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This is what electronic music sounded like 60 years ago – Pierre Schaeffer’s Etude Aux Chemins De Fer.

Etude aux Chemins de Fer (Railroad Study), composed in 1948, is an audio mashup of steam engines, whistles, and other railroad sounds. Schaeffer coined the term ‘musique concrète’ to describe this type of electronic music, which was made ‘concretely’ by working directly with sounds on tape,

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Berna Vintage Electronic Studio – a Mac OS X software recreation of the classical electronic music studio – is now available for 10.69€ as a digital download. A demo version is available.

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