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Revolution Sacrilege! Examining the Technological Divide among Record Producers in the Late 1980s

Bennett, Samantha


The mid to late 1980s was a pivotal time in recording and production technology. As the use of MIDI, samplers, computers and digital tape recording crept into the professional studio, this technology was hailed as revolutionary by some and met with a barrage of technological pessimism by others. This paper examines how technology divided record producers, splitting them essentially into two camps towards the end of the 1980s � the traditionalist and the technophiliac. How did the use of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal on the Art of Record Production


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