|Sound On Sound - June 1990|
More news, views, and juicy hot gossip to digest.
Another glimpse of forthcoming products from the hi-tech music and recording worlds.
The Ideal 24-track Partner?
It may not be a new product, but recent events in the world of 24-track recording look like giving the Soundcraft 6000 console a newfound popularity. David Mellor investigates.
Combining some of the best features of Dr.T's KCS sequencer and Tiger editor, along with a handy auto-scoring utility, this 12-track 'entry level' program packs an awful lot of power for its low price. Game warden David Hughes tracks it down.
in Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe | Rick Wakeman
Session player Julian Colbeck tells the tale of how he got the gig as support keyboard player for Rick Wakeman on the recent Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe world tour, and runs through the instrumentation he and Rick used on stage.
Thinking of changing drum machines, adding a new synth to your MIDI setup, or buying a new sequencer? Paul Andreas Overaa outlines some sensible tips to help you remove the need to edit your sequences every time you change your equipment.
Dynamic MIDI control of EQ curves is only one of the creative benefits of this stereo 14-band equaliser, which offers tremendous tone-shaping power to those enlightened enough to explore its functions. Dave Lockwood sees the light and reports back.
Yamaha SY22 Dynamic Vector Synthesizer
If you're one of those musicians who recall the Prophet VS synthesizer with misty-eyed affection, then you'll probably welcome Yamaha's decision to resurrect vector synthesis on this latest addition to their SY range. Paul Ireson checks out this blast from the past.
Kendall Wrightson examines a new range of SCSI storage devices from Diki Devices, designed for use with the latest generation of high quality samplers and the new direct to disk and random access recorder/editors.
Part 7: David Mellor puts a typical band into a typical studio and looks at the various stages of recording, from initial planning up to instrumental overdubs.
Inventor of the 'infinite guitar', this Canadian born player's haunting multi-layered guitar parts have graced the works of such luminaries as Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, U2's Edge, and Daniel Lanois, though Michael Brook's own music has yet to receive the recognition it deserves. Mark J. Prendergast reports.
Hints, Tips & News From The World Of Music Software
More hints and tips from the world of music software.
MIDI Files - Is There A Problem?
Paul Andreas Overaa sounds off about the dismal lack of information there is about the MIDI file standard.