|Electronics & Music Maker - December 1985|
The Music Behind The Face
Eno — the man, the painting and the interview.
Latest news from the world of music technology, with Roland and Yamaha taking centre-stage with the announcement of new polysynths.
No word from Alistair Cooke as yet, but the mail that counts is here. Readers’ comments on touch-sensitivity, Tangerine Dream and UK Electronica (again) receive an airing.
A Thursday Afternoon with Brian Eno | Brian Eno
The master of ambience tells Alan Jensen all about art, culture, experimentation and the Smiths.
Following October's preview, Sequential’s new sampler gets the in-depth treatment from Paul Wiffen, who refuses to return the review sample.
Annabel Scott sits in on 'Donnerstag aus Licht’, the latest concert excursion from a name dropped more often than milk bottles. It’s four hours long, but it’s only a fraction of the finished article.
Sound Designer Software
The Emulator II finds a new friend in the Apple Macintosh, courtesy of a little American ingenuity. Together, the two make sweet sound-editing music, as Paul Wiffen reports.
CTS Studio 4 | Brian Gascoigne
Simon Trask spends a day in the shadow of Wembley Stadium, visiting a new dedicated keyboard studio successfully functioning within the confines of an established studio complex.
At great risk to the magazine’s circulation, we present a guide to spending your evenings playing music instead of reading about it. Your local may never be the same again.
Roland Electronic Drums
Paul White picks up his sticks and puts Roland’s electronic kit through its paces. Can it hold its head up against some stiff competition?
The turn of sequencers, software packages and computer music systems to receive attention from E&MM’s unique price guide.
Ron Briefel recovers from the hi-tech overkill of Digicon to report on a more intellectual Vancouver event, the International Computer Music Conference.
E&MM’s usual helping of LP and single reviews, readers’ tape exposes and live reports, brought to you by Tim Goodyer and Simon Trask.
Gibson Explorer Synth
If you want Roland guitar synth sounds, you can now choose what guitar you use to play them. Paul White looks at a Gibson with a difference.
Star of recording studio and airshow in conversation with Tim Goodyer. Is pop about to lose a hi-tech innovator, and display flying gain a star aviator?
Yamaha CX5M Software
Three packages for the CX5M — eight-track real-time sequencer, DX21 voice editor and RX editor — are put through their paces by E&MM’s review team.
An ingenious Spectrum/Commodore program that lets you combine whole hordes of MIDI drum machines into compatible systems. Simon Trask gives it the thumbs-up.