|International Musician & Recording World - May 1986|
Barry Took, eat your heart out
Hubbub from the hub of the biz
Boots No 7 or Fairlight Series 3? Tony Reed trades fashion tips with the Duran and Arcadia ivory-tinkler
Keeping It Simple
Ricky Gordon gets to grips with Mind men Burchill and McNeil. Strings and keys - simplicity!
Feelers On The Dealers
Billy Punter puts out feelers in the Fulham Road — and finds Busker Music.
Tona De Brett's Vocal Points
Our first lady of song sorts out your traumas
The Pogues, Paul Henderson, and probably a lot of Guinness
Phil 'D.I.Y.. YI. Like you verry much' Walsh with another handful of handy hints
The Musical Micro
Sweet Sixteen Bits
Tony Mills on the latest software for two 'pro' micros — the IBM PC, and the increasingly wonderful Atari ST
Getting a deal is one thing — bringing out your own disc, from demo to finished product — is something else. Tony Mills lays it on the line...
A Date With The Cramps
Shake, rattle and howl: The Cramps are back with a bang. Facing them, with nary a whimper: Tony Reed
The Adams Family
Tony Horkins confesses a closet liking for the king of Canadian A.O.R. Let the kids rock...
Premier take the plunge with their first electronic kit. Bob Henrit goes in at the deep end
Technics & Yamaha Electronic Pianos
Richard Walmsley on the State of the Joanna
As featured on Tomorrows World — a rubber bass! No, no really — well, a rubber-stringed bass, anyway. Dave Burrluck finds out it isn't such a daft idea after all.
Pearl World Series WX-22D-5D
Bob Henrit takes on the World; Pearl's new mid-range five-piece acoustic kit
The Armoury Show's Russell Webb lends an ear to Celestion's new computer-aided Sidewinders, cheap speakers with a high-class sound
Trace Elliot AH 350X Amp & 1818X Cab
Trace Elliot surprise everyone by bringing out an amp-cab set up smallerthan the average semidetached. Martin Brassel moves in fora closer look
Roland TR 505 Rhythm Composer
The widest variety of sampled voices for the least money vet — Tony Reed tries out Roland's latest MIDI drum box
Korg Digital Voice Processor DVP-1
Is it a vocoder? Is it a harmoniser? It's both — and a bit more, besides, as Jim Betteridge finds out.
More from the world of pine cladding and deep-pile carpet
Chas de Whalley gets down with the Scottish Sultan of Soul, Steve Harvey
Chris and Cosey
Tony Reed chats to Chris and Cosey, a duo who've taken the DIY ethic further than most
Seck 1882 Mixer
Jim Betteridge on Seck... drugs and Rock'n' Roll?
Studio Of The Month
Cava Sound Workshops
Stuart Gillan on Cava, a studio that's doing alright in Glasgow
Track Record: The Art Of Noise
Peter Gunn | Art of Noise
Jim Betteridge plays 'Hunt the Aled Jones sample.'
Yamaha SPX90 Effects Processor
A multitude of digital effects in a single box for only £600
More dispatches from the music wars