Having grown up as a nerd in the 80s, I’ve long had a fascination with computers of the time, which existed in a world before IBM PC led standardization took over. The oddball electronics my father used to bring home between repairs also captivated me. The limitations of these devices were what made them interesting and fun.

Which is why I’ve been fascinated with many modern electronic music devices. What they’re trying to offer is insane, from controlling clip sequences to parameters on exotic synthesizers to full musical composition and file handling.

At some threshold, the devices can make do…

Raymond Brigleb

Designer in Portland, Oregon. Wife Kandace, daughters Zoë and Greta. Partner at Needmore Designs, and eternal optimist.

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