Atari ST musicians wanted for RBMA feature

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Atari ST musicians wanted for RBMA feature

Postby Sellbydave » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:04 pm

Hi there! I'm a freelance music and technology journalist, currently working on a future instalment of Red Bull Music Academy's Instrumental Instruments series. If you've not seen this yet, It's a joint production between RBMA Daily (their music journalism outlet - http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com) and RBMA radio (www.rbmaradio.com). The idea is to accompany in-depth articles outlining the impact of certain key/iconic music-making machines/instruments, with radio documentaries containing interview excerpts, music created using the featured "piece", and special demonstrations by users (ether musicians, producers or specialists/enthusiasts).

So far, the series has included pieces on the Roland TR-909 drum machine, the Fairlight CMI (both written by yours truly), and the Buchla synthesizer.

The next feature and episode I'm working on focuses on the Atari ST (and key software developed for it, such as Cubase and Notator Logic), looking at how it helped bring music production into the home, effectively democratising electronic music-making for the first time. We'll also explain how it helped fuel the dance music production boom of the early 90s.

For the radio episode, we need to find someone with a working Atari ST (rather than a Falcon) who would be prepared to be interviewed by someone from RBMA Radio, and perform a demo (effectively talk through the production process using Cubase or Logic, and preferably the former). The interviewer would of course travel to that person's home or studio to do the interview. In a perfect world, we'd like to find someone in the USA (California and close, or NYC and close if possible), though it may be possible to get the interview done in the UK (by myself or another RBMA freelancer) or Europe (they also have an office in Germany).

If you think you might be that person, please don't hesitate to drop me a line - you can email me at ma (at) mattanniss.com. I'm happy to answer questions you have about the piece before you commit to getting involved, of course. LIkewise, if you're not the person we're looking for but think you know someone who may be able to help, feel free to forward on this message :)

I'll try and check back here regularly in case there are any takers. Sorry to randomly post a message like this, but most of the people I've interviewed thus far got rid of their Ataris years ago (though Utah Saints still have one that just about works, apparently).

Thanks in advance :)

Matt

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Re: Atari ST musicians wanted for RBMA feature

Postby junosix » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:49 pm

I've posted this over at https://www.facebook.com/groups/atarist/, loads of musical talent in the ST scene there. Also, a well-known chap who comes instantly to mind is Fatboy Slim, he's still into using STs as far as I know.

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Re: Atari ST musicians wanted for RBMA feature

Postby lotek_style » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:54 pm

I used the ST later the Falcon for Midi... but not nowadays anymore... but they are still set up.
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Re: Atari ST musicians wanted for RBMA feature

Postby nativ » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:12 pm

I am in the UK.. my studio is the front room..

I use a job lt of MIDI gear with the ST and cubase MIDI linked to a Mac / Logic for post / mastering or more digital outboard Fostex D108 or VS880ex


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Re: Atari ST musicians wanted for RBMA feature

Postby princo » Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:10 am

Keen to see the end result.
I'm adapting to the Atari ST with both Cubase & Creator driving hardware synths,sampler at the moment.
Probably not the right time for me to be part of this project sadly :-/
At least you could take some good pictures of my setup :D

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Re: Atari ST musicians wanted for RBMA feature

Postby Mindthreat » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:29 pm

nativ wrote:I am in the UK.. my studio is the front room..

I use a job lt of MIDI gear with the ST and cubase MIDI linked to a Mac / Logic for post / mastering or more digital outboard Fostex D108 or VS880ex


good luck


Nice, man! I've got and plan to use an 880ex as well! Love to see pics of your setup sometime. :cheers:
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Re: Atari ST musicians wanted for RBMA feature

Postby Fujiyama » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:31 am

It looks like the article is finally out!
Interesting reading :D
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