Monthly Theme: Hardware

An Edison wax cylinder recorder. Click to view source.
An Edison wax cylinder recorder. Click to view source.

This month you can leave your DAW, VSTs and AUs at the door because we’re going to be taking a look at hardware. From the beginnings of audio reproduction though to skeuomorphic plugin UI designs, hardware and its influence has always been present in our world.So whether the word conjures up fear at the prospect of non-recallable settings on your modular, excitement at the thought of that “tone”, that “sound” you just can’t get from 1’s and 0’s, or dread as you look at your latest bank statement… come join us!

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Please email richard [at] this site to contribute an article for this month’s topic. And as always, please feel free to go “off-topic” if there’s something else you’re burning to share with the community.



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