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Pat Metheny - Getting It Off Pat

Interview | Music Technology, Sep 1992

Pat Metheny and the well-tempered Synclavier

This artist was mentioned in these interviews

Steve Reich

Interview | Sound On Sound, Sep 1991

Despite an outward contempt for technology, Steve Reich has exploited it to create some of the century's seminal works of modern music, and will rely on the latest in digital electronics for his current project. Mark J. Prendergast tries to make sense of it all.

Brass And Brecker

Interview | Making Music, Sep 1987

Close Enough for Jazz

Interview | One Two Testing, Dec 1984

how to jazz guitar

The Music System

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1986

The quiet man of systems music tells Simon Trask why his work is so often misunderstood - and why tomorrow's 'serious music' won't be possible without computers.

The Reich Stuff

Interview | Sound On Sound, Oct 1993
Steve Reich & Beryl Korot's The Cave

Working Week

Interview | One Two Testing, Apr 1985
and the wages of Jazz

Marillion airs

Interview | One Two Testing, Sep 1985

gear-speak from all the band's men

Frank Zappa - Jazz From Hell

Interview | Sound On Sound, Feb 1987

Back with a new album 'Jazz From Hell' composed and executed almost entirely on Synclavier, this 60s cult hero explains to Paul Gilby why he has turned his back on lyrics and the reasons for his four-year love affair with the sexy black keyboard with the round Winchester disks!

John McLaughlin

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jul 1988

Over the last three decades John McLaughlin has done more than anybody else in popular jazz and rock music to explore the potential of the guitar, both acoustic and electric. Here he talks to Mark Prendergast about his eclectic career, pioneering use of guitar synthesizers, and the Synclavier.

Mark Isham - Blowing Technology's Horn

Interview | Sound On Sound, Nov 1988

Mark Prendergast talks with trumpeter, composer, and synthesist Mark Isham about new technology, David Sylvian, Van Morrison, Windham Hill, and his solo career as one of Hollywood's more interesting film soundtrack composers.

Paul Hardcastle - The Wizard

Interview | Music Technology, Nov 1986

The whizz-kid that made a number one hit out of a spoken-word soundtrack and a sampler with 19' is now The Wizard, courtesy of a new signature tune for 'Top of the Pops'. Tim Goodyer meets the man, the Synclavier, and the passion for new technology.

Peter Erskine - Steps In Time

Interview | Music Technology, May 1988

From Weather Report drummer to hi-tech enthusiast and Mac fanatic. Bob O'Donnell talks to a drummer who's discovered technology and used his rhythmic knowledge to get the best from his programming.

Rod Argent

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, May 1984

From records to retailing

Saga - Keyboards in Saga

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1984

Jim Gilmour, principal keyboard player in the band, talks to Paul Wiffen about the host of keyboards the band use onstage and in the studio. Their recent European tour increased their reputation as one of Canada's premier music-makers. Photography by Sally Newman.

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The Best Guitar Breaks In The World

Feature | One Two Testing, May 1984

Nominated by Adrian Belew, Bill Nelson, Roddy Frame, Ted Nugent, Robert Smith, Dierdre Cartwright

News Xtra

News | In Tune, Feb 1986

Who's Where, What's What


Editorial | Music Technology, Sep 1992

The Original Syn

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Mar 1985

The updated Synclavier with new software. We take it for a test run.

New Electronic & Instrumental Music In The Late 1980s

Feature | Sound On Sound, Apr 1989
An overview

Mark Prendergast presents a general overview of record labels, artists, and recordings that make up the exciting area of new electronic and experimental music in the late 1980s.

Special K

Review | In Tune, Dec 1985
Kinkade's hot semi

News Xtra

News | In Tune, May 1986

New Themes, New Dreams.

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.

Home Studio Recordist

Feature | Topic: Home Studio | Home & Studio Recording, Jul 1985

Richard Niles searching for the source of his inspiration.


News | Making Music, Feb 1987

And what news there is. A special preview on the Frankfurt fair, lifting the veil on 1987's most important gear.



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