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Acid techno

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Stylistic origins
Acid house, techno, industrial

Cultural origins
Early 1990s, Germany, United States, United Kingdom

Typical instruments
Roland SH-101, Roland TB-303, Roland TR-707, Roland TR-808, Roland TR-909, synthesizer, drum machine, sequencer

Acid techno is a genre of techno that developed out of late 1980s Chicago acid house. Acid house was essentially house music made with a specific sound, obtained by using very distinctive instruments created mainly by Roland, such as the SH-101 and TB-303 for bass and lead sounds, and the TR-707, TR-808, and TR-909 for percussion. Acid specifically refers to the use of the Roland TB-303, or any other synthesizer designed to emulate its unique sound. While modern electronic instruments have memory banks of different sounds or patches, these machines had to be manually set by adjusting control knobs. The acid sound was obtained by either setting these controls to extreme parameters, or manipulating these controls in real-time as the track was being recorded, something record producers would call tweaking.

Notable producers

  • Plastikman (Richie Hawtin alias)
  • Dave Clarke
  • Luke Vibert
  • Aphex Twin
  • 0010x0010
  • Benn Jordan
  • Ceephax Acid Crew
  • D:FUSE
  • Emmanuel Top
  • Hardfloor
  • Jon the Dentist
  • Kai Tracid
  • Last Step
  • Mike Ink
  • Rob Acid
  • Spiral Tribe
  • The Geezer
  • D.A.V.E. The Drummer
  • Acid Chochi
  • Yellow Magic Orchestra
  • DJ Darkzone (under the Michael Da Brain alias)
  • Dj RawCut (American Underground)
  • Millenium (Polish underground scene)
  • Squarepusher
  • Phuture
  • References

    Acid techno Wikipedia

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