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Radiophonic Workshop Keyer

oscillator bay The Radiophonic Workshop

In 1958 the BBC established the Radiophonic Workshop to explore and produce innovative sounds for radio programming. The group’s unconventional approach to sound synthesis and arrangement poised them at the forefront of music technology – making them the envy of many pioneering musicians. Looking back at some of their hardware setups, it’s no wonder current-day sound makers still hold the workshop in such high regard.

Delia Derbyshire Crop

Workshop member Delia Derbyshire is responsible for what is commonly accepted as the group’s signature recording – recorded in ’63, the original theme from Doctor Who.

Simply unbeatable – electronic music doesn’t get any better than that.

Visit the Radiophonic Workshop gallery

Read more of the group’s history on Wikipedia

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

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