In the world of publishing, things seldom stay in one form for very long and our magazine is no exception. In 1985, we changed the name of the magazine from Home Studio Recording to Home and Studio Recording to reflect the needs of our readership and it proved to be the right move. Later this year we are planning to follow our sister magazine Music Technology into the States with an all-American version of H&SR and this has inspired our art department to design a new cover logo which can be used on both the English and the American edition.
On the subject of changes, our stalwart ad manager, Graham Butterworth is defecting to our sister magazine, Music Technology. His place will be taken by the ever popular Tony Halliday, so now you know as much as I do.
Back to earth, and we're still evaluating the sacks full of readers' survey forms that we received back from you and, though the finer points of analysis are not yet complete, the major trends are pretty plain. It seems that our practical articles are still very popular and that you appreciate the reviews and producer/engineer interviews but don't want more video features than we are currently presenting. We'll go along with that, but I do think that it is important to keep abreast of what is going on in video, as the pop promo video of today has roughly the same status as the demo tape of 10 or 15 years ago. Another couple of years could see musicians looking after all their own recording and us struggling to come to grips with whatever Fostex's equivalent turns out to be in the world of video.
Editorial by Paul White
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