808 on 8/08

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Genre defining instrument making.
 
Foundational 808 rhythms and music.

TR-808 Drum Machine Flashback – Roland U.S. Blog

Author: Oz Owen and Roland UK Features Team Let’s kick this off with a little bit of trivia: the TR- 808 has been used on more hit records than any other drum machine. Read that again. This simple fact is made all the more improbable when you look back at the inauspicious launch of the TR-808.

808: The Movie

808 | The heart of the beat that changed music


Wintergatan Makes Music Using 2,000 Marbles

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This ballsy, marbleous machine was built by Martin Molin, who also composed the music, for the band  Wintergatan.

The Marble Machine

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Multi-Person Mixed Reality

I want to push this in the direction of shared mixed reality visual music jams and shows.

Instead of these guys playing with fire, imagine them musically jamming, and simultaneous synthesizing 3D mixed reality video.

Instead of these guys playing with fire, imagine them musically jamming, and simultaneous synthesizing 3D mixed reality video.

Microsoft Researchers Test Multi-Person Mixed Reality

Augmented or mixed reality, which renders virtual images in a view of the real world, can be spectacular to experience. But it may be even more fun when you bring a friend. Researchers in the Microsoft lab of Jaron Lanier are experimenting with multi-person augmented reality, and the results of their work could help shape the way the technology is commercialized and used.

Hey look it’s Jaron. Met him in CoSA days. That hair.

The inimitable Jaron Lanier.

The inimitable Jaron Lanier.