Category Archives: technologisch



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The Evolution of Drum Machines

In this video, Linn explains that our assumption of drum machines appearing in the early 80s is incorrect, and he takes us on a tour of early electronic rhythm devices such as Leon Thermin’s Rhythmicon (1930), the Chamberlin Rhythmate (1957), Raymond Scott’s Bandito the Bongo Artist (1963), Seeburg’s Select-A-Rhythm (1964), the PAiA Programmable Drum Set (1975) and the CompuRhythm CR-78 (1978). Craig probes with questions regarding interface design for musicians vs. engineers, discusses the development of drum interfaces, and talks about how the Akai MPC changed his production and composition techniques. –

via: E-Beats

Vinyl, VHS, Tape and Film

We live in a digital world that gives us all the media we could possibly dream of at the click of a mouse, yet many people miss the old school physical formats from our past. Listening to vinyl and cassettes allows us to connect with music in a different way than MP3s. VHS and 8mm create visual aesthetics and atmospheres that are difficult to replicate in digital video. And the surprises inherent to analog instant photography help embed an organic quality to the recording of our memories. The challenges these retro formats present to capturing and experiencing media actually enhance our appreciation for the sound or image, making the art we love a bit more intimate, and real.

via: Das Kraftfuttermischwerk

Adrian Utley’s Synth Collection

Source visited Portishead’s Adrian Utley in his home studio to get his reactions to the Arturia MiniBrute analog synth. While we were there Adrian gave us a tour of his analogue synth collection (the stuff that was there, that is!) – SourceDistributionTV

via: Das Kraftfuttermischwerk

Every Picnic Needs A Synthi

via: the restless machine

A Lesson In History: Roland Drum Machines

A little oral history following the development of programmable drum machines like Roland`s TR 909, TR 808 and CR-78 or the LinnDrum. The video even comes with various beatboxing attempts and audio samples from actual songs.

via: wire to the ear

Planet Rock And Other Tales Of the 808

The first teaser for a documentary about “how the Roland TR-808 changed the musical world starting with its seminal record Planet Rock”.

More info: 808tales
via: Nerdcore