Written byJohn Close 1994-95

I had been wanting to get to grips with computer music for a long time.  At the back end of 1993 Simon Holland of the Open University showed me a Yamaha QY20 and gave me a brief guide to it over lunch. The next day I bought one and spent eight hours on it. It was a wonderful piece of  kit and I made up lots of perky instrumentals on it as well as backings for songs Jim Bigmore and I were doing then. The sound may not equal the latest virtual studio but I remember the hours I spent in that flat in Kents Hill working on that delightful box of tricks.