The Red Bull Music Academy’s 20th edition unveils the world’s largest step sequencer, and it was temporarily located just outside of iconic Berlin club Tresor for crowds to test. Officially called the RBMA-20, it was designed and built by Berlin-based creative studio Neulant van Exe using 30 technicians over the span of 5-weeks. It also takes the title of world’s largest drum machine, measuring in at about 33 feet long, 7.2 feet high, and weighing just over 1,300 pounds. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Spent my Monday night chatting with @instant.wtf & their creation of �The Worlds Biggest Sequencer� outside of @tresorberlin . #redbullmusic#rbma20#tresor#berlin#neulantvanexelpic.twitter.com/7tMw4NUHy6
— Connor Crowe (@c_crowemusic) October 2, 2018
“Across the interface are 427 knobs and faders, four analog drum machines, a modular synthesizer, and a sampling unit. Red Bull hasn’t said much more abut what powers the RBMA-20. The RBMA-20’s synth is a Doepfer A-100 analog modular synthesizer system, first introduced in 1995. It’s made up of several A-111-2 oscillators, A-118 noise and random voltage generators, A-120 low pass filters, A-140 envelope generators, and much, much more. As for those drum machines – it’s a mix of new and old units including a Jomox Alpha Base from 2017, and a Sequential Circuits DrumTraks from the ’80s,” reports The Verge.