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Soundcraft Series 200B

Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1985

Even though it had no serious competitor quality-wise, Soundcraft's original Series 200 mixer was somewhat lacking in the 'useful features' department. The newly-improved 200B puts all that to rights as Dave Lockwood discovers.

Tascam DA88

Review | Recording Musician, Mar 1993
8-Track Digital Tape Recorder

Tascam's digital 8-track recorder is designed to meet the needs of professionals, yet is costed to appeal to the home studio market.

Sounding Off

Opinion | Sound On Sound, Dec 1989
MIDI Guitars: Who needs them?

Despite the variety of MIDI guitar systems around, nobody has got it right yet. Dove Lockwood offers his views on where manufacturers are going wrong.

Allen & Heath Spectrum

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1991

With on-board midi mute automation, six auxiliaries, 16 inputs and 16 monitors, Allen & Heath's new pint-sized Saber looks set to emulate the success of its larger brethren. Dave Lockwood checks it out.

Tascam Studio 8

Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1986

Continuing the tradition that began with their 144 Portastudio, Tascam have created a combined package of mixer and 8-track recorder - the 388 Studio 8 - whose compact dimensions belie its true versatility. Dave Lockwood assesses its performance.

Lexicon Of Love

Review | Recording Musician, May 1993
Lexicon Alex Digital Effects

How much did you say that new Lexicon will set me back? Unprecedented low price for a most excellent name!


Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1990
10-Track Recording Package

Combine two 6-track cassette recorders, one synchroniser and a 12:6:2 mixer, and what have you got? A rather appealing multitrack demo studio from Sansui. David Lockwood reports.

C-Lab Notator V3.0 - Part 1

Review | Sound On Sound, Apr 1991

C-Lab's outstanding Notator and Creator sequencers have now been updated to version 3.0. Dave Lockwood checks out the new features.

Take Two: Alesis XTc

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1986

Dave Lockwood tastes the aural delights of the MIDIVERB's upmarket stablemate - the XTc.

Recording with the Soundcraft Series 200

User Report | Home & Studio Recording, Jun 1984

Shure Beta Microphones

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1990

Shure’s SM58 and SM57 microphones are recognised industry standards. Although many rival manufacturers have tried to improve on these classics, all have seemingly failed. Now Shure themselves are attempting to go one better with their recently introduced Beta models. Dave Lockwood sees how they fare in comparison.

Free The Spirit!

Review | Sound On Sound, May 1991
Soundcraft Spirit Studio

Soundcraft's new Spirit Studio is the company's first serious move into the domestic end of the studio market, a compact fully-featured mixer for the generation of affordable multitracks. Dave Lockwood checks it out.

Soundtracs MR Mixer

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1986

Multiple output devices like drum machines and sequencers are placing new demands on mixer manufacturers to come up with increased input channel desks. One of the first to respond are Soundtracs with a new range of recording consoles. Dave Lockwood tries out the 24/8/2/model.

AKG D202E1 & D224E Microphones

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Jun 1984

Start of the ART

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1990
Multiverb II Multiverb EXT

Dave Lockwood casts his eye over this brace of MIDI controllable multi-effects processors from ART.

C-Lab Notator 3.0 - Part 2

Review | Sound On Sound, May 1991

Part 2. Dave Lockwood completes his assessment of the new features to be found in the latest version of this popular sequencing and scorewriting program for the Atari ST.

Realistic PZM

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Mar 1984

Sennheiser Microphones

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Jul 1984

Fostex 812 Recording & 2016 Line Mixers

Review | Sound On Sound, Apr 1990

Best known for their tape recorders and cassette-based multitrackers, this new generation of mixers from Fostex look like they will make more than a few converts. Dave Lockwood checks them out.

Tascam M2524

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1991
MIDI Mixer

This new 24-input desk has an in-line tape monitor section doubling as additional line inputs and the benefit of MIDI muting. Dave Lockwood sounds it out.

Realistic PZM Modification

Feature | Topic: Electronics / Build, Microphones | Home & Studio Recording, Mar 1984

How to turn this inexpensive PZM into a balanced line microphone

Phantom Powering the Realistic PZM

Feature | Topic: Electronics / Build, Maintenance / Repair / Modification | Home & Studio Recording, Jul 1984

Our final modification to this inexpensive 'pressure zone microphone' makes the unit suitable for more professional applications.

Rane MPE14 MIDI Programmable Equaliser

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1990

Dynamic MIDI control of EQ curves is only one of the creative benefits of this stereo 14-band equaliser, which offers tremendous tone-shaping power to those enlightened enough to explore its functions. Dave Lockwood sees the light and reports back.

Zeta Mirror 6

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1991
MIDI Guitar Controller

Dave Lockwood gets down to some serious MIDI guitar histrionics...

US Audio Gatex

Feature | Sound On Sound, May 1986

With the increased use of direct-injected sound sources like drum machines on modern recordings, the role of the humble noise gate has gradually shifted from a purely corrective to a creative one. Sound engineer Dave Lockwood discovered even more creative applications when he tested this American four-channel expander/gate from US Audio.



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