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Vintage Classics

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Sound On Sound, Feb 1986

Virtually every synth and keyboard made has passed through the hands of Keyboard Hire's Alexander Skeaping at some point in time, so we sent David Etheridge along to tap his thoughts on the subject of buying secondhand keyboards.

Geoff Downes

Interview | Sound On Sound, Apr 1986
Asia's illustrious keyboard player

In a rare interview, Asia's illustrious keyboard player talks synths, samplers and Mellotrons with David Etheridge.

Busy Doing Nothing?

Interview | Sound On Sound, May 1986

Renowned best for his keyboard/synth excursions in the jazz-rock field, Dave and partner Barbara Gaskin achieved several chart hits with re-workings of classic pop songs like 'It's My Party' back in 1982. Together they are presently completing their first album for release on compact disc. David Etheridge took a look behind the scenes.


Interview | Sound On Sound, Jun 1986
The Rupert Hine Approach to Record Producing

You may be surprised to learn that as a producer, Rupert Hine has some sixty-five albums credited to him, though it is only in recent times that his name has started to mean anything outside of the record business. Something that has come about largely through his successful associations with Howard Jones and Tina Turner. David Etheridge chatted to him in the studio about his career to date and his approach to record production.

The Ultimate Garage Studio

Feature | Topic: Recording Studios | Sound On Sound, Aug 1986
Solo Sound

David Etheridge pays a visit to this expanding 8-track London facility which has carved out a successful niche for itself as a well-equipped modern day songwriter's studio.

Double Dealing

Feature | Making Music, Jan 1987
Double Basses

Those large wooden things that are becoming surprisingly trend. How to cope.

Sampling A Vintage

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Making Music, Jan 1987

The life story of the original sampling keyboard — the Mellotron.

Steel Crazy

Feature | Making Music, Mar 1987
(after all these beers)

just how do country persons get the twanging yee-hah screech of the pedal steel

Secondhand Synths - Part 1

Feature Series | Topic: Buyer's Guide | Making Music, Apr 1987

It's down the shop/in the paper/round your mate's, but what should you look for, and how d'you know if it's a good 'un?

The Aural Historians

Feature | Topic: Restoration / Archival | Sound On Sound, Apr 1987
National Sound Archive

Where can you go to listen to your selection of over one million records and tapes, old and new? Read David Etheridge's revealing article on the NSA to find out...

Secondhand Synths - Part 2

Feature Series | Topic: Buyer's Guide | Making Music, May 1987

Part two of our natter with a couple of blokes who fix old keyboards every day. Common problems need common solutions

Taurus Taurus Taurus

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Making Music, Jun 1987
Bass Pedals

Think of those things on the floor under the organ. Now chop them up a bit and separate them. We dance on the result

Realistic Arrangements: Vocals - Part 2

Feature Series | Topic: Arranging / Songwriting | Home & Studio Recording, Mar 1989

Our series continues with the voice, whether synthetic, sampled or the real thing.

Kurzweil K1200 & PRO 76

Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1991
The Innovator Returns

Kurzweil may have invented the ROM sample player as we know it, but others seem to have reaped the benefits. Four years on from the 1000 series, the K1200 and Pro 76 keyboards, and Pro 1 module, offer improved sounds and facilities. David Etheridge dives in at the deep end.

Making Music For The New Age - Part 1

Feature Series | Topic: Composing / Art | Recording Musician, Feb 1993

A cosmic David Etheridge gets to the spirit of New Age music in the first instalment of a two-part series.

Making New Age Music - Part 2

Feature Series | Topic: Composing / Art | Recording Musician, Mar 1993

In part two of this short series, David Etheridge looks at the role of effects and unusual chords in New Age music.

Hammond XB5

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1993
Double-Manual Organ

The Rime Of The Ancient Sampler

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Sound On Sound, Jun 1993
The Mellotron: A Historical Perspective



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