This video, via DJ Tech Tool’s Ean Golden, captures a recent interview with electronic music pioneers Dave Smith (the Prophet V, MIDI) and Roger Linn (the LinnDrum, the MPC).
The interview focuses on the key technologies that Linn & Smith have been involved with and their uses for making electronic music.
Sir Paul McCartney demonstrates the Mellotron, in this section of his Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road, a 2005 live show at Abbey Road Studios, Studio 2.
Free Music Friday: Reader Atomic Shadow (Rod Mitchell) let us know about a new album that celebrates musique concrète & the legacy of electronic music pioneer Pierre Schaeffer.
The album, Fifteen Studies of Noises from Pierre Schaeffer, is a compilation album from IFAR, the Institute For Alien Reaserch. This is one in a series of 40 planned musique concrète albums, each with a specific theme. The subject of this album was Pierre Schaeffer – the father of musique concrète.
It’s a free download at bandcamp. Check it out and let us know what you think!
The Bob Moog Foundation – a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of Bob Moog’s legacy – has shared a great series of videos looking at the foundations of synthesis. Continue reading
Here’s a modern intro video, via perfectcircuitaudio, to the vintage (1982) Linn Drum LM-2 drum machine. Continue reading
At the 2013 NAMM Show, Sonic State synth guru Nick Batt caught up with synth education rock star Marc Doty to take a look at the Wall Of Doom - a massive Moog modular synthesizer, owned by prog synthesist Erik Norlander.
Norlander generously shared his synth for the show with the non-profit Bob Moog Foundation, to help them demonstrate the power of Bob Moog’s work. Check it out: Continue reading