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© Kissing The Pink
Rounding off this month's selection on tape, a special piece of music from synth-boppers Kissing the Pink, who blend high passion with lo-tech, technology.
© Andrew McKernan/Chris Jordan, Acorn
...the Beeb is now a serious musical proposition. The marvellous MUSIC 500 hardware/software system from Acorn brings together a professional M.C.L, AMPLE, and hardware specs to make your head spin, at a price the hacker in the street can manage.
Fashionable bangs, clunks and d..d..delays from the cheapest sound sampler on the market, the Datel add-on for the 48K Spectrum Micro.
The first of our two demo spots features Graham Hinton spoofing the Frankie phenomenon on Hyperdrome, and Isis going for that funky pharoah beat on Body Drain
Literally. I mean, how many harmonicas you know sound like lead synths? The Millioniser 2000 does. We get our mouth around this totally unique concept. Larry Adler wouldn't like it...
ES&CM reader Andrew Jeffes has developed a multi-channel sequencer hardware/software package for his BBC Micro and our Drum Synth project. Hear it in action driving the project, and Digisound Modular Synth components.
The Kawai SX240, presets and piece.
The lucky logo winners, Ssuraea, and E.L.C.S.
An instrumental piece of music from the enigmatic threesome, to end side 1.
© Jade Warrior
Music from this month's system artists - Tony Duhig and Jon Field of Jade Warrior.
© Ray Russell
The SynthAxe - After the hype surrounding it's initial launch, what's left? Well, quite a lot, actually, as the 'Axes' creator, Bill Aitken, and session player Ray Russell, demonstrate, first on some presets, and then in a piece.
With the MK900 personal keyboard - a cheap, portable MIDI machine in combination with the ADA2FX.
American company Digisound have already scored a hit with new sound chips for other drum machines. Now it's the turn of Sequential's Drumtraks. One of Digi Drums own demonstrators takes us through the catalog.
Featuring: Muscle East, and Demo of the Month, FayshalArts' The Clown - Yet another jab at America's leading film star and politician, dear old Ronnie.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? - In fact, Sequential's mystery machine turns out to be a computer-orientated version of the multi-timbral Sixtraks.
Music with a selection of ageing synths, culled from our budget keyboard survey.
Metal beat with a heart of steel.
© Andrew Jeffers.
The BBC Program for this month's project
Mixing: Raindirk Desk.
Monitoring: Tannoy Reds
Mics: Neumann AKG, Shure, Sennheiser
Effects: AKG Plate Reverb, Korg D.D.L.'s
Additional: Revox A77, B77 ¼" machines.
Thanks to: The Cocteau Twins, Kissing the Pink, Tony Duhig, S.P.K., Mark Bloxidge, Fire Sermon, Rick Davie.
Special thanks to: Digisound for all their help, and Rod Argent's Music Store, for the loan of the Drumtraks.
Side A Tracklisting:
00:00 Intro 01:04 Pink Pot Pourri, Kissing The Pink 06:19 (Ad) Roland 06:24 (Ad) London Rock Shop 06:53 Starflight 500, MUSIC 500 08:59 Datel Sound Sampler 10:30 (Ad) Boss 10:36 Wind Up: Graham Hinton 11:33 Wind Up: Isis 13:43 Millioniser 2000 16:38 (Ad) Roland 16:44 (Ad) PPG Waveterm 17:45 Push The Button, Digisound Modular System 20:56 Poke The Organ, Fire Sermon 23:15 Logo Winners 25:37 (Ad) Yamaha PS6100 26:37 Otterley, Cocteau Twins
Side B Tracklisting:
00:00 (Ad) Yamaha PS6100 00:58 Little Reds, Tony Duhig/Jon Field 02:43 (Ad) Rock City / Yamaha 03:46 Synthaxe 05:02 Horizons, Ray Russell 06:30 (Ad) Roland 06:36 Marking Time, Siel MK900 09:18 Digidrum Drumtraks Chips 11:27 Wind Up: Muscle East 13:23 Demo Of The Month: Fayshall Arts 15:48 (Ad) Roland 15:55 SCI Max 17:13 Blue Max, Mark Bloxidge 19:08 Second hand Synths 22:11 (Ad) Yamaha KX5 22:52 With Love From China, SPK 27:28 Outro 28:13 *Beebdrum Program, Andrew Jeffers*
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