|International Musician & Recording World - March 1986|
Despatches from the music wars — people, products, and piffle.
Green On Red
Chris Maillard chews the cud with the up and coming C&W—crossover cowpunchers.
Impedance. What is it?!
This month, Phil 'I've been there lovey' Walsh discusses impedance — a distressing personal complaint often faced by musicians. Next month — curly leads, and what you can do about it: a Doctor writes.
Paul Henderson on the solo Sting's latest thing — a six-piece Jazz band.
Beat Box Hits
Or, the much-maligned art of drum machine programming. Tony Reed talks to the experts, and Richard Walmsley dissects some classic tracks.
Jim Betteridge lets his hair down, and gets down with the Deaf-Defying ones.
Additions To Traditions
Tony Mills rips the lid off the latest in the land of the electrode; updates for Yamaha's CX5M, Greengate's DS:3, and the ever-popular Speccy.
Will the new-look ABC find success as easy as 1-2-3? Or will their latest Lexicon of Love lose something in the translation? Philip Bashe finds out.
A string arrangement can make or break a song — Ian Gardiner digs up a few basic rules for right-on arranging.
Golden boy of the teeny bop scene a closet guitar hero? It's true, all true. Muso musings captured for posterity by Dave Burrluck and Susan Rookledge.
The Keyboard Shop
Billy Punter beats around the bush — Shepherds Bush's Keyboard Shop, to be precise.
Dave Burrluck flies the flag with a close look at the British-made Manson guitar...
Dave Burrluck back again with Manson's other new baby, the KahlerTrem-equipped Kestrel.
Bob Henrit tries out one of Zildjian's most visually impressive ranges yet—and finds that they sound good too.
Martin Brassel on the units in Alligator's move up-market.
A sampling synth for less than £180? Jim Betteridge stands back in amazement.
Bob Henrit takes a second look at one of Premiers prettiest and most impressive kits.
Will Richard Walmsley warm to Kawai's MIDI-equipped upright electric? Read on ...
Busy Dave Burrluck, back again to bend a string or two on the new JHS. Encore!
Big brother of the Alpha Juno-1, Roland's latest addition to the new-look analogue Juno range has its ivories tickled by the estimable Jim Betteridge.
Producer Nick Tauber tells tales on page 108... Boss Micro Rack fax on page 111... The Pet Shop's backroom boys go through the track on page 114... HomeTaping takes the wrong way round on page 118... but meanwhile let's get trivial, trivial.
Who's in, who's out, where, why, and what. What?
Chas de Whalley chinwagging with the man behind some of the best tracks by Toyah, Marillion, and Thin Lizzy — Nick Tauber
RPQ-10 PREAMP/EQ, RSD-10 DIGITAL SAMPLER/DELAY
Two hot new additions to the home-effects range. Tony Reed reports
Stephen Hague, Pet Shop Boys
Jim Betteridge meets Steven Hague: neither is vague
Richard Walmsley takes a ferry across the Thames to this Woolwich based eight-track facility.
Is Skill In Music
Old tech, hi tech and silly hats. Richard Walmsley, our man in the sensible shoes, Walmsley investigates.
Including a special Yamaha news update.
Roland Newslink - Spring 86
New lines launched at Frankfurt
The re-mix master at work
An application guide to Roland electronic percussion
Electronic Percussion set-ups
Adrian Legge on pedal power
The Next Generation
A new generation from Roland
Alan Townsend has all the answers