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Electronics & Music Maker - September 1986

Fair Enough

What a difference a show makes - or further thoughts on the British Music Fair '86.

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All that's new from the world of music technology - including some new goodies that weren't at the BMF.

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More readers' news and views. If you've got a point to raise, this is the place to raise it.

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Your technical queries answered by E&MM's team of experts.

Lexicon 480L Effects System

Put two Lexicon 224Xs in one box, add a sprinkling of new features, and you have the reverb-based effects unit to beat them all. Paul Wiffen has the advance details.

Ibanez SDR1000 Digital Reverb

Latest digital reverb from a company that's been making outboard effects gear longer than most. Paul White gives his first impressions.

The Show Goes On
Show Report

BMF Report '86

The Editor struggles through tech-laden stands, lively demos, liquid lunches and hordes of musicians to bring news of Britain's best-ever music show. If you missed it, you missed out.

Structured Sound

Roland RD1000 Piano

How does Roland's new SAS resynthesis system go about imitating a grand piano? Dan Goldstein digs deep inside the RD1000 and its modular counterpart, the MKS20, and submits a glowing report.

Software Tracking

Steinberg Pro24 Software

Simon Trask looks at one of the first multitrack MIDI recording packages to be made available for the Atari ST series of computers. How does it compare to dedicated sequencers?

Immaterial Gains

It's Immaterial

A Merseyside duo with a fresh approach to pop arrangements are currently making some of the most inventive music in the British singles charts. Tim Goodyer chats to them.

History of the Future

Kaleidophon Studios | David Vorhaus

Simon Trask travels to North London to visit one of Britain's longest-established synth studios, and to talk to its creator, electronic composer David Vorhaus.

Turntable Tech
Show Report

UK Fresh '86

Simon Trask leaves all that MIDI jargon behind to check out Britain's first major live hip hop event. How are the DJs and the rappers making technology tick?

Sylvian - Behind the Veil

David Sylvian

It's two years since the former japan frontman made his solo debut, but a new double album showcases both Sylvian's unique songwriting and his interest in ambient, instrumental music. Exhaustive interview by Tim Goodyer.

Patchwork Downloads

Readers' synth patches for the Bit One, Yamaha DX7 and Casio CZ series, plus a review of some new DX ROM packs from Japan.

Hits From The Stick

Dynacord Rhythm Stick

A guitar for drummers, a percussion controller for keyboardists, or a drum-kit for guitar players? The Rhythm Stick could be all of these things, as Nigel Lord discovers.

The Grabbing Hands

Have you won our DX100?

After all these months, our Write A Feature competition has a winner. Find out why it was so long coming, and read the article that won its author a Yamaha DX100.

Windy City Day
Show Report

NAMM Report

American software engineer Chris Meyer submits a personal, highly subjective and utterly biased report on Chicago's summer music extravaganza. Well, he was only there for a day.

Scratch Samples

Digidesign SoftSynth

E&MM US Editor Rick Davies takes a trip to Palo Alto, California, to see an Apple Mac software package that uses additive synthesis to turn samplers into synthesisers.

Higher Performance

Yamaha MCS2 Control Station

Missing performance wheels on your MIDI instrument? Yamaha's MIDI Control Station could solve your expression problems, as Simon Trask reveals.

Mono Mode Pt2 Part 2

Fancy turning your Prophet 2000 into a 128-voice sampler? Paul Wiffen shows you can use MIDI Mode 4 to give the impression you're doing just that.

Taking Notes


Simon Trask again, with some more MIDI outboard gear in the shape of Akai's new ME30P programmable patchbay and ME25S note separator.

Electronics & Music Maker - Copyright: Music Maker Publications (UK), Future Publishing.


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