Grungy Music Making in the Decade of Grunge #MusicMonday
There’s 2022 digital, and then there’s 1990 digital. What can you do if you have a desk covered with tech from the 1990s? It turns out you can do a lot. I mean, they did a lot in the 90’s, and we can do the same — except now you can do it for pennies. Here’s more from Singapore Community Radio:
An Amiga 500, Stereo Master and handful of $1 records from a 1990 Sunday market: Can we make a dance track on a budget home computer? Of course! Back when big-name dance tunes required big-budget-gear, a secondhand Amiga let you take the first steps to making a dance-floor banger.
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