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Dave Gahan's BBC Micro

Post by charlie_says » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:01 pm

I can't confirm the accuracy of this, but I found it quite interesting:

https://www.matrixsynth.com/2019/07/dep ... acorn.html

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Re: Dave Gahan's BBC Micro

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Re: Dave Gahan's BBC Micro

Post by Break » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:00 pm

Seen in use in 1987 here (1 min in):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9bXkRnBeE0

From what I know about Depeche Mode, it's likely it wasn't 'Dave Gahan's computer' (in the way there's 'John Lennon's piano'), rather it was the band's machine and just registered to him rather than any other member of the band. Martin Gore did 95% of the songwriting, and Fletch or Alan Wilder are more likely to have programmed song sequences than Dave. I imagine it was more a shared piece of equipment.

Still absolutely cool though. If only it had some of the original song programming still on it/with it. Eg. Someone got hold of the Pet Shop Boy's Fairlight disks, and they still hold all the song data for several early songs (they're on YouTube if you're interested). Really cool to hear without any effects or mixing on them.
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