Permit a new Editor to introduce himself. My name will probably be familiar to regular readers of the magazine - having been Features Editor for a period of a couple of years and, more recently, a regular contributor. Those with an interest in things percussive (and an extremely good memory) might also remember me from days as Editor of MT's sister magazine Rhythm which I helped launch back in 1985.
But that was then and this is now, and, as you're probably aware, there have been one or two changes in Music Technology, of which I am but one. The rest will no doubt reveal themselves as you leaf through the issue - and in the months to come when the plans we have been formulating over the last few weeks should start to come to fruition.
The changes were essential. Music technology (as it always does) has moved on apace in the last couple of years - despite the recession - and if MT is to continue to reflect this we need to introduce ourselves and our readers to the periodic psychological boost that comes with a new broom. I am, of course, aware that change is not always welcome amongst a loyal readership - even one as hardened to it as MT readers. But most of what we have planned takes the form of additions to the magazine, rather than replacements. That way everyone should be happy.
Needless to say, your input would be greatly appreciated - whatever form it may take: letters, enquiries, demo tapes and contributions of all kinds. Perhaps you could begin by completing this month's Readership Survey, the results from which will be crucial in deciding the direction of the magazine over the coming months.