Rabid Elephant and the subtle art of improving musical workflow
In 2019, SMEM invited Rabid Elephant, an american synthesizer manufacturer, for a talk. In this article, we share some of what was said that day, revealing interesting takes on how electronic music is created and how that process can be improved through the design of better instruments. (check the french and german translation of this article)
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The way that I started... well, I was interested in using synthesizers and making electronic music since I was very young. So I started to make music using electronic instruments when I was 13 years old. And at that time, in 1989 or something like that, all the analog instruments from the seventies were not interesting to most people, so it was very easy to find them for very low prices and so I was starting to - as a teenager - buy old synthesizers and a lot of times, they were not working. Then I started to experiment with electronics, trying to...