1984 was the year that Steinberg came into existence, its first product, Multitrack Recorder for the Commodore 64. Multitrack Recorder was quickly developed into Pro 16 which also picked up the Steinberg name.
For more on the history of Steinberg how about this article from Music Radar.
We’ve created a site which, while we wait for the Web Audio API to gain wider adoption, works best in Google Chrome. You can play with the four machine simulations, learn more about how they were used at the Workshop and then study the code to find out how they were built.
When we talked about ‘The New Radiophonic Workshop’ on show 61 we were excited by the prospect of a conceptual return, but underwhelmed by the blurb at the time. I’m(sf) excited again now at the way these recreations are presented…
Charlie tells the story of how he was reunited with Copicat No.1 on his website. He had offered a reward of £1000 to anyone with the machine. Someone from Liverpool returned it anonymously and said “keep the money”. Charlie said it restored his faith in human nature. What a wonderful gesture!
Horace Short and Sir Charles A Parsons (yes, the steam turbine man) introduced the compressed air amplifiers known as Auxetophones. Horace Short began the development of the idea and was granted a patent in 1898, and again in 1901. The patent rights were sold to Parsons in 1903.
Plunder via this article which (with audio auto-play) includes a great example of using timed-comments in this soundcloud post of a dial-up modem (the article includes a static graphic of the informational content, but I also enjoyed the added comments such as ‘exec napster’ at the end : )