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DMX Krew’s Opal Rhythm Computor Drum Machine

In this video, via FACT, Ed Upton (aka DMX Krew) demonstrates his DIY Opal Rhythm Computor Drum Machine.

Upton has been making acid, electro and IDM since the early ‘90s, for including Aphex Twin’s Rephlex, Legowelt’s Strange Life and, more recently, Hypercolour.

When Upton’s favorite drum machine, an ultra rare RSF SD140, was stolen, he couldn’t find another one. So he learned how to solder and designed and built his own drum machine, The Opal Rhythm Computor, and filled it with sounds created with his Roland Alpha Juno synthesizer.

via Edeltraud