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A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion. [1]

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Ace Tone

Ace Electronic Industries Inc., or Ace Tone was a manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, including electronic organs, analogue drum machines, and electronic drums, as well as amplifiers and effects pedals.

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Acid house

Acid house is a subgenre of house music developed around the mid-1980s by DJs from Chicago.

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Afrika Bambaataa

Afrika Bambaataa (born Lance Taylor; April 17, 1957) is an American disc jockey, singer, songwriter and producer from the South Bronx, New York.

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Alesis, based in Cumberland, Rhode Island, is a part of inMusic Brands that designs and markets electronic musical instruments, digital audio processors, audio mixers, digital audio interfaces, recording equipment, drum machines, professional audio and electronic percussion products.

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Analog synthesizer

An analog (or analogue) synthesizer is a synthesizer that uses analog circuits and analog signals to generate sound electronically.

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Bass drum

A bass drum, or kick drum, is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch.

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Beatitude (album)

Beatitude is the debut album released by Ric Ocasek, lead singer and principal songwriter of The Cars.

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Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is a Japanese Buddhist goddess, who originated from the Hindu goddess Saraswati.

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Boss Corporation

Boss is a manufacturer of effects pedals for electric guitar and bass guitar.

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Bossa nova

Bossa nova is a genre of Brazilian music, which was developed and popularized in the 1950s and 1960s and is today one of the best-known Brazilian music genres abroad.

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Breakdown (music)

In music, a breakdown is part of a song in which various instruments have solo parts (breaks).

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Can (band)

Can was a German experimental rock band formed in Cologne, West Germany, in 1968 by the core quartet of Holger Czukay (bass), Irmin Schmidt (keyboards), Michael Karoli (guitar), and Jaki Liebezeit (drums).

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CBC News

CBC News is the division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation responsible for the news gathering and production of news programs on the corporation's English-language operations, namely CBC Television, CBC Radio, CBC News Network, and CBC.ca.

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The Chamberlin is an electro-mechanical keyboard instrument that was a precursor to the Mellotron.

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Cheetah Marketing

Cheetah Marketing was a United Kingdom-based company that produced electronic music-related hardware products and software for home computer systems during the 1980s.

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Claves are a percussion instrument (idiophone), consisting of a pair of short (about, thick dowels. Traditionally they are made of wood, typically rosewood, ebony or grenadilla. In modern times they are also made of fibreglass or plastics. When struck they produce a bright clicking noise. Claves are sometimes hollow and carved in the middle to amplify the sound.

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A cow bell or cowbell is a bell worn by freely roaming animals made to scare off any predators.

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Crash cymbal

A crash cymbal is a type of cymbal that produces a loud, sharp "crash" and is used mainly for occasional accents, as opposed to in ostinato.

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Cult following

A cult following is a group of fans who are highly dedicated to a work of culture, often referred to as a cult classic.

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A cymbal is a common percussion instrument.

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Dance (Gary Numan album)

Dance is the third solo studio album by English musician Gary Numan, released in 1981.

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Dare (album)

Dare (released as Dare! in the US) is the third studio album by British synthpop band The Human League.

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Devo (originally) is an American rock band from Akron, Ohio formed in 1973.

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Digital data

Digital data, in information theory and information systems, is the discrete, discontinuous representation of information or works.

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A diode is a two-terminal electronic component that conducts current primarily in one direction (asymmetric conductance); it has low (ideally zero) resistance in one direction, and high (ideally infinite) resistance in the other.

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Drum kit

A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum.

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E-mu Drumulator

E-mu Drumulator was the sample-based drum-machine by E-mu Systems.

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Eko guitars

Eko is an Italian manufacturer of electric guitars, acoustic guitars and similar instruments, catering to professional level and manufacturing largely for export.

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Electone is the trademark used for electronic organs produced by Yamaha.

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Electronic dance music

Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, dance music, club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals.

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Electronic drum

An electronic drum, also known as electric drums, digital drums, or electronic percussion, is a modern electronic musical instrument, a special type of synthesizer or sampler, primarily designed to serve as an alternative to an acoustic drum kit or other percussion instruments.

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Electronic music

Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.

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Electronic musical instrument

An electronic musical instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound using electronic circuitry.

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Fact (UK magazine)

Fact (stylised as FACT) is a music publication that launched in the UK in 2003.

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Family Affair (Sly and the Family Stone song)

"Family Affair" is a 1971 number-one hit single recorded by Sly and the Family Stone for the Epic Records label.

