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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

MDB Window Recorder



Update: pic via http://www.muzines.co.uk where you'll find an article with additinal details on the MDB Window Recorder.
This update is in via swissdoc on 7/8/2019.

Original post:

Anyone know more about this one? swissdoc wrote in with the following: "while listening to the Electronic Soundmaker cassette from August 1985 I realized they where testing a Sampler there which I never heard about so far, the MDB Window Recorder. As a quick search reveals, it was built in Switzerland.

Here are the relevant hits I could find:
http://www.giant.ch/index___id=contact&l=en.html

Giant has been involved in the design and the manufacture of the one of the first real 16bit digital audio samplers, the "MDB Window Recorder".
http://www.the-gas-station.com/messages.cfm?Type=normal&Thread_ID=40161&LastDays=40201"

mp3 here

From the giant.ch link above: "Giant Electronics is a swiss distribution company dedicated to the audio-pro market. Giant Electronics was founded in 1978 by Vincent Baettig, and was a manufacturing company between 1982 and 1989.

Giant has been involved in the design and the manufacture of the one of the first real 16bit digital audio samplers, the "MDB Window Recorder".

Between 1985 and 2001, Giant has been mainly involved in pro-audio sales and in high-end "computer based" audio & video workstation solutions. Our regular activities take place into studio-mixdown, mastering, post-synchronisation, broadcast, multimedia and home-recording markets."

Update via 7ate9 in the comments:
"It was a grey rack mount unit as far as I remember. From around the time when AMS introduced the CV/Gate keyboard interface so you could use their digital delay as a sampler.
I think Daniel Miller and/or Gareth Jones used the MDB when working with Depeche Mode back then.
MDB also made a digital sequencer/keyboard thing which was sold at a VEMIA auction some years ago."

1 comment:

  1. It was a grey rack mount unit as far as I remember. From around the time when AMS introduced the CV/Gate keyboard interface so you could use their digital delay as a sampler.
    I think Daniel Miller and/or Gareth Jones used the MDB when working with Depeche Mode back then.
    MDB also made a digital sequencer/keyboard thing which was sold at a VEMIA auction some years ago.

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