Despite an outward contempt for technology, Steve Reich has exploited it to create some of the century's seminal works of modern music, and will rely on the latest in digital electronics for his current project. Mark J. Prendergast tries to make sense of it all.
Not content with offering most of the Saber's facilities in the highly affordable Spectrum, Allen & Heath have now produced in the S2 an even cheaper fully-featured recording console. Dave Lockwood tries it on for size.
The Roland Sound Canvas is far more than a successor to the MT32— it's the first of a whole new generation of MIDI instruments, conforming to the General MIDI standard. Special Agent Paul D. Lehrman investigates.