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Consenting Adults

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Dec 1984

Bronski Beat reveal all in The Garden, as their new album, Age of Consent, storms the charts.

Metal Beat

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Feb 1985

SPK began by hammering away at anything from the scrapyard but now generate their metal beat on the Fairlight. We investigate the method in the mayhem.

Defender Rhodes

Interview | International Musician & Recording World, May 1986

Boots No 7 or Fairlight Series 3? Tony Reed trades fashion tips with the Duran and Arcadia ivory-tinkler

Drum Dragnet

Feature | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Dec 1984

Mammoth Electro Fest: Simmons' contender, the UP5, Yamaha's RX15 drum machine, new Digisound chips for the Drumulator, Quicksilva's Drumkit program for the BBC micro...

All Systems Go!

Review | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Apr 1985
Joreth.

With Joreth's Hardware/Software MIDI control package for the CBM 64.

A Date With The Cramps

Interview | International Musician & Recording World, May 1986

Shake, rattle and howl: The Cramps are back with a bang. Facing them, with nary a whimper: Tony Reed

Captive-Eight

Review | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, May 1985
Pearl DRX-1 Electronic Drums

Pearl's late entry into the electronic drum kit stakes looks like a winner - eight kits can be programmed into its memory.

A Different Drum

Review | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Jun 1985
M.P.C. Percussion Roundup

The MPC percussion system: DSM1/2; DSM 8 Auto Tom; DSM 32 x 4 drum synth; Programmers Rhythm Sequencer.

Roland TR 505 Rhythm Composer

Review | International Musician & Recording World, May 1986
RhythmCheck

The widest variety of sampled voices for the least money vet — Tony Reed tries out Roland's latest MIDI drum box

Complete Control

Review | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, May 1985
JMS Software

JMS continue their commitment to pro software with two new packages - a Six-Trak Editor and Sequence Chain programs.

Talking Heads

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Jun 1985

Tom Ellard, Severed Head's supremo, on sound surgery and synths.

Home Taping

Feature | Topic: Home Studio | International Musician & Recording World, May 1986

Tony Reed chats to Chris and Cosey, a duo who've taken the DIY ethic further than most

The Getting Of Wisdom

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, May 1985
Marc Almond/Mike Hedges

Collectively 'The Voice Squad'. Hedges reveals how he produces a man whose voice and ideas did so much to change the direction of popular electronic music.

The Perfect Beat

Review | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Jul 1985
Simmons SDS9 electronic drum kit

Simmon's new drum kit

Buzz

News | International Musician & Recording World, Jun 1986

Gossip, chit-chat, bitching and backchat from the 'Biz. It's all here

The Top Ten

Review | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Nov 1984

Examining Technic's ten-voice digital piano the PV10.

Vox Populi

Review | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Sep 1985
Microvox Mimic Digital Sound Editor

High-spec sampler for the CBM 64

Dio Wanna Rock?

Interview | International Musician & Recording World, Jun 1986

The world-conquering sound of Ronnie James' band rests on its rock solid rhythm section. Tony Reed talks to the men who make the Dio metal machine move

Horning In...

Feature | Topic: Home Studio, Recording | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Jan 1985
Ambient Corporation

Forget the Fairlights, ditch the D.D.L.'s — ES&CM reader Graeme Robinson shows how you can beat it with the big boys, using just a couple of multitracks.

This Years Modules

Review | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Sep 1985
Simmons 800 Series electronic drums

Simmons’ budget range of new electronic drums

360 Systems MIDI Bass

Review | International Musician & Recording World, Jun 1986
ExpanderCheck

An idea whose time has come — a sample-based expander. Tony Reed slaps it around

Double Take

Review | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Jan 1985
Klone Dual/Paragon Percussion

The Klone Dual and Paragon Percussion's DVXM — Two stand-alone Drum-synth modules that offer a cheaper way into electro-percussion than the Simmons of this world.

The Plight of the Left

Feature | International Musician & Recording World, Nov 1985
When is Left Right?

Sinister Tony Reed takes the side of the left-handed musician

Prelude Percussion Module

Review | International Musician & Recording World, Jun 1986
DrumCheck

The cheapest—and ugliest—way to add sampled sounds you your acoustic drums or drum machine. Tony Reed reports

A Runway Success

Review | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Jan 1985

Is what Roland's TR707 digital drum machine is set to become. Great sounds, great facilities... and a great price.

 

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