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We Can't Go On... - Part 1

Feature Series | Topic: Drum Programming | Music Technology, Apr 1987

...Beating like this. We start a major new series on how to make your drum machine - no matter what its spec - sound more interesting, both sonically and rhythmically. Your guides are Chris Meyer and Matt Isaacson.

We Can't Go On... - Part 2

Feature Series | Topic: Drum Programming | Music Technology, May 1987
...Beating Like This

...Beating Like This. Chris Meyer and Matt Isaacson with the second part in our series on better drum programming. This month: how to make your percussion sounds stand out from the crowd.

We Can't Go On... - Part 3

Feature Series | Topic: Drum Programming | Music Technology, Jun 1987
Beating Like This

...Beating Like This. In the third part in our series on creative drum programming, Chris Meyer and Matt Isaacson take a detailed look at the various trigger-to-MIDI converters now available.

We Can't Go On... - Part 4

Feature Series | Topic: Drum Programming | Music Technology, Jul 1987

...Beating Like This. In the fourth part of our series, Matt Isaacson casts a critical eye over some of the electronic drum pads now available; will using them create a better beat?

We Can't Go On... - Part 5

Feature Series | Music Technology, Aug 1987
...Beating Like This

If conventional drum pads sound old hat, Matt Isaacson and Chris Meyer might have a few ideas for you as they check out the alternatives in our series on creative drum programming.

We Can't Go On... - Part 6

Feature Series | Topic: Drum Programming | Music Technology, Sep 1987
...Beating Like This

...Beating Like This. If your drum machine is too robotic and your drum kit is too static, Matt Isaacson and Chris Meyer's tour of 'alternative' percussion controllers may be right up your street.

We Can't Go On... - Part 7

Feature Series | Topic: Drum Programming | Music Technology, Oct 1987
...Beating Like This

...Beating Like This forever, and so Matt Isaacson's examination of "drum bugs" (and other nasties) and their applications for triggering electronic drum brains brings this series to a close.

Roland MPD4

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1987
MIDI Drum Pad

A clever pad-to-MIDI converter takes some stick from Matt Isaacson. A blow-by-blow account.

360 Systems Pro MIDI Bass

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1988

Looking for a be-bop bass without hassle? Matt Isaacson looks at a box of bass sounds that may help you with the bottom end of your music without tying up your favourite synth or sampler.

Korg DRM1

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1988
Digital Rhythm Module

If you've ever wanted to trade some of your drum machine's sequence memory for sound memory, the DRM1 could be the beat box for you. Matt Isaacson sounds it out.

Axxess MIDI Mapper 2.0

Review | Music Technology, May 1988
MIDI Processor

This American MIDI processor is possibly the most sophisticated processor currently on the market. Matt Isaacson tries out its bewildering array of facilities.

Lexicon LXP1 Multi-Effects Processor

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1988
and MRC MIDI Remote Control

The 'Lexicon sound" for a less than Lexicon price? Matt Isaacson checks out a state-of-the-art reverb unit intended to help make Lexicon a household name.

 

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