Prototype four track tape recorde for Oramics Machine

Made:
1959 in England
maker:
Daphne Oram

Prototype four track tape recorder using 35mm 'mag track' developed by Daphne Oram, part of the Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

The Oramics machine created sounds to order, being fed waveforms that were drawn on 35mm film. Ten strips of film could be 'played' simultaneously.

Details

Category:
Acoustics
Object Number:
2010-68/9
type:
tape recorder
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • audio equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • sound device
  • electrophone
  • electronic instrument - musical
credit:
Purchase - Department of Music, University of London

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