tips & News From The World Of Music Software

Two jam-packed pages of hints and tips from the world of music software.

The Music Network
Feature

News

News of the latest activities on the musicians’ electronic mail network.

Sounding Off
Opinion

Alternate Controllers - A Question Of Support

This month WX7 player Jim Mackay sounds off about Alternative Controllers.

Sound On Sound - Copyright: SOS Publications Ltd.
The contents of this magazine are re-published here with the kind permission of SOS Publications Ltd.

 

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