|Sound On Sound - February 1992|
Everything Gives You Cancer
Another round-up of new products, plus news from the world of hi-tech music.
Emu Proteus Master Performance System
Martin Russ continues his in-depth look at Emu's new keyboard.
Zenon Schoepe gets to grips with this 16-channel MIDI controllable gate/mute processor.
Or Everything You Need To Know About Buying A Sampler, But Didn't Know Who To Ask. Julian Colbeck is your guide.
D'Cuckoo are hardly your average MIDI band: they build their own instruments; they're all women, and they play "post-industrial cyber-tribal world-funk". Paul Tingen investigates.
4-track Cassette Recorder
Yamaha's new MT120 cassette 4-tracker improves further on their successful MT100, offering excellent features including 5-band graphic EQ; Dave Lockwood boldly goes where even the manual hasn't gone before.
The Wires and Wherefores of Connecting up Your Studio
If you're spending hundreds or even thousands of pounds on studio equipment, you might as well spend a little time to ensure that it's actually connected up properly. Wilf Smarties explains how to avoid hums, buzzes, earth loops, and all those other nasty shocks...
Korg Wavestation A/D
Korg add new samples, a vocoder and a pair of audio inputs to their highly acclaimed Advanced Vector synthesizer, and put the result in a rack. Kendall Wrightson says the Wavestation A/D is a TV/film composer's dream machine.
There's an S1000 in every studio — almost. David Mellor presents an introduction to this popular sampler.
In Search Of The Truth
Despite the fact that Standard MIDI Fil es have been about for quite a while there is, for many users, still more than a little confusion about their purpose and use. Paul Overaa sheds some light on the subject...
Opcode Track Chart
Need to keep track of your tracks in the studio? Opcode's Track Chart offers a package of handy utilities for engineers; Mike Collins tries it out.
LSW Poolside Drums Sampling CD
David Mellor tastes a hot product from the London Sample Workshop.
Voice Crystal SY77 Disks 1 & 2
Martin Russ takes a break from programming sounds and auditions someone else's instead.
Fractal Music Composer
Martin Russ looks at a program that generates music from chaos.
You've tried the mouse; now check out its computer-friendly feline counterpart, which offers remote control of Atari keyboard equivalents. Martin Russ prowls around the Friend-Chip K..AT.
Sessionmaster Direct Recording Pre-Amp
The Sessionmaster spurns unnecessary extras best left to other effects units and concentrates on producing a quality DI guitar sound. Dave Lockwood approves.
Your chance to win Roland's studio-quality stereo effects processor!
We have a Steinberg Studio Pac (Cubase 3.0 with a Midex+), plus copies of Cubase 3.0 and Cubeat 2.0 to give away!
Hints, Tips & News From The World Of Music Software
More hints and tips from the software publishers themselves. This month: Steinberg; Passport; Opcode.
Why 16-bit/44.1 kHz sampling doesn't necessarily equal CD audio quality.