In [this transcription of an article from the June 1996 issue of *Sound on Sound* magazine](http://www.musicfanclubs.org/cure/press/I31.html), Smith says of his demo-writing process, "When I do demos at home, I play a lot and build up the song. I use a little Casio home keyboard, a Musicman bass and an electronic Casio guitar with plastic strings, as well as an Ovation 6 string acoustic. Then there's a Tascam 8 track Portastudio. I also use a Roland R8 drum machine, but I always use presets on that, or drum sounds from the Casio keyboard as a basic timing."more
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