Dieter Doepfer of Munich, Germany, is a designer and manufacturer of beautiful modular analogue synthesizers and is a hero to this blog.
In this brief documentary, he outlines why his synthesizers are silver, the impact of the 303 clone the MS404 and his relationship with Kraftwerk.
I guess I'm a little bit on the fence here. I absolutely would love to pick up the MAQ analogue sequencer
or the new mini-modular Dark Energy (which is, coincidentally, black!)
but I want to do it all within the parameters of digital
technology, i.e. the software sequencer from the 90s that I use. I find it comical that in the 80s so much work was put into developing modular synths in Germany and then, of course, everybody wanted a f**ing DX7.
Electronic music history is not without its little ironies.