|Sound On Sound - August 1991|
Pretending To See The Future
Your chance to catch up on whats happening in the whacky world of hi-tech music and recording.
Yet another selection of recently announced new products to whet your appetite!
Tascam MSR16S Multitrack
Having made its debut on the new generation of affordable 1" 24-tracks, Dolby S has now given a new lease of life to Tascam's MSR16S. Dave Lockwood explains why.
Patrick Leonard has a surprisingly low profile for the producer and cowriter of many of Madonna's biggest hits, but his production work and nascent solo career suggest that wider recognition is on the way. Paul Tingen meets a man of many talents and strong views.
David Hughes checks out the DSP16, the most affordable of Digitech's new crop of effects units.
The first part of a short series in which Martin Russ expands, exploits and explores the Atari ST computer.
Whilst their flagship JD800 synth has inevitably attracted a good deal of attention, Roland have not neglected the entry level user in their new range of products. Julian Colbeck sounds out the small but almost perfectly-formed JX1.
Recording acoustic instruments is a fine art, but electronic instruments present their own set of problems. Craig Anderton explains how to do it properly.
Alesis 3630 Compressor/Limiter & Alesis RA100 Reference Amplifier
Alesis made their name on high-quality, low-cost digital effects units, and their latest products offer the same affordable quality on two basic analogue units — a compressor and an amplifier. Dave Lockwood conducts the field test.
In The Digital Age
The digital revolution has not quite killed off the analogue synthesizer, and vintage or vintage-style instruments have an enduring appeal. Julian Colbeck looks at why this should be so.
Continuing his practical guide to proven pieces of studio and music equipment, David Mellor looks this month and next at the world's two most popular stereo master recorders.
An interactive drum sequencer and a keyboard to guitar chord convertor are the first new products to emerge from revitalised synth pioneers Oberheim Electronics. Kendall Wrightson gets on the case.
Hints, Tips & News From The World Of Music Software
More hints and tips from the software manufacturers themselves. This month: C-Lab and Steinberg.
Beating The Block
Rowland Jones on how to beat writer's block when composing.