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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), commonly referred to simply as Fender, is an American manufacturer of stringed instruments and amplifiers.

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Fender Stratocaster

The Fender Stratocaster is a model of electric guitar designed in 1954 by Leo Fender, Bill Carson, George Fullerton, and Freddie Tavares.

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Fill (music)

In popular music, a fill is a short musical passage, riff, or rhythmic sound which helps to sustain the listener's attention during a break between the phrases of a melody.

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Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967.

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Flip-flop (electronics)

In electronics, a flip-flop or latch is a circuit that has two stable states and can be used to store state information.

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Four on the floor (music)

Four-on-the-floor (or four-to-the-floor) is a rhythm pattern used in disco and electronic dance music.

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Gary Numan

Gary Anthony James Webb (born 8 March 1958), known professionally as Gary Numan, is an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer.

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Giorgio Moroder

Giovanni Giorgio Moroder (born 26 April 1940) is an Italian singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer.

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A groovebox is a self-contained instrument for the production of live, loop-based electronic music with a high degree of user control facilitating improvisation.

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Guitar amplifier

A guitar amplifier (or amp) is an electronic device or system that strengthens the weak electrical signal from a pickup on an electric guitar, bass guitar, or acoustic guitar so that it can produce sound through one or more loudspeakers, which are typically housed in a wooden cabinet.

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Gulbransen (musical instrument manufacturer)

Gulbransen Company was a musical instrument manufacturer of player pianos and home organs in the United States.

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Hammond organ

The Hammond organ is an electric organ, invented by Laurens Hammond and John M. Hanert and first manufactured in 1935.

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Harmonic series (music)

A harmonic series is the sequence of sounds—pure tones, represented by sinusoidal waves—in which the frequency of each sound is an integer multiple of the fundamental, the lowest frequency.

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Haruomi Hosono

, sometimes credited as Harry Hosono, is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter and record producer.

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Henry Cowell

Henry Dixon Cowell (March 11, 1897 – December 10, 1965) was an American composer, music theorist, pianist, teacher, publisher, and impresario.

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Hip hop music

Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.

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House music

House music is a genre of electronic dance music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago in the early 1980s.

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Ikutaro Kakehashi

, also known by the nickname Taro, was a Japanese engineer, inventor and entrepreneur.

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In the Air Tonight

"In the Air Tonight" is the debut solo single by the English singer-songwriter and drummer Phil Collins.

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Jeff Porcaro

Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro (April 1, 1954 – August 5, 1992) was an American drummer, songwriter, and record producer.

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Journey (Kingdom Come album)

Journey is the third and final studio album by British experimental rock band Kingdom Come.

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Kingdom Come (British band)

Kingdom Come were a British band of the 1970s, that played psychedelic, experimental progressive rock music.

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, founded as Keio Electronic Laboratories, is a Japanese multinational corporation that manufactures electronic musical instruments, audio processors and guitar pedals, recording equipment, and electronic tuners.

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Krautrock (also called " ", cosmic music") is a broad genre of experimental rock that developed in Germany in the late 1960s.

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L'Espoir (album)

L'Espoir (English: Hope) is an album by Léo Ferré released in 1974 by Barclay Records.

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Léo Ferré

Léo Ferré (24 August 1916 – 14 July 1993) was a French-born Monégasque poet and composer, and a dynamic and controversial live performer, whose career in France dominated the years after the Second World War until his death.

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Léon Theremin

Lev Sergeyevich Termen (p; – 3 November 1993), or Léon Theremin in the United States, was a Russian and Soviet inventor, most famous for his invention of the theremin, one of the first electronic musical instruments and the first to be mass-produced.

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Linn LM-1

The Linn LM-1 Drum Computer is a drum machine manufactured by Linn Electronics and released in 1980.

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The LinnDrum (sometimes referred to as the Linn LM-2) is a drum machine manufactured by Linn Electronics between 1982 and 1985.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.

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Mambo (music)

Mambo is a musical genre and dance style that developed originally in Cuba.

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Maraca, sometimes called rumba shaker, shac-shac, and various other names, is a rattle which appears in many genres of Caribbean and Latin music.

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Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer.

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A microprocessor is a computer processor that incorporates the functions of a central processing unit on a single integrated circuit (IC), or at most a few integrated circuits.

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MIDI (short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a technical standard that describes a communications protocol, digital interface, and electrical connectors that connect a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related music and audio devices.

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Multivox was an American-based synthesizer company since the mid-1970s until the 1980s.

