To celebrate the Red Bull Music Academy’s 20th edition, the company has joined forces with the Berlin-based creative studio Neulant van Exel to build the world’s largest step sequencer outside Berlin nightclub Tresor. The RBMA-20 step sequencer took 30 technicians five weeks to assemble and Red Bull says it is the largest fully functional drum machine ever built. Measuring 33 feet long 7.2 feet high and weighing over 1,300lbs or 10m long, 2.2m high, 600 kg, and armed with 427 knobs. Check out the video below to learn more about this awesome build.
“We wanted to pay tribute to the most influential mechanical instrument in club culture, so we’ve created this gigantic beast and stationed it outside the iconic Berlin club Tresor. The RBMA-20 is the largest step sequencer in the world. Want to try it – just come by Tresor in Berlin. During the club’s opening hours, the sequencer can be tested and programmed with new grooves and beat patterns with the help of on-site experts. “
“Filmed as part of the Red Bull Music Festival Berlin 2018. Throughout October 2018, synthesizers and drum machines will also become a part of Berlin’s urban landscape, as subway and tram cars disguised as famous pieces of gear travel through the city. From Roland’s TR-808, TR-909, and TB-303 to Korg’s MS-20, Native Instruments’ Maschine and Ableton’s Push, these machines have shaped club culture in Berlin and influenced music.”
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