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Sound On Sound - March 1992


The Bit In The Middle

This article has no OCR bodytext.Shape Of Things To Come

Another round-up of new products, plus news from the world of hi-tech music.

Teachers And Technology
Show Report

BETT '92

Paul Gilby reports from the show devoted to educational technology.

This article has no OCR bodytext.Six Of The Best

Back by popular demand: the competition with 24 fabulous prizes up for grabs!

Winter 1992 NAMM Show Report
Show Report

NAMM veteran Craig Anderton with news from the biggest and best music show in the US.

Back On Top?

C-Lab Notator/Creator V3.1

The latest update to C-Lab's Creator/Notator adds graphic arranging, support for tape recorder transport control, and a host of other assorted new or improved features. If you still haven't upgraded from a pre-3.0 version, now's the time to do it, says Dave Lockwood.

Card Tricks

Music On The PC

Panicos Georghiades and Gabriel Jacobs explain how, with the aid of plug-in sound and MIDI interface cards, you can transform that most unmusical of computers, the PC.

Hit Man Hague

Stephen Hague

Stephen Hague has demonstrated considerable talent as a producer of classy electronic pop, riding the faders for the Pet Shop Boys and New Order. But his recent work on albums by Robbie Robertson and Siouxsie & The Banshees shows that he has more strings to his bow. Paul Tingen lends an ear.

Soundcraft Sapphyre Recording Mixer

Zenon Schoepe gets to grips with the latest jewel in Soundcraft's crown, a personal desk with top-flight facilities and quality.

Too Good To Be True?

Passport AudioTrax

MIDI and hard disk recording on the Mac for only £260? It sounds too good to be true, but Paul Wiffen pinches himself and finds he is awake!

Killer Kurzweil

Kurzweil K2000

Kurzweil's new keyboard offers genuine innovation: versatile synthesis, an unparalleled user interface, and up to 64MB of user sampling are only the start of what sets the K2000 apart from other sample-based instruments. Craig Anderton explains why it will turn the head of even the most jaded technophile.

Smaller, Neater, Cheaper...

Fostex X18 Cassette Multitracker

Following in the footsteps of Fostex's X15, their new X18 offers the cheapest and simplest entry to 4-track recording. Dave Lockwood puts it to the test.

Quality Streak

Neil Finn

Crowded House's Woodface album won widespread acclaim for the sheer quality of its songs. Paul Tingen quizes main man Neil Finn on perfecting the three-minute pop song.

Hands On: Korg M1

The Korg M1 is one of the best and most popular keyboards around. David Mellor explores some of its prime features.

This article has no OCR bodytext.Index To Articles

A complete listing of every article published in the last six-and-a-half years of Sound On Sound, plus details of how to order back issues.

The New Master

Akai MX1000 Master Keyboard

Ease of programming and an optional plug-in piano sound board should ensure popularity for the Akai MX1000. Julian Colbeck explains why it makes all the difference.

You Get More From A Mackie

Mackie 1202 Compact Mixer

Mackie Designs' 1202 mixer offers supreme flexibility, and the same standard of design and construction that distinguished the 1604. Dave Lockwood finds proof that the best things come in small packages.

All Hail Valhala

Studio Series Roland D110 Voice Cards

Super sleuth Simon Sanders finds himself hot on the trail of cool sounds for the Roland D110. Prime suspect: Valhala.

This article has no OCR bodytext.Win A Mackie 1202 Compact Mixer!

Your chance to win this quality compact 1 2-channel mixer.

Software Support

Hints, Tips & News From The World of Music Software

More hints and tips from the software publishers themselves. This month: C-Lab; Steinberg; Passport.


Sampling clichés and how to avoid them.

Article Group:
The SOS Guide To Going Live

Remember, Remember...

21 Things To Remember On Tour

Julian Colbeck suggests the hi-techer's 21 most indispensable things to remember on tour.

Say It Loud!

Power Amps and Loudspeakers

The songs are good, the band is great, but no-one will be unpressed if they can't hear you properly. David Mellor advises on PA hardware.

Room To Roam

Radio Microphones

Radio mics free the vocalist from the restrictions imposed by cables - David Mellor presents a beginners' guide to the subject.

Control Zones

The Case For Master Keyboards

Master keyboards may seem expensive for 'dumb' instruments, but a good controller can make a player's life a whole lot easier. Julian Colbeck explains.

Buy or Hire?

The Benefits Of Hiring Equipment

Hire companies may provide your only means of obtaining equipment for a gig or session, or give you hands-on experience of potential purchases. Zenon Schoepe looks at what you get for your money.

MIDI Lighting Control

Taking MIDI Beyond The Music

MIDI has already offered musicians more than anyone foresaw when it was introduced, and now you can even use it to control your light show. Ian Steele explains.

Are You Insured?

How To Avoid Losing Everything

Theft from your home or from a gig could leave you with no way of replacing valuable equipment. Zenon Schoepe explains how to keep yourself covered.

Vive La Difference!

Choosing Mixers For Live Sound

All mixers are fundamentally the same, aren't they? Dave Lockwood explains the differences between mixers designed for studio and stage.

Hardware Or Software?

Sequencing On Stage

Sequencers are a boon in the studio, but on stage they create the potential for problems that can ruin a gig. Paul Ireson explains how to steer clear of trouble.

Sound On Sound - Copyright: SOS Publications Ltd.
The contents of this magazine are re-published here with the kind permission of SOS Publications Ltd.


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