Techno’s Primordium

The creator of the Devilfish, Robin Whittle, once defined techno music as the sound of “machines cranking over, lovingly tended”. Well, it turns out that humans have been “tending” music machines, while they crank over, for a surprisingly long time! The earliest known mechanical musical instruments date back to 9th-century Baghdad. These were apparently water-powered… Continue reading Techno’s Primordium

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Hardware House

The Man With The Golden Drum Machineā„¢ – “The Big Sweep” TMWTGDM was a project born out of frustration with the sloppy midi clock timing of computer sequencers, now commonly known as audio workstations. I went back to hardware sequencing on a Roland MC-50 and MSQ-700, and synced a raft of drum machines together via… Continue reading Hardware House

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