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Paul Hardcastle - The Wizard

Interview | Music Technology, Nov 1986

The whizz-kid that made a number one hit out of a spoken-word soundtrack and a sampler with 19' is now The Wizard, courtesy of a new signature tune for 'Top of the Pops'. Tim Goodyer meets the man, the Synclavier, and the passion for new technology.

Paul Hardcastle - When The Tape Runs Out

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jul 1986

Intrepid reporter/cameraman Ralph Denyer ventures into the wild suburban jungle of East London to capture the rarely heard thoughts of this lesser-spotted songbird and re-mix producer who has recently taken delivery of his very own Synclavier system.

Paul Hardcastle - 19 Ways to Number 1

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Aug 1985

19 ways to the top: exclusive

Paul Hardcastle - Re-Mixed Blessings

Interview | International Musician, Nov 1985

The Remix Man. But he was stumped by Adrian Deevoy

Paul Hardcastle

Interview | Sound On Sound, Sep 1991
Success On The Side

Paul Hardcastle, despite his low profile of late, has been a busy man. Paul Ireson reports.

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Product News

News | Electronic Soundmaker, Aug 1985

Sample Shop

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1993

The Sampler & The Soul

Feature | Topic: Sampling | Music Technology, Nov 1990

With its ability to manipulate sounds and music, the digital sampler has probably caused more arguments than any other musical instrument to date. Peter Ridsdale takes an alternative view.

Beat Box Chic

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Nov 1986

Digital drum machines may rule the waves in the R&D labs, but one obsolete analogue device is still the record producers' first choice. Tim Goodyer dissects the appeal of Roland's classic TR808.

Sampling The Japanese Way

Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1985
Akai S612 MIDI Sampler

A reduction in price and the introduction of their Quick Disk make Akai's S612 MIDI Sampler an even more attractive investment. Paul Gilby was suitably impressed.


Editorial | Sound On Sound, Mar 1987

The Professionals

Feature | Topic: Music Business | Sound On Sound, Mar 1987
PRS - The Performing Right Society

The first of an occasional series in which David Mellor takes a look at the organisations that help musicians and composers earn an honest crust in this hard world. This month: the Performing Right Society.


Editorial | Sound On Sound, Aug 1986

I Want Your Samples

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Sampling | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1986

As sound-sampling becomes accepted as a technique, what will musicians do with their machines after the novelty has worn off? Chris Meyer takes a sideways look.

The Sound On Sound Guide To Samplers

Feature | Topic: Buyer's Guide, Sampling | Sound On Sound, Nov 1987

Everything you ever wanted to know about samplers... 48 models compared! Paul Gilby surveys the current sampler market, exposes the 'spec wars', dispels the 16-bit myth and explains in simple terms how sampling really works, before telling you what to look out for when buying secondhand.

Music Sales unveil new Commodore Software

Review | In Tune, Jul/Aug 1985
Commodore Sound Studio

DOD PDS2000 Sampling Delay

Review | In Tune, Oct 1985

Sampling Confidential: Anything To Declare? - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Music Business, Sampling | Music Technology, Apr 1993

The first of our new series on the very live issue of sampling, taking all the technicalities into account. Dom Foulsham begins with an examination of the law as it currently effects all involved. An indispensable guide, if you're concerned about clearance and want to avoid that nasty little rubber glove

Composer's Desktop Project

Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1990

The CDP is a non profit-making co-operative formed by a group of professional composers and researchers at York University, whose intention was to create an affordable personal workstation — a ‘desktop IRCAM’ - on which to run powerful synthesis and signal processing programs. Richard Dobson reveals the power of this Atari ST-based system.

The Producers

Feature | International Musician, May 1986

Chas de Whalley gets down with the Scottish Sultan of Soul, Steve Harvey

Roland S750 Sampler

Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1991
Digital Quality — Analogue Feel

Roland's acclaimed S770 sampler has been quietly growing in popularity, and the release of version 2.0 software and the floppy drive-only S750 should ensure that Roland samplers become still more popular. Wilf Smarties explains why.

The A-Z of Analogue - Part 7

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Feb 1994

This month: Farfisa to Fuller.

Total Recall - Part 12

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | The Mix, Aug 1994
Vintage technology strikes back

Collector’s corner - including the A to Z of Analogue

Boss DSD2

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1985

A modest newcomer to the sampling arena is Boss' DSD2 pedal. Paul White finds out if it's capable of more intelligent iterations than 'hangover'.


Opinion | Topic: Sampling | Sound On Sound, Mar 1992

Sampling clichés and how to avoid them.



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