QUICK READS

TR-8S Update BD

Ultimate Guide: FM Synthesis

Understanding FM synthesis is often considered a mystical art. Explore Frequency Modulation and how the TR-8S and SYSTEM-8 utilize it.

14 mins read

HISTORY

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Dave Ogilvie on Skinny Puppy and the TR-909

10 mins read

Dave "Rave" Ogilvie shares his memories of recording Skinny Puppy's landmark Remission, one of the earliest recorded uses of the TR-909.

Sound Behind the Song: “Chime” by Orbital

7 mins read

Orbital share memories of “Chime," the track that turned them into electronic icons, helping bring acid house from raves to Top of the Pops.

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SPOTLIGHT

Jake Uitti’s work has appeared in Interview Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, American Songwriter Magazine, The Seattle Times and many other publications. The son of Ivy League professors, Jake grew up amidst tomes of French literature, but soulful meals, compelling conversation and thoughtful music are his true loves.

Kirsten Spruch is a New York-based music journalist who has written for Billboard, The Wild Honey Pie, and more. Formerly, she was the managing editor at Baeble Music. When she's not writing about music, she is making her own under the alias Kirsten Izer.

Gareth Psaltis (aka Barking) is a live electronic musician, DJ, and producer from Sydney, Australia.

Mark is Roland Keys & Production Product Manager at Roland Corporation Australia. He has written and produced music for Universal Music recording artists, TV, theater, live shows, and theme parks, as well as being a successful recording artist himself.

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