Wow! - And Thanks
Before I began preparation on the E&MM questionnaire published last month, I was warned by fellow publishers not to expect a big response from readers. Well, a big thank you has to be in order for all of you who've taken the trouble (it was a long questionnaire!) to fill it in and return it to us. We have been receiving hundreds of replies each day since the March issue came out. If you haven't filled in your questionnaire yet, there's still time to send it to us before the prize draw at the end of March.
One of the first implications apparent from the survey answers is that I was not alone, when I put the concept of E&MM together, in believing that music, computing and electronics would be of vital interest not just for musicians but to the 'hobbyist' as well.
This month we take a different angle on the success of Human League with our 'producer' rather than 'performer' interview. Of course, Human League have not become stars overnight and in many ways Phil Oakey and his group reflect the same determination and enthusiasm to succeed in electronic music as many of our readers.
There's much to learn from our workshops and the special report for guitarists on the latest products at Anaheim.
We always like to publish low cost projects, provided we can maintain a high quality and this month's two main projects certainly meet these requirements and are easy to build.
We'll be looking forward to meeting many of our readers at the International Music Show from March 13-18 at Wembley, London. There'll be opportunity to see and hear many of the musical projects that have appeared in E&MM over the past year, and magazines will be available, as well as E&MM T-Shirts and Demo Cassettes. I'll be on the stand with some of my staff to meet you and no doubt music making will prevail at all times!
We've taken so many pictures of products at Frankfurt, our report is held over until next month's issue, which also features an exclusive interview with Holger Czukay.
Editorial by Mike Beecher
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