|Sound On Sound - March 1992|
Another round-up of new products, plus news from the world of hi-tech music.
Paul Gilby reports from the show devoted to educational technology.
Back by popular demand: the competition with 24 fabulous prizes up for grabs!
NAMM veteran Craig Anderton with news from the biggest and best music show in the US.
C-Lab Notator/Creator V3.1
The latest update to C-Lab's Creator/Notator adds graphic arranging, support for tape recorder transport control, and a host of other assorted new or improved features. If you still haven't upgraded from a pre-3.0 version, now's the time to do it, says Dave Lockwood.
Music On The PC
Panicos Georghiades and Gabriel Jacobs explain how, with the aid of plug-in sound and MIDI interface cards, you can transform that most unmusical of computers, the PC.
Stephen Hague has demonstrated considerable talent as a producer of classy electronic pop, riding the faders for the Pet Shop Boys and New Order. But his recent work on albums by Robbie Robertson and Siouxsie & The Banshees shows that he has more strings to his bow. Paul Tingen lends an ear.
Zenon Schoepe gets to grips with the latest jewel in Soundcraft's crown, a personal desk with top-flight facilities and quality.
MIDI and hard disk recording on the Mac for only £260? It sounds too good to be true, but Paul Wiffen pinches himself and finds he is awake!
Kurzweil's new keyboard offers genuine innovation: versatile synthesis, an unparalleled user interface, and up to 64MB of user sampling are only the start of what sets the K2000 apart from other sample-based instruments. Craig Anderton explains why it will turn the head of even the most jaded technophile.
Fostex X18 Cassette Multitracker
Following in the footsteps of Fostex's X15, their new X18 offers the cheapest and simplest entry to 4-track recording. Dave Lockwood puts it to the test.
Crowded House's Woodface album won widespread acclaim for the sheer quality of its songs. Paul Tingen quizes main man Neil Finn on perfecting the three-minute pop song.
The Korg M1 is one of the best and most popular keyboards around. David Mellor explores some of its prime features.
A complete listing of every article published in the last six-and-a-half years of Sound On Sound, plus details of how to order back issues.
Akai MX1000 Master Keyboard
Ease of programming and an optional plug-in piano sound board should ensure popularity for the Akai MX1000. Julian Colbeck explains why it makes all the difference.
Mackie 1202 Compact Mixer
Mackie Designs' 1202 mixer offers supreme flexibility, and the same standard of design and construction that distinguished the 1604. Dave Lockwood finds proof that the best things come in small packages.
Studio Series Roland D110 Voice Cards
Super sleuth Simon Sanders finds himself hot on the trail of cool sounds for the Roland D110. Prime suspect: Valhala.
Your chance to win this quality compact 1 2-channel mixer.
Hints, Tips & News From The World of Music Software
More hints and tips from the software publishers themselves. This month: C-Lab; Steinberg; Passport.
Sampling clichés and how to avoid them.
The SOS Guide To Going Live
21 Things To Remember On Tour
Julian Colbeck suggests the hi-techer's 21 most indispensable things to remember on tour.
Power Amps and Loudspeakers
The songs are good, the band is great, but no-one will be unpressed if they can't hear you properly. David Mellor advises on PA hardware.
Radio mics free the vocalist from the restrictions imposed by cables - David Mellor presents a beginners' guide to the subject.
The Case For Master Keyboards
Master keyboards may seem expensive for 'dumb' instruments, but a good controller can make a player's life a whole lot easier. Julian Colbeck explains.
The Benefits Of Hiring Equipment
Hire companies may provide your only means of obtaining equipment for a gig or session, or give you hands-on experience of potential purchases. Zenon Schoepe looks at what you get for your money.
Taking MIDI Beyond The Music
MIDI has already offered musicians more than anyone foresaw when it was introduced, and now you can even use it to control your light show. Ian Steele explains.
How To Avoid Losing Everything
Theft from your home or from a gig could leave you with no way of replacing valuable equipment. Zenon Schoepe explains how to keep yourself covered.
Choosing Mixers For Live Sound
All mixers are fundamentally the same, aren't they? Dave Lockwood explains the differences between mixers designed for studio and stage.
Sequencing On Stage
Sequencers are a boon in the studio, but on stage they create the potential for problems that can ruin a gig. Paul Ireson explains how to steer clear of trouble.