EM Spotlight July 2003
Each month, we spotlight an assortment of special features,reviews, and artist interviews from the pages of ElectronicMusician.
MasterClass: The Splittin' Image
What are your options if you like a dramatic stereo effect but can'tafford the resources that you need to use stereo samples? Fortunately,there are several ways to create a satisfactory artificial stereo imagefrom a mono sample. But will it really be satisfactory? Yes,sometimes
In music, as in life, timing is everything, and the technology ofsynchronization has evolved to address the persistent timing issuesthat arise from our increasingly complex desktop music systems. If youhave more than one piece of gear in your studio, you probably need tostart thinking about synchronization.
Based in New York's dense Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, MadhattanStudios is home to Ming + FS (aka AaronAlbano and Fred Sargolini). Aside fromremixing for the likes of Biggy Smalls,Coolio, and Li'l Kim, the two alsorelease albums for other artists on their own Madhattanlabel.
ProFile:Walls and Bridges (Emily Bezar)
knows synthesis. Her music, which fuses classical and jazz elementswith exotic electronic textures, owes much to her background inclassical vocal technique and studies at Stanford University's famedCenter for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Don't be surprised if you experience a flash of déjà vuwhen you see the R-122 phantom-powered ribbonmicrophone. Its look and design are inherited from the RoyerR-121, an EM Editors' Choice winner in 2000.
Roland HPD-15 HandSonic
Although major manufacturers of MIDI equipment have graced musicianswith keyboard, guitar, wind, and drum controllers, there has been anotable shortage of products devoted to hand percussion. Until now.Roland's HPD-15 HandSonic percussion controller andsound module is a self-contained electronic percussion instrument.