Total Guitar is a monthly magazine based in the United Kingdom. The magazine is the best selling guitar magazine in Europe; the magazine is owned by Future plc, who publish many other magazines ranging from drums and video games to technology magazines. Total Guitar contains tablature for rock, punk and Metal, as well as detailed profiles of guitarists and their specific techniques and playing styles. Total Guitar is aimed at players who would like to learn how to play guitar, with dedicated beginner tutorials in acoustic and electric guitar, as well as helping those who can play guitar to develop their playing style and learn new techniques and songs. Total Guitar is focused on tuition, but has an expert gear reviews section that looks at the latest guitar equipment including guitars, amplifiers and accessories. Total Guitar secures many exclusive interviews with guitarists from all kinds of genres and levels of playing, has an in-depth features section; the Learn To Play section of Total Guitar covers songs from beginner level through to intermediate.
The magazine comes with a free CD in each issue that contains backing tracks and demonstration tracks to accompany the magazine's tablature and features Video Lessons and Guest Lessons with a variety of guitarists. The magazine has featured a DVD edition in two of the issues. Total Guitar has the largest amount of tablature in each issue of any other UK and European based guitar mag. 2010's line-up of Guest Lesson columnists so far for Total Guitar include Australian fingerstyle player Tommy Emmanuel, blues player Joe Bonamassa and metal guitarist Zakk Wylde. There have been guest spots from various other popular guitarists in Total Guitar over the years, such as Brian Setzer, Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy, Mick Thompson and Jim Root of Slipknot, John 5, Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance of Avenged Sevenfold, Alex Skolnick, Mark Tremonti, of Alter Bridge, Marty Friedman, Joe Satriani, Wes Borland, Matt Tuck and Michael Paget of BFMV, Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu of Trivium; the magazine celebrated its 200th issue with Jimi Hendrix on the cover.
Total Guitar has launched its new-look website, featuring practical features, tips, song index for tabs in back issues and guitar news stories and interviews www.totalguitar.co.uk The magazine's current team is: Associate Editor - Stuart Williams Managing Editor - Lucy Rice Features Editor - Rob Laing Music Editor - Chris Bird Staff writer - Matt Parker Art Editor - John Blackshaw Deputy Art Editor - Leanne O'Hara Official website
T3 magazine is a UK-based technology magazine, which specialises in gadgets and other technology. T3 stood for Tomorrow's Technology Today, but this is not used anywhere in the magazine or on the website anymore except for on the side of the magazine, it is referred to as T3 or T3.com. The magazine is popular among UK gadget magazines. T3 magazine is available in most countries, has syndicated/localised versions in over 20 countries; the first issue of T3 magazine went on sale around September 1996. The magazine was a spin-off of a science magazine launched as Frontiers, but the publishers decided to have a look at future technology; the reasoning was that there wasn't an all-round consumer technology magazine in the UK market and that people love reading about technology and gadgets. The magazine started off as a celebration of the best new technologies that were appearing, to explain how it all works, how the technologies and products would impact the readers' lives, but evolved into a glossy entertainment magazine as well.
Many of the readers started buying the magazine to read about items that were outrageously expensive and outlandish, the magazine was seen as a'licence to drool' over bleeding-edge technology. The first issue of the magazine featured the first DVD player to be imported into the UK. Things started to become digital around 1996 - DECT telephones, digital cameras, PDAs, DVD and digital television technology. With most technology going digital and dropping in price, general interest for gadgets rose, as did sales of the magazine; the magazine started moving away from pure technology coverage, started writing about anything innovative. As the editor at the time said: "A bigger TV, for example, wouldn't go in the magazine unless it was sexy or had clever features". Around the same time, the magazine became less geeky in its approach to technology, became much more of a magazine for design-conscious gadget-loving men. However, the addition of attractive models has drawn some limited suggestion that the publication still relies on a core readership of "sexually repressed nerds".