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Music box

A music box or musical box is an automatic musical instrument in a box that produces musical notes by using a set of pins placed on a revolving cylinder or disc to pluck the tuned teeth (or ''lamellae'') of a steel comb.

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Music sequencer

A music sequencer (or simply sequencer) is a device or application software that can record, edit, or play back music, by handling note and performance information in several forms, typically CV/Gate, MIDI, or Open Sound Control (OSC), and possibly audio and automation data for DAWs and plug-ins.

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Music workstation

A music workstation is an electronic musical instrument providing the facilities of.

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The NAMM Show is an annual event in the US that its organizers describe as "the world’s largest trade-only event for the music products industry".

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New Traditionalists

New Traditionalists is the fourth studio album by the American new wave band Devo.

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Nippon Columbia

, often pronounced Korombia,, is a Japanese record label founded in 1910 as.

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Oberheim DMX

The DMX is a programmable digital drum machine manufactured by Oberheim Electronics.

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Oberheim Electronics

Oberheim Electronics, is a manufacturer of audio synthesizers and a variety of other electronic musical instruments.

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Obscured by Clouds

Obscured by Clouds is the seventh studio album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, based on their soundtrack for the French film La Vallée, by Barbet Schroeder.

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An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music, which mixes instruments from different families, including bowed string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass, as well as brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, each grouped in sections.

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Osamu Kitajima

Osamu Kitajima (喜多嶋修), also known by the pseudonym Justin Heathcliff, is a Japanese musician, producer, composer, and multi‑instrumentalist.

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PAiA Electronics

PAiA Electronics, Inc. is an American synthesizer kit company that was started by John Simonton in 1967.

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Percussion instrument

A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater (including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles); struck, scraped or rubbed by hand; or struck against another similar instrument.

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Peter Gabriel

Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis.

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Phil Collins

Philip David Charles Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor.

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London in 1965.

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Pitch (music)

Pitch is a perceptual property of sounds that allows their ordering on a frequency-related scale, or more commonly, pitch is the quality that makes it possible to judge sounds as "higher" and "lower" in the sense associated with musical melodies.

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Planet Rock (song)

"Planet Rock" (also known as 'Don't Stop... Planet Rock') is a 1982 song by Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force.

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Prince (musician)

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and filmmaker.

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Programming (music)

Programming is a form of music production and performance using electronic devices, such as sequencers, to generate sounds of musical instruments.

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Progressive rock

Progressive rock (shortened as prog; sometimes called art rock, classical rock or symphonic rock) is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.

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Psychedelic rock

Psychedelic rock is a diverse style of rock music inspired, influenced, or representative of psychedelic culture, which is centred around perception-altering hallucinogenic drugs.

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Purple Rain (album)

Purple Rain is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Prince, the first to feature his band the Revolution, and is the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name.

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Quantization (music)

In digital music processing technology, quantization is the process of transforming performed musical notes, which may have some imprecision due to expressive performance, to an underlying musical representation that eliminates this imprecision.

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Raymond Scott

Raymond Scott (born Harry Warnow, September 10, 1908 – February 8, 1994) was an American composer, band leader, pianist, engineer, recording studio maverick, and electronic instrument inventor.

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Record producer

A record producer or track producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.

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Rhythm (from Greek ῥυθμός, rhythmos, "any regular recurring motion, symmetry") generally means a "movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions".

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The Rhythmicon—also known as the Polyrhythmophone—was the world's first electronic drum machine (or "rhythm machine", the original term for devices of the type).

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Ric Ocasek

Richard Theodore Otcasek (born March 23, 1944 or 1949) (sources differ) known as Ric Ocasek, is an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer.

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Robin Gibb

Robin Hugh Gibb (22 December 1949 – 20 May 2012) was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, who gained worldwide fame as a member of the pop group the Bee Gees.

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Rock music

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

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Roland Corporation

is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment and software.

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Roland CR-78

The Roland CompuRhythm CR-78 is a drum machine launched in 1978.

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Roland TB-303

The Roland TB-303 Bass Line is a bass synthesizer released by the Roland Corporation in 1981.

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Roland TR-707

The Roland TR-707 Rhythm Composer is a programmable digital sample-based drum machine built by the Roland Corporation, beginning in 1985.

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Roland TR-808

The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer is a drum machine introduced by the Roland Corporation in 1980 and discontinued in 1983.

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Roland TR-909

The Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer is a drum machine introduced by the Roland Corporation in 1983.

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Sampling (music)

In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece.

