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The Shape of Things That Hum

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    The Shape of Things That Hum is a synthesizer documentary series that first aired by Channel 4 in the UK during 2001. The series focused on electronic instruments that helped shaped modern music, with every episode focusing on a specific instrument. The episodes were broadcast between 01.30am and 01.41am, and featured musicians talking about classic vintage synthesizers, including the DX7 that defined the sound of the 1980s.
    Content Notes:
    Mini Moog 00:12
    Vocoder 09:45
    DX7 20:19
    Fairlight 30:27
    Simmons 40:12
    TB-303 50:27
    TB-808 1.01.01
    Akai Sampler 1.11.20
    Type: Documentary
    Year: 2001
    Total Time: 1:30:00
    Styles: Ambient, Experimental, Industrial, Progressive, Synth-Pop
    Formats: Television
    Liscense: Copyright
    Mini Moog (15-01-2001) -
    Cult Electronic Instruments That Helped To Shape Modern Music.

    Vocoder (22-01-2001)
    Developed As A Scrambling Device In World War Ii, Includes Interviews With Orbital And Rick Wakeman.

    Dx7 (29-01-2001)
    Synthesizer That Defined The Sound Of The 1980S. Interviews With Vince Clarke And Nick Rhodes.

    Fairlight (05-02-2001)
    Computer Based Snthesizer Offering Sampling, Digital Recording, Sequencing And Editing. Includes Nick Rhodes.

    Simmons (12-02-2001) -
    Includes Producer Arthur Baker Talking About Making "Planet Rock".

    Roland Tb-303 (19-02-2001)
    House Innovators Coldcut And Orbital Discuss The Roland 303 Synthesizer.

    Roland Tb-808 (26-02-2001)
    Includes Producer Arthur Baker, Plus Ray Keith Talks About The Importance Of The Bass.

    Akai Sampler (05-03-2001)
    Instrument That Helped Fuel The Rave Scene And The White Label Explosion
    Producer: Jacques Peretti
    Studio: Allied Forces
    Distributor: BBC Channel 4
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