Contents - February 2002
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Ableton Live Performance Loop Sequencer
Alesis HD24 24-track Digital Recorder
Analogue Systems French Connection
Aphex Model 204 Aural Exciter
Big Briar Moogerfooger Pedal Processors
BLUE Dragonfly Capacitor Microphone
Line 6 Echo Pro Modelling Effects Processor
M Audio Delta 410 PC/Mac Soundcard
M Audio Studiophile SP5B Monitors
RATOC Firedock Drive Mounting System
RME Digi 96/8 PAD PC/Mac Soundcard
Roland Fantom Workstation Synth
Roland SPD6 Percussion Controller
Silverspike Reverb.It Plug-In
DACS Audio Freque II
Ring Modulator & Frequency Shifter
SPL Kultube Stereo Compressor
DFX Super DestroyFX Plug-In
Steinberg TL Audio EQ1 Plug-In
Digidesign Soft Sample Cell Software Sampler
Waldorf Attack VST Percussion Synth
Koch Pedaltone Tube Guitar Preamp
Wave Arts Masterverb DX Plug-In
SOUND ON SOUND • february 2002
Your musical and studio problems solved
by SOS’s staff and contributors.
Try these tips and techniques for creating
more convincing programmed rhythm
parts in a sequencer.
Advice on sorting out the routing and
order of your plug-ins for common
recording and mixing tasks.
Synth Secrets: Kick Drum 204
Applying last month’s drum patch to
affordable analogue synths.
Pro Tools Notes
Cubase’s Controller Editor is placed under
the SOS spotlight.
DX Instrument tips, nifty things you can
do with the Tape Sim plug-in, and a great
way to audition audio loops.
Generating custom Groove Templates,
advice on splitting stereo files, and the
usual power-user tips.
Surround Sound Explained: Part 7
Performer Notes moves on to the more
advanced features of DP3’s Drum Editor.
PC Musician: Windows XP & Music
Windows XP is probably the most important PC operating system upgrade since Windows 95, but
as always, its new features come at a cost.
Software samplers are revolutionising studio recording, but can they replace their hardware
counterparts in live performance? Jazz keyboardist Django Bates is in the process of finding out...
Orchestral Recording On Location
Recording a large orchestra can be fairly tricky, even in the most well-equipped of studios, but
trying to get a great sound on location, using only the gear you can fit into your car, adds
challenges all of its own.
One of the original pioneers of electronic music in Britain, David Vorhaus has remained at the
cutting edge of the genre for over 30 years.
Readerzone: Gary Amos
Gary Amos is making a name for himself in his native Somerset, with his expanding
Net Notes: Repetitive Strain Injury
Look after your most important musical assets — your hands and arms — with this guide to
web-based RSI resources.
Retrozone: The Korg M1
We reveal the secrets behind the success of the all-time best-selling synthesizer, Korg’s M1.
This month, we consider some of the pros and cons of mixing in surround, and hear how
experienced surround producers take advantage of the format and tackle the problems.
Django Bates’ Human Chain: Soft Samplers For Live Music
Fix it in the mix, with our useful Pro Tools
mixing and automation tips
Tiny portable hardware sequencers have been available for several years, but the clever Crusoe
chip is now making possible incredibly portable software studios, running on pocket-sized PCs.
News 6 • Crosstalk 222
Sample Shop 224
Apple Notes 246 • PC Notes 250
Readers’ Ads 274 • Mail Order 278
Classified Ads 282 • Sounding Off 304