The first editor of T3 magazine was Steve Jarratt, who launched Edge. He was followed by Paul Pettengale, Rob Mead, Mark Higham, James Beechinor-Collins, Michael Brook, Luke Peters, Matt Hill, Tom Dennis and Rob Carney; the current editor is Matt Bolton. T3 is a franchise; the localised versions vary from country to country: Some editions are new magazines, created by a local team of journalists and designers under the T3 brand. Other syndications are adaptations of the UK version for a local market, or region: In some countries or markets, for example, the T3 cover girls are unacceptable, so they might be replaced with a more family-friendly or religion-friendly version. In other markets, the covers are re-shot with local models. Most syndicated versions of T3 magazine are a hybrid of both T3 UK content, content geared towards local markets, with reviews of companies and items relevant to the national market. Per October 2009, syndicated editions included Australia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dubai, Indonesia, Lebanon, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.
Apart from separate magazines, T3's stories appear in major newspapers, the T3 staff are featured on Radio and Television as industry experts. Articles are syndicated in the technology section of the O2 Active portal; the T3 web site started off as a running advertisement for the magazine, but that has changed quite radically over time. The web site now has a number of staff members separate from T3 magazine, it operates as a publication in its own right. T3.com now creates a lot of reviews for the web site, in addition to staying on top of gadget and technology stories as they happen. Due to its links with the T3 brand and close ties with the industry it covers, the T3 web site breaks news stories before any other outlets, it relaunched in December 2007 as t3.com. The T3 Podcast is an audio podcast published weekly on Fridays via iTunes, it is hosted by presenter Dan Maudsley with T3 Operations Editor, Duncan Bell, T3.com's Rhi Morgan. The 200th episode was broadcast live via Mixlr from the Hospital Club, London on 16 September 2011.
Stuff - T3's biggest magazine competitor in the UK Engadget - Large gadget blog Gizmodo - Large gadget blog The Gadget Show - popular weekly TV show Official website T3 Middle East
Guitarist is a British monthly music making magazine published by Future plc. It is the longest-established European guitar magazine, is the biggest-selling guitar magazine in the UK; the magazine's current editor is Jamie Dickson, in charge since late-2013. Each issue covers three areas: reviews and technique; this may include reviews of newly released guitars and other equipment. Guitarist's slogan was "The Guitar Player's Bible", before changing in 2012 to "The Guitar Magazine". In the June 2014 edition, Guitarist celebrated its 30th Anniversary. One of the key features of Guitarist is its large and in-depth gear reviews section, produced by some of the most respected and experienced guitar writers in the world, including Dave Burrluck, Neville Marten and Mick Taylor; the gear aspect of the magazine covers reviews of all the latest guitar equipment from major and boutique makers from around the world. As well as electric guitars and acoustic guitars, the magazine reviews guitar amplifiers, effects pedals, electric basses and various pro-audio and recording equipment applicable to guitar players.
Gear reviews within the magazine comprise two distinct elements. First Play reviews are located near the front of the magazine and focus on high-end products; these reviews place an emphasis on the high-quality, artistic photography the mag prides itself for, but will not go into the same level of forensic detail as reviews elsewhere in Guitarist. The second type of review featured in the magazine are the Feature Reviews, located in the back half of each issue; these reviews are designed to go in-depth on new and interesting gear, go behind the scenes, talking to the people involved in the creation of the instruments, or explore the history of that instrument in a more feature-like way. Where applicable, all the gear reviewed in Guitarist is accompanied by a video demo of that product, produced by the magazine's in-house team - the product will be demoed by the reviewer himself; these demos can be either a straight up demonstration of the product's features, a short piece of original music created using the product in question, or a talking-head discussion of the guitar on show between members of the Guitarist team, with playing examples interspersed throughout.
These video demos were accessed via the Guitarist CD/DVD, or the online Guitarist Vault download archive. From 2014, the video demos have been available as a private YouTube playlist, accessed via a direct link printed in each issue. In addition to gear reviews, each issue features an in-depth Q&A section, where reader's technical queries and problems are answered by Guitarist's experts, as well as a long-term test section, where members of the Guitarist team take reviewed products on a six-month trial to see how they feature in the real world. Guitarist has always focussed on blues and classic rock and metal when it comes to interviews and features. While that remains its core, in recent years the title has broadened its scope to include artists from a wide array of guitar-focussed genres, including alternative rock, modern metal, progressive rock, country, shred guitar and many others. Artist interviews in Guitarist are focussed on famous or noteworthy guitar players, interviews are conducted from a more'guitar' point of view than a regular music magazine interview - discussions of the artist in question's playing style, gear choices and general attitude to the guitar are commonplace.
