Posted on 24/07/1985

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The Linn Sequencer

The Roger Linn legacy Everybody in the recording business has probably heard about the LinnDrum. A series of high end drum machines, developed by legendary instrument designer Roger Linn. The drum machines appeared in various permutations – the LM-1, the LM-2 and the Linn 9000. With the LM-2 as the most widespread and recognizable. The […]

Posted on 06/11/1983

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Amdek CMU-800 CompuMusic

After having used – and loved – the Roland MC-4B Microcomposer for quite a few years, I was looking for something similar, but with better editing facilities and file system. The arcane cassette interface for the MC-4B was slow and unreliable unless you had the dedicated hardware cassette unit, which was quite expensive. So when […]

Posted on 01/01/1981

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Roland MC-4B Microcomposer

A big - and more expensive - step up from the standard monophonic digital sequencers of the days were the multichannel MicroComposers from Roland. THE BIGGER BROTHER First launched was the MC-8 MicroComposer, which was big, bulky and very expensive. Prominently used by e.g. Kraftwerk, Human League, Giorgio Moroder, Isao Tomita and other heavyweight electronic [...]