|Sound On Sound - November 1990|
More news, views and titbits from the hi-tech music recording arena.
All the latest hi-tech goodies, brought to you in glorious technicolour.
Fostex MTC1 Sync Box
Take Fostex's R8 tape deck, Steinberg's Cubase sequencer and an MTC1, and what have you got? Total creative freedom! Richard Aaron discovers the missing link in the recording chain.
New Jerusalem (Continued)
Part 5: Another songwriting masterclass from Dave Stewart, continuing his examination of the ideas behind 'New Jerusalem'.
TAC Bullet Console
Is TAC's versatile Bullet a new big gun in the compact console market? Dave Lockwood reports.
Emu's Proteus 16-bit ROM sample player was one of last year's hi-tech highlights — the new Proteus 2 offers the same concept and quality, but with a whole new set of orchestral sounds. Nigel Humberstone conducts the review.
With DAT poised to make the leap from the professional recording studio to the high street, David Mellor looks at the benefits of the format to home recording.
Tangerine Dream have been at the forefront of electronic music long enough to be regarded as an institution. Mark J. Prendergast talks to Paul Haslinger about the TD experience.
Akai S1000KB Sampler with DAC R4000 Syquest Drive
The S1000 has been with us for almost two years now, and the removable Syquest drive has become the most popular way of accessing a large library for it. But suppose you put them both in the same box with a weighted keyboard? Paul Wiffen discovers to his joy that someone has!
Who says multitrack hard disk recording has to cost the earth? Digidesign's Deck allows four tracks of digital audio to be played back and mixed on a Macintosh II, with full 16-bit/44.1khz digital fidelity. Paul D. Lehrman investigates.
How do you learn your favourite songs? Sheet music? Records? Tapes? No way, Jose. Today's musician uses MIDI song files. David Hughes reviews songs-on-disk from hands on MIDI software.
Part 12: Equalisation, there are equalisers, and there are equalisers. David Mellor wonders whether some are more equal than others.
Ian Gilby pays a visit to TEAC headquarters in Tokyo, gets blown away by Dolby S noise reduction, and learns some little-known facts about a company destined to play a continued part in the development of recording technology.
With Cubase and Notator fighting it out at the top end, Steinberg appear to have left Pro24 to defend its once dominant position in the mid-priced ST sequencer market. Now reinforcements are available with the release of Cubeat, a cut-down version of Cubase. David Hughes takes it into battle.
Compact, affordable mixers are as much a part of the MIDI revolution as software and rackmount expanders. Paul Ireson looks at Kawai's new 16-channel keyboard mixer.
Part 4: Martin Russ looks at how mapping can help in traversing the MIDI jungle.
Hints, Tips & News From The World Of Music Software
More hints and tips from the world of music software.
Prick Up Your Ears
Stephen Bennett offers his views on the quality of recordings, studio monitoring, and domestic hi-fi.