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Adventures in Modern Recording is the second and final studio album by British synthpop duo The Buggles, released in 1981 on Carrere Records.
Akai (アカイ) is a consumer electronics brand name.
The Akai MPC (originally MIDI Production Center, now Music Production Controller) is an integrated digital sampling drum machine and MIDI sequencer designed by Roger Linn and produced by Akai from 1988 onwards.
The Akai S1000 is a 16-bit 44.1 kHz professional stereo digital sampler, released by Akai in 1988.
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.
The Amiga is a family of personal computers introduced by Commodore in 1985.
In electronics, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC, A/D, or A-to-D) is a system that converts an analog signal, such as a sound picked up by a microphone or light entering a digital camera, into a digital signal.
Art of Noise (also The Art of Noise) were an English avant-garde synth-pop group formed in early 1983 by engineer/producer Gary Langan and programmer J. J. Jeczalik, along with arranger Anne Dudley, producer Trevor Horn and music journalist Paul Morley.
An assembly (or assembler) language, often abbreviated asm, is a low-level programming language, in which there is a very strong (but often not one-to-one) correspondence between the assembly program statements and the architecture's machine code instructions.
In digital audio using pulse-code modulation (PCM), bit depth is the number of bits of information in each sample, and it directly corresponds to the resolution of each sample.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.
In computing, booting is starting up a computer or computer appliance until it can be used.
The Boss Dr.
Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.
is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and commercial electronics manufacturing company headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.
The Chamberlin is an electro-mechanical keyboard instrument that was a precursor to the Mellotron.
A chord, in music, is any harmonic set of pitches consisting of two or more (usually three or more) notes (also called "pitches") that are heard as if sounding simultaneously.
Clavia Digital Musical Instruments (Clavia DMI AB) is a Swedish manufacturer of virtual analog synthesizers, virtual electromechanical pianos and stage pianos, founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1983 by Hans Nordelius and Mikael Carlsson.
A computer monitor is an output device which displays information in pictorial form.
Cornwall (Kernow) is a county in South West England in the United Kingdom.
The CRC Press, LLC is a publishing group based in the United States that specializes in producing technical books.
Digital Equipment Corporation, also known as DEC and using the trademark Digital, was a major American company in the computer industry from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Digital signal processing (DSP) is the use of digital processing, such as by computers or more specialized digital signal processors, to perform a wide variety of signal processing operations.
In electronics, a digital-to-analog converter (DAC, D/A, D2A, or D-to-A) is a system that converts a digital signal into an analog signal.
Discogs (short for discographies) is a website and crowdsourced database of information about audio recordings, including commercial releases, promotional releases, and bootleg or off-label releases.
A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion.
Duran Duran are an English new wave and synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978.
Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) is a type of random access semiconductor memory that stores each bit of data in a separate tiny capacitor within an integrated circuit.
The E-mu Audity was a digitally controlled, analog synthesizer made in 1978.
The Emax was a line of samplers, developed, manufactured, and sold by E-mu Systems from 1986 to 1995.
The Emulator is the name given the series of digital sampling synthesizers using floppy disk storage, manufactured by E-mu Systems from 1981 until the 1990s.
E-mu SP-12 12 also known as the “sampling drum computer” was designed in 1985 and widely released in 1986 by E-mu Systems.
E-mu SP-1200 is a sampler, released in August 1987 by E-mu Systems, Inc..
E-MU Systems was a software synthesizer, audio interface, MIDI interface, and MIDI keyboard manufacturer.
An effects unit or effects pedal is an electronic or digital device that alters the sound of a musical instrument or other audio source.
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.
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.
Electronic Music Studios (London) Ltd. (EMS) is a synthesizer company formed in 1969 by Peter Zinovieff, Tristram Cary and David Cockerell.
Ensoniq Corp. was an American electronics manufacturer, best known throughout the mid-1980s and 1990s for its musical instruments, principally samplers and synthesizers.
The Ensoniq Mirage is one of the earliest affordable sampler-synths, introduced in 1984.
In audio engineering, a fade is a gradual increase or decrease in the level of an audio signal.
The Fairlight CMI (short for Computer Musical Instrument) is a digital synthesizer, sampler and digital audio workstation introduced in 1979 by the founders of Fairlight, Peter Vogel and Kim Ryrie, — with links to some Fairlight history and photos developed based on the commercial license of Qasar M8 dual-MC6800 microprocessor musical instrument originally developed by Tony Furse of Creative Strategies in Sydney, Australia.
In signal processing, a filter is a device or process that removes some unwanted components or features from a signal.
Foley (named after sound-effects artist Jack Foley) is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to film, video, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality.
Frankie Goes to Hollywood (FGTH) were a British band formed in Liverpool, England, in 1980.
Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).
Grace Beverly Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, supermodel, record producer, and actress.
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.
A harpsichord is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard which activates a row of levers that in turn trigger a mechanism that plucks one or more strings with a small plectrum.
