DIY projects can lead to big things. The great Korg series of musical instruments. They began with the Donca-Matic DA-20, a simple rhythm machine. A decade later, Korg became one of the biggest names in synthesizers, drum machines, MIDI, and more. Here’s more from Alex Ball:
In 1963 two young men stepped into a factory next to the Keio railway line in Shinjuku, Japan. Their ambition was to make a new autorhythm machine, but over the next six decades their company would become one of the biggest players in music technology and would help define the sound of music around the world. A huge thank you to all at Korg and to all the people who gave up their time and expertise to make this film film happen. A full list of credits is at the end of the film.
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