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Sound On Sound - July 1992


Friday On My Mind

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.

The Hot 100

Yamaha TG100 General MIDI Tone Module

A lightweight multi-timbral module, with 28-voice polyphony and 192 sounds, which also acts as a MIDI Interface for your computer — where's the catch? Paul Wiffen looks hard but just can't seem to find it.

Orient Expression

Ryuichi Sakamoto

On completion of a new solo album and the soundtrack to the latest screen version of Wuthering Heights, Ryuichi Sakamoto finds himself centre stage yet again. Paul Tingen talks to the Renaissance Man of modern music.

A Buyer's Guide To Digital Pianos

The sound of an acoustic piano is perhaps the most important single timbre in pop, rock, jazz, and classical music. Julian Colbeck looks at contemporary MIDI alternatives to the real thing.

Quality Control

DDA Interface Console

Yet another stratospheric studio name finds its way into the more modest recording setup; Paul White appreciates DDA's design for mixing.

Hands On: Lexicon PCM70

David Mellor takes an acknowledged classic effects unit for a road test.

Some Like It Hard

Akai S1100 Version 2.0

As if by magic, your S1100 can become a hard disk recorder, courtesy of Akai's latest upgrade. David Mellor leads his favourite sampler along the upgrade path.

Road Warriors

On Tour With Nitzer Ebb | Nitzer Ebb

Nitzer Ebb are using the tools of technology to recreate their abrasive, challenging sound in a live context. Nigel Humberstone talks to the man who helps to put the show on the road.

Turtle Power

Turtle Beach Multisound PC Sound Card

Dedicated PC users will welcome the introduction of this new, high-quality sound card to further enhance PC music-making possibilities. Brian Heywood investigates.

Back To Bach

The Making of an Album

When Julian Colbeck went back to Bach to find musical inspiration, little did he think he'd end up recording a whole album.

Roland DM80

Multitrack Disk Recorder

Roland's S750 and S770 amply demonstrated their pro digital expertise; now the DM80 offers four or eight tracks of truly cost-effective hard disk recording. Wilf Smarties welcomes Roland's newest techno tool.

Rock Around The Clocks

Synchronisation Explained

Many hi-tech musicians see tape synchronisation as a necessary evil. Dave Lockwood ponders the pitfalls and muses on the mysteries of timecode.

This article has no OCR bodytext.Win a Soundcraft Spirit Mixer!

An £1,800 Spirit Studio desk and Reading Festival tickets up for grabs in our Spirit Of Rock'n'Roll competition!

Drum Programming Part 3

A Series By Warren Cann. Part 3.

This month: hints on creating more exciting song arrangements.

ST Notes

More words of wisdom re your ST from Martin Russ...

Mac Notes

...while Kendall Wrightson reflects on a Mac world...

PC Notes

...Brian Heywood reports on the latest PC developments...

Amiga Notes

...and Phil South has a hard time with his Amiga.

Master Tracks Pro 5

Mac Sequencing Software

One of the Mac sequencing front-runners, Master Tracks Pro, has benefited from ongoing upgrades and is now into its fifth life. Mike Collins gets to know a Pro.

Yamaha RY10

Portable Drum Machine

Nigel Humberstone checks out Yamaha's latest miniature marvel — a drum box with a difference.

Voice Crystal Sound Cards

For The Korg Wavestation

Paul Ireson listens in to new Wavestation sounds from Voice Crystal.

Casio DA-R100

Portable DAT Recorder

Derek Johnson gets acquainted with a DAT machine that's small but perfectly formed.

Sample Shop

Groove guru Wilf Smarties reports on the sample CD scene.

Software Support

Hints, Tips & News From The World Of Music Software

This month, helpful hints for users of C-Lab and Opcode software.


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Sound On Sound - SOS Publications Ltd.
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