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The Programming People

Feature | Topic: Music Business | Sound On Sound, Nov 1985

Greater reliance on hi-tech instruments in the studio means there's more demand for people able to programme them. Paul Gilby spoke first to Karin Clayton about her recently formed agency that supplies programmers for studio sessions, and then to Fairlight programmer Simon Lloyd about his work.

Ian Boddy: Phoenix

Interview | Sound On Sound, Dec 1986
THE STORY OF AN INDEPENDENT RECORD

The story of how one of this country's lesser-known synthesists took the bold step of forming his own record label to independently release his fourth album 'Phoenix'. Paul Gilby documents the process.

Sony D-55T Discman

Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1986

Compact discs represent a superb source of high quality sounds for the samplist too lazy to sample their own. What's more, products like this D-55T CD player make the task even easier with their programmable auto-loop function. Paul Gilby explains...

Clue Data

Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1985

Beyond the razor-blade: HHB's innovative CLUE system provides an answer to the digital editing dilemma. Paul Gilby pieces together the story.

Inside Views: Aphex

Feature | Topic: Design, Development & Manufacture | Sound On Sound, Jan 1987

Paul Gilby returns with the series that takes a behind the scenes look at companies and design personnel working in the field of music and recording technology. This month: Marvin Caesar, President of Aphex Systems USA - creators of the legendary Aural Exciter.

Inside Views

Feature | Sound On Sound, Oct 1986
Pressing Records

Paul Gilby visits SRT Records & Tapes to unearth the 'inside views' of its managing director David Richardson, whose profound words shatter some of the illusions and myths that surround the record manufacturing industry.

Inside Views: Fairlight

Feature | Topic: Design, Development & Manufacture, Sampling | Sound On Sound, May 1987

Continuing our series that looks at hi-tech companies and design personnel working in the field of music and recording technology, Paul Gilby talks sampling with Kim Ryrie, President of Fairlight Instruments of Australia.

Showtime!

Show Report | Sound On Sound, Jan 1987
What you may have 'missed' at the Los Angeles AES and the London Hands On Shows.

Los Angeles and London were the recent locations for two very different audio get-togethers. Paul Gilby reports on the proceedings and products shown at both the AES and Hands-On shows.

Inside Views: E-mu Systems

Feature | Topic: Design, Development & Manufacture | Sound On Sound, Apr 1987

Continuing our series that looks at hi-tech companies and design personnel working in the field of music and recording technology, Paul Gilby talks to Marco Alpert, Director of Marketing & Sales for E-mu Systems of America - the company behind the Emulator and Emax samplers.

Art - Empire - Industry

Interview | Sound On Sound, Dec 1985

Flushed with the chart success of Close (To The Edit), the 'faceless' trio return with more talk of Art, Empire and Industry. Paul Gilby pushed the record button and monitored the noise levels...

Jazz From Hell

Interview | Sound On Sound, Feb 1987

Back with a new album 'Jazz From Hell' composed and executed almost entirely on Synclavier, this 60s cult hero explains to Paul Gilby why he has turned his back on lyrics and the reasons for his four-year love affair with the sexy black keyboard with the round Winchester disks!

Inside Views: J L Cooper

Feature | Topic: Design, Development & Manufacture | Sound On Sound, Oct 1987

Another in our series that looks at hi-tech companies and design personnel working in the field of music and recording technology. This month Paul Gilby talks to Jim Cooper, President of J.L Cooper Electronics and the MIDI Manufacturers Association.

Aphex Type C: Instant Excitement!

Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1985

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Gilby examines the very latest American audio invention for removing cotton wool from your ears!

JBL Control 1 Monitors

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1987

It is easy to be fooled by their diminutive stature, but these tiny monitors pack one helluva sonic punch. Paul Gilby was on the receiving end.

The Sound On Sound Guide To Samplers

Feature | Topic: Buyer's Guide, Sampling | Sound On Sound, Nov 1987

Everything you ever wanted to know about samplers... 48 models compared! Paul Gilby surveys the current sampler market, exposes the 'spec wars', dispels the 16-bit myth and explains in simple terms how sampling really works, before telling you what to look out for when buying secondhand.

Sampling The Japanese Way

Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1985
Akai S612 MIDI Sampler

A reduction in price and the introduction of their Quick Disk make Akai's S612 MIDI Sampler an even more attractive investment. Paul Gilby was suitably impressed.

Akai MIDI Effects

Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1986

Digital Delay, Dynamic Control and Arpeggiation emerge from the MIDI jungle. Paul Gilby observes this rare species.

Tape Echo Effects

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing, Recording | Home & Studio Recording, Feb 1984
Studio Sound Techniques

Tape echo techniques for reel-to-reel machines.

Effective Automation - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing, MIDI, Mixing | Sound On Sound, Dec 1985
Creative mixing with MIDI controlled effects

Paul Gilby takes a look at the first MIDI controlled effect - Yamaha's D1500 which heralds a series on creative mixing with MIDI controlled devices.

Black Magic

Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1986
Fostex Model 80 Tape Recorder

A second generation 8-track from Fostex that offers autolocate and timecode control to the budget studio. Paul Gilby opens the box to discover the secrets of the black magic.

Tape Editing Techniques

Feature | Topic: Recording, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Home & Studio Recording, Apr 1984

An extensive step-by-step guide to correct editing.

Effective Automation - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing, MIDI, Mixing | Sound On Sound, Jan 1986

Part 2 sees Roland's SBX-80 Sync Box and SRV-2000 Reverb jump into action as Paul Gilby explains the practicalities of creative mixing with MIDI controlled effects.

The Synclavier

Feature | Topic: Design, Development & Manufacture, Digital Audio Workstations | Sound On Sound, May 1986
New England Digital: A Company Philosophy

Most people have heard of the Synclavier but little is known about the company that produces it: New England Digital. Paul Gilby met up with its Vice-President, Brad Naples, who supplied us with a fascinating insight into the philosophy behind the development of this highly advanced digital recording system they call 'the Synclavier'.

Accessit Sound Processor Units

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Apr 1984
Dual Sweep EQ & Stereo Reverb

Images Of Sound

Feature | Sound On Sound, Jan 1986

Paul Gilby outlines JVC's AV Graphic Synthesizer which has some rather novel ways of representing music in a visual sense.

 

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