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Frank Zappa - Father of Invention

Interview | Music Technology, Feb 1987

What makes one of rock music's most eccentric and unpredictable characters lock his guitar in a cupboard and take to composing on a Synclavier instead? Rick Davies provides the answers in an exclusive interview.

Frank Zappa - Jazz From Hell

Interview | Sound On Sound, Feb 1987

Back with a new album 'Jazz From Hell' composed and executed almost entirely on Synclavier, this 60s cult hero explains to Paul Gilby why he has turned his back on lyrics and the reasons for his four-year love affair with the sexy black keyboard with the round Winchester disks!

This artist was mentioned in these other (non-interview) articles:-

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

The Gap Narrows

Show Report | Music Technology, Jan 1987
AES Report

Dan Goldstein and Paul Wiffen go down and out in Beverly Hills - and drop in on America's biggest recording convention along the way. Within its walls, a quiet revolution is taking place...

Money Whores

Editorial | Music Technology, Mar 1991

The copyright arguments surrounding sampling continue, but artistic issues are steadily being eclipsed by financial ones. Tim Goodyer goes toe-to-toe with The Wall Street Journal.

Inside Views: E-mu Systems

Feature | Topic: Design, Development & Manufacture | Sound On Sound, Apr 1987

Continuing our series that looks at hi-tech companies and design personnel working in the field of music and recording technology, Paul Gilby talks to Marco Alpert, Director of Marketing & Sales for E-mu Systems of America - the company behind the Emulator and Emax samplers.

We Can't Go On... - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Music Technology, Jun 1987
Beating Like This

...Beating Like This. In the third part in our series on creative drum programming, Chris Meyer and Matt Isaacson take a detailed look at the various trigger-to-MIDI converters now available.

Using Microphones

Feature | Topic: Microphones, Recording | Home & Studio Recording, Dec 1983

Tips on miking up drums.

A History of Electronic Music - Part 4

Feature | Topic: Composing / Art | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1982

Home Electro-Musician

Feature | Topic: Home Studio | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1982
Robert Cox

Sounding Off

Opinion | Sound On Sound, May 1989
Is there a Bob in your studio?

Stiletto Sound's very own Greg Truckell contemplates the changes brought about by music computers, and asks: ‘Is there a Bob in your studio?’

When is a Computer? - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Computing | One Two Testing, Nov 1983

In fact, when is it a musical instrument? We start making sense of the silicon chip.

One Two Tightened

Feature | One Two Testing, Nov 1983

Things people DID say that we didn't have room for elsewhere, plus Manufacturers and Distributors.

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 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


News | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1983

Mains Distribution Board

Feature | Topic: Construction / Build, Electronics / Build | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1983

A super-screened distribution board that protects against mains transients, ground loops and short circuits - ideal for every electro-musician

Using Microphones

Feature | Topic: Microphones, Recording | Home & Studio Recording, Feb 1985
Recording The Piano

This month 'Recording The Piano'; where best to place microphones and what type to choose for optimum results.

The Best Guitar Breaks In The World

Feature | One Two Testing, May 1984

Nominated by Adrian Belew, Bill Nelson, Roddy Frame, Ted Nugent, Robert Smith, Dierdre Cartwright

Pearl 'Rock Kit'

Review | International Musician, Sep 1975

Argent's Bob Henrit takes a Pearl kit apart


News | International Musician, Jan 1986

Analysis, comment, discussion... hey, Rock'n' Roll

The A-Z of Analogue - Part 5

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Dec 1993

This month, Electronic Dream Plant to Elka.

The A-Z of Analogue - Part 6

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Jan 1994

This month, Elka Eminent to Everitt Orgatron.

Beyond E Major - Part 9

Feature | Topic: Instrument Tuition / Technique | One Two Testing, Dec 1984

and playing beyond the octave


Feature | One Two Testing, Jul 1984

a life story



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