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Roland S50

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1986
Digital Sampling Keyboard

The competition is tough for Roland's upmarket sampler. Paul Wiffen discovers if 16 voices, a fine keyboard, and direct monitor connection are enough to put it at the top of the tree.

The Missing Links

Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1986

Wave goodbye to constant repatching of MIDI cables and problems with the delay-inducing Thru socket using these useful MIDI routing boxes from Quark. Paul Wiffen enlightens us.

Another Chapter In The Story...

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1985

Tired of lurking in the shadows of the contemporary music scene, Keith Emerson, one of the synth world's most influential figures, is now on the verge of re-forming ELP, the band that earned him his reputation.

Yamaha EMT10

Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1988
AWM Expander

Every so often a product comes along which changes everyone's idea of what they can expect at a certain price. Yamaha’s new £250 box sets a new standard in price/performance for sampled piano (and other) sounds. Paul Wiffen gets excited enough to spend his own money!

Concert Review

Music Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1983

Peter Gabriel at Selhurst Park

Fairlight Goes MIDI

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1985

At last, the CMI frees itself from the constraints of an analogue interface and starts talking MIDI. Paul Wiffen checks out the results.

Mono Mode - Part 5

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Music Technology, Dec 1986
Getting the Most from... MONO MODE

Only one drum machine has so far been given an implementation of MIDI's multi-timbral Mode 4 - the Sequential Tom. Paul Wiffen reveals how it can be used.

Using Sequencers - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Sequencing | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1984
Swing

Getting The Most From Mono Mode - Part 1

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1986
Part 1: The Casio CZ Series

Baffled by MIDI Mode 4 on the Casio CZ synths? Paul Wiffen plots a path through one of modern technology's minefields, and explains how to get the best from it.

Sounding Off

Opinion | Sound On Sound, Nov 1988
Reverb: Too much of a good thing?

A new column that allows music industry figures to air their views on whatever it is that bugs them! Keyboard programmer, music consultant and author Paul Wiffen kicks things off this month.

Rockman IIB & Ultralight

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1983
Portable Amp designed by Tom Scholz

Ensoniq Mirage

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1985

At last - the instrument with a name on everybody's lips receives an in-depth examination of its European version. Man-on-the-spot is Paul Wiffen.

E-Mu Emax Sampler

Review | Music Technology, Jan 1987
Polyphonic Sampling Keyboard

An exclusive, in-depth report on the machine that promises to bring Emulator quality to the masses. Paul Wiffen, Emulator fan, finds out if the promises are fulfilled.

Emulator SP12 Updates

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1986

Paul Wiffen peers inside the latest SP12 to find a host of clever modifications: they help keep the E-mu machine at the top of the beat-box tree.

Akai S900 Sampler

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1986

Akai's super-sampler carries on where their S612 left off. Paul Wiffen finds its ease of use belies its sophistication.

Digidesign Turbosynth

Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1988
The Return of the Modular Synthesizer

Digidesign continue to add to their innovative range of synthesis programs which use the flexibility of computers for sound creation and the hardware of MIDI samplers to replay the sounds. Paul Wiffen finds he loves the former but hates the latter.

Prophet T8

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1983
Touch-Sensitive Polyphonic Synthesiser

The new Sequential Circuits touch sensitive programmable poly synth

Way Down Yonder...

Show Report | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1985

...in New Orleans, Paul Wiffen takes time out to visit the NAMM show, and returns bearing news of the Series III Fairlight, the Emulator SP12 and the OSC Advanced Sound Generator, and more.

The Gap Narrows

Show Report | Music Technology, Jan 1987
AES Report

Dan Goldstein and Paul Wiffen go down and out in Beverly Hills - and drop in on America's biggest recording convention along the way. Within its walls, a quiet revolution is taking place...

PPG Hard Disk Unit

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1986

Digital recording direct to hard disk, from the company that built its reputation with the Wave synthesisers. Paul Wiffen examines the new direction.

E-Mu Systems Emax

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1986
Sampling Keyboard

The 'baby Emulator', announced only a month ago, gets put through its paces by Paul Wiffen at E-mu's Californian HQ. It's good.

Shape of Things to Come - AES

Show Report | Sound On Sound, Dec 1988
AES Show Report

Forthcoming new products from the hi-tech music recording field.

Concert Reviews

Music Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1983

Judie Tzuke, Tangerine Dream, Depeche Mode, Dio

Me and My E-mu

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1985
Emulator SP12

What happens when you give a drum machine the sound-sampling capabilities of an Emulator keyboard? Little short of a miracle, according to reporters Paul Wiffen and Annabel Scott.

Oberheim DPX1

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1987
Sample Replay Unit

In a musical climate dominated by preset sounds, why not produce a rack-mounting unit that simply replays other people's samples? Paul Wiffen analyses Oberheim's attempt at doing just that.

 

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