|Sound On Sound - September 1992|
Another round-up of new products, plus news from the world of hi-tech music.
Yamaha SY35 Dynamic Vector Synth
Yamaha's SY35 may be little more than an updated version of the SY22, but new sample ROM and a price tag of under £600 make it an ideal choice for the serious synthesist on a budget. Derek Johnson checks it out.
The Tapeless Recording Market Survey
The tapeless recording revolution is in full swing, as technology that once was available only to the few develops in products that suit a wider range of applications and pockets. Yasmin Hashmi looks at the development of the technology, the current state of the market and how it is likely to progress.
Steinberg Tango Improvisation Software
Forget mere auto-accompaniment; Steinberg's Tango is intelligent software that actually jams along with you. Derek Johnson trades licks with a software session partner.
David Mellor throws away the Roland S750 manual and gets down to some practical advice for novice users.
S1100 Expansion Unit
If a single S1100 isn't enough for you, Akai's S11OOEX offers an easy way to expand your sampling power. David Mellor meets an ideal partner for his main studio sampler.
Improving Your MIDI Environment
Martin Russ concludes his discussion of MIDI environments with an in-depth look at how to create your own profiles in X-Or and Galaxy.
8 -Track Digital Recorder
Paul White finds his Holy Grail in a 3U rackmount package — Alesis' revolutionary ADAT, the first digital multitrack tape recorder to compete in the same price bracket as affordable analogue multitracks.
The Composer's Tale | Roger Eno
Although it's Brian Eno who springs to mind when most people think of ambient music, brother Roger's particular talents have both complemented Brian's atmospheric experiments and generated memorable solo work. Mark J. Prendergast talked to him as he completed his latest project.
A Series By Warren Cann
This month we look at the importance of backing up data, and explain how to produce more authentic drum patterns.
A chance to win Emu's latest keyboard.
More Atari news and tips from Martin Russ.
Brian Heywood reports on the latest PC developments.
Kendall Wrightson reports from the Mac front line.
Paul Austin lends an ear to the Amiga's internal sound and looks ahead to how the chips may fall in the Autumn.
GM/GS Synth Module
The Dr. Rhythm series served up Roland's highly-regarded drum machine technology in affordable form; now the Dr. Synth squeezes Sound Canvas sounds into a compact, value-for-money box. Derek Johnson makes an appointment.
Guitar Multi-Effects Processor
A multi-effects processor for the guitarist who wants instant gratification without all that tedious mucking about in hyperspace? Paul White plugs into the ART SGX-LT.
Wireless MIDI Piggyback
Tired of being tied down by MIDI cables? With the aid of a radio mic system, MIDIman's unique TransMIDI lets you transmit MIDI data over the airwaves. Paul Ireson gets a taste of freedom.
Sample sultan Wilf Smarties reports on the latest sample CDs.
Hints, Tips & News From The World Of Music Software
This month, helpful hints for users of Steinberg and Dr. T's software.
Effects made simple: a users' guide to mushing and wanging.