Instrumental Instruments: Atari ST

This RBMA series on important music-making devices continues with the personal computer that was the first major step in the democratization of electronic music production.

“I was a bit shocked when I saw people use the Atari ST for things other than music. I almost forgot that it was a home computer.”

“I’d get a phone call from Jean-Michel Jarre asking technical questions. It was an honour to talk to him, but I didn’t have a clue what I was saying.”

“There were these crazy records coming out, and this was only possible because of the Atari.”

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