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Electronics & Music Maker - January 1984

Editorial
Editorial

Somebody Up There Likes You
Interview

Simple Minds

A group of new faces for the 1980's, Simple Minds have expanded the original conception of 'pop' music with a series of exciting and refreshing releases and stage shows. Mike McNeil and Charlie Birchill talk here to Dan Goldstein.

Danse Electronique
Interview

Dave Hewson

One of the foremost composers of electronic film music, here he talks about his celluloid career and his more recent excursion into the world of popular music producing, and his own Danse Electronique.

Oberheim OB8
Review

8-Voice Polyphonic Synthesiser

The most recent polyphonic synth from Oberheim, the OB8 adds even more flexibility to the tried and tested Oberheim formula.

Using Sequencers
Feature

An Introduction to the Use of Sequencers

An introduction to the use of the perennial tools of the electronic composers trade. With some explanation of programming from music and notation.

Vigier Nautilus
Review

Digital Bass Guitar

An exciting new digital bass guitar, the Vigier opens up a new world of user recorded sounds for bass players.

Hot Licks Instruction Tapes
Review

Not strictly an instrument review... but a look at an innovative new tuition method for guitar and keyboards.

Siel Cruise
Review

Synthesiser

A versatile mono/poly combination keyboard from the Siel stable comes under examination.

Ibanez DM2000
Review

Digital Delay

A new delay unit.

Modular Synthesis Part 1
Feature

Producing String Sounds

A new in depth look at building up complex patches

Oberheim Performance System.
Preview

Synthesiser, Sequencer and Drum Machine Interface

An overview of the synthesiser, sequencer and drum machine interface, based around the DSX.

Saga
Interview

Saga

Jim Gilmour, principal keyboard player in the band, talks to Paul Wiffen about the host of keyboards the band use onstage and in the studio. Their recent European tour increased their reputation as one of Canada's premier music-makers. Photography by Sally Newman.

Hawkwind
Interview

Hawkwind

Denizens of space rock, 15 years of hard work, and the band around whom legends spring almost daily, Hawkwind are planning a new strategy for 1984 with a new stage show Earth Ritual, Dave Brock and Huw Lloyd Langton explain the Hawkwind rejuvenation to Tim Oakes.

Article Group:
Computer Musician

Soundchaser
Review

Digital Computer Music System

A state of the art computer music system for Apple users.

Chip Chat
Feature

The Texas TMS 5220 Speech Chip comes under scrutiny.

Talking Shop
Feature

Rockbottom

Amdek Octaver Kit
Feature

A step by step construction guide of this pitch splitting device.

The Kit & Accessories
Review

The popular Kit is now expandable, we look at two of the new modules, The Clap and The Tymp.

Patchwork
Feature

Starting this month, we invite you to send in some new or exciting patches for your synth.

Circuit Maker
Feature

Building A Headphone Attenuator

A simple but ingenious alternative for home practice - a headphone socket to fit to your amplifier.

Electronic Digital Metronome
Feature

Complete construction details and circuits for a new, essential timekeeper for the modern musician.

Electronics & Music Maker - Copyright: Music Maker Publications (UK), Future Publishing.

 

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