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Interview | Sound On Sound, Apr 1986
Asia's illustrious keyboard player
In a rare interview, Asia's illustrious keyboard player talks synths, samplers and Mellotrons with David Etheridge.
Interview | Music Technology, Jul 1987
There can be few musicians who've amassed such a huge collection of synthesisers as the ex-Buggles keyboardist. Paul Wiffen talks to him about his machines, and finds he still finds a use for most of them.
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Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1985
Level 42 keyboardsman Mike Lindup takes a break from recording of the next album to talk to Tim Goodyer about Fairlights and Synclaviers, among other things.
Interview | Music Technology, Dec 1989
Well established as sampling innovators, the Art Of Noise have just released their fourth LP. David Bradwell talks to the Art's JJ Jeczalik about Fairlights and fairplay.
Interview | Micro Music, Dec 1989
Steve Cogan talks to J.J. Jezalik about life, the universe and sampling car doors
Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Aug/Sep 1984
Chris Huggett, the man behind OSCar speaks
Interview | Sound On Sound, Aug 1986
Hans Zimmer is the complete antithesis of the serious German synthesist - he smiles a lot for a start! As co-founder of Lillie Yard studio and the proud owner of a surviving Moog Series 8 modular synth, his approach to sound synthesis is a refreshingly traditional one eschewing the very thought of ever using an unmodified factory preset on any of his work! Ralph Denyer explains why.
Interview | Recording Musician, Jan 1993
JJ Jeczalik And The Art Of Toys
Best known for his pioneering sampling work and his role in The Art of Noise, JJ holds strong views on the creative use and abuse of studio equipment.
Interview | Music Technology, Dec 1987
After an apprenticeship under the wing of the Frankies' Trevor Horn, Simon Darlow spreads his own; he talks to Paul Tingen about the hazards of writing, playing and producing your own album.
Interview | Music Technology, Jan 1988
Technical excess brought them success in the 70s, Trevor Horn rejuvenated them in the '80s, now they're working towards the '90s. Deborah Parisi asks the Yes men if there's anything left to say after 20 years.
Interview | International Musician, Feb 1985
...while Paul Gallotta discovers how bass got its top end from the Yes man
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Review | One Two Testing, Apr 1984
Asia and the Poly 800
Geoff Downes reviews the latest Korg Synth.
Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1986
Wave goodbye to constant repatching of MIDI cables and problems with the delay-inducing Thru socket using these useful MIDI routing boxes from Quark. Paul Wiffen enlightens us.
The A-Z of Analogue - Part 5
Feature Series | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Dec 1993
This month, Electronic Dream Plant to Elka.
The A-Z of Analogue - Part 7
Feature Series | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Feb 1994
This month: Farfisa to Fuller.
The A-Z of Analogue - Part 10
Feature Series | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, May 1994
This month: Hohner
Total Recall - Part 13
Feature Series | Topic: Vintage Instruments | The Mix, Sep 1994
including The A-to-Z of Analogue
Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1986
Italian-designed keyboards have received mixed success over the years. Elka's old Rhapsody string synth was a popular instrument in the seventies but their main polysynth, the Synthex, failed to set the world alight. That may well be about to change with the release of their impressive 9-voice, multi-timbral, DX7-soundalike, the EK44, and the 6-voice analogue EK22. Or is it? Mark Jenkins offers his views.
Shaping Sound - Part 3
Feature Series | Topic: Sampling | Sound On Sound, Feb 1986
Filtering, Enveloping And Keyboard Sensing.
In the penultimate part of his series, designed to help you get the best from your sampling machines, keyboard programmer Paul Wiffen returns to his analogue roots to modify some samples.
Feature | Topic: Design, Development & Manufacture, Digital Audio Workstations | Sound On Sound, May 1986
New England Digital: A Company Philosophy
Most people have heard of the Synclavier but little is known about the company that produces it: New England Digital. Paul Gilby met up with its Vice-President, Brad Naples, who supplied us with a fascinating insight into the philosophy behind the development of this highly advanced digital recording system they call 'the Synclavier'.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1986
Which is better, analogue or digital? Elka back the horse both ways by providing synths of both persuasions, with modular versions of both, too. Paul Wiffen thinks they're onto a winner, whichever way you look.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1985
Touch-Sensitive Polysynth and Programmer
Criticised in the past for their poor implementation of MIDI, Roland have given their new mid-price polysynth the full works. It sounds good, too, as Paul Wiffen discovers in this exclusive review.
Feature | Topic: Buyer's Guide, Vintage Instruments | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1986
Secondhand Polysynth Guide
Whether you can't afford to indulge yourself in this month's Polysynth Checklist or simply prefer something that's now out of production, E&MM's guide to things secondhand could save you a lot of time and trouble.
News | Music Technology, Jan 1993
Feature | Topic: Sampling | Sound On Sound, Nov 1987
The Pros And Cons
Seasoned programmer Paul Wiffen reveals the truth about separate voice outputs on samplers. Are they really desirable or are they just a nuisance? And what happens to the polyphony when you use them? We tell you what no others dared!!