Sir Harrison Paul Birtwistle, (born 15 July 1934) is a British composer.
Harry Mendell is an American inventor and computer designer.
Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor.
Hideki Matsutake (born August 12, 1951 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese composer, arranger, and computer programmer.
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.
Home computers were a class of microcomputers entering the market in 1977, and becoming common during the 1980s.
Jean-Michel André Jarre (born 24 August 1948) is a French composer, performer and record producer.
Catherine "Kate" Bush (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, dancer and record producer.
A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers.
A keyboard layout is any specific mechanical, visual, or functional arrangement of the keys, legends, or key-meaning associations (respectively) of a computer, typewriter, or other typographic keyboard.
The kibibyte is a multiple of the unit byte for quantities of digital information.
, 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.
The Korg DSS-1 is a 12-bit polyphonic sampling synthesizer released in September 1986.
The Korg M1 is a 16-voice, 8-part multitimbral sample-based synthesizer and music workstation, manufactured by Korg from 1988 to 1995.
Kurzweil Music Systems is an American company that produces electronic musical instruments.
A light pen is a computer input device in the form of a light-sensitive wand used in conjunction with a computer's CRT display.
The Linn 9000 is an electronic musical instrument manufactured by Linn Electronics as the successor to the LinnDrum.
The Linn LM-1 Drum Computer is a drum machine manufactured by Linn Electronics and released in 1980.
The LinnDrum (sometimes referred to as the Linn LM-2) is a drum machine manufactured by Linn Electronics between 1982 and 1985.
LinuxSampler is a music sampler under active development, aiming to provide a pure software audio sampler with professional grade features, comparable to both hardware and commercial Windows or Mac software samplers and to introduce new features not yet available by any other sampler.
In electroacoustic music, a loop is a repeating section of sound material.
Low-frequency oscillation (LFO) is an electronic signal which is usually below 20 Hz and creates a rhythmic pulse or sweep.
Magnetic-core memory was the predominant form of random-access computer memory for 20 years between about 1955 and 1975.
The Mellotron is an electro-mechanical, polyphonic tape replay keyboard originally developed and built in Birmingham, England, in 1963.
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.
A MIDI keyboard is typically a piano-style electronic musical keyboard, often with other buttons, wheels and sliders, used for sending MIDI signals or commands over a USB or MIDI 5-pin cable to other musical devices or computers connected and operating on the same MIDI protocol.
A minicomputer, or colloquially mini, is a class of smaller computers that was developed in the mid-1960s and sold for much less than mainframe and mid-size computers from IBM and its direct competitors.
The 6800 ("sixty-eight hundred") is an 8-bit microprocessor designed and first manufactured by Motorola in 1974.
The Motorola 68000 ("'sixty-eight-thousand'"; also called the m68k or Motorola 68k, "sixty-eight-kay") is a 16/32-bit CISC microprocessor, which implements a 32-bit instruction set, with 32-bit registers and 32-bit internal data bus, but with a 16-bit data ALU and two 16-bit arithmetic ALUs and a 16-bit external data bus, designed and marketed by Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector.
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.
A music tracker (short version tracker) is a type of music sequencer software for creating music.
A music workstation is an electronic musical instrument providing the facilities of.
A musical instrument is an instrument created or adapted to make musical sounds.
Native Instruments is a German technology company, originally known for their software instruments, that develops software and hardware for audio creation, recording, production, and DJing.
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States.
In music, an octave (octavus: eighth) or perfect octave is the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency.
In computing and optical disc recording technologies, an optical disc (OD) is a flat, usually circular disc which encodes binary data (bits) in the form of pits (binary value of 0 or off, due to lack of reflection when read) and lands (binary value of 1 or on, due to a reflection when read) on a special material (often aluminium) on one of its flat surfaces.
The Optophonic Piano is an electronic optical instrument created by the Russian Futurist painter Vladimir Baranoff Rossiné.
In music, an ostinato (derived from Italian: stubborn, compare English, from Latin: 'obstinate') is a motif or phrase that persistently repeats in the same musical voice, frequently at the same pitch.
The PDP-8 was a 12-bit minicomputer produced by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).
Peavey Electronics Corporation is an American company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets professional audio equipment.
The Pet Shop Boys are an English synthpop duo, formed in London in 1981 and consisting of Neil Tennant (lead vocals, keyboards, occasional guitar) and Chris Lowe (keyboards, vocals).
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.
Peter Zinovieff (born 1933) is a British engineer and inventor of Russian ethnicity, whose EMS company made the VCS3 synthesizer in the late 1960s.
The pipe organ is a musical instrument that produces sound by driving pressurized air (called wind) through organ pipes selected via a keyboard.
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.
Polyphony is a property of musical instruments that means that they can play multiple independent melody lines simultaneously.
Pulse-code modulation (PCM) is a method used to digitally represent sampled analog signals.
Radio New Zealand (Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa), commonly known as RNZ, is a New Zealand public service radio broadcaster and Crown entity established under the Radio New Zealand Act 1995.
Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of computer data storage that stores data and machine code currently being used.
A remix is a piece of media which has been altered from its original state by adding, removing, and/or changing pieces of the item.
Renoise is a digital audio workstation (DAW) based upon the heritage and development of tracker software.
Roger Linn is an American designer of electronic musical instruments and equipment.
is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment and software.
The Roland MC-09 "PhraseLab" is a Roland synthesizer, described as a Roland TB-303 emulator featuring an effects processor and a 4-part phrase sampler.
The Roland MC-808 is Roland's latest and final groovebox, announced at the Winter NAMM in 2006.
The Roland MC-909 Sampling Groovebox combines the features of a synthesizer, sequencer, and sampler, with extensive hands-on control of both the sound engine and the sequencing flow.
The Roland SP-404 is a discontinued sampling workstation made by Roland Corporation.
The Roland SP-555 is a music sampler manufactured by Roland Corporation.
The Roland U-110 is a synth module (sample playback or "Rompler" type) produced by Roland Corporation in 1988.
The Roland W-30 is a sampling workstation keyboard, released in 1989.
A rompler is an electronic music instrument that plays pre fabricated sounds based on audio samples.
Sample-based synthesis is a form of audio synthesis that can be contrasted to either subtractive synthesis or additive synthesis.
A sampler is an electronic or digital musical instrument similar in some respects to a synthesizer, but instead of generating new sounds with filters, it uses sound recordings (or "samples") of real instrument sounds (e.g., a piano, violin or trumpet), excerpts from recorded songs (e.g., a five-second bass guitar riff from a funk song) or other sounds (e.g., sirens and ocean waves).
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.
In signal processing, sampling is the reduction of a continuous-time signal to a discrete-time signal.
In music theory, a scale is any set of musical notes ordered by fundamental frequency or pitch.
A semitone, also called a half step or a half tone, is the smallest musical interval commonly used in Western tonal music, and it is considered the most dissonant when sounded harmonically.
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.
Slave to the Rhythm is the seventh studio album by Grace Jones, released on 28 October 1985 by Island Records.
SMPTE timecode is a set of cooperating standards to label individual frames of video or film with a timecode.
Computer software, or simply software, is a generic term that refers to a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built, that actually performs the work.
In physics, sound is a vibration that typically propagates as an audible wave of pressure, through a transmission medium such as a gas, liquid or solid.
A sound effect (or audio effect) is an artificially created or enhanced sound, or sound process used to emphasize artistic or other content of films, television shows, live performance, animation, video games, music, or other media.
Sound recording and reproduction is an electrical, mechanical, electronic, or digital inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects.
Steinberg GmbH (Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH) is a German musical software and equipment company based in Hamburg.
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.
Stevie Wonder's Journey Through "The Secret Life of Plants" is an album by Stevie Wonder, originally released on the Tamla Motown label on October 30, 1979 (see 1979 in music).
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
The Synclavier was an early digital synthesizer, polyphonic digital sampling system, and music workstation manufactured by New England Digital Corporation of Norwich, Vermont, USA.
Synth-pop (short for synthesizer pop; also called techno-pop) is a subgenre of new wave music that first became prominent in the late 1970s and features the synthesizer as the dominant musical instrument.
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.
TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation, headquartered in Montebello, California.
Technodelic is the fifth studio album by Yellow Magic Orchestra, released in 1981.
Teenage Engineering is a Swedish consumer electronics company and manufacturer founded in 2005 by Jesper Kuouthoofd, David Eriksson, Jens Rudberg and David Möllerstedt and based in Stockholm.
Telex Communications, originally Telex Corporation, was a Burnsville, Minnesota-based manufacturer of hearing aids and audio equipment.
The Buggles were an English new wave band formed in London, England in 1977 by singer and bassist Trevor Horn and keyboardist Geoffrey Downes.
The Seduction of Claude Debussy is a 1999 concept album by Art of Noise, featuring a line-up of Trevor Horn, Anne Dudley, Paul Morley, and Lol Creme.
Monotimbral (from the root prefix mono meaning one, and timbre meaning a specific tone of a sound independent of its pitch) is usually used in reference to electronic synthesisers which can produce a single timbre at a given pitch when pressing one key (if the synth is monophonic) or multiple keys (if the synth is polyphonic).
, commonly known as Toshiba, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Trevor Charles Horn (born 15 July 1949) is an English bassist, singer, songwriter, music producer, and recording studio and label owner.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
Virtual Studio Technology (VST) is an audio plug-in software interface that integrates software synthesizer and effects in digital audio workstations.
Welcome to the Pleasuredome is the debut studio album by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, first released by ZTT and Island Records on 29 October 1984.
() is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate with a very wide range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments, electronics and power sports equipment.
The Yamaha TX16W is a rack-mount sampler sound module made by Yamaha.
Yello is a Swiss electronic duo band consisting of Dieter Meier and Boris Blank.
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).