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Feature | Topic: Sampling | Sound On Sound, Jul 1987
With A Sampling Keyboard
Sampling keyboards offer far more creative scope for sound manipulation than most people give them credit for and they can be a real life-saver during studio mixdowns. Craig Anderton reveals some modern day production tips that will allow you to put your sampler to good use.
Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1989
Although expensive, digital audio workstations are a pointer to the kind of features we can expect to see on the next generation of 'affordable' hi-tech instruments. Craig Anderton takes a look at one of the very latest workstations to appear, the AudioFrame.
Feature | Topic: Recording | Sound On Sound, Aug 1991
Recording acoustic instruments is a fine art, but electronic instruments present their own set of problems. Craig Anderton explains how to do it properly.
Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Sound On Sound, Dec 1987
They've been a mainstay of electronic music for over 20 years, they're less expensive than ever before, and they still make sounds the digital machines can't. Analogue synthesizers have been receiving some digital assistance of late, but at heart they're still analogue synthesizers - and if you want to make them perform magic, you need to speak their language. Craig Anderton is your interpreter...
Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Sound On Sound, Jun 1989
The more imagination you apply to signal processors, the more you can get out of them. Craig Anderton presents 49 tips that take you beyond stock effects and into new ways of creating your own sonic signature.
Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Sound On Sound, Nov 1991
Most of the current generation of digital synthesizers use a blend of sampling and synthesis techniques to produce their sounds — a powerful combination, but perhaps less easily understood than analogue synthesis. Synth guru Craig Anderton offers some hints and tips on how to get the best out of 'S+S' instruments.
Feature | Topic: Buyer's Guide | Sound On Sound, Jan 1988
Sometimes The Little Things Count
When shopping for a synthesizer, most people know to look for major features like the amount of patch storage, whether split and layered keyboard configurations are possible, and so on. But paying attention to features that make it easier to programme sounds is very important if you want to attain your maximum level of creativity. Craig Anderton offers guidance.
Editorial | Polyphony, Jan/Feb 1981
Feature | Topic: Electronics / Build, Maintenance / Repair / Modification | Polyphony, Oct 1976
Show Report | Sound On Sound, Jan 1988
New York was the setting for the 83rd Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, where audio manufacturers gathered to show off their new wares. Craig Anderton provides a rundown of the main highlights.
Feature | Topic: Electronics / Build | Polyphony, Jan/Feb 1981
Feature | Topic: Electronics / Build, Maintenance / Repair / Modification | Polyphony, Jul 1977
Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1988
Cross Wave Synthesizer
The onboard 8-track sequencer and sampled waveforms of the ESQ-1 make it a hard act for any manufacturer to follow. So what further features does Ensoniq's new SQ-80 synthesizer have that could possibly outshine its stablemate? Craig Anderton explores...
Feature | Topic: Maintenance / Repair / Modification | Polyphony, Jan/Feb 1981
Feature | Polyphony, Jul 1977
Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Sound On Sound, Feb 1988
Craig Anderton offers some valuable hints and tips to help liven up your synthesizer's factory presets.
Editorial | Polyphony, Jul/Aug 1981
Feature | Topic: Electronics / Build | Polyphony, Nov 1977
LED Wall Art - Visual Environment Machine
Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1988
The ability to load new samples whilst playing is only one of many performance-related features which make the 20-voice EPS stand out from the current crowd of sampling keyboards. Craig Anderton reveals the others...
Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1989
Craig Anderton checks out this new trio of pocket-sized MIDI accessories.
Feature | Topic: Design, Development & Manufacture | Sound On Sound, Feb 1988
Craig Anderton goes behind the scenes at Ensoniq's US headquarters to discover more about the company that made sampling technology truly affordable.
Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1990
The ADS sampler has the look and feel of a German sports car - expensive, no-nonsense, and high performance. Craig Anderton takes it for a test drive.
Feature | Topic: Digital Audio Workstations | Sound On Sound, Apr 1988
The coming of age of the Digital Audio Workstation has implications that go far beyond being simply another item of interest to electronic musicians. Craig Anderton brings us up to date on what’s happening at the top-end of the professional recording world and how it will affect us mere mortals.
Mixing Essentials - Part 1
Feature | Topic: MIDI, Mixing | Sound On Sound, Feb 1990
Mixing in the MIDI Age
This two-part feature covers both the art and technology of mixing. The first article on page 48, 'Mixing Essentials', covers audio mixing in general, from a more basic level, and applies to any sort of studio mixing task. The second part, 'Mixing With MIDI’, starts on page 54 and covers techniques made possible by MIDI, specifically automated mixing and sending MIDI instruments direct to your master tape. Craig Anderton is your guide.
Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1988
Searching for new samples? Craig Anderton lends an ear to three discs from this new American CD sound library.