|Sound On Sound - March 1990|
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Shape of Things to Come
Your chance to check out some of the new products launched at January’s NAMM
10-Track Recording Package
Combine two 6-track cassette recorders, one synchroniser and a 12:6:2 mixer, and what have you got? A rather appealing multitrack demo studio from Sansui. David Lockwood reports.
MIDI Programmable Graphic Equaliser/Real Time Analyser
The new Peavey Autograph not only analyses your EQ problems, it fixes them too! David Mellor investigates.
Digital Multitrack In North Wales
David Mellor takes a day trip to the University College of North Wales in Bangor to visit the first studio in Britain to take delivery of an Akai DR1200 digital multitrack recorder.
Shure Beta Microphones
Shure’s SM58 and SM57 microphones are recognised industry standards. Although many rival manufacturers have tried to improve on these classics, all have seemingly failed. Now Shure themselves are attempting to go one better with their recently introduced Beta models. Dave Lockwood sees how they fare in comparison.
The recent launch of Yamaha's new flagship synth, the SY77, seems to have somewhat eclipsed the arrival of its sibling, the TG55 tone generator. Rightly or wrongly, the TG55 has taken something of a backseat whilst its big brother hogs most of the limelight. David Hughes assesses its star potential.
Recording Techniques - Part 4
PART 4: David Mellor takes a first step into the wide world of multitrack recording with an explanation of cassette-based 4-track techniques.
The Integrated Graphic EditoR
You don’t have to be a KCS owner to benefit from Tiger. If your Atari sequencer lacks graphical editing facilities but implements MIDI files, then real-time editing of sequence data is still possible. Chas Stoddard explains all.
Alesis 1622 Mixer
Alesis are known, more than anything, for their digital signal processing expertise, yet their new mixer is an all analogue 16:2:2 design - but employing a revolutionary construction technique. Paul Ireson lends an ear.
The best things come in small packages, decides Paul Ireson as he puts this budget six-effects-at-once processor through its paces.
The Computer Connection
Roland’s Computer Music range
Martin Russ looks at the evolution of Roland's approach to computers in music, culminating in their latest CM products.
Index to past SOS Articles
Missed any issues? Here’s our comprehensive listing of all the articles we have ever published, from November 1985 to March 1990.
A User's Guide to Sample CDs
Not all sampler owners have access to every instrument they might wish to sample, hence the appearance of Sample CDs containing all manner of digitally recorded sounds. But how useful are they? Are they value for money? Keyboardist Dave Stewart recently spent many hours sorting the wheat from the chaff. Here are his findings.
Start of the ART
Multiverb II Multiverb EXT
Dave Lockwood casts his eye over this brace of MIDI controllable multi-effects processors from ART.
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About System Exclusive - Part 12
(But Were Too Afraid To Ask!)
PART 12: Martin Russ concludes this 12-part series designed to demystify one of MIDI's most important and useful messages.
Hans Joachim Roedelius
One of the pioneers of the German electronic music scene, Hans Joachim Roedelius's use of electronic keyboards to treat sound, create atmospheres, and provide sonic backdrops has evolved through collaborations with the likes of Conny Plank, Peter Baumann and Brian Eno. Mark J. Prendergast discovers more about the man and his music.
Hints, Tips & News From The World Of Music Software
More hints and tips from the wonderful world of music software.
The Music Network
News of the latest activity on the musicians' electronic communications network.
Transparent Technology and the Composician
Transparent technology and the Composician: SOS reader Rowland Jones gets his chance to sound off.