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Pet Shop Boys - Pet Sounds

Interview | Music Technology, Dec 1993

A behind-the-scenes glimpse into who does what, and how, in the making of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe's classic synth-pop records.

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Production Wars

Editorial | Music Technology, Mar 1988

What is a producer's role in making music? Come to that, what is a producer? With today's technology bringing the recording studio into peoples' homes, the rules are changing.

Trade Winds - BMF 1989

Show Report | Music Technology, Sep 1989
British Music Fair Show Report

This year's British Music Fair attracted hordes of equipment-hungry punters eager to see what the future of music might hold. Simon Trask was there asking the same question.

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.

DIY Single

Feature | Topic: Music Business | Music Technology, Aug 1988

If the major record companies won't give you the deal you know you deserve, you could do worse than to do it yourself. David Bradwell investigates the pros and cons of pressing your own single.


Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Oct 1988

Optical Media International Universe of Sounds Vol 3 for Emax, DPX1 and Emulator II joins our regular selection of readers' own synthesiser patches in MT's regular Patchwork column.


Editorial | Music Technology, Apr 1988

With the dust just settling from his criticism of the Pet Shop Boys, MT's fearless editor sets his sights elsewhere. The postman has put in for danger money...


Feature | Music Technology, Apr 1988
Really Big Men

The band tipped to make it BIG in '88. Tim Goodyer talks to a DJ/keyboard player with a unique place in rock 'n' roll and a singer/guitarist who's going to make Madonna and Lita Ford look like Dot Cotton and Hilda Ogden.

We Are The Management

Feature | Topic: Music Business | Music Technology, Nov 1988

Who are the music biz' management, and do you really need them? David Bradwell talks to the people who take care of the stars and their affairs.

On The Flight Deck at Terminal 24

Feature | Topic: Recording Studios | Sound On Sound, Oct 1986

If you've the tenacity to take on and beat the (ex-)GLC, then putting together an upmarket 24-track studio is a piece of cake! Tony Hastings visited this South London studio to glean the details of how it came to be and what it offers.

Question & Answer Time

Editorial | Music Technology, Nov 1987

Never a dull moment at the office, as the telephone keeps the world in touch with Music Technology.

Incoming Data

News | Music Technology, Nov 1992

How to Store your SPX90 Effects

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing, MIDI | Sound On Sound, Oct 1988
Using System Exclusive Bulk Dumps

Have you ever wished you could save your SPX90 effects programs to disk or into your MIDI sequencer for instant recall at the right point in your music? Using the power of MIDI’s System Exclusive Bulk Dump commands, Mike Collins explains how it can be done.

MIDI Retrofits

Feature | Topic: Maintenance / Repair / Modification, MIDI, Vintage Instruments | Sound On Sound, Mar 1989

Tony Wride takes a stroll down nostalgia lane and discovers two companies that can turn your prized antique into a thoroughly modern MIDI instrument.

Yamaha TQ5

Review | Micro Music, Jun/Jul 1989

John Renwick puts this sequencer/sound module through its paces

Recording Techniques - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Arranging / Songwriting, Recording | Sound On Sound, Feb 1990
Musical Arrangement For Recording

PART 3: David Mellor looks at arranging tricks and techniques with an eye to achieving a better recording.

Studio Diary

Feature | Topic: Recording Studios | International Musician, May 1986

More from the world of pine cladding and deep-pile carpet

Shape Of Things To Come

News | Sound On Sound, Dec 1991

Yet another selection of recently announced new products to whet your appetite!

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Music Review | Music Technology, Nov 1993

This month: albums from the Pet Shop Boys, Mixmaster Morris and Sabres of Paradise join Dr Devious's Future Shock video on MT's hit list

Yamaha QR10

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1993
music accompaniment player

Auto-accompaniments, yes - but it's a recordable sequencer too. And you can fiddle with it on the train...

Waiving the rules

Feature | Topic: Live | The Mix, Nov 1994
Britannia Row

A major hire company of legendary status


News | The Mix, Nov 1994
Sounds, samples, & software upgrades for the modern studio

Software, samples and gadgets for the modern musician

Steal The Feel - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming, Mixing | Recording Musician, Jul 1992

A straightforward guide to producing Dance Mixes using budget equipment.

The Gatekeepers

Feature | Topic: Music Business | Music Technology, Aug 1992

Everything you wanted to know about A&R men - but only MT dared to ask.

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Interview | Sound On Sound, Oct 1991
Feel Every Beat

Are Electronic, mutant offspring of New Order, The Smiths and the Pet Shop Boys, the first electro-supergroup? Does it matter? Mark J. Prendergast ignores the hype, sidesteps trivial speculation, and talks technical to Bernard Sumner.



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