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Saved by the Bell (song)

"Saved by the Bell" is a 1969 single written and recorded by Robin Gibb.

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Scarface (1983 film)

Scarface is a 1983 American crime film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone, a remake of the 1932 film of the same name.

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Seeburg Corporation

Seeburg was an American design and manufacturing company of automated musical equipment, such as orchestrions, jukeboxes, and vending equipment.

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Semiconductor device

Semiconductor devices are electronic components that exploit the electronic properties of semiconductor materials, principally silicon, germanium, and gallium arsenide, as well as organic semiconductors.

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Sequential Circuits

Sequential Circuits Inc. (SCI) was a San Francisco Bay Area-based synthesizer company that was founded in the early 1970s by Dave Smith, and sold to Yamaha Corporation in 1987.

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Sexual Healing

"Sexual Healing" is a song recorded by American singer Marvin Gaye from his album Midnight Love (1982).

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Sine wave

A sine wave or sinusoid is a mathematical curve that describes a smooth periodic oscillation.

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Sly and the Family Stone

Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco.

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Snare drum

A snare drum or side drum is a percussion instrument that produces a sharp staccato sound when the head is struck with a drum stick, due to the use of a series of stiff wires held under tension against the lower skin.

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Soothing Sounds for Baby

Soothing Sounds for Baby (1964) is a three-volume set of ambient electronic music by American composer, musician, and inventor Raymond Scott.

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Soulsonic Force

Soulsonic Force (also referred to as Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force) was an American electro-funk and hip hop ensemble led by Afrika Bambaataa who helped establish hip-hop in the early 1980s with songs such as "Planet Rock".

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Sound module

A sound module is an electronic musical instrument without a human-playable interface such as a piano-style musical keyboard.

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Sound on Sound

Sound on Sound is an independently owned monthly music technology magazine published by SOS Publications Group, based in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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The SpecDrum was an inexpensive drum machine, designed by musicians Alan Pateman and Peter Hennighttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v.

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Stevie Wonder

Stevland Hardaway Morris (né Judkins; born May 13, 1950), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

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A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.

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Tago Mago

Tago Mago is the ! album by the German krautrock band Can, originally released as a double LP in 1971.

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Tango is a partner dance which originated in the 1880s along the River Plate (Río de Plata), the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay.

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Tape loop

In music, tape loops are loops of magnetic tape used to create repetitive, rhythmic musical patterns or dense layers of sound when played on a tape recorder.

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Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s.

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The Cars

The Cars were an American rock band that emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970s.

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The Human League

The Human League are an English synth-pop band formed in Sheffield in 1977.

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The United States of America (band)

The United States of America was an American experimental rock band whose works, recorded in late 1967, are an early example of the use of electronic devices in rock music.

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Timmy Thomas

Timothy E. "Timmy" Thomas (born November 13, 1944) is an American R&B singer, keyboardist, songwriter and record producer, best known for the hit song, "Why Can't We Live Together".

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A transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electrical power.

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Trigger pad

A trigger pad is an electronic sensor on a drum that produces a certain sound assigned from a sound module once the head has been struck.

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University of Tokyo

, abbreviated as or UTokyo, is a public research university located in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan.

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Univox was a musical instrument brand of Unicord Corporation from the early 1960s, when they purchased the Amplifier Corporation of America of Westbury, New York and began to market a line of guitar amplifiers.

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Vacuum tube

In electronics, a vacuum tube, an electron tube, or just a tube (North America), or valve (Britain and some other regions) is a device that controls electric current between electrodes in an evacuated container.

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A waveform is the shape and form of a signal such as a wave moving in a physical medium or an abstract representation.

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White noise

In signal processing, white noise is a random signal having equal intensity at different frequencies, giving it a constant power spectral density.

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Why Can't We Live Together

"Why Can't We Live Together" is a song by Timmy Thomas from the album Why Can't We Live Together.

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The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, usually referred to as simply Wurlitzer, is an American company started in Cincinnati in 1853 by German immigrant (Franz) Rudolph Wurlitzer.

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Yamaha Corporation

() is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate with a very wide range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments, electronics and power sports equipment.

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Yellow Magic Orchestra

Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) is a Japanese electronic music band formed in Tokyo in 1978 by Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards, vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards, vocals).

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Zoom Corporation

Zoom is a Japanese audio company that is distributed in the U.S. under the name Zoom North America, in the UK by Zoom UK Distribution Limited, and in Germany by Sound Service GmbH.

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ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research.

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1999 (Prince album)

1999 is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Prince.

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