Electronics & Music Maker or E&MM magazine was first published in March 1981 by electronic component supplier Maplin Electronics Ltd. In its early years the magazine used to publish a good range of DIY projects and related articles, but after a couple of years it became more of a Music equipment and technology magazine with very few DIY articles. The magazine name was changed to Music Technology in November 1986, which was itself subsequently changed to The Mix in July 1994. The Mix ceased publication in February 2001.
Electronic music projects
The Matinee Organ and Spectrum synthesizer were serialised from the first issue, and made available as kits. The articles contained schematics with explanations, parts lists and instructions for building and setting up.