|Making Music - June 1986|
The News with Japan Special
New gear revealed. Plus on-the-spot report of how Yamaha in Japan treat the musicianly public.
You know where the post box is, don't you?
The Dumb Chums
Gossip calypso - giving out the musicians' gossip that no-one else would touch with an ear'ole.
Uncle Tom gives studio advice, from a Portastudio to a great big 24-track.
The instrumental low-down on a choice new group: this month, Venom from Newcastle.
The Musicians Union - is it for you?
What's in it for rock musicians? A spokesperson answers your questions.
That Was Then...
Historic pix of Jimmy Page and Marc Bolan, plus an interesting guitar or three.
Carlsbro Cobra 90
Martyn Ware talks about money and the musician. Make £50,000 without playing a note.
Watch Your Gear
How to look after instruments and gear on the move.
The Three-Chord Trick
We share with you the simple guitar chord trick upon which most pop music is based.
Technically Speaking - Part 3
The third of our build-your-own-MIDI-interface-for-BBC-and-DX21.
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Strat Trem Trim
The guitars behind five Roxy Music classics, plus a Skill Centre special as Phil shows you the chords to 'Love Is The Drug'.
Two new Making Music hook-ups for the DX7, and another new racket for your lovely Casio CZ101 too. Sheer generosity.
One Man's Meat
It's angry time with violent John Morrish. This month's target: 'disc jockeys'. Brace yourself.
Production Values - Part 1
History Of Producers
Just who are these people who get their names on record sleeves and their sounds in your speakers?
What It All Means
It's the microphone's turn to have all its technical terms translated into understandable language.
The Six Lives of Rick Wakeman
The six best keyboard ideas of Rick The First, in condensed, easy-to-follow Making Music style.
Geoff Nicholls calms down the fight between the drum machine and the real drummer.
DOD footpedal fx
phaser, gate and compressor
Moody A-Seventh Shock
Vision VS200 guitar
six string electric
Fostex 260 four-track
Hohner B2A electric bass
A pile of useful stuff on the gaps between the notes that make chords sound (mostly) nice.
Chord of the Month
A For Auditions
Find out how to get those missing musicians for your group, or get into a new group yourself.
This is the tape demo column that matters: have you posted off your band's effort yet?
The Press Gang
Who do these music press writers think they are? A big joke, that's what we make of it.
A DX21 - but can you work out how it was done? Important dates; nice enough to stick on the wall.
Peter Gabriel, The Ramones, Philip Glass, That Petrol Emotion, and old-time Velvet Underground.
The Buyer's Bible
The Top 40 Chart of Britain's favourite instruments and gear, now with Bubbling Under newcomers.