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Sound On Sound - June 1992



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.

Roland R70

Human Rhythm Composer

Roland's R70, their new top-of-the-range beat box, is the first drum machine to feature on-board digital effects. Ian Steele sits in judgement.

Mark Of The Unicorn Mosaic

Mark Of The Unicorn's Mosaic succeeds Professional Composer as their pro notation program for the Mac. Mike Collins looks at how it stacks up against the competition.


Steve Jansen & Richard Barbieri | Richard Barbieri, Steve Jansen

Following a brief diversion in the form of last year's Rain Tree Crow project, Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri are once more pursuing their creative partnership. Paul Ireson reports on the recording of their latest album.

Hands On: Moog MiniMoog

Time travel by synthesizer: David Mellor takes a look at the classic Moog MiniMoog.

Training and Education

For Recording Engineering

Educated sound engineer David Mellor assesses the value of training for a career in recording.

MIDI: Past, Present & Future

The Musical Instrument Digital Interface has revolutionised the way we write and record music. Martin Russ delves deep into MIDI's 10-year history, explains its many recent changes and additions, and looks ahead to see what the future will hold.

Michael Brook

Canada Dry | Michael Brook

Michael Brook, inventor of the Infinite Guitar, is a guitarist, composer and producer with a good deal of talent and a taste for the unusual. Paul Tingen met him to talk about his forthcoming Cobalt Blue album.

Professional Excellence

Korg 01/W Pro and Pro X Workstations

The latest keyboards in the Korg dynasty offer a little more than remade and remodelled technology. Julian Colbeck experiences Korg's sonic edge.

Tascam M1516 Mixer

Tascam's compact and versatile new M1516 desk is aimed squarely at the semi-pro 8-track market. The not-so compact but even more versatile Dave Lockwood checks it out.

Tascam 464 Portastudio

Dave Lockwood takes a shine to Tascam's new top-of-the-range Portastudio, the 464.

This article has no OCR bodytext.Win An Oberheim Matrix 1000!

1000 timeless analogue sounds ready to go!

Music On The Macintosh

Software and Hardware

Newer, cheaper models have brought the Apple Macintosh within the reach of an increasing number of musicians. Tim Tully presents an overview of hardware and software products for the computer that pioneered the Graphical User Interface.

This article has no OCR bodytext.Win A Gibson Les Paul Standard!

Serious rock'n'roll! Your chance to win a 6-string classic!

Drum Programming Part 2

A Series By Warren Cann.

Warren Cann continues his series on drum programming.

ST Notes

Martin Russ takes his monthly look at the world of ST music...

Mac Notes

...while Kendall Wrightson tackles the Mac...

PC Notes

... Brian Heywood pores over the PC...

Amiga Notes

...and Paul Austin stays friends with his Amiga.

Sample Shop

Wilf Smarties kicks off our regular look at new sample CD releases.

Novation MM10

Portable Midi Master Keyboard

Paul Ireson gets to grips with a mini master keyboard that's just right for QY10 users.

Datamusic Fractal Music

Fractal Composition Software

Martin Russ looks at one of the current rash of fractal music programs and finds it anything but chaotic...

Yamaha MDF2 Data Filer

Martin Russ files his report on a MIDI accessory which could fill a big hole in your musical life.

Tascam ATS500

Transport Synchroniser

Dave Lockwood checks out Tascam's ATS500 which is ideal for semi-pro musicians with an eye on the field of audio-for-video.

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; Dr. T's.


There are more sound options available to today's synthesist than ever before. But should you buy off-the-peg or custom designs?

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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