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Datel Sound Sampler

Group: Computer Musician

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1985
Hardware and Software for Sinclair Spectrum

E&MM new-boy Simon Trask gets his teeth into a Spectrum-based sampling system that retails for no more than £50.

Korg MR16

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1985
MIDI Percussion Voice Generator

Simon Trask confronts a technological puzzle. Why have Korg put 19 digital drum voices in a box that contains no sequencing software?

Joreth Music Composer System

Group: Computer Musician

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1985
MIDI Software and Hardware for Commodore 64

An extensive new MIDI software package from Worcestershire could well be the answer to many a Commodore owner's dream. Simon Trask has the details.

Sequential MultiTrak

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1985
Programmable Polysynth with Sequencer

The Californians introduce a followup to the inventive but mixed-bag SixTrak. Simon Trask checks it out.

Microsound Digital Music System

Group: Computer Musician

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1985
MIDI Sampling Hardware and Software for Commodore 64

In which a long-awaited, British-built sampling hardware/software package for the CBM64 catches MIDI and makes it to the review stage. Simon Trask reports.

Casio CZ5000

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1985
Programmable Phase Distortion Polysynth with Sequencer

Continuing their fight for pro keyboard acceptance, Casio double the CZ1000's voices and throw in a multitrack sequencer for good measure. Simon Trask casts a critical eye over the results.

XRI Micon System Controller

Group: Computer Musician

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1985
MIDI Software for Spectrum Micro

A MIDI interface and sequencer that attempts to do an awful lot on a machine capable of doing comparatively little - the Sinclair Spectrum. Another review by that man Trask.

Oberheim Matrix 12

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1985
Programmable 12-Voice Multi-timbral Polysynth

The world's most awesome analogue polysynth finally gets the attention it deserves, as Simon Trask finds out just what you can do with two Xpanders and a row of black-and-white keys.

Sequential Tom

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1985
Programmable digital drum machine

Following the Drumtraks in vocation and the MAX in appearance comes TOM, Sequential’s latest. Simon Trask finds out if reverse drum samples really do have a use.

Microskill AS32

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1985
All-digital Programmable Polysynth

A British-built additive synthesis instrument with multiple keyboard splitting and overlaying, and up to 16 voices at its command. A dream come true? Simon Trask has the answer.

Atari 520ST

Group: Computer Musician

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1985
16-bit Home Computer

Not just another home computer; more like the future of the entire domestic micro industry, not to mention the MIDI software one. Simon Trask has the details.

Hinton MIDIC

Group: Computer Musician

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1985
MIDI Hardware and Software for RS232 Interface Standard

A MIDI utility hardware and software package for any RS232-equipped micro. Review by Simon Trask, who’s thinking of having RS232 fitted to himself.

Sight Reading

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1985

Dan Goldstein and Simon Trask take a break from reading their own work and examine a selection of new books aimed at helping you get more out of music technology.

Le Sequenceur Polyphonique

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1985

The French answer to the MSQ100? A polyphonic sequencer with comprehensive interfacing facilities, and a few tricks up its sleeve gets the treatment from 'le docteur' Simon Trask.

The Shortest Route

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1985

As MIDI's failings become all too apparent to thousands of musicians, Roland take the bull by the horns and come up with four processing units to make life easier. Simon Trask gives them a trial run.

21 Today

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1985

Yamaha's DX21 polysynth offers FM sound quality at a low, low price, plus a few features even the DX7 doesn't have. Simon Trask investigates.

MIDI - An Introduction

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Home & Studio Recording, Sep 1985

As MIDI begins to make inroads into the studio, Simon Trask examines its fundamental applications.

False Economies?

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1985
Yamaha RX21

Strip a digital drum machine down to its bare essentials, and you have Yamaha's bargain-basement percussion offering. The price is low but there are a few sacrifices, as Simon Trask discovers.

Cheap! but not so nasty

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1985
Casio SZ1

Another sequencer first, this time for Casio, seeking to extend their grip over the budget end of the pro synth market. Simon Trask reckons the foray has been worthwhile.

TechTalk - Part 1

Interview Series | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1985

John Chowning, inventor of FM synthesis and the man indirectly responsible for Yamaha's DX synths, receives an interrogation from Simon Trask. In the event, our man scarcely gels a word in edgeways.

Wide Open Spaces

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1985

A special, report on budget digital reverb, with the spotlight focussed firmly on two groundbreaking new machines, the Yamaha REV7 and Roland SRV2000. Paul White and Simon Trask take up the story.

TechTalk - Part 2

Interview Series | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1985

Part 2 of an in-depth interview with Job Chowning, inventor of FM digital synthesis. Simon Trask gets in a few more questions than he did last month.

The Fifth Dimension

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1985
Yamaha DX5

Merely two DX7s in a box, or a valid addition to the Yamaha range of FM digital keyboards? Simon Trask takes the mid-price algorithm through its paces, and comes to mixed conclusions.

System Exclusive

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1985
Music System Software

A software package for the CBM64 sets out to utilise the SID chip but involves MIDI along the way. Simon Trask investigates the consequences, now that Island Logic have given way to Firebird.

Auntie's Playroom

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Recording Studios, Video / Film / Picture | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1985
BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Plenty has changed since E&MM last ventured into the hallowed chambers of Maida Vale. Simon Trask reports from the studio that started it all, but now seems aloof from the modern music scene.

 

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