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Roland D-50 - Part 1

Review | Sound On Sound, May 1987
Is the future Linear?

Does Roland's new LA synthesizer mean the end of FM is in sight? Martin Russ falls in love with the world's first ever Linear Arithmetic synthesizer whilst trying to find out...

Roland MT-32

Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1987
Multi-Timbral Expander

Hot foot from the BMF, hard-working Martin Russ brings us his review of this innocent-looking multitimbral LA expander which packs many of the features of Roland's D-50 synthesizer, including onboard digital reverb, but with the added bonus of 28 sampled drum sounds!

Roland D110 LA Expander

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1988
The Expanded Expander

Here it is - the professional version MT32 complete with separate voice outputs, built-in reverb and hardly any noise. Martin Russ looks at Roland’s new studio-oriented rackmount LA synthesizer.

Big Band & Studio 24

Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1989

Martin Russ orchestrates his way through two fascinating ST programs from French software house, Digigram.

Sounding Off

Opinion | Sound On Sound, Aug 1989

Martin Russ worries about software pollution and wonders if we can look forward to 'green' software.

The Route To The Top

Review | Sound On Sound, Apr 1990
XRI Systems XR400 MIDI Mate

Is your MIDI system just an accident waiting to happen? Here's an easy way of bringing order to your present tangled mess of MIDI connections. Martin Russ checks out XRI Systems' clever XR400 MIDI Mate.

Roland MV30 Studio-M

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1991
The Studio In A Box?

A studio in a box? Martin Russ looks at Roland's latest entry in the ongoing competition to fit the most functionality in the smallest box...


Opinion | Sound On Sound, Jan 1992

Could the arrival of new storage media such as magneto-optical disks change the way we perceive music?

ST Notes

Feature | Topic: Computing | Sound On Sound, Jun 1992

Martin Russ takes his monthly look at the world of ST music...

Atari Notes

Feature | Topic: Computing | Sound On Sound, Nov 1992

Atari Notes

Feature | Topic: Computing | Sound On Sound, Aug 1993

Sampling or Sam-Click-Pling!

Feature | Topic: Sampling | Sound On Sound, Jun 1986

Martin Russ returns with a light-hearted look at a serious subject - sample looping - and passes on a few handy tips for those of you that are having difficulty with your sampling machines.

Practically MIDI - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Electronics / Build, MIDI | Sound On Sound, Oct 1987

Continuing our new series for DIY fans, Martin Russ shows how you can go about adding extra MIDI Ins, Outs and Thrus to a MIDI interface.

Technical Tips

Feature | Sound On Sound, Jun 1988

Practical hints and tips for the modern recording musician. Martin Russ shares some of his hi-tech pearls of wisdom.

ST Replay 4 Sampler

Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1989

Martin Russ has fun turning his Atari computer into a multi-function sampler, drum machine and digital effects unit with the aid of Microdeal's low-cost Replay 4.


Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1989

If you’re tired of playing keyboards and want a more imaginative way to create music, then this mouse-driven MIDI controller may prove an ideal alternative. Martin Russ investigates.

Doctor Jurgenbuster's Casebook

Feature | Sound On Sound, Apr 1990
How To Obtain Extra Drum Sounds For Free!

Bored with the sounds your drum machine makes? Martin Russ provides a bunch of tips to help you perk up your percussion.

Choosing A Computer For Music - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Buyer's Guide, Computing | Sound On Sound, Jun 1991
Atari ST & Commodore Amiga

Part 2. Concluding our look at the relative merits of the big four music computers, Martin Russ puts the case for the Atari ST and its variants, and Paul Overaa explains why his heart belongs to the Commodore Amiga.

Into The Heart Of Emu's New Keyboard

Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1992
Emu Proteus Master Performance System

Martin Russ continues his in-depth look at Emu's new keyboard.

Datamusic Fractal Music

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1992
Fractal Composition Software

Martin Russ looks at one of the current rash of fractal music programs and finds it anything but chaotic...

Atari Notes

Feature | Topic: Computing | Sound On Sound, Dec 1992

Bank Managing

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Sep 1993
The MIDI Bank Select Message Explained

Mark of the Unicorn Performer

Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1986
Software for Apple Macintosh

Our resident Mac user Martin Russ steps his way enthusiastically through two of the best written software packages for the Apple Macintosh computer [in this part] - 'Performer', a comprehensive multitrack sequencing program.

C-Lab Creator

Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1987

Martin Russ loops the hours away with Version 1.2 of this new MIDI sequencing package for the Atari ST computer from Germany's C-Lab.

Practically FM - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Sound On Sound, Jun 1988

Part 2 of our new series for FM synth owners, in which Martin Russ attempts to give away the secrets of FM programming!



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