Magazine Archive

Home -> Magazines -> Issues -> Articles in this issue -> View

How They Do Only You

Vince Clarke

Article from One Two Testing, November 1982

READOUT: Yazoo/single/control panel plans/sound guide... GOSUB

Did YOU thrill to the sound of "Only You"? Do the bumps and tinkles of Yazoo send you rushing to your favourite synth for a desperate bout of control twiddling? Want to know how it was done? Then look no further.

As a special present to One Two readers, man of silicon Vince Clarke has produced a keyboard players' guide to their first hit single. We've reproduced Vince's own control panel plans for each of the five sounds he used to record "Only You".

They're drawn up to match the synthesiser he used, the Sequential Circuits Pro One, but you can convert his ideas and patches to your own machine to follow the Yazoo route.

And if you want to sing along the words go... ahh, but why am I telling you? You know already. You're clever like that.

Yazoo are ex-Depeche Mode writer/synth player Vince Clarke and singer Alison 'Alf' Moyet. Vince was a founder member of Depeche and wrote their hit singles "Dreaming of Me", "New Life" and "Just Can't Get Enough". Alf joined him at the beginning of the year after singing with r'n'b bands and the London and South East circuit.

Their first single "Only You" went to number two in the British charts and was hotly followed by "Don't Go". Their debut album "Upstairs at Eric's" which included the 45's was released in the middle of August.

The pair are due to go on the road at the end of the year and have been working on Vince's newly acquired Fairlight Computer Keyboard which should handle most of the keyboard parts.

More with this artist

More from related artists

More from these topics

Browse by Topic:

Synthesis & Sound Design

Synthesizer Patches

Also featuring gear in this article

Featuring related gear

Previous Article in this issue

Penthouse and Statement

Next article in this issue

Casiotone VL1

Publisher: One Two Testing - IPC Magazines Ltd, Northern & Shell Ltd.

The current copyright owner/s of this content may differ from the originally published copyright notice.
More details on copyright ownership...


One Two Testing - Nov 1982

Donated by: Angelinda


Previous article in this issue:

> Penthouse and Statement

Next article in this issue:

> Casiotone VL1

Help Support The Things You Love

mu:zines is the result of thousands of hours of effort, and will require many thousands more going forward to reach our goals of getting all this content online.

If you value this resource, you can support this project - it really helps!

Donations for June 2024
Issues donated this month: 0

New issues that have been donated or scanned for us this month.

Funds donated this month: £0.00

All donations and support are gratefully appreciated - thank you.

Magazines Needed - Can You Help?

Do you have any of these magazine issues?

> See all issues we need

If so, and you can donate, lend or scan them to help complete our archive, please get in touch via the Contribute page - thanks!

Please Contribute to mu:zines by supplying magazines, scanning or donating funds. Thanks!

Monetary donations go towards site running costs, and the occasional coffee for me if there's anything left over!

Small Print

Terms of usePrivacy