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Keith Moon

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Audio Cassette Anatomy

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“Audio Cassette Anatomy”, a 100% Belgian screenprint by Atelier Défense d’Afficher has an edition of 100 and by now there still some left at their Etsy Shop. Go buy, or not.

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Another Robot

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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. –dubspot.com

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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.

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How records are made

The fine people of Voices Of East Anglia blogged two great sets of photos (from 1954 and 1962) showing the manufacturing process of records. Go and check!

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There is a future in books

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