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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
August 10, 2014

J Dilla’s Minimoog Going To The Smithsonian Museum

Is it safe to say that each form of music originated from a culture or group of peoples?  If you take the idea of rhythm and drums as far back as you can, this predates recorded history and stems off into branches where certain tribes of people used sound to communicate.  Obviously, if go far back enough the road will being somewhere in Africa.  It would be wrong to say that people of that decent have a disposition towards rhythm and music – but a large sample of musicians in all genres prove that heritage and music can go hand in hand.  While blue and jazz had its own roots, the root of rap music and hip-hop have effected both culture, art, and technology.

When a piece of synthesizer history gets tagged in a museum that pays tribute to African-American culture – many would feel that this is not out …

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September 30, 2013

I Dream Of Wires: Hardcore Edition

The history of your favorite sport or hobby is always something that you would not usually expect.  The history of sports in general is somewhat eerie to think about.  Soccer came from a game where player would kick around the decapitated head of an individual.  Baseball came from a game where players would actually hit each other with the ball to score an out.  Digital music has its own weird history, but unlike other hobbies, its original form has also been preserved by many enthusiasts and gear lovers of all types.  Synthesizers are nothing new, but at the same time they are constantly being reinvented.

Some think of an innovation as a way to free ourselves from having to put in extra work, while others look at innovation as a way to preserve the old while updating old gear.  A history on the invention of the synthesizer is far from …