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Interviews

Steve Levine - Setting The Record Straight

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jun 1987

Why has this top record producer - the man behind Culture Club's phenomenal success on vinyl - given up using the Fairlight in favour of a Steinberg Pro-24 system? Why is he so upset about the myths that surround digital recording? Ralph Denyer went along to Levine's new studio to find out...

Steve Levine - The Men Behind The Boy

Interview | One Two Testing, Apr 1984

Steve Levine - MIDI by Numbers

Interview | Topic: MIDI | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1984
An interview with, the BPI's Producer of the Year.

Culture Club producer Steve Levine discusses his attitudes to modern music-making, and how the new interface makes his life easier.

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Hear You 'Lator

Feature | Topic: Sampling | One Two Testing, Dec 1983
Sampling The Emulator

Share reality with Culture Club producer Steve Levine, the Attractions' Steve Nieve, and keyboard whizz Dave Stewart.

The Best Producers In The World

Feature | One Two Testing, Jun 1984

Nominated by Steve Levine, Steve Lillywhite, Peter Collins, Hugh Padgham, Swain and Jolley

Rhythm and Fuse

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | One Two Testing, Jul 1984

can you tell a real drummer?

Patchbox

Feature | One Two Testing, Nov 1984
five stars pick their fave sounds

Vince Clarke, Jon Lord, Steve Levine, Bill Nelson, John Foxx... five heroes of the keyboard nominate their favourite synth tracks and sounds

The Performing Art - Part 1

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Performing | Music Technology, Feb 1990

One of the consequences of MIDI recording is the loss of musical performance. In the first of a short series, Ollie Crooke and Simon Thomas look at the performance applications of MIDI controllers.

Simmons SDX

Review | Music Technology, Apr 1988
Electronic Percussion System

The company that pioneered the electronic drum kit bring us the next generation of electronic percussion. Nicholas Rowland investigates Zone Intelligence and tracker balls.

Casio FZ-1 Sampling Keyboard

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1987
Leading The Field?

Casio caused a furore at February's Frankfurt Music Fair when they unveiled the world's first 'affordable' 16-bit sampling keyboard with onboard graphic editing display - the FZ-1. Mark Jenkins visits the Casio factory to bring you a comprehensive preview of this remarkable instrument.

The Big Bang!

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1988
Simmons SDX Drum Sampler

Lurking inside this angular-looking monster is a versatile computer system that will turn what is ostensibly an electronic drum kit (albeit a state-of-the-art 16-bit sampling one) into a formidable MIDI workstation. Ed Jones test drives Simmons' powerful, new SDX system.

Sounding Off

Opinion | Sound On Sound, Apr 1989
Is MIDI Finally Out Of The Closet?

Freelance programmer, musician, and SOS author Mike Collins wonders whether MIDI has gained genuine acceptance in pro studio circles or not.

The Rhythm Section

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Micro Music, Jun/Jul 1989

Wild man Bill Collins looks at the Simmons SDX system and gives us a few drum patterns to try out

One Two Tightened

Feature | One Two Testing, Apr 1984

Short snaps plus manufacturers and distributers.

Heroes - Part 7

Feature | One Two Testing, Jul 1984
Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson part two

Retro 1984

Retrospective | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1985

Another year, another host of hardware to look back on. We take you through the goodies and the baddies that came out during '84, just in case you missed any of them.

Editorial

Editorial | Topic: Computing | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1985

As Fifth Generation computing takes more definite shape, David Ellis goes crystal ball-gazing in an attempt to predict its musical implications.

Hans Zimmer - Yards Ahead

Feature | Topic: Recording Studios | Music Technology, Nov 1986
Lillie Yard Studio

Where can you find a complete audio-video recording system, a Fairlight a separate programming suite and the biggest modular synth in the world? Matthew Vosburgh discovers heaven off the Earl's Court Road.

This artist was mentioned in these interviews:-

The Men Behind The Boy

Interview | One Two Testing, Apr 1984

Steve Levine - Setting The Record Straight

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jun 1987

Why has this top record producer - the man behind Culture Club's phenomenal success on vinyl - given up using the Fairlight in favour of a Steinberg Pro-24 system? Why is he so upset about the myths that surround digital recording? Ralph Denyer went along to Levine's new studio to find out...

MIDI by Numbers

Interview | Topic: MIDI | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1984
An interview with, the BPI's Producer of the Year.

Culture Club producer Steve Levine discusses his attitudes to modern music-making, and how the new interface makes his life easier.

Crisis? What Crisis?

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1984

From humble beginnings CC have grown into a major force in 80s music. Here, they explain their approach to writing and performing, and their rise to chart success.

Paul Hardcastle - The Wizard

Interview | Music Technology, Nov 1986

The whizz-kid that made a number one hit out of a spoken-word soundtrack and a sampler with 19' is now The Wizard, courtesy of a new signature tune for 'Top of the Pops'. Tim Goodyer meets the man, the Synclavier, and the passion for new technology.

Paul Hardcastle - Re-Mixed Blessings

Interview | International Musician, Nov 1985

The Remix Man. But he was stumped by Adrian Deevoy

Tim Souster - The Isle is Full of Noises

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1985

...was the title of The South Bank Show's much-criticised electronic music extravaganza of a couple of months back. Here the programme's musical consultant, composer Tim Souster, argues the case in favour of the show's content.

 

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