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Jan Hammer - Miami Nice Guy

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jan 1988

The art of writing music for popular television in the last few years may have been single-handedly redefined by Jan Hammer. His upbeat, rocky soundtracks to the hit TV series 'Miami Vice' (along with a few of the chart hits used in the show) have now produced two albums of instrumental music. Ed Jones finds out how they were done.

Jan Hammer - Hammer Strikes Out!

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1986

In an exclusive interview, this longstanding keyboard hero and Miami Vice music maestro discusses keyboard technique, and what it’s like to achieve mass recognition after years of obscurity. Annabel Scott takes note.

Jan Hammer - Hammer Time

Interview | Sound On Sound, Mar 1993
Jan Hammer Talks Tech
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Jethro Tull's Peter Vetesse

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1983
Computer Musician in Rock

Jeff Beck

Interview | International Musician, Jul 1975

Another exclusive in which Beck reveals his true colours

Jeff Beck

Interview | International Musician, Oct 1975

Steve Rosen unravels more of the mystery surrounding Beck.

Jon Lord

Interview | Music UK, May 1983

Whitesnake's Jon Lord talks gear & Technique with Gary Cooper

Wizard Of Oz

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1984

Keyboard player to Rainbow, Black Sabbath and now Ozzy Osbourne, Don talks to Tim Oakes about his keyboards, how to Bark At The Moon, and life on the road with a werewolf...

Curve dare!

Interview | The Mix, Jul 1994


Interview | Topic: MIDI | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1986

One of America’s leading session players takes a breather between TOA equipment demonstrations, and takes Tim Goodyer into his confidence over MIDI and a few of the behind-the-scenes goings-on in its administration.

King For A Year

Interview | Making Music, Apr 1987

Cassandra Complex - The Cassandra Complex

Interview | Micro Music, Dec 1989

Steve Cogan finds out just what Satan and Bugs Bunny have to do with this Cyberpunk band who swear by their ST

Don Airey - Living in the Past

Interview | Music Technology, Feb 1988

His time with Rainbow, Whitesnake and Ozzy Osbourne has made Don Airey a rock institution (rather than putting him in one). Tim Goodyer talks to him about music and machinery.

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.

Level 42

Interview | One Two Testing, Jan 1983

What goes twang, thump and pank? Probably Mark King, bass player and vocalist in Level 42, then again it might just be his right thumb. We discuss digits, strings and things.

Steve Bolton - Yew-Dee-Doo

Interview | One Two Testing, Nov 1983
Paul Young's Royal Family

Guitarist Steve Bolton and bass player Pino Palladino explain the importance of being a Swedish Chef.

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The Best Bass Lines In The World

Feature | One Two Testing, Feb 1984

From Jamerson to Joy Division, Chic to Kaye, this is the place of the bass.

Kim Ryrie - Inside Views: Fairlight

Feature | Topic: Design, Development & Manufacture, Sampling | Sound On Sound, May 1987

Continuing our series that looks at hi-tech companies and design personnel working in the field of music and recording technology, Paul Gilby talks sampling with Kim Ryrie, President of Fairlight Instruments of Australia.

Rockman IIB & Ultralight

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1983
Portable Amp designed by Tom Scholz


Feature | One Two Testing, Nov 1984
five stars pick their fave sounds

Vince Clarke, Jon Lord, Steve Levine, Bill Nelson, John Foxx... five heroes of the keyboard nominate their favourite synth tracks and sounds

The Guitars - Part 2

Review Series | Sound International, Dec 1978

Son of Leo Meets Son of Les — a further attempt to sort out the neat from the naff.

Sample & Hold Modification

Feature | Topic: Electronics / Build, Maintenance / Repair / Modification | Polyphony, Jul 1977
Provides Note Bender

Steinberg Cubase - Part 2

Review Series | Music Technology, Sep 1989
Atari ST Software

In the second half of this definitive review. Nigel Lord looks into the editing and scorewriting facilities of Steinberg's latest sequencing software.

Back to Basics - Part 6

Feature Series | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1985

The LFO and its applications are this month's subjects in Steve Howell's story of sound synthesis from first principles.

The Gap Narrows

Show Report | Music Technology, Jan 1987
AES Report

Dan Goldstein and Paul Wiffen go down and out in Beverly Hills - and drop in on America's biggest recording convention along the way. Within its walls, a quiet revolution is taking place...



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