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The Gerhard Machine, a demonstration

A video demonstration of The Gerhard Machine, free digital audio tool that approximates Roberto Gerhard's electronic music studio

The Gerhard Machine

The Gerhard Machine is an audio manipulation application for Mac and Windows that reconstructs some of the limitations of Gerhard’s original studio.

This video will provide a short demonstration of how to use the Gerhard Machine, and how you can manipulate audio recordings according to the same limitations Gerhard had. You can download the Gerhard Machine here.

This method of making music might feel a little bit different to what you’ve played with before. Modern digital editing tools are designed for speed and precision and this is decidedly not! But explore this way of working, by manipulating sound in a different way you might come up with some new sounds you haven’t imagined yet.

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Have a play around with the Gerhard Machine and see what sorts of new combinations of sound you can create!

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