The '80s are more popular than ever. No serious player can be without this book. From the swelling synths of Depeche Mode to the dance-friendly grooves of Thomas Dolby and from the power ballads of Journey to the New Power Generation of Prince the music of the '80s was infused with the sound of keyboards. You'll learn: how techlogical developments in keyboards helped artists such as Erasure, Human League, Peter Gabriel, Kraftwerk, Bruce Hornsby, Frank Zappa, and Jam and Lewis create entirely new sounds and how their production tricks can help you make great music today; how to recreate the sounds of the '80s using the soft synths and recording software you already have on your computer; and, the breakdowns of the pia and keyboard parts for stadium rockers by Night Ranger Journey and Bon Jovi. Keyboard is the number one magazine for keyboard players in the world.