|International Musician & Recording World - August 1986|
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International Musicians Of The Year Competition; £20,000 worth of prizes to be won
It's the biggest! It's the best! It's the 1986 British Music Fair! Our man on the inside, Tony Mills tracks down the hottest gear of the year
Who keeps it when you sign your deal? You, or the record companies? Does it matter anyway? Keith Grant sounds out opinion from both sides of the Biz
The Spit's musical director and composer of the cretinous Chicken Song, Phil Pope, coughs it all up for Jim Betteridge
Billy Punter eschews electronic percussion and goes for the kit at Pro Perc
Rag Bags and Hotch Potch
Another grab-bag of micro-goodies from IM&RW's computer hack (or is that hacker?) Tony Mills
Multi-media artist Laurie has come a long way since O Superman. But has the heart gone out of her Art? Mark Dery and Tony Reed find out
Phil 'D.I.Y.V.O.R.C.E' Walsh gets his head together — an HH Performer amp head, to be precise.
They're a brilliant Soul band. A dub-Reggae band. An avant-garde band. And they don't know how they do it. Or do they? Tony Reed asks the questions...
Jim Betteridge witnesses the advent of the Screaming Blue Messiahs at the Town and Country Club
Paul Henderson searches out The Right One The Bright One; it's Matt Bianco
The Art Of Arranging
Ian Gardiner gets out the manuscript paper and tells you how to spread those blobs around
Born-again guitar heroes Big Country foresee even greater success for their latest album, The Seer. Overseeing their ambitions, our very own Ricky Gordon
Playback - Autumn 86
Drums, Guitars, Effects, Keyboards
Vox Setting Charts
Choosing Strings And Pickups.
Keith Emerson On Korg.
Gordon Giltrap On MIDI Guitars
Peter Oxendale On Sampling
Win A Guitar, Digital Delay Or Pickups
Fingers on the joystick. Tony Mills at the controls
Curtis Schwartz gets expansive with some Shure condensers
Bob Henrit gets spots before his eyes
A new Superstar and Bob H get acquainted
The return of the Microcomposer, featuring Tony Mills
Yet more MIDI manipulation, as Bob Henrit explores this trigger to MIDI converter
Dave Burrluck has a look at some square black things
Paul Francis in cult classic Frazerhead!
Roland introduce the SAS and Jim Betteridge finds it makes a piano easier to yomp with.
Dave Burrluck has a look at more guitars to lose your head over
A breakdown of this month's Recording World section
It's just another month in the diary, exploding monitors and mains fuses
Chas de Whalley chats to Chris Neil
The Big Dream
Tony Reed takes the high road to Kilburn
Well-known Brookside character Pete Wylie's latest outpouring, 'Sinful' is dissected by Tony Reed.
The sampler you can fit in your rack sampled by Tony Reed
Paul Bacon takes up his fig leaf and descends to Eden
Jim Betteridge explores every nuance of the MTR mixer, but still doesn't reveal what MTR stands for
Outbreak of war, latest football results and a tap-dancing spaniel. This is the news.