Sound On Sound - April 1991
Our round-up of the latest news from the hi-tech music recording world.
Another colourful selection of new and improved instruments, equipment and software.
Does BBE's new box of psychoacoustic tricks offer a new way of livening up a mix? David Mellor takes his music to the max.
Part 10: No rhythm. Dave Stewart explains ways of making music Without That Insistent Backbeat.
Mark J. Prendergast looks behind the anonymous front of the KLF, riding high on the success of 'What Time Is Love' and '3am Eternal'.
Why isn't everybody happy with 16-bit sampling? Why are 20 bits better than 16? Kendall Wrightson looks at the technology in the latest generation of analogue-to-digital convertors.
C-Lab's outstanding Notator and Creator sequencers have now been updated to version 3.0. Dave Lockwood checks out the new features.
A True MIDI Standard?
The non-standard nature of MIDI instruments has become an impediment to MIDI's Use in the home and educational markets, so the instrument manufacturers have come together to create a new standard: General MIDI. Chris Jordan explains what it is and why it is needed.
Roland JD800 Programmable Synthesizer
Already a strong contender for hot keyboard of the year, Roland's new JD800 puts analogue-style knobs and sliders back on the front panel of a modern digital synth. Julian Colbeck goes "wow"!
Roland M480 & M240R Rackmount Line Mixers
The competition to squeeze the maximum number of inputs and effects busses into the smallest possible rack space continues, as Kendall Wrightson discovers.
Zoom 9010 Advanced Sound Processor
A multi-timbral effects unit? David Mellor finds out that 'Advanced Sound Processor' can mean far more than just an ordinary multi-effects unit.
UK chart success may have been elusive of late but Howard Jones' continued popularity in the States has brought its rewards — an SSL-equipped 48-track home studio. Interview by Paul Tingen.
The Mix (3)
Part 17: The mix (3). There's so much to know about mixing and most of it can only be learned by experience. But a little knowledge can go a long way. David Mellor offers even more insights.
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Hints, Tips & News From The World Of Music Software
More hints and tips for C-Lab and Steinberg users.
What Is This MIDI Thing?
Mr. Ian Truss asks that most profound of questions: What is MIDI?