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Welcome

Editorial | Sound On Sound, Mar 1991
Synergy

Casio DA1

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1989
The Digital Master

Casio's DA1 is the smallest and cheapest Digital Audio Tape recorder on the market, and an ideal addition to any home studio. Paul Ireson swoons in its presence.

Casio FZ20M Sampler

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1989

Casio have added a SCSI interface to their FZ10M, made the hard disk optional, and called it the FZ20M. Paul Ireson investigates this born-again sampler.

Evolutionary!

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1990
Evolution Synthesis EVS1 Sound Expander

This British designed multitimbral synth expander offers several types of synthesis, free Atari ST editing software, built-in drum sounds, and a low price. Paul Ireson lends an eager ear.

Welcome

Editorial | Sound On Sound, Jun 1991
The Video Age

XR300 SMPTE Synchroniser

Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1988
XRI Systems

This low-cost unit from XRI brings the power of true timecode synchronisation to the masses. Paul Ireson checks it out.

A Mother's Touch

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1989
Roland A50 Mother Keyboard

Roland have left the business of making MIDI controller keyboards up to others for at least three years, but have now just released two new models. Paul Ireson gets carried away with Roland's latest mother keyboard, the A50.

U Got The Look

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1989
Roland U20 Keyboard

Is the U20 just a revamped U110 with a keyboard or does it have what it takes to de-throne the Korg M1? Paul Ireson finds out.

Fostex 454 Mixer

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1990

Fostex’s new 454 mixer is aimed fairly and squarely at the recording user, with features that make it an ideal companion to most 4 or 8-track recorders. Paul Ireson explains why.

Desert Island Waves

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1991
Ensoniq SD1 Music Production Synthesizer

The SD1 is the new flagship of Ensoniq's synthesizer/workstation range. Paul Ireson feels the quality.

The Production Centre

Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1988
Roland D20 LA synthesizer

With its 8-track sequencer, rhythm composer, digital reverb and built-in disk drive, Roland's latest multitimbral LA synthesizer would be better described as a budget 'music workstation'. Paul Ireson reveals why ...

Sound Control: Alesis Quadraverb

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1989

Four simultaneous effects and real-time MIDI control are features found on several recent effects processors, but the Alesis Quadraverb is the first to bring both together in a single unit. Paul Ireson lends an ear.

Digital Dream Baby

Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1989
Casio DA2 DAT Recorder

Following hot on the heels of their DA1, Casio have now released the DA2 portable DAT recorder. Paul Ireson takes a look at what's new.

King Korg and the Wave Monster!

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1990
Korg Wavestation

Korg's new Wavestation is a direct descendant of Sequential's long-gone vs synthesizer, but as Paul Ireson discovers, it has plenty of new tricks up its sleeve to complement the old ones.

Welcome

Editorial | Sound On Sound, Jul 1991
Dear Reader...

Octapad II

Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1988
The Perfect Beat

Is this the ideal way to programme rhythm patterns into your drum machine? Paul Ireson gives Roland's updated drum-to-MIDI convertor a good bashing!

Nobody's Perf/X

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1989
Oberheim Cyclone and Systemizer Performance Effects

Oberheim's two Performance Effects units are something of a new direction for a company associated with classic analogue synths. Paul Ireson tries them out and finds a few surprises in store - not all of them pleasant.

Roland D5

Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1989

Roland's D5 is the latest addition to their range of LA synthesizers. Paul Ireson takes a look at a budget keyboard with some great features.

Welcome

Editorial | Sound On Sound, Nov 1990
Volume 6 Starts Here

The Hot 100

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1991
Yamaha EMP100 Multi-Effects Processor

The latest addition to Yamahas highly affordable 100 series, the EMP100, could prove to be its best buy yet. Paul Ireson explains why.

Roland MC500 MkII

Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1988
With SUPER MRC Software

When Roland's forward-thinking design team made the original MC500 an ‘open’ system, they did users a favour. Built-in obsolescence became less of a fear, provided Roland stuck to their promise of future updates and upgrades. The release of the Super MRC software shows they have. It's available on its own for existing MC500 owners, or packaged with expanded hardware in the guise of the MC500 MkII. Paul Ireson keeps you updated.

Elka CR99 MIDI Disk Recorder

Review | Sound On Sound, Apr 1989

Paul Ireson takes a look at a new kind of direct-to-disk recorder, which stores MIDI rather than audio data. Could it be the ideal live sequencer, he wonders?

The Musical Micro

Show Report | Topic: Computing | Sound On Sound, Nov 1989
1989 PC Show Report

Over 100,000 people attended this year's show; Paul Ireson reveals what you missed music-wise if you stayed at home.

Powerstation!

Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1990
Ensoniq VFX-SDII

Ensoniq's flagship workstation has recently received some very welcome updates — new piano samples, extra stereo outputs, multitrack sequence recording and step-time entry, and more. Paul Ireson satisfies his curiosity!

Ensoniq SQ1 Plus Workstation

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1991

Almost exactly a year since the launch of the ensoniq SQ1, an updated version has arrived. Paul Ireson looks at the 1991 model of Ensoniq's most affordable workstation.

 

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