Home Studio Recording was initially created to provide a focal point for the growing number of people interested in recording at home. It has never intentionally neglected any specific area of recording activity, it's simply a fact of life that the majority of recording today is linked inextricably to the music business in one form or another. Not unnaturally, this has been reflected in the content of our pages over the past seven issues.
This month, however, true to our aims, we bring you a very interesting article on Wildlife Recording. Written by one of our 'older' readers, Richard Margoschis, whose enthusiasm for this subject is self-evident, it exemplifies the spirit of adventure that is such an important part of recording and which permeates every aspect of the process. Without that spirit, a Tascam 34 or Fostex X-15 is merely a piece of equipment and no longer a 'creative tool'.
We here at the magazine like to feel that it, too, is fired with that self-same spirit and try our very best every month to convey exactly that feeling to you, our readers, through the dialogue of its pages.
To continue this special relationship, we have included a Reader Survey this month to allow every individual to comment on any topic they wish, in an effort to keep HSR YOUR magazine. Please put aside a few spare moments of your precious time to complete the questionnaire, after all it is YOU that benefits from it in the long run!
We continually receive letters from readers who wish to construct projects, but lack the knowledge and expertise to do so unaided. In order to improve this dire situation, we will be publishing a Readers' Technical Directory which will include experienced enthusiasts who are prepared to assist in the construction or de-bugging of other readers' projects.
If YOU wish to be included in this forthcoming Technical Directory, please send your name, address and telephone number to the magazine. Please also include details of your technical ability and state whether you will render this service for the love of your fellow reader or whether some small fiscal remuneration would be anticipated.
We look forward to your co-operation.
The chance to spend a week in an 8-track studio in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, free of charge, obviously proved just too much for many of our readers, who pulled their Porta-studios and Akai 4000DS's out of mothballs simply to enter the competition. Thank you all for your superb efforts, we enjoyed listening to them. Unfortunately, only one entry could be the winner, and this accolade fell upon the shoulders of London-based duo 'MATES', who will be busy recording in Newcastle by the time you are reading this.
To all those who did not win, better luck next time. Why not enter next month's superb HSR/Soundcraft Competition when you could win... aah! That would be telling! Wait and see!
...Good news for all owners and fans of HH equipment. Having experienced financial difficulties earlier this year, HH has been purchased by new owners. Sales & Marketing will now be directed by Clive Bradbury (previously HH Sales Director for 8 years), who informed us of the takeover. The company will remain at their long-established Cambridge base. All current product ranges will continue, and there will be no radical changes to marketing and distribution.
Developments are already underway for new products, utilising the full resources of the internal R&D department and top external consultants. Further details of all HH Products and service can be obtained from: Al Koch, HH Electronics, (Contact Details).
Editorial by Ian Gilby
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