In the first place
Uppermost in our minds during the lengthy deliberations which accompanied the restyling and realignment of MT back in August, was the achieving of a layout which would go some way to reflecting the visual excitement of the music with which the magazine is associated. As we have been at some pains to point out, an increasing number of contemporary musicians have come to realise the importance of visual imagery and we have seen it as our task to bring their efforts to your attention by whatever means we have at our disposal.
This, of course, has resulted in a magazine of vastly different appearance, and one which we are constantly trying to gauge reaction to. Similarly, the directional changes which have placed multimedia, clubtech and lighting equipment next to reviews of more traditional MT products such as synths and samplers, are also awaiting judgement from the people whose opinions we value most highly - our readers.
Although - and indeed because - we do not consider this stage in the magazine's development to be anything like at an end, we would be more than grateful to receive a little feedback from you, the reader, so that we can more accurately map out the future over the next twelve months. It is with this in mind that I would ask you to complete the questionnaire for this year's Readership Survey - our most vital means of canvassing your opinion and of 'tailoring' the magazine to suit your needs. As an added inducement, there's a rather excellent competition associated with the survey which should help brighten the winter months for at least some of you. But for everyone, there's an opportunity to have your say and play some part in determining the direction of the magazine.
Editorial by Nigel Lord
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