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Powertran MCS1 - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Electronics / Build | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1984
Playing with Time

MCS stands for MIDI Controlled Sampler, E&MM's most exciting build-it-yourself project yet. Tim Orr gets the ball rolling with a discussion of the effects this Powertran unit can be used to produce.

Powertran BBC-MIDI Interface - Part 1

Feedback | Topic: Electronics / Build | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1985

Software writer Jim Grant and hardware designer Tim Orr begin our two-part coverage of a new interface that can connect an MCS1 to a BBC Micro using non-MIDI codes

Digital Delay Effects Unit - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Electronics / Build | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1982
Introducing a low cost project, but with a specification equivalent to studio units costing much more

Digital Delay Line - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Electronics / Build | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1982

Final part of our superb big value effects unit.

London College of Furniture

Feature | Topic: Education | Sound On Sound, May 1989
Technology & Education

Are you looking for an engineering career in the audio industry? Perhaps a musical technology course at the London College of Furniture might set you on the right path. Course tutor Tim Orr explains why...

Powertran MCS1 - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Electronics / Build | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1984
How it Works

Part three, and a look at the design thinking behind this astonishing MIDI-controlled sampling unit.

Powertran MCS1 - Part 4

Feature | Topic: Electronics / Build | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1985
Part 4: Testing, Testing

Tim Orr on how to test your MIDI Controlled Sampler once you've put it together: tips and diagrams aplenty.

Powertran MCS1 - Part 5

Feature | Topic: Electronics / Build | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1985
Part 5. Tidying Up

Co-designer Tim Orr takes us through the mechanical construction and front panel controls of the MIDI Controlled Sampler.

Powertran BBC Software - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Computing, Sampling | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1985

A utility program enabling storage of MCS1 sound samples on a BBC disk drive, among other things. Jim Grant and Tim Orr take us through it step by step.

 

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