Digital DIY is an on-line
magazine for anyone interested in technology and music, with features
planned on digital recording equipment, MIDI instruments, sound
effects units, Hard Disk editing and CD mastering. In the coming
months, musician and journalist Clive Williamson will describe
how to use computer technology for every step of the process of
making a CD, from multi-track recording and editing through to
mastering onto CD-Recordable and album cover design.
There will also be archive
interviews with ground-breaking musicians like Brian Eno, Frank
Zappa and Jaco
such as Wendy Carlos, Phil Oakey from Human League and Joe Zawinul;
guitarists Adrian Belew and Mike Oldfield, and maybe even some
sound-bites from the designers of album sleeves for Yes and Pink
Floyd, Roger Dean and Hypgnosis!
Save your ears: Digital DIY highlights the steps you can take to protect your hearing if you are regularly exposed to loud sounds or amplified music as part of your job. No-one wants to be an audio wimp, but common sense now can help you preserve this vital sense for future work and creativity!
Also available are an interview
with synthesiser designer and guru Bob Moog, and a piece on the
important - but often ignored - subject of using computers safely
at home and at work...