Friday, July 18, 2008

The Shape of Things That Hum

These have made the rounds before, but they are really great and interesting if you are a gear whore. These are video profiles of iconic pieces of music gear that changed the course of music. Includes lots of interviews with people like Arthur Baker, Daniel Miller, and Orbital.

The Shape of Things That Hum: The Roland TR-808 Part 1

The Shape of Things That Hum: The Roland TR-808 Part 2

The Shape of Things That Hum: The Yamaha DX-7 Part 1

The Shape of Things That Hum: The Yamaha DX-7 Part 2

The Shape of Things That Hum: The Roland TB-303 Part 1

The Shape of Things That Hum: The Roland TB-303 Part 2

The Shape of Things That Hum: The Akai Samplers Part 1

The Shape of Things That Hum: The Akai Samplers Part 2

The Shape of Things That Hum: The Fairlight CMI Part 1

The Shape of Things That Hum: The Fairlight CMI Part 2


The Shape of Things That Hum: The Vocoder Part 1

The Shape of Things That Hum: The Vocoder Part 2

The Shape of Things That Hum: Simmons Drums Part 1

The Shape of Things That Hum: Simmons Drums Part 2

The Shape of Things That Hum: The Minimoog

3 comments:

igel musik said...

Wow - just watched the Fairlight episode and that's enough for me. The editorial bent is so shallow and half the interviewees are completely ignorant of the value of the machine. For example: the closing statement shows they are completely unaware of its' additive and resynthesis capabilities.

Tom said...

Heh... on the TR-808 episode, the narrator mistakenly refers to it as a TB-808 too...

Anonymous said...

Keep on bloggin' this is good stuff.