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Interviews

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!

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Adrian Belew - Tango Zebra

Interview | Music Technology, Mar 1987

What have David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, King Crimson, Frank Zappa and Jean-Michel Jarre got in common? They've all employed the services of Adrian Belew, one of the world's most inventive guitarists, and a man with a passion for creating new sound textures.

Meat Beat Manifesto - Meet the Beat

Interview | Music Technology, Jan 1991

Why limit music to the sounds you hear or the run-of-the-mill images that litter video and concert appearances? Steve Cogan discovers that there's no reason at all - for Meat Beat Manifesto.

Arthur Brown

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1983

Vocals and electronic music in unique combination

Strat Conversations

Interview | One Two Testing, Mar 1984

One Two listens to Stratists Jeff Beck, Adrian Belew and Richard Thompson. Plus a Hendrix compilation.

UK

Interview | Sound International, Jul 1978
The Rhythm Section

Harmony in the UK - John Wetton and Bill Bruford still rhythmic after all these years.

Landscape

Interview | Sound International, Aug 1978
The Rhythm Section

Landscape's bassist and drummer recount their reasons for choosing to form their own label to Ralph Denyer.

The Musician's Producer

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1986

In his first-ever interview with the British press, the ‘musician’s producer’ lets Paul Tingen in on a few of his most heavily-guarded studio secrets.

Hey Joe

Interview | Making Music, May 1987
Where you going with that baton in your hand

David Torn - In Praise Of Music

Interview | Music Technology, Jul 1988

Q: When is a guitar not a guitar? A: When it's part of David Sylvian's music. Taking time out from a hectic schedule David Torn talks guitar textures and musical crossovers with Tim "pretentious, moi?" Goodyer.

Incognito - Breaking Cover

Interview | Music Technology, Sep 1991

Ten years ago Incognito's first LP heralded a new British jazz funk movement; today their second celebrates a world-wide dance movement. Tim Goodyer asks Bluey Maunick if the song remains the same.

Kajagoogoo - Kaja Who's-Who

Interview Audio | One Two Testing, Nov 1983

Is there life after Limahl? Yup. The four shy boys take turns to explain how they do it, and what they do it on.

Larry Heard - Touching Bass

Interview | Music Technology, May 1992

As Mr Fingers and Fingers Inc, Chicago-based Larry Heard was instrumental in creating the house music movement. Simon Trask talks tech with him on the release of his first LP on a major label.

Mark Isham - Blowing Technology's Horn

Interview | Sound On Sound, Nov 1988

Mark Prendergast talks with trumpeter, composer, and synthesist Mark Isham about new technology, David Sylvian, Van Morrison, Windham Hill, and his solo career as one of Hollywood's more interesting film soundtrack composers.

Prince Paul - Soul Sonic Force

Interview | Music Technology, Feb 1990
Prince Paul

Already an established musical force from his work with Stetsasonic, Prince Paul has gone on to produce De La Soul's brilliant debut LP. Steven Daly talks technology and sampling ethics with a Prince.

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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 Series | 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 Series | Topic: Composing / Art, History / Culture | 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?’

 

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