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Mister Memory

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Jan 1989
Memorymoog

Intended to be their finest moment, Moog's "ultimate" polysynth proved problematic and unreliable - yet it won many devotees. Steve Howell recalls the sound of analogue.

Cardiff University Electronic Music Studio

Feature | Topic: Education | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1982

If you are serious about electronic music, then you'll appreciate this study report.

Modular Synthesis - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1984
Brass Sounds

Creating and playing brass sounds.

Roland MC500 MicroComposer

User Report | Music Technology, Feb 1987

It's been available for well under a year, but already, Roland's latest MicroComposer is establishing itself as something of an industry standard. Steve Howell gives a comprehensive user's eye view...

Depeche Mode

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1982

In contrast with the main feature we take a look at one of today’s modern commercial, electro-music bands.

Modular Synthesis - Part 4

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design, Synthesizer Patches | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1984
Percussion Sounds

Steve Howell investigates conventional drum-kit sounds and how to synthesise them, using even the most basic of instruments.

History By Numbers

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Feb 1987
A Re-Review Of The Roland MC4 Microcomposer

...But let us not forget what went before. Steve Howell again, on the machine that introduced the world to recording music by punching in a set of numbers. It's still usable today.

Korg Polysix

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1982

Modular Synthesis - Part 5

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design, Synthesizer Patches | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1984
Synthetic Percussion Sounds

Steve Howell finishes off percussion sounds and how to go about synthesising them.

The Jupiter Legacy

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Feb 1990

Not only did Roland's Super Jupiter make a worthy replacement for the Jupiter 8, it is still a sought-after instrument today, as Steve Howell is happy to report.

Making the Most of your Akai S1000 Sampler - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Sampling | Sound On Sound, May 1989

Recently voted 'Best Sampler' by SOS readers, Akai's S1000 has quickly established itself as the industry standard 16-bit machine. So who better to reveal the innermost secrets of the instrument than the creator of the new SWM and Workstation sample disks, Akai product specialist Steve Howell. This month he kicks off the series with an explanation of how to take your own samples.

Modular Synthesis - Part 6

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design, Synthesizer Patches | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1984
Woodwind Sounds

Woodwind sounds - from both the Western and non-Western worlds - are the subject of this month's missive from Steve Howell.

2600 Paths to Happiness

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Apr 1988

Another old synth makes its comeback. This time it's Steve Howell's much-prized ARP 2600 with its graphic panel layout, modular construction and built-in amplification.

Making the Most of your Akai S1000 Sampler - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Sampling | Sound On Sound, Jun 1989
Sample Editing & Manipulation

PART 2: Akai product specialist Steve Howell passes on more useful tips to help you make the most of your new S1000 sampler.

Nine Times out of Ten

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1984
A User Report on the Yamaha DX9

Almost entirely overshadowed by its immensely popular elder brother, the DX9 deserves a better deal. Or at least that's what Steve Howell claims in this special user report.

Simmons SPM8:2

Review | Home & Studio Recording, May 1987
MIDI Programmable Mixer

A programmable mixer that will find a good home in a home studio.

Making the Most of your Akai S1000 Sampler - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Sampling | Sound On Sound, Jul 1989
Multiple Loops & Timestretch

In this final part of the series, Akai product specialist Steve Howell explores sample editing using multiple loops, and the S1000’s new timestretch feature.

Modular Synthesis - Part 7

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design, Synthesizer Patches | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1984
Vocal Effects

The sound of the human voice is one of the most difficult acoustic tones to reproduce electronically, but reading Steve Howell's step-by-step guide should set you on the right track.

Modular Synthesis - Part 10

Feature | Topic: Sequencing, Syncronisation, Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1984
Using Sequencers with Modular Systems

Steve Howell looks at different methods of triggering modular sequencers from click-tracks on tape.

Advanced Music Synthesis

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1983
Oscillator Modulation

Modular Synthesis - Part 8

Feature | Topic: Sequencing, Synthesis & Sound Design, Synthesizer Patches | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1984
Using Sequencers with Modular Systems

In something of a break from tradition, Steve Howell begins a look at how using a modular synth can expand the horizons of the common or garden monophonic sequencer.

Modular Synthesis - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1984
Bass Sounds

RSF Kobol Expander

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1983

Modular Synthesis - Part 9

Feature | Topic: Sequencing, Synthesis & Sound Design, Synthesizer Patches | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1984
Using Sequencers with Modular Systems

More about modular sequencing and the effects it can be used for. Steve Howell educates.

Advanced Music Synthesis

Feature | Topic: Sequencing, Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1983
Sequencers

Sequencer Anatomy

 

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