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The Fairlight Explained - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Sampling | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1984

Part three, and Jim Grant outlines the basics of sound sampling.

OMDAC Update 2

Feature | Topic: Electronics / Build | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1984

Two alternative hardware modifications for adapting our music control micro-peripheral for use with the BBC B.

Powertran BBC-MIDI Interface - Part 1

Feedback | Topic: Electronics / Build | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1985

Software writer Jim Grant and hardware designer Tim Orr begin our two-part coverage of a new interface that can connect an MCS1 to a BBC Micro using non-MIDI codes

The Fairlight Explained - Part 7

Feature | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1985

More scintillating graphics displays as our CMI series comes to Page 6. Jim Grant puts the text in between the pictures.

Digital Signal Processing - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Computing, Digital Audio, Effects Processing | Sound On Sound, Oct 1989
An introduction

PART 1: Digital Signal Processing is rapidly becoming more familiar to musicians and home recordists as digital effects become ever more commonplace. Nevertheless, the technology and principles behind it remain a mystery to most. In this new series Jim Grant offers a straightforward explanation of how DSPs work.

Digital Signal Processing - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Sound On Sound, Nov 1989
PART TWO: Basic Effects

PART 2: Carrying on from last month's explanation of the basic principles of digital signal processing, Jim Grant explains how to put these into practice and create some useful and familiar effects.

Digital Signal Processing - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Sound On Sound, Dec 1989
Digital Filtering

PART 3: In this final part, Jim Grant builds upon the basic DSP operations of arithmetic and delay, covered in the previous articles, and concentrates on some modern day applications.

Softmusic

Feature | Topic: Computing, Electronics / Build | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1983

Softmuse Auto Composer

OMDAC

Feature | Topic: Computing, Construction / Build, Electronics / Build | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1983

Computer voltage control for up to eight synths, and much more!

Spectrum MIDI

Feature | Topic: Computing | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1984

A special feature for owners of the oft-neglected Sinclair Spectrum. There's an update for E&MM's original MicroMIDI interface board, plus patch dump software for two MIDI Poly-synths, the SCI SixTrak and Yamaha DX7.

The Fairlight Explained - Part 1

Feature | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1984

In the first part of a major new series, Jim Grant attempts the impossible by trying to explain the workings of the Fairlight CMI in terms that mere mortal musicians can understand. In-depth simply isn't the word...

OMDAC Update

Feature | Topic: Computing | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1984

Some Spectrum software for our music control micro-peripheral project, published in E&MM June '83. Explanations by the project's designer, Jim Grant.

The Fairlight Explained - Part 2

Feature | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1984

Second instalment of Jim Grant's five-year mission into the unknown, or what goes on inside the world's most popular computer music tool.

The Fairlight Explained - Part 4

Feature | Topic: Sampling | Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1984

Jim Grant gives an outline of how the Fairlight CMI copes with performance effects.

The Fairlight Explained - Part 5

Feature | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1984

More on Kim Ryrie's CMI, the instrument that started it all, from the pen of Fairlight-user Jim Grant.

 

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