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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 Series | 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

Group: Computer Musician

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

Group: Computer Musician

Feature Series | 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.

OMDAC Update 2

Group: Computer Musician

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.

The Fairlight Explained - Part 3

Group: Computer Musician

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

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

The Fairlight Explained - Part 4

Group: Computer Musician

Feature Series | 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

Group: Computer Musician

Feature Series | 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.

The Fairlight Explained - Part 6

Group: Computer Musician

Feature Series | Topic: Sampling, Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1985

After a two-month absence, Jim Grant returns to the fold with some notes on CMI waveforms, lightpens and interpolation.

The Fairlight Explained - Part 7

Group: Computer Musician

Feature Series | 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.

Powertran BBC-MIDI Interface - Part 1

Feedback Series | 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

Powertran BBC Software - Part 2

Feature Series | Topic: Computing, Sampling | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1985

A utility program enabling storage of MCS1 sound samples on a BBC disk drive, among other things. Jim Grant and Tim Orr take us through it step by step.

Fairlight Explained - Part 8

Group: Computer Musician

Feature Series | Topic: Sampling, Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1985

Another world first for E&MM: Jim Grant takes us through the creation of a sound without using the CMI's sampling facility.

The Fairlight Explained - Part 9

Group: Computer Musician

Feature Series | Topic: Sequencing | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1985

Delving ever further into the Computer Musical Instrument from down-under, Jim Grant samples the delights of Page 9's real-time sequencer.

Digital Signal Processing - Part 1

Feature Series | 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 Series | 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 Series | 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.

 

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