Guitarist will get the artist in question to either demonstrate their gear or playing on video, available to view on the Guitarist YouTube channel. Recent artists who have been featured in Guitarist include: Joe Perry, Jimmy Page, Marc Ford, Joe Bonamassa, Charlie Hunter, Jackson Browne, Guthrie Govan, Jim Campilongo, Eric Johnson and Steve Vai. In addition to artist interviews, Guitarist features in-depth features relating to a specific guitarist, guitar or musical genre. Recent examples of these in-depth features include cover features a forensic examination and history of Brian May's guitar The Red Special, a similar treatment of David Gilmour's famous Black Stratocaster, historical features on blues legends, slide guitar, the Fender Stratocaster, the Gibson Les Paul and various others. Guitarist has included a large technique section at the rear of the magazine with columns reflecting a wide array of different guitar styles, this has in recent years been reduced to a single regular column, the long-running Blues Headlines with current Guitar Techniques editor and former "Guitarist" editor Neville Marten.
While the magazine features less monthly technique columns, instead Guitarist now peppers its features section with'style files'. These style files are amended to an artist interview or history feature, are designed to allow the reader to learn the playing style of the artist or genre featured therein. An example of this is the regular'Aces' feature, which each month covers a different legendary guitar player from the early days of the electric guitar; the feature comprises a history of the artist's life and contribution to guitar music, followed by a style file encapsulating his key innovations and stylistic techniques. All tuition content in the magazine is accompanied by tablature of each lesson or example, as well as video and audio content, including backing tracks, to make learning easier; every month Guitarist produces pro-level video demos of all of the products reviewed in the magazine that month, as well as video interviews and f
Total Film is a British film magazine published 13 times a year by Future Publishing. The magazine was launched in 1997 and offers cinema, DVD and Blu-ray news and features. Total Film is available both in interactive iPad editions. In 2014 it was announced online that Total Film's website would be merging with GamesRadar's website and all Total Film content would now be located on the GamesRadar website; each month, Total Film provides a range of features, from spotlight interviews with actors and directors, to making of and on-set pieces for new and future releases. Each issue always includes the'Total Film Interview', a six-page in-depth chat with an actor or director, along with a critique of their body of work. Dialogue The section where readers can interact with the magazine, this contains readers' letters and feedback from the magazine's social media followers; each month, TF offers a DVD for each published missive. A regular feature within Dialogue includes Office Spaced where snippets of conversation from the TF office are shared.
Buzz The Total Film news section, providing details on upcoming films, includes first look photos, on-set visits and exclusive "sneak peeks". Regular features include:'Ever Met Tom Cruise?' where a behind the scenes person is interviewed, e.g. a stuntwoman or a casting director. Included is the'60 Second Screenplay', a cut-down, humorous version of a movie script. Agenda Billed as being'for the sharper movie fan', this section previews more eclectic and less mainstream releases and players. Richard Ayoade from The IT Crowd writes a column for'Agenda'. Screen The main cinema reviews section, with every new movie for that month rated. Major releases receive comprehensive coverage, with a star rating out of five, the magazine's own'Predicted Interest Curve'—a graph that demonstrates which moments of a film are to hold the viewer's attention and a short'Verdict'. Listed are similar recommendations under'See this if you liked...' Smaller films receive a concise rating. The end of the section is devoted to the current U.
S. and UK box office charts, an irreverent flashback to an old issue and summaries of any films that were not shown to journalists in time for that month's print deadline. Lounge TF's home entertainment guide, including reviews of the latest DVDs and Blu-rays, as well as some games and books. Regular features include'Is It Just Me?', where a TF writer gets to rant about a particular film-related point of view, with readers given the right to reply via the TF Forum or website. Licensed local editions of Total Film are released in many countries, including Turkey, Serbia, Indonesia, plus many others. Total Film's online presence includes the website, forum & digital edition, as well as pages on Facebook and Tumblr. There is a Total Film iPhone app. Totalfilm.com Sections on the website include news, features and video, films coming soon, screening club and magazine. News is uploaded throughout the day; the website contains a database of every movie review featured in the magazine. Users of the website can subscribe to a weekly newsletter, featuring a 10-point rundown of the week's essential news and features, as well as competitions and free screenings RSS Feeds are available for: news, reviews and films coming soon.
