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We are constantly being asked to come up with projects which bridge the gap between synthesizers and micros. Well, this month sees the first step in that direction — a sequencer which is cheap and easy to build, based on the ZX81. It provides 100 note capacity and variable length programming for monophonic synths with standard inputs (1 volt/octave control and 5 volt trigger). All this for under £25, plus the cost of ZX81 (if you don't already own one). And to paraphrase that famous Lager commercial... it's probably the cheapest sequencer in the world.

As Christmas approaches at a rate of knots, some readers may be considering the acquisition of a multi-option keyboard in preference to saving for a more expensive synthesizer. To cater for these budding home recordists, ES&CM assessed six machines and compared them to some well known synths. The results are quite revealing, so have a read before making any large financial commitments.

Finally, a belated 'Merry Christmas' to anyone who didn't buy the December Issue (shame on you). And best wishes to everyone for the New Year.



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Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music - Copyright: Cover Publications Ltd, Northern & Shell Ltd.

 

Electronic Soundmaker - Jan 1984

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