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Sounds Natural - Part 1
Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Music Technology, Aug 1987
The Acoustic Guitar
We begin a new series that looks at how to recreate the sound of acoustic instruments using various methods of synth programming and sampling. In the first part, Howard Massey turns his attention to the acoustic guitar.
Feature | Topic: Sampling | Music Technology, May 1987
Your sampler may only have a mono input, but that shouldn't stop you taking two-channel samples for a fatter, more realistic sound. Howard Massey shows you how.
Feature | Music Technology, Jul 1987
Should You Upgrade from a DX7 to a DX7II?
If you already own a Mk1 DX7, you're now faced with an agonising dilemma: do you risk everything and chop it on for the MkII model? Howard Massey weighs up the pros and cons of taking the plunge.
Sounds Natural - Part 2
Feature | Topic: Sampling, Synthesis & Sound Design | Music Technology, Sep 1987
The second instalment of our series on programming and sampling the sounds of acoustic instruments. This month Howard Massey turns his attention to Acker Bilk's favourite: the clarinet.
Review | Music Technology, Oct 1987
The latest dedicated sequencer from Yamaha offers 16 tracks, extensive editing capabilities and a built-in disk drive. Howard Massey gives it a spin.
Sounds Natural - Part 3
Feature | Topic: Sampling, Synthesis & Sound Design | Music Technology, Oct 1987
In the third and final part of our series on synthesising and sampling the sounds of acoustic instruments Howard Massey hits it off with the snare drum.
Review | Music Technology, Dec 1987
Another member of Yamaha's world-beating FM family; Howard Massey finds this powerful rack-mount right up his digital street.
Review | Music Technology, Feb 1988
One hundred 12-bit PCM sounds and comprehensive programmability make the latest addition to the Yamaha RX range of drum machines one to watch. Howard Massey is on the beat.