Users can comment on any of the articles included on the website, as well as retweeting on Twitter and sharing on Facebook. Traffic on Totalfilm.com is growing exponentially, with 2.5m unique users and 40 million page views a month. Its social media presence continues to grow, with a engaged audience of over 450k followers across Facebook and Tumblr. Forum The TF Forum has been in existence since 2004 and has a loyal group of long-time users, as well as an ever-evolving number of new users who chat and interact on a variety of subjects. Facebook and Twitter Bespoke content is uploaded to Twitter throughout the day. Posts include news alerts for when a new review or trailer has been posted. Tumblr TF's official blog is located at Tumblr. Bespoke content for Reviews, Features, Posters, Office Talk and Covers is posted throughout the day.iPhone App Total Film launched its iPhone app in August 2010. The app allows users to read the latest film news, live search TF's database of over 8,000 reviews, read daily film features, save favourite articles, find the nearest cinema, look up showtimes and watch high quality trailers.
Total Film has been available in an interactive version for iPad since April 2012. Readers can interact with the pages, watch trailers and bespoke videos from photoshoots and link to buy DVDs from iTunes; the Total Film iPad app won Film Magazine Of The Year at the 2012 Digital Magazine Awards. The judges said: "Full of great content and interactivity; this a great read that makes the most of the digital format, a fantastic digital magazine” List of film periodicals Official website
What Hi-Fi? is a magazine published thirteen times a year by Future. It is a buying guide to consumer electronics, featuring reviews and articles on hi-fi, home cinema and home audio. What Hi-Fi? Claims to be "the world's leading independent guide to buying and owning hi-fi and home cinema" and home to "the most trusted tech reviews in the world"; the magazine has nine international editions, its publisher claims that its total readership is in excess of one million per issue. Whathifi.com has a comprehensive updated library of audio and video hardware reviews, plus news, features and opinion from the editorial team. In the course of 2017, whathifi.com hosted over 24 million unique users. What Hi-Fi? was sold to Future Publishing by Haymarket in multi-brand deal for £14m. Official website
Computer Music (magazine)
Computer Music is a monthly magazine published by Future plc in the UK. It covers the topic of creating digital music on a computer; each issue includes a DVD-ROM with samples, plug-ins, software demos and other content related to the issue. Additional content is offered via a download website. Official website Computer Music Magazine Details
SFX, so called after the common homophonic abbreviation "SFX", standing for "special effects", is a British magazine covering the topics of science fiction and fantasy. SFX magazine is published every four weeks by Future plc and was founded in 1995; the magazine covers topics in the genres of popular science fiction and horror, within the media of films, videogames and literature. According to the magazine's website, the SF stands for "science fiction", but the X doesn't stand for anything in particular. Matt Bielby was the editor for the first 11 issues, he was followed by Dave Golder who left the magazine in 2005 but returned as its online editor. Golder was replaced by David Bradley, who edited for over nine years before being promoted to Group Editor-in-Chief, handing over the issue editor role to Richard Edwards, deputy editor. Other members of staff include features editor Nick Setchfield and reviews editor Ian Berriman; the magazine featured a column written by David Langford from issue one to issue 274.
Additional contributors have included Simon Pegg, Mark Millar, Paul Cornell, Jayne Nelson and Bonnie Burton. SFX publishes regular special editions. In April 2013, the 35th European Science Fiction Convention in Kiev named SFX Best Magazine in its Hall Of Fame award category; the magazine's website sfx.co.uk used to feature news, competitions, reader blogs, a reader forum. In November 2014 the website was closed and the URL redirected to the website GamesRadar, now the online home of Future's sci-fi content, featuring TV and film features alongside videogames; the SFX Awards celebrate the previous year's achievements in science fiction and are voted on by the readers of the SFX magazine. The first SFX Awards took place in 1997; the winners were announced in the magazine. In 2013, the event continued without SFX's sponsorship. Official website