Caro C writes about the development of a new online exhibit, Photophonic, and how the BBC Radiophonic Workshop provided inspiration.
Shi Blank explains the difference between reverb and echo, and how the latter is used in trip hop music to help create a hypnotic effect.
An exploration of the links between pop music, art and musician Nina Richards’ Echo Machine project, which is now available to everyone as an interactive online experiment.
What do Queen, Depeche Mode and The Police have in common with Miles Davis and the soundtrack of The Terminator? The answer is in this playlist dedicated to one of the most iconic objects in our Sound Technologies collection: the Oberheim synthesizer.
An example of the Fairlight CMI, a groundbreaking synthesizer, is part of our Sound Technologies collection. Discover its history and influence on pop music through this video playlist.
Join the #SonicFriday campaign! Every Friday we will be collecting memories and stories related to music, sound and sound technologies—from your favourite soundscape to your first CD!
How do museums share sound technologies with their visitors? Edward Wilson-Stephens talks about creating a unique DJ set.
Claire takes a deep dive into the music of Black Panther and discovers how Kendrick Lamar’s soundtrack helped bring Wakanda to life.
Annie introduces our latest acquisition: the Midas XL3 mixing console, which has toured the UK with some of the world’s biggest bands and artists.
Whit Friday is an important date for brass bands all over the country. To celebrate, here’s a look at images of brass bands in our archives.