I do. Kudos to him for inventing the noise locked groove record is cancelled out tho by him getting someone else to invent a box with switches on it to switch between tape recorders and then later claiming to have invented the sampleryet you have that record... right?
Talk about music gear for noise music
well obviously it wasn't a mellotron yet he worked with what he had
the first digital sampler was done by EMS in 69 supposedly
2 PDP-8 computers with 12k ram 32k hard drive
at the Putney Studio
highly suspect that Delia Derbyshire tape sampling methods was big influence on the entire concept
since she spent much time over at EMS "hanging out"
yet that is speculation...
they were in "brainstorm party" mode most of the time supposedly
making ideas into reality
Licht-Ton Orgel (1936),
an earlier sampling organ utilizing analog optical disc...
"The Chamberlin is an electro-mechanical keyboard instrument that was a precursor to the Mellotron. It was developed and patented by Wisconsin inventor Harry Chamberlin from 1949 to 1956, when the first model was introduced. Various models and versions of these Chamberlin music instruments exist. While most are keyboard-based instruments, there were also early drum machines produced and sold"
"The earliest digital sampling was done on the EMS Musys system, developed by Peter Grogono (software), David Cockerell (hardware and interfacing) and Peter Zinovieff (system design and operation) at their London (Putney) Studio c. 1969. The system ran on two mini-computers, Digital Equipment PDP-8's. These had a pair of fast D/A and A/D converters,  12,000 (12k) bytes of core memory (RAM), backed up by a hard drive of 32k and by tape storage (DecTape). EMS equipment was used to control the world's first digital studio (EMS London (Putney) Studio), and their earliest digital sampling was done on that system during 1971-1972 for Harrison Birtwistle's "Chronometer" released in 1975"
where known, are:
Medusa by Sir Harrison Birtwistle. June 1970, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
Poems of Wallace Stevens by Justin Connolly. December 1970, Purcell Room, London.
Tesserae 4 by Justin Connolly. March 1971, New York.
Tetrad by David Rowland. December 1971, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
Tetramorph by Justin Connolly. February 1972, Roundhouse, London.
Chronometer by Sir Harrison Birtwistle. March 1972, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
Dreamtime by David Rowland. April 1972, Roundhouse, London.
Violin Concerto by Hans Werner Henze. October 1972.
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